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2009-09-07 06:50:41

British chocolate maker Cadbury PLC Monday said it rejected a $16.7 billion merger offer from U.S. foods manufacturer Kraft Foods Inc. A statement released by Cadbury confirmed reports Kraft, of Northfield, Ill., had made the offer but its board of directors had rejected it, saying it fundamentally undervalues the venerable candymaker and it remains confident in its standalone strategy and growth prospects as a result of its strong brands, unique category and geographic scope. Kraft's offer...

2009-08-11 14:30:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) announced plans to become the first company to use the Smart Choices Program nutrition criteria to identify which products it advertises to children ages 6-11 in the United States. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/KRAFTLOGO) The Smart Choices Program is a voluntary nutrition labeling system designed to help shoppers easily identify smarter food and beverage choices within product...

2009-08-10 11:00:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Water is an essential ingredient for creating delicious foods. But experts warn that it's becoming increasingly scarce. In fact, the United Nations suggests more than one in six people worldwide don't have ample access to safe water. So, the planet's water resources must be better managed. That is, use less, and use it more efficiently. Kraft Foods has been doing just that, and its efforts are paying off. (Logo:...

2009-07-21 08:45:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL), a major manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals used in a broad range of industries, will issue its second quarter earnings report on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at approximately 8:00 a.m. ET, prior to the open of the market. The Company will hold its second quarter earnings conference call to review the financial and operational performance highlights on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. ET (1:00...

2009-04-22 17:36:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL), a global manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals, today announced the election of Gary E. Hendrickson to its Board of Directors. He succeeds Robert D. Cadieux, who retired from the Board after 17 years of dedicated service to the Company. Hendrickson is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Valspar Corporation, a global leader in the paint and coatings industry. Hendrickson has worked for...

2009-04-20 07:00:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill.,, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL), a major manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals used in a broad range of industries, will issue its first quarter earnings report on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at approximately 8:00 a.m. ET, prior to the open of the market. The Company will hold its first quarter earnings conference call to review the financial and operational performance highlights on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. ET (1:00...

2009-04-16 16:23:00

HOUSTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraft Foods, Inc. has selected Houston-based Lopez Negrete Communications, the second largest independent Hispanic owned and operated agency in the country, as Hispanic agency of record for its Kraft Singles brand. "The Kraft Singles brand is very happy to bring Lopez Negrete on board as a partner in developing consumer strategies, integrated marketing plans, and communications for the U.S. Hispanic consumer. The Hispanic consumer is very important to Kraft...

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...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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