Financial Review on Mondelez Intl. and HJ Heinz - Food

Financial Review on Mondelez Intl. and HJ Heinz - Food Companies
Looking to Revive Brands and Expand Into Emerging Markets 
NEW DELHI, INDIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 --  Companies with
operations in food products, such as Mondelez International and HJ
Heinz, are generally relatively well insulated from economic
turbulence as their products are primarily considered as necessary
staples. However, the prolonged recession in Europe and ongoing
sluggish state of the U.S. economy has been challenging for branded
products as penny-conscious consumers opt for cheaper alternatives.
In their search for growth, many companies are evaluating their
current offerings with an eye to pare back non-performing brands and
invest in innovation. Street-Wire posted its analysis on Mondelez
International Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) and HJ Heinz Co. (NYSE: HNZ) at has brought together some of the best financial
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The challenges in developed markets have also been driving many large
food companies to increase their focus and presence in fast growing
emerging markets. In Asian and South American markets a fast
expanding middle-class is boosting demand for convenient and branded
packaged food, creating huge potential for growth. Our financial
analysis on HJ Heinz Co. can be accessed at  
Although emerging markets bode well, rising input costs, including
commodity and labor expenses, have been a headwind for the industry.
As margins come under increasing pressure, industry players have been
forced to implement price increases and boost efficiency with
cost-cutting programs.  
Mondelez International, the snack business of what was before Kraft
Foods Inc., released its 3rd quarter results yesterday. Mondelez's
financial analysis available at  
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