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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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Andy Coyne | 6 Feb 2018

Andy Coyne looks at what might be learned from Mondelez International's 2017 results and the snacks giant's outlook for the year ahead.


Dean Best | 10 Jan 2018

The final days of 2017 saw a flurry of transactions in the international food sector, bringing to an end an active year of deal-making. This year looks set to be another busy one for food-company strategists. Dean Best looks at what could lie ahead.


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.

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

just-food.com | 14 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Unilever rolling out a vegan version of its Hellmann's mayonnaise in the UK and Nestle taking its Asian-inspired Maggi snacks into noodle pots.


Simon Harvey | 11 Sep 2018

With the possibility of a so-called no-deal Brexit growing, US-based snacking giant Mondelez International is reportedly stockpiling ingredients and finished goods.


Andy Coyne | 7 Sep 2018

Confectionery and snacking giant Mondelez International's CEO Dirk Van de Put has told analysts and investors he wants the Cadbury owner to become a more growth-oriented company and to re-align its focus to top-line growth.


just-food.com | 31 Aug 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes news of the first vegan Magnum ice creams and Lightlife Foods' launch into Canada.


Dean Best | 29 Aug 2018

Mondelez International has sold three US chewing-gum brands to local confectioner Gerrit J. Verburg Co.


Andy Coyne | 16 Aug 2018

Confectionery giant Mondelez International has expanded its presence in south Asia by establishing operations in Bangladesh.


Dean Best | 27 Jul 2018

Mondelez International believes the gap between how fast its underlying sales are growing and the rate at which the snacks market is expanding will "close over time", outgoing CFO Brian Gladden said.


Dean Best | 25 Jul 2018

Nestlé plans to continue its trademark dispute with Mondelez International over the shape of its KitKat chocolate bar in the EU after The European Court of Justice threw out an appeal from the world’s largest food maker.


Simon Harvey | 20 Jul 2018

Confectionery giant Mondelez International is undertaking an offensive to cut sugar in products sold in the UK and Ireland - and from 2019 it will offer a variant of its Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bar with 30% less sugar.


Simon Harvey | 4 Jul 2018

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an online advert for Mondelez International's Cadbury Easter eggs, becoming the first company to succumb to new rules targeting junk food promotions for children.


Andy Coyne | 20 Jun 2018

Confectionery heavyweight Mondelez International has announced Luca Zaramella will become its CFO from August.


Andy Coyne | 14 Jun 2018

Snacks giant Mondelez International today (14 June) officially unveiled five new production lines at its biscuit plant in the Czech Republic.


Dean Best | 5 Jun 2018

Mondelez International has set a new target for how much sustainable wheat it sources to use in its biscuits sold in the EU.


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.

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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