DEERFIELD, Ill., July 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mondelēz International today announced it has completed the acquisition of an 80 percent stake in Kinh Do, Vietnam's leading snacks business. First announced in November 2014, the combination brings together Kinh Do's well-loved local snacks, including Kinh Do mooncakes and biscuits, Cosy biscuits, Solite soft cakes and AFC crackers, with Mondelēz International's iconic global brands, such as Oreo cookies, Ritz crackers and Cadbury chocolate.
"This acquisition is a perfect fit for our growth strategy in Asia Pacific, strengthening our core snacking categories in a high-growth dynamic market," said Tim Cofer, Executive Vice President and President, Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Vietnam is home to over 90 million increasingly sophisticated consumers looking for high-quality snacking products.
"The addition of Kinh Do's deep understanding of Vietnam's consumers and routes to market enhances our capabilities in the region," Cofer said. "Combined with our global knowledge and resources, including world-class innovation, marketing, food safety and quality, the future is bright for our business in Vietnam."
About Mondelēz International
Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) is a global snacking powerhouse, with pro forma 2014 revenue of more than $30 billion. Creating delicious moments of joy in 165 countries, Mondelēz International is a world leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Oreo, LU and Nabisco biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; Trident gum and Tang powdered beverages. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor's 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ.
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