Monday, March 11, 2013
Some 215,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org asking the Northfield-based company to stop using artificial food colorings in its mac & cheese products.
Love Kraft’s Mac & Cheese? Two food bloggers are asking the Northfield-based company to make the product yellow-dye free. Lisa Leake and Vani Hari, food bloggers in North Carolina, started a petition on Change.org asking Kraft to remove artificial food coloring yellow 5 and yellow 6 from its macaroni and cheese product. As of 1 p.m. Monday, some 215,000 people have signed the petition. The women say the food coloring has been banned in Norway and Austria and causes an increase in hyper activity in children, according to their petition on Change.org. From their investigation, the women found that Kraft uses natural beta carotene and paprika to create the same color for their Mac & Cheese sold in the United Kingdom because of the …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The grocery and snack giant is currently undergoing a major restructuring including a Glenview closure, more jobs in Northfield and a new snack division based in Deerfield.
Earlier this year, Northfield-based Kraft announced it was axing 1,600 jobs throughout North America and intends to shut down its Glenview management center by the end of 2013. While that’s not good news for Glenview, officials in Northfield say they expect the Northfield campus to grow, according to Glenview Announcements. Additionally, as part of Kraft’s restructuring, a Deerfield facility will serve Mondelez International Inc., a new snack products arm (including favorites like Oreo). The company’s North American grocery business will keep the Kraft name and its headquarters on a 73-acre property at Willow and Waukegan roads, bordered by Northbrook to the west and Glenview to the southwest. Kraft will also keep its research and …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
When Kraft divides into two companies, the snack foods will be based in Deerfield.
Deerfield will be the new home of Mondelez International, Inc., when Northfield based Kraft Foods divides into two separate companies later this year, according to spokesperson Michael Mitchell. Mondelez will become the company of brands like Oreo cookies, Maxwell House coffee, Trident gum and Kraft cheeses while Kraft Foods Group, Inc. will remain at the current Northfield headquarters and be responsible for grocery products. The move will bring several hundred new jobs to Deerfield, according to Mitchell. The Village was chosen for several reasons including infrastructure, access to O’Hare International Airport and convenience to employees and their families. The company remains in lease negotiations and intends to announce the location …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Northfield-based company is axing 1600 jobs throughout North America and plans to shut down its Glenview office by the end of 2013.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Northfield-based Kraft Foods prepares to remove 1,600 positions as part of its new restructuring.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Five Kraft employees win $10,000 apiece for the overseas or local nonprofit where they help out.
Northfield’s Kraft Foods Foundation honored five employees for their volunteer work around the world with the first “Delicious Difference Award” this week. Each of the five winners received $10,000 in donations to go to their volunteer organizations and were honored by Kraft Foods Chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld on Monday. Earlier: Kraft Foods Hires Homeless Voice Celebrity for Spokesperson Job The grants will fund a bakery in Mexico, projector equipment in Venezuela, counseling support in the United Kingdom, pet health care in the U.S. and children’s education in Kenya. “It grows your soul, when you get recognized when you don’t expect it,” said Marion Gathoga, who won a grant for Palmhouse Foundation in Kenya. The five Kraft winners …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
LATINA Style Magazine moved Kraft from No. 25 to No. 5 in two years.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The announcement came on Thursday morning.
Kraft Foods, the Northbrook-based food company, announced on Thursday its intentions to split into two publically traded companies. The plan is to divide the food brands by utility. One company will focus on snacks, such as Oreos and Cadbury. The second company will center on grocery items, such as Maxwell House coffee and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, according to the Associated Press. Read more: Check out Patch's Kraft Foods page. In addition, the company pointed out that revenue increased 13 percent this past quarter. To read more, click on the AP story about Kraft Food's new move. "Like" us on Facebook to receive news and participate in the conversation on Winnetka, Glencoe and Northfield.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The food company's international headquarters are located in Northfield.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Wondering where your box of Kraft Mac and Cheese originated? We may have the story for you. Here's the latest dish on Kraft Foods:
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
How much is Kraft worth to Nelson Peltz's hedge fund, Trian, these days? Try $420 million.
Northfield-based Kraft Foods has enjoyed a nine percent increase in shares this year, and now sits at a market value of about $60.6 billion, according to Bloomberg. But there's more news for the food company, and it's in the million-dollar range: Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP bought a $420 million stake in the company, illustrating a renewed interest in Kraft, as "Peltz’s Trian Returns to Kraft Foods With Stake" reports. The move could affect Kraft, as Bloomberg refers to Peltz as "an activist investor who takes stakes in companies, particularly those in the food and restaurant businesses, and then frequently pushes for changes designed to boost their share prices. His previous activist investments include Kraft, ketchup maker H…