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Thousands of suppliers threatened by $300m Kraft cutbacks

Kraft Foods is slashing its supply chain costs by $300m - a decision that Leatherhead Food International predicts will dramatically affect suppliers and could result in casualties.

Kraft defiant over Cadbury valuation

Kraft Foods has defended its valuation of the Cadbury business and insisted that it remains the most logical buyer for the UK confectionery manufacturer.

Rivals set to go to war over Cadbury

Kraft Foods' rejected bid for Cadbury is likely to trigger a bidding war among the world’s leading confectionery producers, analysts are predicting.

Kraft Foods launches Cadbury takeover bid

Kraft Foods has confirmed it has had an initial takeover bid for Cadbury rejected but said it intends to work towards a deal that would create a $50bn food industry...

Cadbury plays down chocolate supply fears

Cadbury has insisted that potential strike action by its workforce will not affect chocolate supply, despite claims made by union officials.

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Cadbury goes Fair Trade in Canada

Cadbury has pledged to achieve Fair Trade certification for its Dairy Milk bars in Canada after successfully making the Fair Trade transition in Britain and Ireland.

Cadbury removes palm oil from Dairy Milk in New Zealand

Cadbury is removing palm oil from its Dairy Milk recipe in New Zealand following complaints from consumers concerned about its environmental impact.

Kraft reaps rewards from sustainable processing strategy

The need to maximise profit combined with a desire to help the environment have been major drivers in Kraft slashing water use in its food processing operations by more than...

Gum poised to return to form for Cadbury, says analyst

Chewing gum used to be the hot performer for Cadbury but sales have dropped well below chocolate. Bernstein Research now expects the downward trend to be reversed.

Chocolate boom helps Cadbury beat market expectations

Buoyed by strong second quarter chocolate sales, Cadbury has beaten market expectations for the first half of the year.

Cadbury settles out of court with Amcor over price fixing allegations

Cadbury has settled out of court with Amcor on the eve of a AUS$236m (€135m) lawsuit in which the packaging supplier stood accused of price fixing.

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Cadbury's Fairtrade Dairy Milk hits the shelves

Cadbury launched its Fairtrade-certified Dairy Milk chocolate bars yesterday, making it the first mass market chocolate to gain certification from the Fairtrade Foundation.

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Cadbury recalls chocolate bar in Australia

Cadbury is conducting a voluntary recall in Australia for one of its products in the Old Gold Dark Chocolate range due to the possible presence of milk protein, which is...

Cadbury workers threaten strike action over pay dispute

Workers at Cadbury are preparing to ballot on industrial action following a pay dispute that sparked protests last week.

Cadbury relaunches Trebor Mints

Confectionery giant Cadbury is to relaunch its Trebor Extra Strong Mints and Softmints brands with new packaging designed by London-based design agency Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR).

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Cadbury mulls India cocoa supply strategy

UK-based Cadbury is hoping to extend its presence in India with the confectioner reportedly set to use the country as a major regional production centre for its cocoa supplies.

Cadbury announces plant closure deal in operations shake up

Cadbury says it has reached an agreement with some of its workforce to close a Barcelona-based gum factory as part of an operational shake up of its operations.

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...

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