| Mondelez International sells food and beverage products. Co. makes and sells primarily snacks, including biscuits (cookies, crackers and salted snacks), chocolate, gum and candy, as well as various cheese and grocery and powdered beverage products. Co.'s portfolio includes snack brands such as Cadbury, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Halls candy; Trident gum and Tang powdered beverages. Co.'s operations and management structure are organized into four operating segments: Latin America; Asia, Middle East and Africa; Europe; and North America. Co. sells its products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, value stores and other retail food outlets. |
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