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This week Down Under

Cadbury vows to ‘secure' jobs while announcing 50 redundancies

By RJ Whitehead

Though Mondelēz has billed its new plans to invest A$75m (US$60m) into upgrading its Hobart Cadbury factory as a move to “secure local jobs”, it has at the same time revealed that nearly 10% of jobs will be shed in the process.

Diabetes chief says no to NZ sugar tax

Diabetes chief says no to NZ sugar tax

By RJ Whitehead

The head of a body that represents New Zealanders with diabetes has hit out at arguments that a tax on sugary products would help prevent the spread of the disease.

Mondelēz lodges appeal against trademark decision

Mondelēz takes trademark appeal to High Court

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Mondelēz International has appealed against the New Zealand trademark authority’s decision to OK rival Whittaker’s registration of its Berry Forest chocolate bar, despite protestations that it is too similar to Mondelēz's own Black Forest brand.

Fonterra cut 700 jobs

Fonterra cut 700 jobs

Fonterra, New Zealand's leading dairy exporter, said on Monday that
it plans to axe hundreds of jobs in order to streamline its
business for future core efficiency. Over the next two years the
group plans to cut 700 administrative...