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New boss for Kraft UK

Maurizio Brusadelli has been appointed as replacement for Nick Bunker as president for Kraft Foods UK & Ireland (UK&I).

Kraft extends Cadbury price marked pack range to catch consumer eye

Kraft Foods plans to extend its 50p price marked pack range in the UK by adding Cadbury Picnic and Cadbury Chocos in a bid to boost sales.

Cadbury rethinks flow wrap to encourage impulse buying

Kraft-owned chocolate maker Cadbury has filed an international patent for a redesigned flow wrap package that it claims will allow chocolate bars to be displayed closer to sales counters to...

Gum the ‘main challenge’ for Kraft as chocolate category grows

Kraft Foods has reported that the biggest challenge in its otherwise growing confectionery/global snacks category is gum.

Kraft boosts profits 5% in Q2, reaffirms outlook

Kraft Foods reported a 5.4% rise in second quarter net profit, more than offsetting higher raw material costs and adverse effects of currency exchange rates, the company said on Thursday.

Kraft investigates ‘worm-infested’ Cadbury éclair in China

Cadbury parent company Kraft Foods has responded to allegations from a Chinese newspaper that a piece of Choclairs from a Beijing supermarket contained a worm.

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The big guns on degradable gum: Wrigley and Kraft’s enviro-gum plans

ConfectioneryNews.com asks what the two biggest players in the chewing gum market are doing to introduce non-stick gums that degrade quickly in the environment.

Kraft seeks ‘radical and inventive’ solution to environmentally-friendly gum base challenge

Kraft Foods is inviting potential partners to pitch “ingredients, formulations or technologies" that could help it create an environmentally-friendly chewing gum base that will degrade after disposal.

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Kraft wins innovation award for Trident Layers

Kraft Foods has bagged an innovation award from market analysts Nielsen for its Trident Layers gum brand.

Kraft develops quality preserving low-calorie chocolate method

Cadbury owner Kraft Foods has filed an international patent for a process to make low-calorie chocolate that it claims can maintain texture and quality while extending shelf-life.

Wrigley’s menthol gum appeal against Cadbury dismissed

A US appeal court has upheld a previous federal court decision which found that Wrigley’s patent on a menthol chewing gum formulation was too similar to earlier patents as argued...

Cadbury in list of top three preferred employers

Cadbury and Marks & Spencer feature in the list of the top three firms nearly 8,000 job seekers would most like to work for, according to recruitment and HR services...

Kraft risks being left out of recycling loop after rejecting EPR call

Kraft Foods’ refusal to adopt a policy on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for its US packaging operations is likely causing millions of dollars of post-consumer waste ending up in landfill, said...

Cadbury bursts into UK popcorn segment

Kraft-owned Cadbury has expanded its sharing bag portfolio with a chocolate-coated toffee popcorn product, in a bid to burst into the UK’s rattling £42m (€52.46m) popcorn market.

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Kraft shareholders approve ‘Mondelez International’ name for global snacks business

Kraft Foods shareholders have approved the name Mondelez International as the new name for the company’s global snacks business after it splits into two separate companies later this year.

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Vote due on Kraft snacks name

Kraft Foods will decide tomorrow whether to change the name of its global snacks spin-off to Mondelez International in a vote at its Annual Shareholder Meeting.

Biscuits, chocolate and developing markets drive growth for Kraft in Q1

Kraft Foods is off to a solid start to 2012 in its first quarter (Q1) results driven by sales growth in global biscuits and chocolate and strong performance in emerging markets.

Kraft 2012 outlook stable in face of commodity pressures, says rating agency

Risks remain for Kraft Foods ahead of its planned split as it is squeezed by commodity costs, but it will sustain growth in 2012, according to the rating agency Standard...

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Cadbury accused of ‘paranoia’ for multiple nut warnings

A campaign group against gobbledygook, jargon and misleading public information has slammed Kraft/Cadbury for going overboard on nut labelling and said that manufacturers are in fear of regulatory bodies.

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Kraft CEO Irene Rosenfeld bags $22m in 2011

Kraft Foods head Irene Rosenfeld was paid $22m in 2011, according to figures in a recent filling to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Dispatches from Anuga Foodtec 2012

‘Unique’ flavour analysis can optimise chocolate taste profiles – ex Kraft flavourist

A combination of sensory and analytical flavour analysis that is hardly commercially available can optimise the taste of chocolate, according to a flavour consultant.

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Nestle, Mars and Kraft: Signatories to UK calorie cap

Leading confectioners Nestle, Mars and Kraft are among the signatories to a UK government pledge to cut five billion calories from the nation’s daily diet.

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Kraft to launch limited edition commemorative chocolate bar

Kraft Foods will unveil a limited edition chocolate bar in May to mark the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee.

Kraft Foods reveals new name for global snacks business

Kraft Foods has today announced the name of its global snacks spin-off and its North American grocery business.

Kraft opens £17M R&D centre at Bournville

Kraft Foods has opened its new Global Research and Development (R&D) Centre at Bournville, as part of a £17M investment in the UK.

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