Mondelez to move headquarters and 400 jobs to Chicago, leaving Deerfield

January 9, 2019 Off By Sebastian Reisig

Mondelez maker of Oreo, Ritz, Triscuits and other brands, plans to move its global headquarters from Deerfield to Chicago’s booming Fulton Market neighborhood.

The snack maker will move 400 employees into a five-story office building under construction at 905 W. Fulton Market, in the heart of what was once the city’s meatpacking district. The company, which said it signed a 15-year lease, will relocate employees in April 2020, joining the parade of corporate food giants abandoning the suburbs for the city.

“We sought a location that reflects our new, dynamic and more consumer-centric growth culture, and which will make existing and future colleagues proud to be working at the global headquarters of a $26 billion dollar global snacking leader,” Mondelez Chairman and CEO Dirk Van de Put said in a statement. “Fulton Market is an exciting part of the City of Chicago that has acquired a well-deserved reputation for world-class food. We’re privileged to be part of this rapidly-developing scene.”