Kraft Heinz proposes merger deal which Unilever rejects

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Bottles of Heinz tomato ketchup of U.S. food company Kraft Heinz are offered at a supermarket of Swiss retail group Coop in Zumikon, Switzerland December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (Copyright Reuters 2017)

U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co has proposed a merger with Unilever , but the Anglo-Dutch company has declined, Kraft said on Friday.

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Kraft Heinz said it looks forward to working to reach a deal.

(Reporting by Martinne Geller; editing by Jason Neely)