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Buffett's Berkshire Buys Small Stake in Kraft: WSJ

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Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 4:34 AM ET

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has bought a small stake in Kraft Foods, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.
Morry Gash
Boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.

Berkshire, with a stake of less than 5%, joins veteran Wall Street raiders Carl Icahn and Nelson Peltz as investors in the food giant, the Journal said, citing a person familiar with the purchase.

Buffett has a history of betting on companies that have strong brands and are comeback stories. His investment could mean a vote of confidence that management is on the right track with its plan to restructure the company, according to the report.

Neither Kraft nor Berkshire Hathaway immediately returned calls seeking comment.

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