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Even as Menacing Inflation Confines Margins, Kraft Heinz Stays Resolutely Focused on the Long Term

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Business Strategy and Outlook

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Like its peers, Kraft Heinz benefited from consumers’ penchant for eating at home during the pandemic, with 85% of its sales driven through the retail channel, and could again if consumers resort to at-home food consumption against a more challenging economic backdrop. If household penetration and repeat purchases are a guide, we posit its revamped road map is proving prudent. In this context, CEO Miguel Patricio has charged the firm to pursue efficiencies that will prove lasting, elevate brand spending (marketing and product innovation), enhance capabilities (category management and e-commerce), and leverage its scale to more nimbly respond to changing market conditions, which we perceive as judicious.

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In July 2015, Kraft merged with Heinz to create the third-largest food and beverage manufacturer in North America behind PepsiCo and Nestle and the fifth-largest player in the world. Beyond its namesake brands, the combined firm's portfolio includes Oscar Mayer, Velveeta, and Philadelphia. Outside North America, the firm's global reach counts a distribution network in Europe and emerging markets that drive around one fifth of its consolidated sales base, as its products are sold in more than 190 countries and territories.

One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
T +1 412 456-5700
Industry Packaged Foods
Most Recent Earnings Sep 30, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 25, 2022
Employees 36,000

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