History of Kraft Foods
Kraft Foods is the second largest food company in the world. Kraft Foods has over 60 brands, 40 of which are at least 100 years old.
National Dairy Products Corporation was formed in 1923. In 1930, National Dairy Products acquired Kraft-Phenix which had its beginnings back in 1903 when James Kraft started a wholesale cheese business. (In 1909, J L Kraft and Bros. Company was formed and later changed their name to Kraft Cheese Company in 1924 and in 1928 when Kraft purchased Phenix Cheese Company the name was changed to the Kraft-Phenix Cheese Company.)
National Dairy Products changed its name to Kraftco in 1969. By 1976, Kraftco became Kraft, Inc. Kraft, Inc then merged with Dart and became Dart & Kraft in 1980. During the 1980’s the company spun off the non-food business (except for Duracell) into Premark International, Inc. and changed their name back to Kraft, Inc. Duracell was sold in 1988, the same year that Kraft, Inc was purchased by Phillip Morris Companies. By the next year, Phillip Morris merged General Foods and Kraft, Inc. into Kraft General Foods. Then, in 2000, Phillip Morris acquired Nabisco and merged it with Kraft. Finally in 2007, Altria (formerly Phillip Morris) spins off Kraft as a separate independent company known as Kraft Foods.
Kraft Foods has a lengthy list of brands which include:
- Alpen Gold
- Cadbury Creme Egg, Cadbury Dairy Milk
- Capri Sun
- Carte Noir
- Cheez Whiz
- Chips Ahoy!
- Club Social
- Cool Whip
- Cote d’Or
- Cracker Barrel
- Crystal Light
- General Foods International
- Honey Maid
- Maxwell House
- And many more!
How to Find Discounts, Promotional Deals, and Coupon Codes for Kraft Foods
Online there are many sources for Kraft coupons. Kraftrecipes.com has announcements of coupons with limited availability and special offers such as if one signs up to become a member or joining on Facebook. It is possible to print the coupons without signing up for an account. The only requirement is that their coupon printer software is activated. By signing up for a free account, one can receive email alerts about new Kraft coupons when they become available as well as receive a weekly email listing that week’s available coupons.
Kraft Foods also makes coupons available through offline sources. Kraft places coupons in magazines, on some products’ packages, and does direct mailings. Insert in Sunday papers throughout the United States are also a way to obtain Kraft Foods coupons.