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Heinz CEO Warns Employees of Kraft to Prepare for Disruption

Bernardo Hees, who cut more than 7,000 jobs at H.J. Heinz Co. after his investment firm took the company private, has a message for Kraft workers: Change is hard.

3G, with backing from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., recently announced it would buy Kraft Foods Group Inc. and merge it with Heinz, where Hees is serving as chief executive officer. 3G is known for slashing costs, prompting speculation that jobs will be cut at Kraft, the maker of food brands such as Velveeta, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Maxwell House.