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Kraft resets its focus to drive down costs

Kraft Foods will drive down costs by $1bn (€732m), rejig its global portfolio, and exploit its sales capabilities, in a bid to make the company more profitable, the company's top...

Cadbury's gum acquisition approved in Turkey

Cadbury's planned acquisition of the Turkey-based chewing gum manufacturer Intergum has been approved by the competition regulator, the company said today.

Internet campaign encourages a Cadbury re-launch

Cadbury last week said it will be re-launching its Wispa bar in the UK following pressure from social-networking sites.

Cadbury's reports decline in operating profit

Cadbury Schweppes today reported an operating profit decline of 6 per cent to £180m in the first-half of the year, particularly due to high input costs and restructuring costs.

Kraft loses copyright case

Food giant Kraft has lost against Euro-Excellence in a court case in Canada over the use of animal pictures on chocolate wrapping.

Cadbury wins bid for Japan takeover

Cadbury Schweppes has won its bid for Japan-based candy company Sansei Foods.

Cadbury Schweppes invests in gum confectionery

Cadbury Adams USA has extended its partnership with ingredients firm Senomyx in a bid to boost its gum business, the company announced this week.

Court fines Cadbury 1.5m over salmonella contamination

A UK court yesterday fined Cadbury-Schweppes £1m (€1.5m) for knowingly allowing salmonella-contaminated chocolates to be sold to the public last year.

Cadbury's Sheffield factory washed out by floods

Cadbury is being forced to source alternative supplies after floods suspended production at its Sheffield factory, the company announced today.

Cadbury spreads further into developing markets

Cadbury has launched its Bubbaloo bubble gum in India, as part of its continuing bid to take advantage of developing markets.

Cadbury pleads guilty to all salmonella charges

Cadbury yesterday is to plead guilty to six additional salmonella charges over an outbreak in the Herefordshire factory last year.

Cadbury to cut CO2 emissions by 50 per cent

In a bid to boost its green credentials, Cadbury Schweppes yesterday unveiled a programme to cut down on its use of energy, packaging and water in response to climate change.

Peltz's increased stake in Cadbury leads to bidding war

US shareholder activist Peltz has increased his stake in Cadbury to more than 3 per cent, as bidding for the company's beverage division heats up.

Cadbury should continue targeting niche markets, says report

Niche markets offer the UK company better profit opportunities than the traditional chocolate and sweets sectors, according to a Euromonitor report on Cadbury's strategy.

Investor Peltz takes stake in Kraft

US activist investor Nelson Peltz has bought a 3 per cent stake in Kraft Foods, giving him some control over the food company's future.

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...

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