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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.

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‘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.

Power brands and BRIC countries drive growth for Kraft in 2011

Kraft Foods has posted growth in its 2011 results driven by strong performance for its power brands and BRIC and European markets.

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Vonpar grows in vacuum left by Nestle and Kraft with new Brazilian chocolate factory

Vonpar has announced plans to build a €51.9m (R $118m) chocolate production facility in Brazil for its Neugebauer business as it aims to plug market gaps left by giants Nestle...

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Kraft appoints new legal head

Food giant Kraft Foods has appointed Gerhard "Gerd" W. Pleuhs to lead its global legal team after its current head plans to leave in April.

Kraft to cut 1,600 jobs in preparation for company split

Kraft Foods has said it will cut about 1,600 jobs from its US and Canadian workforce over the next 12 months, as it prepares to split into two separate companies.

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Cadbury’s Somerdale plant to become housing development – reports

A Cadbury production site in the UK that was controversially closed following Kraft’s 2010 takeover has been sold to a developer, according to reports.

Cadbury invests £6m on shelf ready and resealable packaging

Cadbury UK has announced that it will introduce shelf ready packaging to make its chocolate bars stand upright in stores to better attract customers’ attention in a £6m (€7.2m) scheme.

Cadbury finalises $1.3m settlement in chocolate price fixing conspiracy

A US Federal judge has accepted Cadbury’s $1.3m (€995,863) offer to settle in class action lawsuit over its alleged part in a suspected chocolate price fixing scandal also involving Nestle,...

New Cloetta becomes biggest player in Scandinavia and overtakes Kraft in Sweden – analyst

Swedish confectioners Cloetta and Leaf have sealed a €753m merger making it the largest confectionery company in Scandinavia, according to an analyst from Euromonitor.

Kraft’s carbon emissions from plants ‘negligible’

The vast majority of Kraft Foods’ carbon emissions come from outside its manufacturing facilities, according to a survey mapping its environmental footprint, but the full picture may look quite different...

Kraft to axe 200 Cadbury jobs and invest £50M

Cadbury-owner Kraft Foods is to cut 200 jobs while investing £50M in chocolate and biscuit manufacturing.

Kraft’s snacks spin-off targets Asia and Latin America as Rosenfeld appointed head

Developing markets are to make up almost half of revenues for Kraft’s global snacks business as the spin-off business announces Irene Rosenfeld as its head.

Cadbury upholds purple reign in colour trademark row with Nestle

Cadbury has acquired a UK trademark for a shade of the colour purple on chocolate bar packaging following a legal dispute with major rival Nestle.

Unite slams ‘massive arrogance’ of Kraft boss

Unite the Union has slammed Kraft ceo Irene Rosenfeld for failing to appear before a parliamentary select committee and accused her of “massive arrogance” and “a total disregard” for her...

Kraft Foods shows strong performance in European chocolate and snacks

Kraft Foods has announced improved turnover in its third quarter results, boosted by enhanced sales in Europe and developing markets.

Wrigley and Kraft opt for smaller gum packs for cash-strapped US consumers

Gum titans Wrigley and Kraft Foods plan to introduce smaller five-piece chewing gum packs at reduced rates to boost US sales and reflect consumer spending trends.

Kraft Foods ups investment in apprentices to plug skills gap

Kraft Foods is looking to plug an engineering skills shortage by doubling the number of apprentices it employs in the UK and Ireland.

Kraft/Cadbury saga prompts UK takeover shake up

New rules for takeover deals are designed to put an end to the kind of prolonged, acrimonious struggle that preceded Kraft’s acquisition of Cadbury in 2010.

Kraft invests in Bournville, defends global split

Kraft has confirmed that it has chosen Cadbury’s site in Bournville as the site of a new chocolate centre to “drive new product development and new technologies” for chocolate brands....

Cadbury raises augmented reality bar with interactive game

Cadbury has become the latest food brand to dip a toe in the in the experimental waters of augmented reality as part of a growing trend in interactive packaging.

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