Innovation Challenge at CBOF

Dec/8 By


Kraft Foods’ Supplier Diversity team launched the Innovation Challenge at CBOF (Chicago Business Opportunity Fair) in April and invites all certified minority and women-owned businesses to participate. This was an industry-first launch to create unique opportunities specifically for MWBEs to showcase their creative ideas and expertise in front of Kraft Foods’ key stakeholders and procurement decision-makers. Kraft Foods believes that the minority and women-owned businesses can provide market-driven innovations which will delight and meet the needs of our increasingly diverse consumer base. This recently-launched Innovation Challenge is a testimony of Kraft Foods’ commitment to make our supplier base as diverse as the products we offer and the consumers we serve. The categories in this Innovation Challenge are aligned to our Corporate strategic objectives of sustainability and health & wellness initiatives where we look for ideas on reaching and retaining our growing consumer markets, recommendations that help meet our sustainability objectives, and solutions to achieve productivity.

For more information, please visit the Innovation Challenge section on our Supplier Diversity Website or submit your questions to [email protected]

Savoy Magazine Interview

Nov/8 By

Jim Norman, the Vice President of Diversity and Talent Acquisition at Kraft Foods was interviewed by Savoy Magazine in February where he discussed the importance of having both a diverse workforce and a diverse supplier base for a global corporation like Kraft Foods; Jim also talked about Kraft’s partnership with Chicago United’s Five Forward Program, an initiative that enlists the commitment of large-size corporations in the Chicago metropolitan area to establish and expand business relationships with five minority-owned companies. Kraft Foods’ was among the first corporations to participate in this initiative, a testimony of Kraft’s commitment to help the city build a stronger regional economy and the scale of minority businesses through its Supplier Diversity effort.

WBENC National Conference and Business Fair

Nov/7 By


The Supplier Diversity team at Kraft Foods is participating in the WBENC 2011 National Conference and Business Fair in Las Vegas between June 21-23, held by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses.

During the two and a half day annual event, workshops, general sessions, MatchMaker Meetings, and networking events are organized for business owners and corporate buyers. For more details about this event, please visit

On Wednesday, June 22, WBENC conference will host its annual Business Fair to connect women-owned businesses and top corporations. The Supplier Diversity team and buyers from Kraft Foods will be at booth #905. Please come visit us and learn about the opportunities to partner with Kraft Foods.