| May 22, 2015
| 5:05 AM
PITTSBURGH The presentation that Kraft Foods Group executives made at an analysts' gathering in February 2013 was blunt. The Illinois food giant, the slides said, had been among the "worst" consumer packaged goods company for investing in new products....
| Apr 19, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Kraft Foods Group is removing artificial preservatives and synthetic colors from its iconic macaroni and cheese, its latest step to appeal to diners seeking simpler fare.
The change, which Kraft plans to announce this month and implement beginning in...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 4:16 PM
Kraft Foods Group Inc. (KRFT) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $429 million.
The Northfield, Illinois-based company said it had net income of 72 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were 86 cents...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 1:37 PM
Kraft Foods Group’s first-quarter profit fell more than 16 percent on flat sales as it waits to be acquired by H.J. Heinz.
Heinz announced its plan to buy Kraft on March 25, a move that would give the ketchup maker the chance to grow its list of...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 5:20 AM
You just know that Vani Hari, the popular blogger and self-proclaimed "Food Babe," was the whiny kid in her elementary school cafeteria. Chocolate milk? Who needs that? Drink your watery skim and be happy.
I picture her skipping from table to table...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 3:13 AM
They are the muckrakers of the farm fields, bloodhounds for small-town waste and corruption, self-appointed guardians of taxpayer money who comb through the books of municipal governments all across Illinois in search of misconduct and misspending.
| Apr 6, 2015
| 5:51 AM
While we're on the subject of iconic brands hatched in our backyard: Say goodbye to Kraft Foods, soon to be subsumed by Heinz and its Brazilian owners in a deal valued at about $36 billion. If you're looking to figure out why a once-mighty Chicago-area...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 3:05 PM
Federal regulators have charged two major U.S. food companies, Kraft and Mondelez, with manipulating prices for wheat and wheat futures in a scheme that reaped more than $5.4 million in profit.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced the...
| Mar 28, 2015
It is nothing new for Kraft Foods Group to undergo an ownership change. Since 1980, the company -- which got its start in 1903 when James Lewis Kraft rented a horse and wagon to bring cheese from wholesalers to small stores in Chicago -- has been going...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 3:04 PM
As you may have heard, those smart people at 3G Capital have this really brilliant idea for jump-starting growth at Kraft, part of what henceforth will be called Kraft Heinz (but should be called Heinzkraft): globalization! Kraft gets 98 percent of its...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 7:58 AM
H.J. Heinz is buying Kraft Foods in a deal that gives Kraft the chance to bring its iconic American foods to international markets while boosting Heinz's sales in the U.S.
The acquisition, announced Wednesday with backing from Heinz owners Berkshire...