Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
Kraft Foods Inc., (Kraft Foods) manufactures and markets snacks, confectionery, and quick meal products worldwide. Kraft Foods is number 1 US food company and number 2 worldwide. It is principally engaged in manufacturing and marketing of packaged food and beverages. The various products offered by the company include cheese, dinners, dressings, coffees, meats, biscuits, cream cheeses, powdered beverages and chocolates. The company markets its products under the brand names of Kraft, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Oreo, LU, Philadelphia, Jacobs Coffee, Carte Noire, Tang, Milka Chocolates, LU Biscuits, Cote d’Or, Lacta and Toblerone. Kraft Foods operates in over 80 countries and sells its products in over 170 countries across the world. Kraft's $19 billion acquisition of Cadbury became final in 2010. As of June 1, 2010, the company owned 100% of all outstanding Cadbury shares where as in February, 2010 it had 73.71% shares. The company is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, the US.
Kraft Foods Inc. Key Recent Developments
Apr 13, 2010: Kraft Foods Inks Multi-year Agreement With Capgemini
Mar 18, 2010: Kraft Foods Plans To Reduce Sodium In North American Products
Feb 16, 2010: Kraft Foods Q4 Operating Profit Surges, Revenues Up
Feb 09, 2010: Epsilon To Support Direct Marketing Initiatives Of Kraft Foods
Jan 19, 2010: Cadbury Accepts Kraft’s $19.7bn Takeover Offer
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