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Mondelez International is a US-based food company and owner of brands including Cadbury and Oreo. Formed in 2012 after the former Kraft Foods Inc split in two, Mondelez International is a public company, listed on the NASDAQ as MDLZ. The head office for Mondelez International is located in Deerfield, Illinois, USA.

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Dean Best | 3 Aug 2017

One of the longest tenures at the top of a major food multinational is set to come to an end, with Irene Rosenfeld, the chairman and CEO of Mondelez International, set to leave the Cadbury and Oreo maker next March. Rosenfeld, who became the CEO of Mondelez forerunner Kraft Foods in 2006, will leave behind a very different business to the one at which she arrived 11 years ago. Dean Best reflects on her time at the helm and outlines what could lie ahead for her successor, the former Coca-Cola, Mars, Danone and McCain Foods executive Dirk Van de Put.


Dean Best | 3 May 2017

Shares in Mondelez International, which issued its first-quarter results after the closing bell in New York on Tuesday (2 May), were up in after-hours trading, helped by the Oreo owner beating analyst forecasts on its underlying earnings per share and better-than-expected sales numbers. However, the snacks giant did have some weak spots in the opening three months of 2017, notably North America, and issued some notes of caution about the second quarter. Dean Best sets out what you need to know from the numbers and from Mondelez's outlook.


Ben Cooper | 6 Apr 2017

Front-of-pack nutritional labelling has long been a subject of fierce debate within the food industry - and between food companies and public health professionals. The launch of a coalition of multinational food and beverage companies aimed at fostering a harmonised approach across Europe, Ben Cooper writes, promises more of the same.


Ben Cooper | 23 Mar 2017

Twelve chocolate and cocoa companies, including Nestle, Mondelez International, Hershey last week announced plans to work together to "end deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain", focusing initially on Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. Ben Cooper speaks to industry and campaign representatives to set out what that plan could look like.

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Ben Cooper | 9 Mar 2017

As the annual Fairtrade Fortnight promotional period continues in the UK, Ben Cooper spoke with Michael Gidney, chief executive of the Fairtrade Foundation, about the new partnership it has struck with Mondelez International and the future for Fairtrade collaboration with major food companies.


Dean Best | 26 Sep 2016

Mondelez International's top-line performance in China has been patchy since the US snacks giant was established four years ago. Biscuits has been Mondelez's main business in China and challenges in the category meant, for example, the Oreo maker saw its sales in the country fall in 2014. A recovery from Mondelez's biscuit arm in China, plus growth from its chewing gum stable, helped the company's sales grow in 2015 - but sales fell in the first six months of this year. Speaking to just-food after announcing a significant push into China's chocolate market, Stephen Maher, the president of Mondelez's business in the country, discusses how he sees the prospects for the company in the market.

Latest News

Andy Coyne | 16 Nov 2017

Top cocoa-producing nations Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and major confectionery companies have agreed to take action to help eliminate deforestation.


Dean Best | 2 Nov 2017

The food industry is evolving at a faster pace than ever and companies are having to adapt to "cosmic changes" in the sector, outgoing Mondelez International CEO Irene Rosenfeld has said.


Andy Coyne | 17 Oct 2017

UK group Premier Foods is to directly sell its Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes into New Zealand for the first time.


Andy Coyne | 17 Oct 2017

Mondelez International is to switch production of Cadbury confectionery from New Zealand to Australia after failing to find a third-party manufacturer for its Kiwi products.


Andy Coyne | 16 Oct 2017

Mondelez International is targeting mid-morning snackers in the UK with the launch of the Cadbury Break Bar.


Simon Harvey | 11 Oct 2017

Mondelez International's Indian unit has launched "Cadbury Joy Deliveries'', a direct-to-consumer website to build on opportunities in the corporate gifting sector.


Dean Best | 18 Sep 2017

Mondelez International's licence to manufacture a range of condiments for Kraft Heinz in Germany is coming to an end.


Andy Coyne | 7 Sep 2017

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) has confirmed biscuits recalled by snacks giant Mondelez International did not contain an "over-presence" of the insecticide fipronil.


Andy Coyne | 31 Aug 2017

Warren Buffett has cooled talk Kraft Heinz - in which the US billionaire is the largest investor - could look to make a move to buy Mondelez International.


Andy Coyne | 31 Aug 2017

Premier Foods plc and Mondelez International have signed a deal to renew the UK group's long-standing licence to produce and market Cadbury-branded cake and ambient dessert products.


Andy Coyne | 21 Aug 2017

Green Giant brand owner B&G Foods is to acquire Back to Nature Foods Company, the US snack maker owned in a venture between private-equity firm Brynwood Partners and Mondelez International.


Dean Best | 16 Aug 2017

Mondelez International has set out plans for a programme of investment at a Cadbury factory in Australia - but the move will lead to the loss of 50 jobs.


Dean Best | 14 Aug 2017

Mondelez International is rolling out a line of Cadbury-branded biscuits in the UK developed with the option of eating the products warm out of the microwave to target demand in the "premium" end of the category.


Dean Best | 7 Aug 2017

Mondelez International has switched its Triscuit cracker brand to the Non-GMO Verified certification in the US.


Simon Harvey | 4 Aug 2017

Mondelez International is launching the first Green & Black’s chocolate that is neither organic nor Fairtrade.


Simon Harvey | 2 Aug 2017

Cadbury owner Mondelez International has selected McCain Foods president and CEO Dirk Van de Put to replace Irene Rosenfeld as chairman and chief executive of the US snacks giant.


Dean Best | 2 Aug 2017

Mondelez International today (2 August) confirmed its sales in the first half of 2017 had been affected by July's international cyber attack but the Oreo and Cadbury maker maintained its forecasts for annual underlying revenue and margin.


Helen Arnold | 28 Jul 2017

Cadbury owner Mondelez International has appointed Scott Snell as its new sales director of the UK impulse sector.


Andy Coyne | 27 Jul 2017

Cadbury owner Mondelez International has linked up with online retail giant Amazon in India to set up a virtual chocolate and sweet store.


Dean Best | 7 Jul 2017

Cadbury owner Mondelez International and Durex-to-Enfamil infant formula group Reckitt Benckiser have said last week's international cyber attack hit their sales.


Helen Arnold | 29 Jun 2017

Forty-five workers at a Mondelez International factory in Belgium making cheese spreads including Dairylea and Sottilette are being made redundant as a result of reduced volumes at the plant.


Dean Best | 23 Jun 2017

Two co-packers are left in the running to take on a portion of the production at Mondelez International's plant in the New Zealand city of Dunedin, which the US snacks giant plans to close next March.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 28 Jun 2017

A month after an international cyber attack hit entities including the UK's National Health Service and Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, another has caused havoc around the world, affecting businesses including shipping group Maersk and, in our industry, Mondelez International.


Dean Best | 24 Jun 2016

Wow. Your correspondent is penning this blog following precious little sleep after the combination of a humid night in London and the emergence of the most significant event in UK history since 1945 made sleep tricky on Thursday night.

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