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 the market last year.
Confectionery giant Cadbury Schweppes is set to refocus its UK
operations and increase marketing spend over the coming year in a
bid to overcome negative publicity and the split between the
business' beverages and confectionery...
News that Cadbury may be on the verge of selling off its beverages
arm has prompted rumours of multiple acquisitions for its chocolate
half - in what would be a huge shake-up of the global confectionery
Confectioner Wrigley posted a 17 per cent sales rise throughout its
global operations during its first quarter 2007 to US$1.6bn
(€1.1bn), with demand from emerging markets propping up
sluggish growth in North America
Chocolate giants Hershey and Barry Callebaut, have teamed up for a
landmark partnership which will see the Swiss cocoa producer
providing the raw material for Hershey's chocolate products and
expanding facilities in South America.
In a year dominated by acquisitions and changes within its
operational structure, Switzerland-based food group Nestlé has
still exceeded expectations with full-year organic growth boosted
by the company's focus on nutrition,...
Even after a year marred by salmonella contamination, product
recalls and financial irregularities, Cadbury Schweppes has posted
9 per cent growth in full year profits as the company's portfolio
feels the benefit of strongly-performing...
Chocolate producers Nestlé and Barry Callebaut have joined forces
to improve their respective positions in the competitive European
market as the maker of Smarties chocolate hands over facilities and
a supply contract to the Swiss...
The world's largest chewing gum manufacturer Wrigley has made its
presence felt in the European chocolate market with the acquisition
of a leading Russian confectionery company in a $300m (€232.5m)
deal which will increase the...
US confectionery giant Hershey announced disappointing fourth
quarter results today and, in a bid to reverse the downturn, vowed
to increase investment in core brands as well as pursue the new
rapidly growing niche markets of dark...
Weak performance in the UK combined with financial irregularities
in Nigerian operations has added up to an unsettled year for global
confectionery giant Cadbury Schweppes, according to a trading
update announced today.
Mars has become one of the first food processors to run afoul of
the EU's greenhouse gas controls scheme, with the UK's Environment
Agency yesterday fining the company €78,080 (£52,532) for breaching
Four days after announcing the recall of twenty-five chocolate
products due to salmonella contamination, Hershey's and the
Canadian food inspection agency (CFIA) still refuse to reveal the
exact source and cause of the contamination.
The world's second largest gum company, Cadbury Schweppes, is to
introduce its most popular chewing gum brand into the UK market
next year, putting the pressure on foremost competitor Wrigley and
adding to larger firm domination...