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The Kraft Heinz
Heinz
Company is an American food company formed by the merger of Kraft Foods
Kraft Foods
Group and Heinz
Heinz
in 2015.[3] The merger was backed by 3G Capital
3G Capital
and Berkshire Hathaway, which invested US$10 billion in the deal, making Kraft Heinz
Heinz
worth about US$46 billion.[4][5] In 2015, the Kraft Heinz
Heinz
Company had 13 different brands with $500 million or more each in annual sales.[6]

Contents

1 Merger 2 See also 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External links

Merger[edit] The merger was agreed by the boards of both companies, with approval by shareholders (at the shareholders meeting) and regulatory authorities.[3][6] The new company became the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company[7] and the third-largest in the United States.[3] The company is headquartered in both Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
and Chicago.[8] The companies completed the merger on July 2, 2015.[1] Under the merger, Kraft's shareholders received 49% of shares in the combined company, plus a one-time dividend of US$16.50 per share.[9] Fortune reported that sluggish growth for Kraft in the US market is due to consumers turning to natural and organic ingredients.[10] Alex Behring, 3G Capital's managing partner, is the chairman of the new company; Bernardo Hees, also a partner of 3G Capital
3G Capital
and Heinz's chief executive officer (CEO), is the CEO of the new company; and John Cahill, Kraft's CEO, is the vice chairman of the new company.[10] The merger did not affect the naming rights to Heinz
Heinz
Field, home of the Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Steelers.[11] On February 17, 2017, it was reported that Kraft Heinz
Heinz
Co. had made a $143 billion approach to take over the British-Dutch multinational Unilever, a significantly larger competitor with 126,000 more employees and £24bn larger revenue than Kraft Heinz.[12] Unilever declined the initial proposal.[13] The takeover was subsequently abandoned on 19 February soon after UK Prime Minister Theresa May
Theresa May
had ordered a scrutiny of the deal.[12] See also[edit]

Companies portal Food portal

List of food companies List of brand name food products List of dairy product companies in the United States

References[edit]

^ a b "The Kraft Heinz
Heinz
Company Announces Successful Completion of the Merger between Kraft Foods
Kraft Foods
Group and H.J. Heinz
Heinz
Holding Corporation" (PDF). The Kraft Heinz
Heinz
Company. 2 July 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.  ^ a b c d e f "The Kraft Heinz
Heinz
Company 2017 Annual Report (Form 10-K)". sec.gov. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. February 2018.  ^ a b c " Kraft Foods
Kraft Foods
to merge with Heinz". BBC News. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2016.  ^ " Kraft Foods
Kraft Foods
to merge with ketchup maker Heinz". Reuters. March 25, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.  ^ "3G Capital, Berkshire to Buy Kraft Foods, Merge It With Heinz". Bloomberg. March 25, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.  ^ a b "H.J. Heinz, Kraft Foods
Kraft Foods
to merge". Institute of Food Technologists. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015.  ^ Nolan Feeney (25 March 2015). "Kraft and Heinz
Heinz
Merge to Become World's 5th-Largest Food Company". TIME magazine. Retrieved 9 October 2016.  ^ KraftHeinzCompany_FactSheet.pdf: www.kraftheinzcompany.com/KraftHeinzCompany_FactSheet.pdf, accessdate: February 17, 2017 ^ Giammona, Craig. "Kraft Foods, Heinz
Heinz
to merge in deal backed by Warren Buffett, Tim Hortons owner". Financial Post. Postmedia Network. Retrieved 27 March 2015.  ^ a b "1. Meet the new Kraft Heinz
Heinz
Company". Fortune. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2016.  ^ Teresa F. Lindeman (25 March 2015). "Officials: Heinz
Heinz
Field name will not change with merger deal". Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette. Retrieved 9 October 2016.  ^ a b "Kraft Heinz
Heinz
abandons £115bn Unilever
Unilever
mega-deal". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-02-19.  ^ Anne Steele Chaudhuri saabira (17 February 2017). "Kraft Makes $143 Billion Merger Bid for Unilever". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 

Further reading[edit]

Kim, Susanna (March 25, 2015). "How the New Kraft Heinz
Heinz
Co. Is About to Take Over Your Kitchen". ABC News. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Official website

Business data for Kraft Heinz: Google Finance Yahoo! Finance Reuters SEC filings

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Ownership

3G Capital Berkshire Hathaway

Kraft Foods Brands

Kraft

Kraft BBQ Sauce Kraft Caramels Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Kraft Easymac Kraft Mayo Kraft Bagelfuls Kraft Singles Kraft Sandwich Spread

Miracle Whip A1 Steak Sauce Air Crisps Ali Coffee Back to Nature Bagel-Fuls Better Cheddars Boca Burger Bonox Breakstone's Bulls-Eye Barbecue Sauce Café HAG Calumet Cameo Capri Sun Cheesybite Claussen Clight Cool Whip CornNuts Country Time Cracker Barrel Cheese Crystal Light Dairylea Easy Cheese General Foods Grey Poupon Handi-Snacks Harvest Crisps Jacob's Jell-O Jet-Puffed Marshmallows Knox Knudsen Kool-Aid Kraker Bran Lunchables Maxwell House MiO Nabob Orchard Crisps Oscar Mayer Grated Pigrolac Planters Polly-O P'tit Québec Pure Kraft Salad Dressings Ritz Metro Royal baking powder Seven Seas Sanka Shake 'n Bake Simmenthal Snackabouts South Beach Living Stove Top Swiss Crackers Sugar Wafers Taco Bell Tassimo Velveeta

H. J. Heinz Brands

Heinz

Beans Ketchup Salad cream Sandwich Spread Tomate frito

Farley's Golden Circle Greenseas HP Foods

Daddies HP Sauce

Lea & Perrins Ore-Ida

Bagel Bites Tater Tots

T.G.I. Friday's Wattie's Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers
from Heinz Wyler's

Mrs. Grass

Facilities

North America

Lofts

Asia

Northgate

Europe

Wigan

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Kraft Foods
Kraft Foods
Group brands

Condiments

A.1. Steak Sauce Bonox Bull's-Eye Barbecue Sauce Claussen pickles Grey Poupon Kraft Mayo Miracle Whip Vegemite

Beverages

Café HAG Capri Sun1 Country Time Crystal Light Gevalia Kool-Aid Maxwell House Tassimo

Convenience foods and baking goods

Boca Burger Calumet Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Oscar Mayer Planters Shake 'n Bake South Beach Living Stove Top Velveeta
Velveeta
Shells & Cheese

Dairy
Dairy
products

Cheez Whiz Cool Whip Dairylea Easy Cheese Philadelphia Polly-O Provel cheese Singles Velveeta

Desserts

Jell-O

1This brand is owned by Rudolf Wild GmbH and manufactured under license by Kraft Foods
Kraft Foods
only in the United States, Canada, and Greenland.

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Berkshire Hathaway

Board of directors

Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
( Chairman
Chairman
and CEO) Charlie Munger Greg Abel Howard Graham Buffett Susan Decker Bill Gates David Gottesman Charlotte Guyman Ajit Jain Donald Keough Thomas Murphy Ronald Olson Walter Scott Jr.

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Metals Timet Wyman-Gordon

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Apparel

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Transportation

Berkshire Hathaway
Berkshire Hathaway
Automotive Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation FlightSafety International Forest River Marquis Jet McLane NetJets NetJets
NetJets
Europe UTLX XTRA Lease

Food

CTB International International Dairy
Dairy
Queen

Dairy
Dairy
Queen Karmelkorn Orange Julius

Kraft Heinz The Pampered Chef See's Candies

Media

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Television stations

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Jewelry

Ben Bridge Jeweler Borsheim's Fine Jewelry Helzberg Diamonds Richline Group

Scott Fetzer

Campbell Hausfeld Ginsu Kirby World Book Encyclopedia

Energy

MidAmerican Energy Company NV Energy PacifiCorp Northern Powergrid CalEnergy Generation Kern River Gas Transmission Company Northern Natural Gas HomeServices of America

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