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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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Ben Cooper | 15 Sep 2017

A new report from US non-profit Ceres looking at how food manufacturers are addressing water risks points to improvement among some companies but finds many others to be worryingly off the pace. Ben Cooper reports.


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.

Latest Interviews

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

Dean Best | 7 May 2018

Mondelez International has struck a deal to acquire US biscuit maker Tate's Bake Shop for around US$500m.


Andy Coyne | 7 May 2018

Food and drink industry powerhouses Nestle, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Mondelez International and PepsiCo are planning trials of their Evolved Nutrition Label (ENL) scheme in a number of unnamed EU member states.


Andy Coyne | 20 Apr 2018

Mondelez International's US free-from snack maker Enjoy Life Foods is claiming a first after receiving palm oil-free certification for a number of its products.


Andy Coyne | 17 Apr 2018

Confectioner and snack maker Mondelez International has announced the opening of its new US$90m factory in Bahrain.


Dean Best | 12 Apr 2018

Australia and New Zealand have become the latest markets in which Mondelez International has launched its Cocoa Life sustainability programme.


Dean Best | 23 Mar 2018

Mondelez International has set out plans to shut two factories in Brazil.


Simon Harvey | 20 Mar 2018

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace International says some global food companies such as Kraft Heinz, Kellogg, Ferrero and J.M. Smucker are failing to disclose their sources of palm oil despite an initiative to clamp down on deforestation by producers before the end of the decade.


Andy Coyne | 5 Mar 2018

Confectionery giant Mars has ended its involvement in the Evolved Nutrition Labelling (ENL) initiative.


just-food.com | 23 Feb 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Andy Coyne | 21 Feb 2018

The new CEO of Mondelez International said the snacks giant needs to "grab some of the growth" being seen in demand for healthier products.


Simon Harvey | 15 Feb 2018

UK ice cream manufacturer Froneri is taking over all production of the Green & Black's ice cream brand owned by food giant Mondelez International.


just-food.com | 2 Feb 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


just-food.com | 5 Jan 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


just-food.com | 21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


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.

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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