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The Kraft Heinz Co KHC

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Even With Looming Headwinds, Kraft Heinz Chalks Up a Sunny Start to 2021; Shares Still Look Tasty

Erin Lash, CFA Sector Director

Analyst Note

| Erin Lash, CFA |

The most pressing questions ahead of Kraft Heinz’s first-quarter earnings report centered on how revenue growth would hold as it laps COVID-19-induced stock-ups a year ago and whether it’s equipped to offset inflationary headwinds. On both accounts, we believe Kraft Heinz’s new strategic roadmap (publicly disseminated in September 2020) seems to be positioning the firm for sustained improvement.

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In July 2015, Kraft merged with Heinz to create the third- largest food and beverage manufacturer in North America behind PepsiCo and Nestle and the fifth- largest player in the world. Beyond its namesake brands, the combined firm's portfolio includes Oscar Mayer, Ore-Ida, and Philadelphia. Outside North America, the firm's global reach includes a distribution network in Europe and emerging markets that drive around one fifth of its consolidated sales base, as its products are sold in more than 190 countries and territories.

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One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
T +1 412 456-5700
Sector Consumer Defensive
Industry Packaged Foods
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 28, 2020
Stock Type Slow Growth
Employees 38,000

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