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The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Kraft Foods plans to put its Altoids mints and Life Savers candy brands up for sale, as part of a broad strategy of getting out of non-core businesses and a specific strategy of getting out of the confectionary business.

Among the companies like to bid for the brands: Wrigley, Hershey Foods and Cadbury Schweppes.

The Sun-Times reports that the sale could generate between $1.2 billion and $1.7 billion for Kraft.
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