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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...

Deal sees Barry Callebaut double existing business with Kraft

Industrial chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut has secured a key, long-term supply contract with Kraft Foods, which will see the Swiss firm invest €51m to expand production capacity in North America,...

Cocoa initiative to boost farmer incomes and supply, claims Kraft

Kraft said work conducted by the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership initiative in Ghana will see more cocoa farmer organisations becoming Fairtrade certified by the end of 2010, to ensure sustainability of...

Kraft looks to packaging to protect chocolate from heat

Kraft Foods is reaching out to industry and academic partners to find a packaging technology that will protect chocolate bars from melting.

Cadbury helps Kraft to unwrap sweet first quarter profit

Food giant Kraft’s acquisition of UK confectionery company Cadbury in February 2010 helped the firm to a better-than-expected first quarter net profit of $937m (£590m), up from $827m in the...

Cadbury launches £50m Olympic marketing campaign

A Spots v Stripes sport challenge is the centre piece of Cadbury’s £50m marketing campaign linked to the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be staged in London in 2012.

Final UK-made Cadbury Crunchie bars from September

The final UK-made Crunchie bars will roll off production lines at Cadbury’s Somerdale site this autumn as part of the factory’s wholesale shutdown.

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Executives exit Dairy Milk maker post Kraft takeover

A glut of executives have exited Cadbury since it was takeover by US giant Kraft in February this year.

Kraft sells Romanian business to investment fund Oryxa

US food giant Kraft Foods has announced the sale of the Cadbury owned Kandia-Excelent chocolate, sugar confectionery and cake business in Romania to Oryxa Capital, an international investment fund, subject...

Lotte group set to acquire Wedel in Poland from Kraft

Ending months of speculation, Asian confectionery giant Lotte Group will acquire the Wedel business in Poland from Kraft Foods, subject to regulatory approval.

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Cadbury heiress to launch chocolate company - reports

The heiress to the Cadbury’s fortune is to sell her £27m country estate in a bid to launch a chocolate company, according to UK media reports.

Nestle frontrunner for Kraft’s Polish chocolate firm Wedel - analyst

Kraft Foods is accepting final bids for Wedel with Nestle best placed to secure the Polish chocolate business according to one industry insider.

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