Kraft Foods

Kraft Kraft Foods is a food production company based in Illinois in the USA. It manufactures and distributes food products to almost every part of the world.

History
Kraft Foods started out in many places around the globe and with many innovators in the production of food products. The history of Kraft foods dates back to 1767, when Bayldon, Berry and Joseph Terry founded Terry’s of York in York, England. It sold candied fruit peel known as Cote d’Or which was introduced in 1883.

Maxwell Coffee was founded by Joel Cheek in 1892 when he created a special blend of coffee for the Maxwell House Hotel.

In 1903, James .L. Kraft opened a new cheese manufacturing plant in Chicago, Illinois. When Vegemite cheese was introduced by Fred Walker & Co. in Melbourne, Kraft bought a share.

In 1927, Kool-Aid was introduced by Edwin Perkins. He modified a soft drink and concentrated it into a powder. In 1928, the company bought Phenix Cheese Corporation, the makers of Philadelphia cream cheese. When Kraft bought the company, its name was changed to Kraft-Phenix Corporation. In 1937, Kraft introduced a new line of ready to eat meals and named it Kraft Dinner. The Oscar Mayer advertisement was featured in TV in 1963.

A few years later, General Foods merged with a Korean company Dong Suh Foods. In Japan, it merged with Ajinomoto and formed a new company, Ajinomoto General Foods (AGF). In 1981, Oscar Mayer & Co, Inc. was sold to General Foods. Again, in 1985, General Foods was sold to Philip Morris Cos. In 1986, Tombstone Pizza Corp. was bought by Kraft foods, which was later acquired by Philip Morris Cos. After that, the company started producing convenience meals under the name Lunchables. The merging of Kraft and General Foods was a major event of 1989.

By 1992, the company expanded its business to Europe. Another merging took place in 2000, when Philip Morris Cos. bought Nabisco Holdings Corporation. The company became public in 2001. On Feb. 2, 2010, Kraft acquired Cadbury chocolate.

Stats
Company headquarters: Three Lakes Drive, Northfield, IL, USA.
Ownership: Public
Annual revenue: $55 billion
Number of employees: 127,000
Geography: Worldwide
Demography: Natural and Organic

Brands
Alpen Gold
A.1.
Breakstone’s
Crystal Light
Cadbury Crème Egg
Cracker Barrel
Capri Sun
Cote d’Or
Cool Whip
Cheeze Whiz
Dentyne
Cadbury dairy milk
General Foods International
Gevalia
Handi-Snacks
Hollywood Gum
Jell-O
Jacobs
Kraft cheese
Kool-Aid
Oscar
Miracle Whip
Maxwell House
Nabisco
The Natural Confectionery Company
Philadelphia
Planters
Royal
Stove Top
Trident
Tassimo
Velveeta
Wheat Thins

Important Links
Corporate Home Page
Products
Jobs and Careers
Management
Contact Information

40 Comments

  1. Jeff Hankins May 16, 2017 at 11:32 am - Reply

    I love your one step coleslaw maker, please bring it back,,,, I never used it for coleslaw,, it made great egg salad and I loved tomato sandwiches with it, it was much better than mayo

  2. Amber February 20, 2017 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Bring back the chicken flavored noodles in the brown box PLEASE!!!

  3. Leon K. June 10, 2015 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Where can I get Kraft Miracle French Dressing?

  4. Leon K. June 10, 2015 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    I would like to know where I can get Kraft Miracle French Dressing?

  5. Sandy Steer May 30, 2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Evening – Last summer I purchased your Kraft Miracle Whip Secret Burger Sauce – love it. But guess what – it’s not in any of the stores I shop in the 29568 area. I thought it might be just a summer item – but here it is summertime/BBQ season and I can’t find it. I’m on my last bottle of it. HELP me out here!! Thank you – Sandy Steer

  6. Audrey mcdonald May 27, 2015 at 8:29 am - Reply

    We buy your sugar free jello. When we have eaten this it reacts in our mouths as if something is burning. I will not purchase this product any longer.

  7. Janice Brown May 19, 2015 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    I remember buying a creamy chicken noodle dinner in a brown box that was delicious then it was gone!!! Are you ever going to be selling it again? Quite a few people i know also want it back!!!

  8. Fran Adduci May 6, 2015 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    I love your Kraft one step cole slaw dressing but are unable to find it in Las Vegas.

  9. Carolyn April 26, 2015 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Why are you not putting recipes (directions) in your sure-jel boxes? My mother-in-law had to call us to look up how to make freezer jam since she doesn’t have a computer and there were no directions in the box. Not everyone owns or knows how to use a computer. It is very inconvenient.

  10. Harold Myers March 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Why can’t we find Kraft Hot BBQ sauce in any of the grocery stores. You can’t even find it online. Please say that ya’ll haven’t discontinued this product.

  11. Maureen G February 7, 2015 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    I am unable to locate Kraft Lite 3 cheese Ranch dressing. I live in 98372. Please help me locate as I am addicted to it. It is delicious. I would buy a case. Used to purchase at Wal-Mart but they stopped carrying that flavor.

  12. MARIE TRACY February 2, 2015 at 10:20 am - Reply

    YEARS AGO, I PURCHASED A CONTAINER FOR YOUR CREAM CHEESE, WHICH I HAD ORDERED FROM AN AD ON A CEREAL BOX. I DO NOT SEE THIS ADD ANY LONGER AND WISH TO PURCHASE MORE OF THESE CONTAINERS. PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT THIS, AS I HAVE FOUND THIS IS THE BEST PRODUCT TO STORE MY CREAM CHEESE. THANKS.

  13. Karin January 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Can you please tell me where I can buy Kraft Jet puffed chocolate covered mallow bites(bag) in Morris county NJ around zip code of 07876 thank you

  14. David Lesperance January 19, 2015 at 11:43 am - Reply

    I have a complaint. The last two packages of Deli-Deluxe does not have the same texture , taste and is saltier than what we have been used to over the many years we have eaten it . Have you changed the recipe ? If so please revert to the old one. It isn’t just me but my wife and some of the family noticed it too .HELP ,yours was the best.

  15. Mary Arnold November 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Where can I buy the Kraft Spaghetti Classics Tangy Italian mix in Gainesville, FL?

  16. Mary Arnold November 3, 2014 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    I live near Gainesville, FL and used to buy the Kraft Spaghetti Classics Tangy Italian mix in a box but the local stores stopped stocking it. Was it discontinued?

  17. arzeta peak May 21, 2014 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    what ever happen to the herb sauce that were in the Turkey Lunchables.

  18. Marilyn May 11, 2014 at 7:44 am - Reply

    Where can I buy the Kraft Spaghetti Classics Tangy Italian Mix in the Boston area??? I used to buy it at Star Market/Shaws Super Market. Has this product been discontinued? This makes such a quick & delicious meal!!

  19. shirley linn May 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    i cant find the kraft chicken and noodles in a box anymore. have they been discontinued? i love your instant mac and cheese and your kraft cheese singles.

  20. Pat daniels April 10, 2014 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    with 55billion in profit you could afford to give a billion in sweepstakes giveaways plus grocerys

  21. Warren cassidy April 1, 2014 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Can I order yuban original coffee k cups and yuban original decafe in the can from kraft foods. Nobody carries it here anymore?

  22. michele may April 1, 2014 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Is Maxwell house coffee processed with machinery that is also used for peanuts?

  23. Judy A March 28, 2014 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    where can I purchase Kraft Recipe makers? WALMART had them; unfortunately every package was out of date! I was looking to purchase on March 11,2014 and all dates were sell by 2/18/14. Where else can I? find them Zip code 92270.Thanks.

  24. James December 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    What is with the boxes for jello, everthing is in English and Spanish except for recipe jello with fruit in it. I don’t speak spanish and don’t intend to learn. Since everything i guess has to have both languages, at least do the recipes the same way.

  25. Jackie Cruz November 12, 2013 at 1:00 am - Reply

    I had bought a lunchables w/ Smoothie and my daughter has been throwing up since she’s ate it today 11/11/13 at lunch. It was the chicken strips, I need someone to tell why the hell my daughter is throwing up only black stuffs contact me immediately at 562-547-6581

  26. roseline reid August 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    I just tried Velveeta cheesy casseroles –chili cornbread –it was awful! when I opened the cornmeal mix it smelled toxic ,peculiar,sweet like cake –terrible taste after I baked it I could still smell that awful stink –when I tasted had to spit it out –the seasoning for beef was not good at all it had a spice hot flavor– yet it was bland (no salt) not a chili flavor at all I will throw it all in the garbage . I thought cornbread was a no brainer.
    I,m reluctant to use the other flavor box I bought– I hate to waste my beef on something uneatable how about tasting your products before you put them out

    • Cindy Chambers February 12, 2015 at 11:13 pm - Reply

      I just tried the chili cornbread as well and toxic is the exact word I used for this as well. I took one bite and spit it out. It was horrible.

  27. elaine mckeough July 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    I’ve been canning for 56 years. Most of the time I’ve used SureJell for jams. Today I picked blackberries and red raspberries out of my own garden. I’ve just opened a box of SureJell and — for the first time in all these years — there’s no directions in the box. Nor are there any in the second box I have on hand. One would think I could do it blindfolded, but I’ve always been careful and CHECK to see that all measures, etc., are correct. Therefore, I’m really ‘ticked’ about this. What’s going on? Why are you getting careless, like so much else in this country. I feel that you should reimburse me because of this. Apparently, a whole shipment must be minus directions. What happened, and what will you do about it? I’d like a reply. If you don’t reply, I am going to get everyone I know to stop buying SureJell, and they’ll pass it on and pass it on. Please reply to this email. Elaine McKeough

  28. Charlotte May 14, 2013 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Shame on Kraft Foods Advertising. A Zesty Italian commercial is trying to use sex to sell Kraft dressing…really. Is that appropriate!!!

  29. Sandra Hardinger March 18, 2013 at 8:30 am - Reply

    POSTUM!!!! I hear it’s back!!! How do I get some!!!???

  30. sylvia vellas March 9, 2013 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    could you put papers between the slices in Big Slice cheddar? Love the cheese,but can’t get a nice slice for my sandwich because it sticks together.

  31. gary whitney February 17, 2013 at 11:25 am - Reply

    I HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR NABISCO BUT I DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO GO WITH IT

  32. suzanne January 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Have you stop making Kraft sprinkle cheese in the blue can? Where can I buy it?

    • Angela Ryan April 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      Wanting to buy the Kraft powder cheddar cheese..I have been searching for months..where can I order please..you are my last hope…please respond…

  33. gina January 6, 2013 at 10:53 am - Reply

    I live in Ocala , FL.. Why can’t I find Kraft caramels anywhere in any store ????

  34. Jennifer Greenfield January 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    I own a gas station in Forreston Illionois 61030. I would like to have pizzas delivered by you. Your company used to then they stopped.

  35. POed January 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Just a Note to say, I will no longer buy any Kraft or Kraft owned product due to the fact you support the production of Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) to be introduced into or food. We have trusted you for all these years as a food source and with no hesitation feed our children your products. Now I have learned that KRAFT FOODS DONATED A LARGE SUM OF MONEY TO PASS THE BILL 37 FOR THE PRODUCTION OF GMOs. I feel you are no longer a trust worthy manufacturer. You have graciously listed all products and companies owned by Kraft on this web site. I will do my part in boycotting all of them…until you pull your support of
    Genetically Modified Organisms as a food source.

  36. w.r. smith December 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Where can I buy sugar free Tang drink mix. I live in Fort Worth, Texas 76107. I cannot find online. Please WHERE?????

  37. Jennifer Eady December 10, 2012 at 8:18 am - Reply

    I would like to find out about getting coupons for Kraft products, I use alot of them and they would be extremely beneficial. I love KRAFT!!!

  38. Eva Troutman January 22, 2012 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Ihave enjoyed a number of your products,and will continue to buy them. However;recently i purchased boxes of
    velveeta cheesy skillet and found them to be quite delicious but mismanufactured. The box said pasta with creamy sauce,but contained rice. All in all keep up the good work!

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