Food giant Kraft has lost against Euro-Excellence in a court
case in Canada over the use of animal pictures on chocolate
High dairy prices meant Hershey's operating margins fell
to 3.1 per cent for the quarter ended 1 July, compared to 17.3
per cent for the same period in 2006.
Cadbury Schweppes has won its bid for Japan-based candy
company Sansei Foods.
Swiss based Barry Callebaut will start delivering chocolate to
Hershey in North America within the next few months, following the
completion of the partnership this week.
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.
Barry Callebaut has completed the purchase of two Nestle
units, the company said yesterday.
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
Cadbury has denied the claims of newspaper stories this week
that it was developing low-calorie versions of its chocolate