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Cadbury sets story straight on low-cal products

Cadbury has denied the claims of newspaper stories this week that it was developing low-calorie versions of its chocolate brands.

Cadbury Schweppes unwraps its confectionary strategies

Following talks in London today, Cadbury Schweppes has officially announced its new confectionery strategies, to be implemented following the separation of its drink division, Americas Beverages.

Cadbury Schweppes makes offer on Japanese candy market

Cadbury Schweppes announced yesterday its move on Japanese functional candy company Sansei Foods, in a bid to expand its business further in the country's lucrative confectionery market.

Cadbury pleads guilty to salmonella charges

Cadbury pleaded guilty today in a UK court to three breaches of the country's food and hygiene regulations, admitting it was responsible for allowing salmonella-contaminated chocolate to be sold on...

Cadbury gets sweet on Romania

Cadbury Schweppes has bought a 93 per cent stake in Romanian sweets maker Kandia-Excelent, from Kandia, a private equity investment holding company managed by Meinl Bank.

Cadbury buys Turkish gum maker for 333m

Cadbury today announced the purchase of Intergum, a Turkish gum maker, from the Amram family in a deal worth $450m (€333m) in cash and assumed debt.

Cadbury set to cast off senior managers

Cadbury said yesterday it will restructure its activities in Britain and Ireland, resulting in the dismissal of several senior executives.

Cadbury sells businesses in three continents

Cadbury Schweppes today announced the sale of businesses in Australia, Canada and Italy, raising over £45m (€66.4m) towards its 2007 disposal target.

Cadbury sets out to sweeten UK market sales

Confectionery giant Cadbury Schweppes is set to refocus its UK operations and increase marketing spend over the coming year in a bid to overcome negative publicity and the split between...

Rumours abound as Cadbury looks to chocolate market

News that Cadbury may be on the verge of selling off its beverages arm has prompted rumours of multiple acquisitions for its chocolate half - in what would be a...

Cadbury charged in salmonella contamination case

Cadbury and some of its managers face prosecution for allegedly ignoring a case of salmonella contamination at one of the company's UK plants.

Cadbury rapped for 'insensitive' gum ads

A series of adverts for Cadbury's best-selling gum brand, Trident, have been pulled from UK television after viewers found them 'offensive and racist' - leading to a flurry of negative...

Cadbury set for confectionery split

Cadbury Schweppes has said it will separate its confectionery and US soft drinks businesses, sending ripples of speculation across the financial sector about the firm's motives.

Investor takes a bite out of Cadbury

Speculation is growing over a potential takeover of confectionery giant Cadbury following the announcement that US investor Nelson Peltz has acquired almost 3 per cent of the company.

Cadbury develops timed flavour release confectionery

Sweet-maker Cadbury Adams could be set to bring new innovation to market after being awarded a patent to manufacture a many-flavoured chewable product with different layers and textures.

Gum rescues Cadbury from sticky situation

Even after a year marred by salmonella contamination, product recalls and financial irregularities, Cadbury Schweppes has posted 9 per cent growth in full year profits as the company's portfolio feels...

Cadbury faces prosecution over salmonella, newspaper reports

UK-based Cadbury Schweppes is set to be prosecuted under environmental health laws after the company allegedly released chocolate for sale that was contaminated with salmonella, according to the Guardian newspaper.

Cadbury hit by product recall ahead of Easter boom

Cadbury Schweppes has been forced to recall over twenty of its core UK Easter products after failing to display nut allergy warnings on the packaging of brands such as Creme...

Cadbury trading on track despite bitter year

Weak performance in the UK combined with financial irregularities in Nigerian operations has added up to an unsettled year for global confectionery giant Cadbury Schweppes, according to a trading update...

Cadbury enters UK gum market

The world's second largest gum company, Cadbury Schweppes, is to introduce its most popular chewing gum brand into the UK market next year, putting the pressure on foremost competitor Wrigley...

Cadbury struggles in poorly performing UK market

Confectionery giant Cadbury Schweppes has been forced to lower profit expectations after feeling the effects of poor performance in the UK market.

Kraft reports mixed third quarter results

Kraft today reported its third quarter net revenue growth at a modest 2.3 per cent, with ongoing streamlining costs impacting results.

Cadbury brand targets convenience trend

UK snack maker Kitchen Range Foods has launched a new range of individually packaged chocolate doughnuts, created using the iconic Cadbury confectionery brand.

Cadbury's tax win signals opportunity for multinationals

An EU court ruling in favour of Cadbury opens the door for multinationals to shop around the bloc for the lowest tax rates.

Wrigley and Cadbury war over gum patent

Leading gum manufacturer Wrigley has lost a court battle to halt Cadbury's sugarless gum operations in Australia.

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