I need help with my management assignment

Nov 9th, 2015
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IN ADDITION TO READING THE TEXT (CH 8 AND 9) AND THE KRAFT FOODS INC. CASE, YOU WILL WANT TO REVIEW THESE ARTICLES BEFORE ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS.  YOU MAY SUPPLEMENT THESE SOURCES WITH RESEARCH OF YOUR OWN.  YOU MAY ALSO FIND IT USEFUL TO REVIEW THE INSTRUCTIONS, SUGGESTIONS AND RUBRICS FROM PREVIOUS CASES TO ENSURE YOUR ANSWER IS COMPLETE.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/kraft-foods-h-j-heinz-to-merge-1427278332

http://www.wsj.com/articles/kraft-heinz-is-still-taking-shape-after-its-own-merger-1438829695

http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015/03/25/kraft-heinz-deal-making-other-food-stocks-look-tasty-too/

http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015/03/27/krafts-stock-price-get-even-tastier-to-investors/

APPLYING (AND DEFINING) KEY CONCEPTS FROM THE TEXT, BRIEFLY DESCRIBE THE FOLLOWING EVENTS.  YOU MAY EXPECT TO USE MORE THAN ONE CONCEPT IN EACH ANSWER.  PRECISION IN THE USE OF KEY TERMS IN CONTEXT IS CRITICAL TO THESE QUESTIONS.

1.  Overall, how would you describe Kraft Food’s corporate strategy after its spin-off from the Altria Group in 2007?

2.  Specifically, how would you describe Kraft’s takeover of Cadbury in 2010?

3.  How would you describe the 2012 split into Kraft Inc.’s business into North American Grocery and Mondelez International?

4.  What can you say about the performance of each company before and after the deal?

5.  Given what you know about corporate strategy and firm performance, was the 2012 split of Kraft Inc.’s business into North American grocery and Mondelez international and snacks a good strategic move?  Why or why not?

6.  How would you describe the combination of Kraft and Heinz?

7.  What can you say about the performance of each company before and after the deal?

8.  Given what you know about corporate strategy and firm performance, is the 2015 combination of Kraft and Heinz good strategic move? Why or why not?


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