WEST LOOP — Oreo-maker Mondelēz is taking a page from Google and McDonald’s and moving its headquarters to the West Loop.
Mondelēz International announced it would be moving its global headquarters from suburban Deerfield to Fulton Market by April 2020, according to a press release.
The maker of Oreo cookies, Ritz crackers, Triscuits and other snack foods signed a “long-term lease” at a five-story office building currently under construction at 905 W. Fulton Market.
As part of the move, the company will relocate 400 corporate employees into the new office space next.
“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,” Mondelēz Chairman and CEO Dirk Van de Put said in a statement.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomed Mondelēz International to the city.
“Mondelēz joins a growing list of food and beverage companies relocating to Chicago, strengthening our place as a leader in the global food industry,” Emanuel said in a statement. “I am confident this relocation will be a win-win for the company and our city, and we are looking forward to welcoming more than 400 members of the Mondelez International team to Chicago.”