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Delays likely in Cadbury damages case against packaging giant Amcor

A massive damages case in Australia brought by chocolate giant Cadbury against packaging giant Amcor has been delayed.

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Gum sales fall, but chocolate resilient for Cadbury 1Q

UK chocolate firm Cadbury reports a 2 per cent drop in gum sales in the first quarter in Europe and the US, impacted by less consumer spending at convenience shops.

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New design and pack size for Cadbury brands

UK chocolate maker Cadbury has revamped the design and pack size for its Boost and Double Decker brands, in an attempt to boost the 'aisle appeal' of the products.

Kraft puts prevention, not testing, at heart of contamination battle

Amidst ongoing amendments to improve food safety after recent US contamination scares, Kraft Foods says that system design and prevention remain central to its hygiene plans as opposed to heightened...

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Local MP joins Cadbury in packaging pledge

Riding the environmental ticket, UK conservative MP Tim Loughton this week joined Cadbury and the National Trust to cut down on packaging as foil-filled Easter approaches.

UK minister 'renews commitment' with Cadbury on Fairtrade

The visit of UK minister Mike Foster to Cadbury’s Birmingham factory last week aimed to "renew a working commitment" with the chocolate firm and to discuss fair deals for cocoa...

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Cadbury brings back 'Old Jamaica' on popular demand

UK chocolate company Cadbury will launch two Bournville variants to retailers from this month - Cadbury Bournville Old Jamaica and Cadbury Bournville Orange. Both are available in 180g bars which...

Cadbury builds Fairtrade awareness, bar-by-bar

Cadbury’s commitment to source cocoa for its popular Dairy Milk chocolate bars is a strong signal that responsible sourcing is moving out of a niche and into the mainstream, and...

Cadbury tackles burping cows to reduce milk chocolate carbon footprint

Chocolate maker Cadbury will work closely with UK dairy farmers in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint of its iconic milk chocolate bar.

Cadbury predicts 2010 price hikes will be cocoa linked

Cadbury said it may have to further raise its prices for 2010 as the cost of cocoa has remained stubbornly high, economic conditions are turbulent and markets competitive.

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Recession-hit consumers turn to Cadbury's chocolate

Evidence that people do turn to chocolate during an economic downturn as number one UK chocolate maker Cadbury reports worldwide global chocolate sales were up 6 per cent in 2008,...

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Cadbury spears buoyant liquorice market

Cadbury, the UK’s number one confectionery manufacturer, compounds its presence in the buoyant liquorice market, launching Bassetts Red Liquorice Allsorts this month.

New ruling in Cadbury’s battle for the colour purple

Cadbury has lost its latest attempt to defend the use of its distinctive colour purple as a court has dismissed the first stage of its appeal.

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Cadbury ad campaign backs Trident mint gum

Cadbury, the UK’s number one confectionery manufacturer, will launch a nationwide poster campaign this month to support its Trident mint gum brand.

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New Cadbury TV ad to drive dairy milk sales

UK confectionery giant Cadbury will launch a new TV advertisment from January until late March 2009 to drive sales of its iconic chocolate bar Cadbury Dairy Milk.

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Cadbury’s labels to warn that Dairy Milk contains milk

Cadbury has announced that it will add warnings to its Dairy Milk chocolate wrappers – to inform milk-allergic potential customers that it contains milk.

Cadbury’s crushes Heroes' white chocolate Dreams

Cadbury has changed the mix of chocolates in its Heroes selection but denies cost-cutting.

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...

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