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“The whole proposition here is profitable growth, innovation on big bets, and spending more behind the brands,” he says. That’s not typical for private equity.”3G could have picked an easier place to prove its company-­building mettle than the 5 billion U. Consumers are seeking more natural and organic food, and they’re shifting away from the staples that have dominated supermarket shelves for decades.

Euromonitor International projects that North American packaged-food sales will grow by only 1.3 percent annually through 2021.

This was unacceptable to Bernardo Hees, the boisterous Brazilian who had been chief executive of Kraft Heinz for barely a year, since ketchup king H. Typically, 3G’s strategy for expansion when it buys a company is to purchase another and start in again with cost cuts.

Not only was it selling fewer Oscar Mayer wieners, not only was it losing sales to rivals, but the U. Americans had actually grown uneasy about eating hot dogs and giving them to their kids. It wasn’t quite Tim Cook demanding an overnight redo of the i Phone; more like Ford Motor Co. But Kraft Heinz is controlled by the private equity firm 3G Capital, which is known less for nurturing growth at the companies it buys than for firing people, shutting factories, and taking cost-cutting to exceptional lengths.

All of which means that unless 3G finds another merger partner for Kraft Heinz, its future in food depends on processed cheese, cheap coffee, and old brands such as Kool-Aid, Cool Whip, Jell-O, and A.1.

That’s no small challenge, as Lemann acknowledged in April at a conference at Harvard Business School.

That might be why Hees opened his door recently to talk about the hot dog crisis.

“If you’re doing what we have been doing,” the silver-haired 77-year-old billionaire said, “you’re obviously not quite as good as you should be in marketing or developing new products.

He had ample incentive to succeed at remaking the Oscar Mayer wiener: More than 40 percent of his most recent bonus was riding on it. Yearly declines in overall hot dog sales had turned sharper after the World Health Organization issued a report in October 2015 saying that eating processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs increases the risk of contracting colon cancer.

Hees was dismayed to see that Oscar Mayer was faring even worse than competitors.

This reputation for brutal efficiency has become a problem.

Early this year, Unilever NV rebuffed a bid by 3G and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

(Buffett made a show of eating several onstage at Berkshire’s annual meeting in May.) The company has added 0 million to U. TV and print advertising over the past two years, budgeted more than

“If you’re doing what we have been doing,” the silver-haired 77-year-old billionaire said, “you’re obviously not quite as good as you should be in marketing or developing new products.

He had ample incentive to succeed at remaking the Oscar Mayer wiener: More than 40 percent of his most recent bonus was riding on it. Yearly declines in overall hot dog sales had turned sharper after the World Health Organization issued a report in October 2015 saying that eating processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs increases the risk of contracting colon cancer.

Hees was dismayed to see that Oscar Mayer was faring even worse than competitors.

This reputation for brutal efficiency has become a problem.

Early this year, Unilever NV rebuffed a bid by 3G and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

(Buffett made a show of eating several onstage at Berkshire’s annual meeting in May.) The company has added $100 million to U. TV and print advertising over the past two years, budgeted more than $1 billion to build two plants and refurbish more than 10 others (while shutting down six), and put $3 million into its suburban Chicago research and development center, including a mini-factory that can make new-­product prototypes in a day or so.

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“If you’re doing what we have been doing,” the silver-haired 77-year-old billionaire said, “you’re obviously not quite as good as you should be in marketing or developing new products.He had ample incentive to succeed at remaking the Oscar Mayer wiener: More than 40 percent of his most recent bonus was riding on it. Yearly declines in overall hot dog sales had turned sharper after the World Health Organization issued a report in October 2015 saying that eating processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs increases the risk of contracting colon cancer.Hees was dismayed to see that Oscar Mayer was faring even worse than competitors.This reputation for brutal efficiency has become a problem.Early this year, Unilever NV rebuffed a bid by 3G and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.(Buffett made a show of eating several onstage at Berkshire’s annual meeting in May.) The company has added $100 million to U. TV and print advertising over the past two years, budgeted more than $1 billion to build two plants and refurbish more than 10 others (while shutting down six), and put $3 million into its suburban Chicago research and development center, including a mini-factory that can make new-­product prototypes in a day or so.

billion to build two plants and refurbish more than 10 others (while shutting down six), and put million into its suburban Chicago research and development center, including a mini-factory that can make new-­product prototypes in a day or so.

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