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Nabisco (/nəˈbɪsk/, abbreviated from the earlier name National Biscuit Company) is an American manufacturer of cookies and snacks headquartered in East Hanover, New Jersey. The company is a subsidiary of Illinois-based Mondelēz International.[2]

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FoundedJune 19, 1898; 124 years ago (1898-06-19)
Chicago, Illinois[1]
FateAcquired by R.J. Reynolds in 1985, then other owners
East Hanover Township, New Jersey
United States
ProductsCookies, crackers, candy, chocolate
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Nabisco's 1,800,000-square-foot (170,000 m2) plant in Chicago is the largest bakery in the world,[3] employing more than 1,200[3] workers and producing around 320 million pounds of snack foods annually. Its products include Chips Ahoy!, Belvita, Oreo cookies, Ritz Crackers, Teddy Grahams, Triscuit crackers, Fig Newtons, and Wheat Thins for the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Bolivia, Venezuela, and other parts of South America.

All Nabisco cookie or cracker products are branded Christie in Canada. Nabisco opened corporate offices as the National Biscuit Company in the Home Insurance Building in the Chicago Loop in 1898, the world's first skyscraper.[4]

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