The battle for Cadbury continued this week as the UK firm outlined its case for independence, urging shareholders to reject the advances of predator Kraft Foods. The US group hit back and claimed Cadbury's investors were leaving themselves open to "significant risk". Meanwhile, General Mills remained bullish on its US brands growth, despite pressure in all categories and Dutch retail giant Ahold purchased the US-based Ukrop, claiming it can help the ailing chain see better times.