Cadbury shares rose today on the back of media report that indicated that US chocolate maker, Hershey’s could be set to make a counter-bid for the UK confectioner, already the focus of a hostile bid from Kraft Foods.
The Trian investment group, led by Nelson Peltz, yesterday called
for Cadbury to make a raft of improvements to its operations,
threatening to take matters out of management's hands if the
requests are not met.
Number one cultures supplier Chr. Hansen is up for sale as its
major stakeholder decides to pull away from the ingredients slice
of the company to focus on the pharmaceutical unit. The move will
make the company's still growing...
The Romanian chocolate sector looks set to become increasingly
competitive as the third largest player, Kandia, prepares to
finalise a merger with Excelent - a move that will create the
leading producer on the market.
Barry Callebaut completes its takeover of Stollwerck with an offer
of €295 per share for the remaining 3.9 per cent. The Swiss firm
said it would welcome investment from former Stollwerck
shareholders in its ongoing business.