PITTSBURGH, March 25 (UPI) -- Kraft Food Group Inc. and H.J. Heinz Co. have agreed to a merger to form the world's fifth-largest food company and North America's third-largest.
The brands of Kraft, based in Northfield, Ill., include Jell-O, Maxwell House coffee and Planters peanuts. Heinz, of Pittsburgh, has its iconic ketchup, as well as Ore-Ida potato products and Lea & Perrins sauce. Together they will form Kraft Heinz Co., with revenue of about $28 million.