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Cadbury reports overall growth, North American slowdown

Cadbury has reported continued profit growth in a trading update, although it said growth in North America has ‘softened’.

Cadbury research tool combines efficiency with green credentials

Cadbury has added another string to its eco-friendly bow by introducing a mobile computerised system for its market research data collectors, cutting down on paper and travel while improving efficiency.

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Cadbury hopeful for Russian expansion

 The Russian confectionery market, the second largest in the world, will see growth of 14-16 per cent next year, according to chocolate manufacturer Cadbury.

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Cadbury announces new non-executive director

 Confectionery giant Cadbury has announced that Baroness Sarah Hogg will join the company as a non-executive director.

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Cadbury to axe almost 600 jobs

 Confectionery manufacturer Cadbury has announced that it is to cut 580 management and factory jobs worldwide in an attempt to cut costs.

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Cadbury announces good 3Q performance

Chocolate manufacturer Cadbury reported a strong performance for the third quarter ending 30th September in its Interim Management Statement, released today.

Cadbury recalls all chocolate products made at Beijing plant

British confectionery firm Cadbury has recalled all of its chocolate products manufactured at its Beijing plant as a precautionary step 'after monitoring' melamine-contamination events in China, the chocolate maker said...

Oat and fruit focus for new Cadbury granola launch

Cereal, cocoa and fruit ingredient prices may have soared in the past year, but these building blocks in confectionery formulation hold sway, evident in the recent swathe of product...

More cost savings on the cards at Cadbury

Cadbury has signalled that it will take “whatever measures are necessary” to deliver on its 2008 performance promises – despite H1 results that show good profit growth.

News briefs: Cadbury websites criticised, Aero redesigned and bioethanol

This week, Cadbury criticised over websites, Aero gets new packaging and confectionery maker in bioethanol move

News briefs: CVC, sweetener concerns and Cadbury

CVC's confectionery operations fails to hold back the private equity firms expansion into the Dutch retail market, US consumer remain undecided over sweetener use and Cadbury eyes profit ahead.

Cadbury targets indulgence with UK's first chocolate-flavoured gum

The world's number one confectionery group ups the stakes in the gum war with the launch of Trident Sweet Kicks, a mint-flavoured gum with a chocolate-flavoured liquid centre.

Cadbury's sweet brand success despite apology

Cadbury is Britain's most trusted chocolate and confectionery brand, according to a 2008 Reader's Digest survey, despite Cadbury-Schweppes being fined £1m last year for allowing the sale of salmonella-contaminated chocolates.

News briefs: American tastes, Abbott Nutrition and Cadbury

Research suggests that Americans prefer foods high in solid fats and added sugars whilst Abbott Nutrition aims for the health conscious with a new chocolate nutrition bar and Cadbury announces...

Cadbury Plc starts trading, upbeat about future

Cadbury Plc started trading today as a standalone confectionery company and said it was optimistic for the future.

Kraft Foods sells European assets

Kraft Foods announced on 24 April that it has signed agreements to sell its Artiach biscuits business in Spain to Barcelona-based bakery Panrico and its Balaton chocolate trademark in Hungary...

Cadbury Adams ceases all advertising to kids

US confectionery firm Cadbury Adams yesterday pledged to stop advertising Bubblicious Gum to children under 12, the last product in its portfolio to come under a nationwide initiative.

News briefs: AB Foods, Nestle, Cadbury and volatile commodities

The global commodity market continues to worry confectionery and sugar firms, as AB Foods profit is dented by sugar reforms, Nestle combats costs with price hikes, and Cadbury may be...

News briefs: Polyols, Cargill, and Cadbury Schweppes

This week, demand for polyols is reported as experiencing substantial growth on the back of health trend, Cargill provides more convenient cocoa packaging, and Cadbury Schweppes moves nearer to its...

Cadbury to remove artificial colours by end of 2008

Cadbury Schweppes has pledged to remove all artificial colourings from its confectionery products by the end of the year in response to concerns over their possible effects on behaviour.

Cadbury continues fight to protect purple packaging

The Australian arm of Cadbury Schweppes, has lost another round in its bid to protect the use of its characteristic colour purple, used in wrapping for many of the company's...

News briefs: Cocoa, Cadbury and Sweet China

In financial news this week, cocoa prices go up yet again, Cadbury reveals more de-merger plans, and Sweet China is allowed to return to the London stock market.

Cadbury sets date for drinks demerger

Cadbury today set a timetable for the planned demerger of its beverage arm, with the process expected to be completed by 7 May this year.

Doubts cast over Cadbury beverage spin-off

Weakening debt markets may force Cadbury to put the de-merger of its US beverage arm on hold, an investment bank predicted last week.

Switzerland chosen as new EU Cadbury base

Global confectionery firm Cadbury has created a new European headquarters in Switzerland, as part of the company's attempts to consolidate its operations within the bloc, local news reports have stated.

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