Deal includes three Kraft Heinz cheese plants and a distribution facility, plus 750 staff shifting to Lactalis.
September 21, 2020
Lactalis Group has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition by its U.S. affiliate of Kraft Heinz’s Natural, Grated, Cultured and Specialty cheese businesses in the U.S., Grated cheese business in Canada and entire International Cheese business outside North America. With this acquisition, Lactalis will acquire a portfolio of iconic, strongly-positioned brands that include Cracker Barrel, Breakstone’s, Knudsen, Polly-O, Athenos, Hoffman’s and, outside the U.S. and Canada only, Cheez Whiz. In addition, Kraft Heinz will partner with Lactalis on a perpetual license for Kraft in Natural, Grated and International cheeses and Velveeta in Natural and International cheeses.
The company is offering their iconic stadium-style condiment dispensers and free hot dogs to 200 ketchup-loving baseball fans
July 20, 2020
This year, when the baseball season looks a little different, HEINZ is bringing you the next best thing to sitting in the stands and cheering on your favorite team: the HEINZ Stadium Ketchup Kit. Each HEINZ Stadium Ketchup Kit has everything fans need to bring the ballpark home, including an iconic HEINZ stadium-style ketchup dispenser filled with delicious HEINZ Tomato Ketchup. Fans will also receive a coupon for a free package of OSCAR MAYER Hot Dogs, hot dog trays to serve up the perfect stadium hot dog, napkins, and a HEINZ red foam finger to help them cheer on their favorite team.
Company announces $6.6 million donation to Feeding America network of food banks.
March 20, 2020
As one of the world’s largest food companies, the Kraft Heinz Company takes seriously its role in feeding consumers and their families. As the world continue to address the very real implications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Kraft Heinz – which is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh – has committed to donating $12 million globally to ensure people across the globe have the food they need during this challenging time.
This investment is set to position the company as a SaaS solution for the retail cannabis industry.
October 25, 2019
Flowhub, Denver, Colo., raised a $23 million Series A financing round led by e.ventures, San Francisco; Evolv Ventures, Kraft Heinz’ Chicago-based venture fund; and Poseidon Asset Management, LLC, San Francisco, with contributions from 9Yards Capital, San Francisco; former NBA commissioner David Stern and Iqram Magdon-Ismail, co-founder and former CEO of Venmo, New York, among others.
New Culture uses fermentation instead of animals to make dairy proteins.
September 10, 2019
New Culture, a San Francisco-based animal-free dairy cheese processor, announced the closing of $3.5 million in seed round funding led by Evolv Ventures, Kraft Heinz’ Chicago-based venture capital fund.