Some brands owned by Mondelez International include Belvita, Cadbury, Lu Petit Beurre, Nabisco and Toblerone. The Mondelez International brands were formerly part of Kraft's snack food division.
Mondelez International produces a wide range of snack foods, including cookies and crackers such as Nabisco's Oreo cookies, Chips Ahoy cookies and Ritz crackers. It also manufactures powdered beverages and chewing gum.
Five brothers who sold wholesale cheese founded the J.L. Kraft and Bros. company in 1909. By 1930 it was the third-largest dairy company in the United States. The National Dairy Products Corporation bought Kraft in 1930. The company began using the name Kraftco in 1969; in 1989, it merged with General Foods.
By the 1990s, brands under the Kraft umbrella included Crystal Light, Shake 'n Bake and Kool-Aid.
Kraft Foods Inc. split into two companies in 2011. Kraft Foods Group, which focused on grocery items, later merged with Heinz. The snack foods division became Mondelez International in 2012, following a contest among employees to rename the company. The name "Mondelez" comes from words for "world" and "delicious" in the Romance languages.
At the time of its founding in 2012, 80 percent of Mondelez International's business was abroad. Its international brands include Freia (Norway), Lucky Crackers (Taiwan), Mikado (United Kingdom) and Vegemite (Australia).