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2009-02-05 07:30:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL), a major manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals used in a broad range of industries, will issue its fourth quarter and full year 2008 earnings report on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at approximately 8:00 a.m. ET, prior to the open of the market. The Company will hold its fourth quarter and full year 2008 earnings conference call to review the financial and operational performance highlights on...

2008-12-31 13:35:03

Kraft Foods Inc. plans to roll out low-calorie snack foods and sandwiches to cash in on the health and wellness trend, the Northfield, Ill., company said. New items include Oreo Cakesters snack cakes, with mini versions packaged in 100-calorie servings, the food and beverage giant said. Kraft's South Beach Living brand will get fiber boasting granola bars and chocolate-dipped cookies in 100-calorie count packages. Sugar-free Jell-O gelatin with antioxidants will have 10 calories per serving,...

2008-10-31 09:00:23

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Kraft Foods Incorporated (NYSE:KFT) (Northfield, Illinois) announced October 29 that its third-quarter 2008 profit has more than doubled to almost $1.4 billion compared with $596 million in the same period last year. The earnings include the one-time gain from an estimated $2.6 billion sale of Kraft's Post cereals business to Ralcorp Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:RAH) (St. Louis, Missouri). Industrial Info is tracking seven active...

2008-10-29 09:00:22

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kraft Foods Inc. today reported third-quarter 2008 results that reflected continued improvement in business fundamentals as the company executes its three-year turnaround plan. Strong organic net revenue growth was driven by pricing actions to offset significantly higher input costs. Reported earnings per share increased in the third quarter primarily due to a one-time gain from the exit of the Post cereal business. Earnings per share...

2008-10-06 21:00:23

By Julie Jargon Food companies hope to capitalize on the slumping economy by steering consumers to cheaper, high-margin products. Kellogg Co. is beginning a new advertising push for staple cereals such as Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies, while Campbell Soup Co. is about to launch a multimedia campaign to trumpet its condensed soups as a bargain buy. Kraft Foods Inc. has begun advertising its Kool-Aid powdered beverages on national radio for the first time in 11 years. Campbell and cheese...

2008-09-24 21:00:23

Kraft unveils 90 items Glenview-based Kraft Foods on Wednesday revealed some of its 90 new products, many yet to see a store shelf. It's the most product launches in company history. The food falls into four categories: premium, health and wellness, accessible snacking and easy meals - Michael Sean Comerford Daily Herald business writer - 50 new salad dressings - Oscar Mayer Premium Beef Franks - Planters Kettle Roasted peanuts - Bagel-fuls, filled bagels - Macaroni & Cheese...

2008-09-15 18:00:26

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Ana Paula Cruz of Kraft Foods Inc., +1-847-646-4538, cec@kraft.com NORTHFIELD, Ill., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) today announced it will donate $250,000 in humanitarian aid to support the victims of Hurricane Ike. The donation consists of $100,000 in cash and $50,000 in products to the American Red Cross, and $100,000 in products to Feeding America. Donated products include Kraft favorites such as Planters nuts, Cornnuts...

2008-09-03 09:00:35

By JENNY SONG By Jenny Song The Associated Press NORTHFIELD, Ill. More than 1,000 Chicago public school students boycotted the first day of classes Tuesday in a protest over school funding and instead rode buses more than 30 miles north to try to enroll in a wealthy suburban district. About 1,100 elementary students and 150 high school students from Chicago filled out enrollment applications Tuesday in the New Trier district in Northfield, New Trier Superintendent Linda Yonke said....

2008-08-26 15:00:47

Kraft sees double-digit organic net revenue growth for middle east & Africa regionStrategic investments and pricing drive regional success Kraft Foods Inc (NYE: KFT) reported strong second quarter 2008 results, with global net revenue for the same period increasing by 21.4 percent to $11.2 billion and operating income jumping by 27.1 percent to $1.5 billion. Continuing in previous trends, Kraft Foods' Middle East and Africa operations delivered double digit organic net revenue growth...

2008-07-29 00:00:22

CHICAGO _ Kraft Foods Inc., citing price hikes it pushed through to help offset the effect of soaring raw-material costs, turned in second-quarter results that topped analysts' forecasts. For the last several quarters, the Northfield, Ill.-based packaged food company has been badly squeezed for several quarters by the rising cost of cheese, meats and grain products it uses in making a host of foods from Oreo cookies to macaroni and cheese and Oscar Mayer brand meats. "While commodity cost...


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