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Kraft weighs-up Cadbury Somerdale site sale bids

Kraft is considering bids from developers interested in buying the iconic former Cadbury factory in Keynsham, while the site's equipment is being sold via an online auction.

Kraft ‘secrecy’ a threat to Cadbury future, union

Unite the Union has warned that Kraft’s secrecy regarding its intentions for Cadbury workers is a threat to the security of their jobs.

Price hikes underpin strong growth at Kraft during Q1

Kraft Foods has reported strong sales and profit growth in the first quarter as it increased prices and advertising efforts for core brands to tackle higher commodity costs.

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Cadbury launches new pampering range

Cadbury is venturing into beauty products with the launch of a branded pampering range in the UK.

Brazil: Kraft capitalises on chocolate and biscuit growth

Kraft Foods is leveraging the growing trend for chocolate and biscuits in developing markets with the opening of a new $80m production facility in Brazil.

Cadbury and Nestlé cite eco gains after packaging waste warning

Cadbury and Nestlé say their Easter egg packaging is meeting high sustainability standards, amid calls from a UK government authority for confectioners to further reduce this seasonal packaging and ensure...

Dehumidifier switch saves Cadbury 60 per cent in energy use

Kraft/Cadbury in Thailand has cut its energy use by 60 per cent and operating expenses by 50 per cent after changing the dehumidifier it used at its chewing gum plant.

Kraft has legal obligation to share Cadbury plans, Unite

Unite has written to Kraft ceo Irene Rosenfeld asking her to fulfil a legal obligation to consult union leaders on any changes to pay and conditions for Cadbury workers.

Antitrust fine on Kraft and Unilever may act as 'deterrent' to others, lawyer

The German cartel office’s fine of €38m imposed on Kraft Foods, Unilever and Dr Oetker for illegal disclosure of ‘competition relevant information’ may act as a deterrent to other brand...

MP worried by lack of clarity on Cadbury jobs

A member of the House of Commons select committee that questioned Kraft executives on the Cadbury takeover this morning has told that he is concerned by the company's failure...

Kraft executives to face further grilling on Cadbury takeover

Executives at US food group Kraft have been recalled by the UK parliament’s Business, Innovation and Skills Committee to give evidence again in relation to certain aspects of the controversial...

US regulator begins probe into Kraft takeover of Cadbury

Kraft Foods is facing another potential grilling about its takeover of Cadbury in early 2010 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) examining its actions in relation to India...

Cadbury integration hangover hits Kraft revenues

Despite robust overall growth, Kraft is still suffering from costs associated with its £11.5bn Cadbury purchase, according to the US giant's full-year accounts.

Kraft likely to have robust defence in India tax probe, says legal expert

Kraft is likely to have a robust defence in relation to the reported investigation into any tax bill it might be liable for following its takeover of Cadbury in February...

Senomyx and Cadbury develop new flavour ingredients for gum

Flavour development company Senomyx has forged a partnership with confectionery manufacturer Cadbury Adams USA, a Kraft Foods division, to develop and commercialise new flavor modulators for gum and medicated confectionery...

Unions sweet on tougher ‘Cadbury Law’: Part Two

The City code regulating hostile acquisitions of UK firms needs a radical overhaul, with greater employee and community consultation at the top of the agenda, say union leaders.

M&A experts not so sweet on ‘Cadbury Law’: Part One

Limited changes to the City code regulating hostile acquisitions of public firms are welcome, but sweeping changes risk hurting British business, top lawyers agree.

Kraft in Cadbury job switch to Switzerland

Kraft Foods is transferring part of the Cadbury business to Switzerland in a move which could see it paying less corporation tax.

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M&S, Cadbury, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nestlé UK and Alara Wholefoods join the lineup at Food Manufacture's Sustainable Supply Chain conference

If doing your bit for the planet used to be a good way of earning a few brownie points, it is now increasingly becoming a condition of doing business with...

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UK regulator proposes changes in hostile takeover bids post Cadbury

The UK Takeover Panel, in a move that follows the controversial acquisition of Cadbury by US food group Kraft in February this year, has proposed changes to reduce the tactical...

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More Cadbury executives quit Kraft

Two more senior Cadbury executives have left Kraft Foods, joining the other senior management figures who have resigned since the confectioner's takeover by the US food group in February, claim...

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Kraft boss visits Cadbury

Kraft’s chief executive Irene Rosenfeld is due to visit Cadbury's main UK factory in Bournville, Birmingham today, for the first time since the controversial takeover earlier this year.

Kraft opens Swiss R&D centre to ensure gum has regional flavour

Kraft said its new innovation centre in Switzerland, inaugurated today, will ensure innovations in chewing gum and sugar confectionery have regional appeal.

Cadbury reverts to tin for Roses on back of consumer sentiment

Consumer sentiment is forcing confectionery manufacture Cadbury to revert to metal tin for its long established brand, Roses, following an unsuccessful trial-run of cardboard packaging for the chocolates in the...

Kraft predicts additional $1bn revenue from Cadbury

Kraft has said it expects to make an additional $1bn in revenue by 2013 because of better access to global markets and distribution networks following its takeover of Cadbury earlier...

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