Cheap labour pulls Cadbury eastwards, airport franchise boosts profits for a US chocolate company, and Cloetta is tempted by Swedish pastilles.
A dose of this week's confectionery stories; Manufacturers get a sweet tooth for Eastern Europe plus Malaysia gets into a pickle over anthrax.
The Climate Disclosure Project yesterday highlighted Cadbury Schweppes as the best in its class for the actions it has taken against climate change.
This week's news briefs include Nestle's new CEO, squeezy chocolate in a bottle, and Cadbury closing factories.
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 planned acquisition of the Turkey-based chewing gum manufacturer Intergum has been approved by the competition regulator, the company said today.
Cadbury last week said it will be re-launching its Wispa bar in the UK following pressure from social-networking sites.
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.
Food giant Kraft has lost against Euro-Excellence in a court case in Canada over the use of animal pictures on chocolate wrapping.
Cadbury Schweppes has won its bid for Japan-based candy company Sansei Foods.
Cadbury Adams USA has extended its partnership with ingredients firm Senomyx in a bid to boost its gum business, the company announced this week.
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 is being forced to source alternative supplies after floods suspended production at its Sheffield factory, the company announced today.
Cadbury has launched its Bubbaloo bubble gum in India, as part of its continuing bid to take advantage of developing markets.
Cadbury yesterday is to plead guilty to six additional salmonella charges over an outbreak in the Herefordshire factory last year.
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.
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.
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.
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 has denied the claims of newspaper stories this week that it was developing low-calorie versions of its chocolate brands.
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 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 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 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 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.