James Cadbury carrying on family tradition to create handmade chocolate manufactured in UK, with his Love Cocoa company.
News in brief
Cadbury, the 194-year-old British company now owned by Mondelēz International, is launching a competition for a member of the public to create its next chocolate bar.
The British startup established by a Cadbury descendent has joined Deliveroo to deliver last minute chocolate gifts for Valentine’s Day.
Mondelēz International will introduce two chocolate products that combine Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookie to the UK and Ireland this month
Cadbury will move its partnership with Premier League into biscuits by launching a new Cadbury Fingers Milk Chocolate, Finders Keepers.
The great, great, great grandson of Cadbury’s founder, James Cadbury, has developed an avocado chocolate bar prior to this year’s holiday season for vegan consumers.
ConfectioneryNews tracks new candy products that are hitting the shelves monthly. Here are some of the recent launches:
Mondelēz Australia has invested around $2.9m in its Hobart, Tasmania, factory to produce two new lines – Cadbury Dark Milk and Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvelous Creations Spider – with new equipment.
Oreo maker Mondelēz has unveiled four chocolate production lines at its Cadbury factory in Bournville, UK.
The Cadbury founder’s great-great-great grandson James Cadbury said he understands why the National Trust dropped the word Easter from the name of its annual Easter egg hunt, but he does not support the decision.
Mondelēz-owned Cadbury has launched a new Oreo-inspired egg in the UK market, the Cadbury Dairy Milka Egg ‘n’ Spoon Oreo.
Cadbury owner Mondelēz International has bought the licence to produce Cadbury-branded biscuits from UK manufacturer Burton’s Biscuit Company.
Exclusive Interview - Love Cocoa founder
John Cadbury’s great great great grandson, James Cadbury, has received 150 orders in only five days after he launched his chocolate startup, Love Cocoa.
Confectioners in Court
Cadbury owner Mondelēz International has been dealt a blow in its ongoing fight with Nestlé to enforce UK trade mark protection on milk chocolate products wrapped in a shade of purple.
The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) has advised the court Nestlé’s attempts to trademark the four-finger Kit Kat shape in the UK are uncompliant with EU law.
Canada 'chocolate cartel' update
Two confectionery giants have won access to Hershey and Cadbury’s leniency filings in a criminal case in Canada that accuses them of colluding to fix chocolate prices.
Australia’s opposition party has called for Cadbury’s A$16m government funding to upgrade its Claremont plant to be redirected to West Coast development projects.
Cadbury has lost its bid to annul rival Whittaker’s New Zealand trademark for Berry Forest chocolate.
Chocolate brands will gain no ground by mimicking the color of heritage brands such as Cadbury and must forge their own identities, writes Mark Ringer, executive creative director UK & Europe at Anthem.
Mondelēz International owned Cadbury has exhausted all avenues of appeal to register a UK trademark for its Dairy Milk purple following an 10-year dispute with Nestlé.
Mondelēz is to cut saturated fat and sodium by 10% by 2020, but suggests reducing consumer sugar intake is manageable with portion controlled products and education.
Burton’s Biscuits’ new owners may need to look at mergers and acquisition to grow in an increasingly competitive biscuit market, according to an analyst from Mintel.
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has reached a deal to acquire Burton’s, the maker of Jammie Dodger and Wagon Wheels.
Mondelez-owned Cadbury India has lost three of its Chocolate Eclairs label trademarks as part of an eight year tussle with Indian conglomerate ITC Ltd, but is playing down the consequences.
Flexible stand up pouches have gained significant traction in the confectionery industry this year, according to recent market research and interviews with packaging suppliers.
Nestlé’s appeal against Cadbury’s trademark for a particular shade of the color purple has been accepted by the UK Court of Appeal this morning.
The shape of chocolate can affect flavour and texture perception, according to a study published in the journal LWT – Food Science and Technology.
There are far fewer confectionery manufacturers to speak to at trade fairs after huge industry consolidation, which has led to more automation, according to processing supplier Bainbridge Associations.
Mondelez International has reached an agreement with hundreds of workers at three Cadbury sites in the UK whose jobs were previously threatened.
Nestlé may have stopped rivals producing products in the shape of its four-finger Kit Kat after an earlier decision blocking its trademark was overturned on appeal following a dispute with Cadbury.
Mondelez International subsidiary Cadbury India is under investigation for alleged evasion of excise duties by authorities in India.
Kraft-owned Cadbury has obtained its UK trademark for a shade of the color purple following a UK High Court case, although for a narrower range of goods than for which it originally applied.
Kraft Foods plans to extend its 50p price marked pack range in the UK by adding Cadbury Picnic and Cadbury Chocos in a bid to boost sales.
ConfectioneryNews.com looks at a new UK confectionery market report from Keynote and asks how manufacturers can boost sales in a volatile economic climate as consumers tighten purse strings.
A US appeal court has upheld a previous federal court decision which found that Wrigley’s patent on a menthol chewing gum formulation was too similar to earlier patents as argued by Cadbury Adams USA.
Kraft-owned Cadbury has expanded its sharing bag portfolio with a chocolate-coated toffee popcorn product, in a bid to burst into the UK’s rattling £42m (€52.46m) popcorn market.
Cadbury has acquired a UK trademark for a shade of the colour purple on chocolate bar packaging following a legal dispute with major rival Nestle.
Unite the Union has slammed Kraft ceo Irene Rosenfeld for failing to appear before a parliamentary select committee and accused her of “massive arrogance” and “a total disregard” for her former Cadbury staff.
New rules for takeover deals are designed to put an end to the kind of prolonged, acrimonious struggle that preceded Kraft’s acquisition of Cadbury in 2010.
Improved productivity, reduced cardboard consumption and the elimination of waste have followed the installation of Witness simulation software at Kraft’s Cadbury plant in Bournville, according to the company.
Cadbury is venturing into beauty products with the launch of a branded pampering range in the UK.
Kraft executives to face further grilling on Cadbury takeover
Executives at US food group Kraft have been recalled by the UK parliament’s Business, Innovation and Skills Committee to give evidence again in relation to certain aspects of the controversial takeover of Cadbury last year.
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.
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 advantage in hostile takeover bids.
Lack of obvious candidates drying up confectionery mergers, analyst
Convergence in the confectionery market has slowed since the acquisition of UK confectionery group Cadbury by Kraft Foods in February this year, according to a market analyst.
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 supply and a guaranteed income for growers.
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 same period a year earlier.
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.
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.
Bid reported for independent Polish confectionery firm
Private equity fund Eva Grupe is set to make a bid for Polish confectionery company Mieszko, according to media reports.