Kraft Foods to change corporte name to Mondelez International
Kraft Foods Inc. will change its corporate name to Mondelez International, Inc. (pronounced mohn-dah-LEEZ’), a newly coined word that evokes the idea of “delicious world.” As previously announced, Kraft Foods is dividing to create two public companies before the end of 2012: a global snacks business and a North American grocery business. The North American grocery company will become Kraft Foods Group, Inc., retaining the Kraft brand.
ZeeCooper & Co. to rep Heritage Coffee Co.
ZeeCooper & Co., the Lusby, Md. coffee service products brokerage, has agreed to represent London, Ontario-based Heritage Coffee Co. in the U.S., initially focusing on expanding the private label program.
Starbucks, Green Mountain expand partnership
Starbucks Coffee Co. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. announced the expansion of their strategic relationship for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of Starbucks-branded Vue™ packs for use in GMCR’s recently introduced Keurig® Vue™ Brewer.
Applications available for John Boyle and Alan Plaisted scholarships
Applications are being accepted for both the John Boyle Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Tri-State Automatic Merchandising Council, serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and the Alan Plaisted Scholarship sponsored by the Southeastern Vending Association. Both scholarships cover costs for attending the 2012 Michigan State University/NAMA Executive Development Program, Oct. 21 to 25, 2012. For information, contact the respective associations.
Cuisinart, illycaffe will partner on espresso pod machines
Cuisinart and illycaffè announced a partnership to develop a new line of espresso machines designed and manufactured by Cuisinart. The collection, co-branded Cuisinart for illy, will feature illy’s proprietary espresso capsule system.
General Mills buys natural foods maker
General Mills Inc. acquired Food Should Taste Good, a natural snack foods company in Needham Heights, Mass. that will become part of Small Planet Foods, General Mills’ natural and organic products business.