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  • Kraft Heinz to move Oscar Mayer HQ to Chicago (out of Madistan)

    11/05/2015 3:42:07 PM PST · by bigbob · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-4-15 | Greg Trotter, Samantha Bomkamp and Corilyn Shropshir
    Kraft Heinz announced Wednesday that it will move Oscar Mayer and the company's U.S. meats business from Madison, Wis., to Chicago — a move that will add 250 jobs to Chicago's Aon Center. The company also announced plans to consolidate its production facilities during the next two years, which will result in the shutdown of seven North American manufacturing facilities: Fullerton, Calif.; San Leandro, Calif.; Federalsburg, Md.; St. Mary's, Canada; Campbell, N.Y.; Lehigh Valley, Pa., and the one in Madison. The closings will result in the loss of about 2,600 manufacturing jobs at the company, including 700 in Madison. About...
  • Kraft Heinz closing 7 factories, cutting 2,600 jobs [Obamanomics!]

    11/05/2015 9:40:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/04/2015 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Kraft Heinz announced Wednesday that it would be closing seven factories and cutting about 2,600 jobs. The closing factories are in Fullerton, California; San Leandro, California; Federalsburg, Maryland; St. Marys, Ontario, Canada; Campbell, New York; Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania; and Madison, Wisconsin, Michael Mullen SVP of corporate and government affairs, said in a statement. Over the next 12-24 months, he said, production in those locations will shift to other existing factories in North America. He said the decision to close the factories came after "an extensive review of the Kraft Heinz North American supply chain footprint, capabilities and capacity utilization." Calling...
  • Bob Kraft, Maura Healey announce partnership to prevent youth violence

    09/16/2015 4:37:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 16, 2015 | Shira Springer
    In mid-August, Robert Kraft invited Attorney General Maura Healey for breakfast at his Chestnut Hill home. Healey wanted to launch an educational initiative that would teach high school students about teen dating violence, dangerous relationships, and respect for women. Kraft wanted to fund programs that would raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, while fostering cultural change.
  • Kraft Heinz Cuts 2,500 Jobs After Merger; No More Free Jell-O Either (Warren Buffett greed)

    08/12/2015 7:06:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/12/15 | AP
    Kraft Heinz says it is cutting about 2,500 jobs as part of its plan to slash costs after the food companies combined. Spokesman Michael Mullen says affected workers are in the U.S. and Canada and were to be notified in person. About 700 of the cuts were coming in Northfield, Illinois, where Kraft had been headquartered. The company would not specify where other cuts were taking place but said that all the jobs were salaried. It said none of the job cuts involved factory workers. The Kraft Heinz Co. said it had a total of around 46,600 employees before the...
  • Kraft Recalls 36,000 Cases of Individually-Wrapped Cheese That Pose Choking Hazard

    08/02/2015 10:57:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ktla ^ | August 2, 2015 | cnn wire
    The recall includes certain 3- and 4-pound packages of American and white American slices, Kraft said. Those affected have a “best when used by” date between December 29, 2015, and January 4, 2016, followed by the manufacturing code “S54″ or “S55.” “A thin strip of the individual packaging film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed,” Kraft said. “If the film sticks to the slice and is not removed, it could potentially cause a choking hazard.” The company said it has received 10 complaints and three reports of choking.
  • Company Uses Cells From Abortions to Test Artificial Flavors

    07/30/2015 6:24:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    lifenews ^ | Mar 29, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life group that monitors the use of cells from babies victimized by abortions is today highlighting a biotech company, Senomyx, which it says produces artificial flavor enhancers using aborted fetal cell lines to test their products. The group Children of God for Life is calling for a public boycott of major food companies partnering with Senomyx. Debi Vinnedge, the director of the pro-life organization, tells today that, in 2010, her group wrote to Senomyx CEO Kent Snyder and pointed out that moral options for testing their food additives could and should be used. But when Senomyx ignored her...
  • Flavor company that uses embryo cells hides partner company names

    07/15/2011 4:04:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/15/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    LARGO, Florida, July 15, 2011 ( – A biomedical firm that uses fetal cell lines in flavor technology has removed from its website the names of organizations that use their products, according to the pro-life group Children of God for Life (COGFL). Senomyx has been called out by the organization for using HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney) cells in the research and development of their artificial flavor enhancers, despite a pro-life consumer backlash. Among Senomyx’s partnering companies is PepsiCo, which has been targeted for boycott based on its use of the flavor technology. In a recent response to customer letters, PepsiCo...
  • Confused about the Pepsi/fetal cell issue? Here are the facts (2012 flashback)

    07/29/2015 10:10:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    life site news ^ | 7/29/15 | Apr 3, 2012 -
    I have received a few requests from pro-lifers like Vicki:Can you provide some clarity to the Pepsi/cells from aborted babies controversy. I cannot sort out whether this is valid or not. Yes and NoBottom line: There are no aborted embryonic or fetal cells in any of PepsiCos final products.But: Aborted cells are used in the development of artificial flavor enhancers by biotech company Senomyx, with which PepsiCo signed a four-year, $30 million agreement in 2010 for research and development. No Pepsi products containing Senonymx flavor enhancers should be expected until 2013.Senomyxs disputed cell line is HEK-293, derived from the kidney...
  • Shattuck: New England Patriots Spotlight intercepted

    04/24/2015 5:53:29 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 8 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-24-15 | Tom Shattuck
    It was a day that should have belonged to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, but in a reversal of last Februarys fortune it came to a dramatic and sudden halt. Interception, Obama. The president called a very different play as the champs gathered at the White House South Lawn to accept an attaboy for their Super Bowl victory. But the egotist in chief made it all about him. I usually tell a bunch of jokes at these events, he mused, but with the Patriots in town I was worried that 11 of 12 of them would fall flat....
  • Kraft Mac & Cheese shedding the dyes

    04/20/2015 12:11:59 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 46 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4-20-2015 | AP
    This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors. In January, Kraft says its macaroni and cheese will be colored using paprika, annatto and turmeric. There has been a huge shift away from processed foods in the U.S. and larger food producers are trying to follow their customers in that direction. Already the company is selling a version in the U.S., called Kraft Mac & Cheese Boxed Shapes, which has no artificial flavors, preservatives or synthetic colors. Kraft said that its other macaroni and...
  • Kraft and Heinz merger to create food giant

    03/26/2015 1:22:27 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | March 25, 2015 | Poppy Harlow
    Heinz is buying Kraft Foods to create the world's fifth largest food and beverage company, with sales of about $28 billion. Kraft shares surged more than 33% Wednesday. Kraft owns popular brands such as Jell-O, Maxwell House coffee and Planters peanuts. Heinz, of course, is famous for its ketchup, and also owns Lea & Perrins and Ore-Ida.
  • Thousands Of Layoffs Coming After Buffett Merges Heinz With Kraft, 5th Largest Food Company

    03/25/2015 8:46:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/25/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Another day, another mega-M&A deal taking advantage of abnormally low bond rates, this time however not involving biotechs or a specialty pharma seeking to purchase a debt-free balance sheet, but one involving the Oracle of Omaha himself, and his Heinz investment, which will merge with Kraft Foods whose market cap was over $40 billion this morning on the news of the merger, and create the third largest food and beverage company in the US, and 5th largest in the world.And while the resulting company will certainly be an unprecedented food giant, one which leaves the US food industry even...
  • Thousands Of Layoffs Coming After Buffett Merges Heinz With Kraft

    03/25/2015 7:34:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/25/15 | Tyler Durden
    Thousands Of Layoffs Coming After Buffett Merges Heinz With Kraft, Creating 5th Largest Food Company In The World Another day, another mega-M&A deal taking advantage of abnormally low bond rates, this time however not involving biotechs or a specialty pharma seeking to purchase a debt-free balance sheet, but one involving the Oracle of Omaha himself, and his Heinz investment, which will merge with Kraft Foods whose market cap was over $40 billion this morning on the news of the merger, and create the third largest food and beverage company in the US, and 5th largest in the world. And while...
  • Kraft recalls 6.5 million boxes of mac and cheese

    03/17/2015 4:38:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 17, 2015
    NEW YORK Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes cases of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal. The boxes have "best when used by" dates ranging from Sept. 18, 2015 through Oct. 11, 2015 and are marked with the code "C2." They were sold throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and in some countries in the Caribbean and South America.
  • Kraft Foods Recalls Velveeta Cheese, Report

    06/22/2014 12:35:53 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 40 replies
    Canada Journal ^ | 6-22-2014
    If you have Velveeta cheese in the fridge, check the label. According to the Chicago Tribune, Kraft is recalling 32-ounce containers of the cheese after it was found that a specific batch didn’t contain enough preservatives. In a release, the company explained that, while unlikely, insufficient levels of sorbic acid in the 260 recalled cases of Velveeta original pasteurized recipe cheese product could cause it to spoil before the best-by date or trigger food-borne illnesses in people who eat it. Consumers are advised to check their labels, and the recalled products have the code “021000611614”, a date stamp that reads...
  • Kraft Announces there is a Velveeta Cheese Shortage

    01/07/2014 3:38:05 PM PST · by hondact200 · 136 replies
    saw it on the world wide web | january 7, 2014 | hondact200
    Kraft announces that you may not double dip this year because Kraft has not been supplying enough Velveeta Cheese throughout all of the USA. There is ample supply in Chicago but on the Coasts there may be a run on it
  • Report: Garrett out if Cowboys dont make playoffs

    12/22/2013 2:31:55 PM PST · by Perdogg · 47 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 12.22.13
    Those inside the Cowboys organization finally have caught up with those outside the Cowboys organization. Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the current expectation within the Cowboys organization is that coach Jason Garrett and his staff will be fired if the team doesnt make it to the playoffs
  • Kraft Will Take Some Dyes Out Of Its Macaroni And Cheese Lines

    11/06/2013 6:36:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies ^ | November 5, 2013 11:51 PM
    The change doesnt affect Krafts plain elbow-shaped macaroni and cheese with original flavor. Krafts new recipes, which begin shipping early next year, will be for its macaroni and cheese varieties that come in the SpongeBob Squarepants, Halloween and winter shapes. Two new shapes will also be added. The company said it plans to replace the artificial dyes with spices such as paprika for coloring.
  • Russian president: I did not steal Super Bowl ring.

    06/16/2013 4:55:52 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/16/13 | Alla Eshchenko and Faith Karimi, CNN
    Moscow (CNN) -- The Russian president is fighting back: no, he did not steal a Super Bowl ring. And no, he's not rocking the diamond-encrusted prize on his finger, either. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman denied accusations that the leader pocketed a Super Bowl ring that belonged to the New England Patriots' owner, Robert Kraft. The alleged swipe occurred during Kraft's visit to St. Petersburg in 2005. "I took out the ring and showed it to (Putin). And he put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring,'" Kraft said, according to the New York Post. "I...
  • Kraft: Putin stole Bowl ring

    06/15/2013 7:39:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 14, 2013
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft revealed the real story behind a 2005 meeting with Vladimir Putin, during which the Russian president pocketed his Super Bowl ring, worth more than $25,000. Kraft, at the time, claimed the diamond-encrusted bauble was a gift, but he now admits Putin stole it, and the White House intervened when he demanded it back.
  • Now Oreo Cookies Celebrate Gay Pride (Gag)

    06/26/2012 12:37:52 PM PDT · by geege · 75 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 06/26/2012 | Zip
    Celebrate your pride for love! #dailytwist Oreo Cookies Go Fabulous......More
  • Say what? The odyssey of Kraft's new name

    05/21/2012 3:48:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 21, 2012 | Candice Choi
    NEW YORK (AP) "MONDEWHAAAAT?" The sarcasm was palpable in the one-word headline that appeared in The New York Post on the day after Kraft Foods revealed that it planned to name its new global snack business "Mondelez," an interpretation of a mash-up of the Latin words for "world" and "delicious." But that wasn't the only dig.
  • Leaked Oreo Ad Shows Breastfeeding Baby Holding Cookie

    04/21/2012 10:14:46 AM PDT · by null and void · 64 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | April 20, 2012 4:47 PM
    NORTHFIELD, Ill. (CBS St. Louis) Kraft Foods is attempting to clean up the mess made by the accidental release of a controversial Oreo advertisement that features a breastfeeding baby. The ad shows a baby feeding from an uncensored breast and holding an Oreo cookie in its hand. Milks favorite cookie, it reads at the bottom. A spokesperson from Kraft told CBS St. Louis that the ad was not intended for mass public consumption. Wed like to clarify that Kraft Foods did not create this visual, a spokesperson said in a statement via e-mail. In fact, this visual was created...
  • Dont do business with progressive appeasers (heads up - take action!!)

    04/11/2012 4:50:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies
    Lets stipulate: Activists on the left are free to exercise their rights of speech and assembly to boycott businesses whose politics they oppose. Conversely, activists on the right are free to exercise the power of their pocketbooks and refrain from supporting businesses that shun their values. So, what are you waiting for, conservatives? There are coordinated shakedowns taking place right now that involve some of Americas most prominent companies whove chosen to surrender to progressive bullying and race-card opportunism. Silence is complicity. On Tuesday, McDonalds told liberal magazine Mother Jones that the company had decided to cut ties with ALEC,...
  • Kraft drops membership in conservative group amid protest

    04/06/2012 5:45:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 55 replies ^ | April 6 2012 | Tiffany Hsu
    Kraft Foods joined Coca-Cola in bowing to consumer pressure this week to cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative lobbying group that has recently backed controversial voter ID and so-called "stand your ground" laws.
  • Kraft abandons conservative group

    04/05/2012 8:04:19 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 42 replies
    politico ^ | April 5 2012
    Kraft Foods, Inc. has become the third corporate titan to abandon a conservative group that supports the type of Stand Your Ground gun law at the center of the Trayvon Martin controversy in Florida. Kraft one of many corporation members of the American Legislative Exchange Council wont renew its membership when it expires this spring, Kraft Corporate Affairs Director Susan Davison told POLITICO.
  • India could face constitutional crisis over tax proposals

    03/30/2012 8:12:07 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/30/2012 | Katherine Rushton
    India could be facing a constitutional crisis, after the government proposed new legislation which would overrule the courts and tax companies for deals retrospectively. Mobile operator Vodafone may have to pay $2.2bn of taxes on a 2007 deal which involved Indian assets, under new government proposals The change, announced in the annual budget, stands to torpedo foreign investment in the country and could force companies such as Vodafone, Kraft and SAB Miller to pay hundreds of billions of pounds of capital gains taxes they hadnt banked on. Under the proposals set out by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Indian tax authorities...
  • Police ID body of Marine, once thought AWOL, from 1974 East Long Beach murder

    03/20/2012 3:04:10 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Press-Telegram [Long Beach, CA] ^ | Posted: 03/19/2012 10:02:05 AM PDT Updated: 03/20/2012 09:20:31 AM PDT | Tracy Manzer
    LONG BEACH For the past 37 years, Oral Alfred Stuart Jr. was classified as AWOL and a Marine Corps deserter. But his family never believed it. Even if Stuart had left his beloved Corps, which he voluntarily joined in 1974 and proudly tattooed on his arm, he never would have left his parents without so much as a goodbye. "I always believed something must have happened to him. He loved the Marine Corps ... (and) he would have been in touch with our mother," insisted Carl Stuart, Stuart's older brother and one of only a few surviving family members....
  • Kraft to cut 1,600 jobs in U.S., Canada

    01/18/2012 4:16:54 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies
    Chicago Business ^ | January 17, 2012, Updated 10 a.m. Wednesday | Kate MacArthur
    (Crain's) Kraft Foods Inc. said it will cut 1,600 positions in the U.S. and Canada as it prepares to split into two companies. The processed food maker employs 46,500 people in North America, which means the layoffs will reduce headcount by 3.5%. Kraft also said it expects its fourth-quarter earnings to total $1.95 a share, with operating earnings at $2.28 a share, a penny more than it had forecast. formaly report fourth-quarter results on Feb. 21. The Northfield-based company will reorganize its domestic sales team, consolidate its U.S. management centers and trim the corporate and business units. About 40%...
  • Kraft to cut 1,600 positions in North America (The Obama Recovery continues...)

    01/17/2012 10:54:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/17/12 | Emily Bryson York
    Kraft Foods plans to cut 1,600 positions in the U.S. and Canada this year as it prepares to split into two companies, the Northfield-based packaged food giant announced Tuesday. Representing 3.4 percent of Kraft's North American 46,500 employees, the positions are primarily in sales, corporate and its business units, as the company plans to close three corporate offices.
  • Kraft recalls 3 varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese microwaveable cups

    09/30/2011 2:10:41 PM PDT · by rawhide · 53 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9-30-11 | By Heather McPherson, Orlando Sentinel Food Editor
    Kraft Foods is recalling three varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese Single Serve Microwaveable Cups with limited "best when used by" dates because of the possible presence of small, thin wire bristle pieces. About 137,000 cases of the affected products were shipped across the United States. There have been no reports of consumer injuries or complaints. These are the products in question: Velveeta Shells & Cheese Original Microwaveable Cups: 2.39-ounce cup; best when used by date: 16 MAY 2012; UPC 2100002322. Velveeta Shells & Cheese Original Four Pack Microwaveable Cups: 4 (2.39 ounce) cups; best when used by date: 24...
  • Kraft launches the Triple Double Oreo

    08/17/2011 7:18:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 17, 2011
    For those who think the Double Stuf Oreo is too dainty, Kraft Foods' has launched the Triple Double Oreo which combines a layer of vanilla cream, a layer of chocolate cream and three layers of chocolate Oreo cookies. "Our fans' passion and enthusiasm has challenged us to raise our game," said Jessica Robinson, associate director of consumer engagement, Kraft Foods. "We are looking forward to engaging with Oreo fans as they share their twisting, licking and dunking moments with the new Triple Double Oreo cookie."
  • Legal beef: Sara Lee, Kraft escalate wiener war

    08/15/2011 2:58:42 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, August 15, 2011 3:47 PM EDT | MICHAEL TARM
    CHICAGO (AP) The nation's two largest hot dog makers took their legal beefs on Monday to federal court, where a judge will determine whether Oscar Mayer or Ball Park franks broke false-advertising laws in their efforts to become top dog. As the bench trial got under way, U.S. Magistrate Judge Morton Denlow cast his eyes across the Chicago courtroom, where half a dozen attorneys were at opposing tables, and said, "Let the wiener wars begin." The battle pits Chicago-area companies Sara Lee Corp., which makes Ball Park franks, against Kraft Foods Inc., which makes Oscar Mayer, in a case...
  • Myra Kraft,wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Dies Early Wednesday After Battle With Cancer

    07/20/2011 7:14:58 AM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies ^ | 07/20/2011 | Ben Watanabe
    Myra Hiatt Kraft, wife of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, died Wednesday morning after a battle with cancer, according to a statement released by the team Wednesday.
  • Kraft says more price increases ahead

    02/10/2011 5:09:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    AP ^ | February 10, 2011, 7:54 pm | Sarah Skidmore,
    The company reported Thursday that price increases it made to cope with higher ingredient costs are not going to be enough to sustain its profitability and it plans further hikes this year
  • Humble hero's actions likely saved lives at Kraft ( vs a Muslim on a Jihad )

    09/12/2010 1:42:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Sep. 11, 2010 | DAVID GAMBACORTA
    when Hiller launched into a deadly rage after she was suspended on Thursday - allegedly killing two co-workers and injuring a third - police said Ciarlante acted with a level of courage most people will never know. Police said he followed Hiller as she marched through the plant, using a radio to inform colleagues of Hiller's whereabouts and the best way to escape. "I just followed her until the boys in blue came up," Ciarlante said humbly. When the cops arrived, he gave them a step-by-step description of the plant, down to the number of phones inside offices where Hiller...
  • Yvonne Hiller, Accused in Kraft Shooting, Is A Muslim

    09/10/2010 7:39:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    CMR ^ | September 10, 2010 | Dave Schuster
    Yvonne Hiller, who has been arrested and charged with the Kraft shooting of her co-workers at Kraft Foods yesterday evening has been revealed to be a Muslim who was very spiritual. At this point it is unclear if the shooting had anything to do with the approaching anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on America by radical members of the Muslim faith. However it does seem odd that Hiller had a .357 Magnum in her car, which is what she used. Thats a pretty heavy-duty gun. NBC Philadelphia has interviewed another co-worker of hers, Kenneth Dorsey, and he said he had...
  • Devout Muslim woman kills two female co-workers in gun rampage at food factory.

    09/10/2010 6:47:52 PM PDT · by redreno · 62 replies
    mail online ^ | 10th September 2010 | By Mail Foreign Service
    A devout Muslim woman killed two people and seriously wounded a third in a gun rampage at the U.S. food factory where she worked today. In the latest workplace shooting to hit the U.S., Yvonne Hiller, who was described as 'spiritual' by a co-worker, walked back into the Kraft Foods factory in Philadelphia and attacked colleagues, police said. Just 10 minutes before the .357 Magnum handgun shootings, she was escorted from the building as managers investigated an undisclosed incident.
  • 2 shot dead at Kraft cookie plant in Pa., 1 hurt

    09/10/2010 12:19:02 AM PDT · by Justaham · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9-10-10 | Patrick Waltes
    A woman who had just been suspended from her job and escorted from a Kraft Foods Inc. facility returned with a handgun and opened fire Thursday, killing two people and critically injuring a third before being taken into custody about an hour later, police said. The shooting happened in the city's northeast section shortly after 8:30 p.m. inside a plant of the nation's largest food manufacturer, whose products include Oreo cookies, Philadelphia cream cheese and Oscar Mayer bacon, Lt. Frank Vanore said. The woman returned to the building in a car 10 minutes after being escorted out and drove through...
  • 2 dead in Philadelphia Kraft Foods plant shooting

    09/10/2010 6:47:34 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/10/2010 | nbc
    A woman just suspended from her job and escorted from a Kraft Foods plant in northeast Philadelphia returned with a handgun and opened fire Thursday, killing two people and critically injuring a third, police said. The 43-year-old shooter was taken into custody inside the plant of the nation's largest food manufacturer, whose products include Oreo cookies, Philadelphia cream cheese and Oscar Mayer bacon, Lt. Frank Vanore said. The woman had returned to the building in a car 10 minutes after being escorted out and passed through a barrier before re-entering the building, he said. Before being apprehended she fired a...
  • Shooter at Kraft plant apprehended

    09/09/2010 7:38:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 9, 2010 | Robert Moran
    At least one person was killed when a woman started shooting employees inside the Kraft Foods baking plant Thursday night in Northeast Philadelphia, police said. Three people were shot and the woman was taken into custody by SWAT after a standoff on the second floor of the plant at 12000 Roosevelt Blvd., police said.
  • Kraft to cut salt in its North American foods

    03/17/2010 5:04:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 609+ views
    ms DNC ^ | 3/17/10 | ap
    Company plans to reduce sodium by 10 percent in its products over 2 years NORTHFIELD, Ill. - Kraft Foods says it will cut the salt in its products sold in North America by an average of 10 percent over the next two years as food makers try to appeal to health-conscious consumers. Kraft said Wednesday that the move will reduce the sodium in Oscar Mayer Bologna by 17 percent and Easy Mac Cups by 20 percent. This comes on top of other cuts it has made in sodium levels in recent years.
  • Morning Market Report

    09/29/2009 6:18:32 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 3 replies · 277+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/29/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The mini losing streak is officially over. After three straight days of losses, all three indices fired back yesterday. Each was up between 1 and 2%. The Dow gained gained 124 points and finished at 9789. The S&P 500 gained 18.60 and finished at 1062. Finally, the NASDAQ gained 39.82 and finished at 2130.74. All three are now near highs for the year again. September is looking to be a very strong month despite the "conventional wisdom" at the beginning of the month.
  • Morning Market Report

    09/28/2009 6:10:46 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 224+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/28/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The markets are in a mini losing streak. The three major indices have lost for three straight days, and we'd better have an up day soon or the pundits and analysts may panic. Futures are pointing marginally this morning. All three indices are currently up slightly more than half a percent. They are riding a "wave of merger and acquisition activity" to higher opening this morning. Xerox is buying Affiliated Computer Services, Belgian drug manufacturer Solvay is buying a unit of Abbott, Johnson and Johnson is buying an 18% stake in Crucell a Dutch biotech firm, and there are reports...
  • Former Kraft Exec Gets Prison in Tomato Scandal

    08/11/2009 10:46:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 594+ views
    A former Kraft Foods purchasing manager was sentenced to two years and three months in prison Tuesday for taking $158,000 in bribes from a broker for a Central California tomato processor, the first prison term imposed in a federal investigation of corruption in tomato products sales. Robert Watson, 59, of White Plains, N.Y., pleaded guilty in January to defrauding his company by accepting the bribes between January 2004 and April 2008 from Randall Rahal, then a sales broker for SK Foods of Lemoore (Kings County). In exchange, prosecutors said, Watson made sure that Kraft bought processed tomato products and other...
  • Kraft Reformulates Oreo, Scores in China

    05/02/2008 5:32:06 AM PDT · by billorites · 9 replies · 82+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 2, 2008 | Julie Jargon
    Unlike its iconic American counterpart, the Oreo sold in China is frequently long, thin, four-layered and coated in chocolate. But both kinds of cookies have one important thing in common: They are now best sellers. The Oreo has long been the top-selling cookie in the U.S. market. But Kraft Foods had to reinvent the Oreo to make it sell well in the world's most populous nation. While Chinese Oreo sales represent a tiny fraction of Kraft's $37.2 billion in annual revenue, the cookie's journey in China exemplifies the kind of entrepreneurial transformation that CEO Irene Rosenfeld is trying to spread...
  • Guacamole lawsuit: Where's the avocado?

    11/30/2006 8:06:00 AM PST · by Risha · 122 replies · 2,560+ views
    Sun-sentinel ^ | November 30, 2006 | The Associated Press
    Guacamole lawsuit: Where's the avocado? The Associated Press November 30, 2006, 8:24 AM EST LOS ANGELES -- Wholly guacamole? That's the issue in a fraud lawsuit filed Wednesday against Kraft Foods, Inc., by a Los Angeles woman who claims the company's avocado dip doesn't qualify as guacamole. "It just didn't taste avocadoey," said Brenda Lifsey, who used Kraft Dips Guacamole in a three-layer dip last year. "I looked at the ingredients and found there was almost no avocado in it." She is seeking unspecified damages and a Superior Court order barring Kraft from calling its dip guacamole.
  • Little-Known Mexican Fact...

    05/01/2006 9:12:48 PM PDT · by baltodog · 11 replies · 411+ views
    Big Mike | 5/1/06 | Baltodog
    Few people realize that, until just recently, Mayonaize was considered a delicacy South or the Border. At the turn of the century, Mexico had no means to preserve the spread, therefore all mayonaize was shipped to the state in the refrigerated holds of cargo- and passenger-liners. The President of Mexico loved Mayonaize so much, that he used state funds to purchase just over 14,000 pounds of the condiment, thereby giving every household in Mexico an opportunity to at least sample the stuff. The shipment was scheduled for delivery at the end of April, 1912. The entire Mexican nation waited in...
  • Kraft Foods' 2006 Annual Meeting - Shareholder Proposal regarding Chicago's "Gay Games"

    04/11/2006 10:40:29 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 30 replies · 2,978+ views
    Kraft Foods 2006 Proxy Statement ^ | 4/11/06 | Shareholder Proposal
    STOCKHOLDER PROPOSAL DISSOCIATION FROM THE 2006 AND ALL FUTURE SO-CALLED "GAY GAMES" Marcella V. Meyer, M.D., M.P.H, 10416 South Bell Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60043, claiming beneficial ownership of 200 shares of common stock, submitted the proposal set forth below. RESOLVED: That in the best interest of our company Kraft Foods Inc. as well as in the public interest, Kraft Foods does hereby disassociate itself from the 2006 and all future so-called "gay games", and that no future financial support be given for the 2006 "gay games" or any other future activities supporting, proselytizing, promoting or encouraging homosexual activity or life...
  • Kraft and the "Gay Games"

    04/02/2006 10:05:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 29 replies · 1,394+ views
    The New American ^ | 04.01.06 | Warren Mass
    This year the Seventh "Gay Games"-- an Olympic-style event with an unusual twist-- will be held in Chicago July 15-22. However, a leading corporate sponsor of the games may have gotten into a public relations nightmare that wont go away. The other day I received three emails from the brokerage firm where I maintain three investment accounts: one a fund to keep me from starving in my golden years, and the other two set up to provide a college fund for two of our grandsons.The purpose of these emails was to notify me that Kraft Foods, Inc., of which I...