Mondelēz International, Inc. is an American multinational confectionery, food and beverage conglomerate, employing around 100,000 people around the world. It comprises the global snacking and food brands of the former Kraft Foods. The Mondelēz name came from the input of Kraft Foods employees at the time, Monde being French for world and delez an alternative to delicious.
Mondelēz International makes some of the best-known snack brands around the globe. Its 15 most important global brands in cookies & crackers (Oreo; Chips Ahoy!; TUC; Belvita; Club Social and Barni), chocolate (Milka, Lacta, Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk) and gum & candy (Trident, Chiclets, Halls, Stride, and Cadbury Dairy Milk Eclairs) are expected to drive 70 percent of the company’s growth.
The company is headquartered in Deerfield Township, Illinois, near Chicago, and is a manufacturer of chocolate, biscuits, gum, confectionery, coffee and powdered beverages. The company consists of the global snacking and food brands of the former Kraft Foods Inc. following the spin-off of its North American grocery operations in October 2012. Mondelēz International's portfolio includes several billion-dollar brands such as Cadbury and Milka chocolate, Jacobs coffee, LU, Nabisco and Oreo cookies, Tang powdered beverages and Trident gums. Mondelēz International has annual revenue of approximately $36 billion and operations in more than 80 countries.
Mondelēz Canada controls the rights to Christie Brown and Company, which consists of the brands like Mr. Christie and Dad's Cookies. Head office is Mississauga, Ontario with operations in Etobicoke (closing 2013), Scarborough and Montreal.