PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its B2B powdered cheese business to global food, beverage and pharma manufacturer Kerry Group. The proposed transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2022, subject to regulatory review and approval.
The transaction involves the divestiture of Kraft Heinz’s B2B powdered cheese products, which are sold through the Company’s Ingredients business. This divestiture includes the Albany, Minn., manufacturing facility, which is expected to operate in ordinary course. Employees at the Albany location will be transferred from Kraft Heinz to Kerry Group.
The divestiture of the B2B powdered cheese business reflects the Company’s ongoing and active portfolio optimization.
ABOUT THE KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY
We are driving transformation at The Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC), inspired by our Purpose, Let’s Make Life Delicious. Consumers are at the center of everything we do. With 2021 net sales of approximately $26 billion, we are committed to growing our iconic and emerging food and beverage brands on a global scale. We leverage our scale and agility to unleash the full power of Kraft Heinz across a portfolio of six consumer-driven product platforms. As global citizens, we’re dedicated to making a sustainable, ethical impact while helping feed the world in healthy, responsible ways. Learn more about our journey by visiting www.kraftheinzcompany.com or following us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Kerry is the world’s leading taste and nutrition partner for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. We innovate with our customers to create great tasting products, with improved nutrition and functionality, while ensuring better impact for the planet. Our leading consumer insights, global RD&A team of 1,100+ food scientists and extensive global footprint enable us to solve our customers’ complex challenges with differentiated solutions. At Kerry, we are driven to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition, and to reach over 2 billion consumers with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030. For more information, visit www.kerry.com.