Kraft Foods, the nation's largest branded food company, announced on Friday (15 December) that it has consolidated its media and creative advertising assignments to improve agency alignment and efficiency. The company has named Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) - with offices in Chicago, New York and Toronto -- as its agency of record for general market media planning and buying for its U.S. and Canadian businesses. In addition, the company is realigning most of its U.S. and Canadian creative advertising agency assignments at Foote, Cone & Belding, Ogilvy & Mather, and J. Walter Thompson.