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Cost-cutting regime paying off for Mondelez

Mondelez International's work on costs looks to be paying off with the snacks giant seeing its margins improve and lifting its forecast for...

BRICs and beyond: Malaysia, Thailand eye halal

The global market for halal food is expected to grow from US$698bn in 2012 to reach US$830bn in 2016, according to Malaysia's department of...

Comment: Cadbury hit by halal chocolate scandal

A string of headlines out of Malaysia this weekend would suggest that Mondelez International is in some hot water in the market....

Daelmans eyes Europe with Fabulous Bakin' Boys buy

It had been referred to as "the growth star of the UK cake market" but earlier this month, maker of cupcakes and flapjacks, Fabulous Bakin'...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Premier sets sights overseas 30 Oct 2014

Dean Best

With growth hard to come by at home, international markets are an opportunity for UK food group Premier Foods. The Mr Kipling maker exports to around 30 countries but in recent months has set up a specific business unit to develop a sustainable presence overseas. Dean Best spoke to Peter Ellis, the head of division, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to hear about the company's plans.


Interview: What are keys to success on Twitter? 17 Apr 2014

Katy Askew

With over 200m regular users worldwide tweeting more than 500m times each day, the potential on offer for brands to reach consumers via microblogging site Twitter is self-evident. To succeed on Twitter, brands need to become a relevant, informative and amusing part of an evolving two-way conversation. Katy Askew spoke to Twitter UK sales director Dara Nasr about how food manufacturers and retailers can insert themselves into the dialogue.

Latest News

Hershey, LBB Imports settle trademark lawsuit 23 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Hershey has confirmed it has resolved a legal battle with LBB Imports, a US firm the confectionery giant had accused of infringing its trademarks.


PepsiCo names Peltz appointee Johnson to board 19 Jan 2015

Dean Best

PepsiCo has handed a board seat to former Heinz CEO Bill Johnson, who is also an advisor to Nelson Peltz, the activist shareholder that has been pushing for change at the US food and drinks giant.


Food industry news of week: Marfrig, Cadbury 16 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Brazil-based food giant Marfrig announced the surprise resignation of CEO Sergio Rial this week after just a year in the position. Another chief executive is to go at UK retailer Morrisons, with its board believing its best chance to return to growth is without Dalton Philips.


Food industry quotes of week: First Milk, Marfrig 16 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

UK dairy co-operative First Milk was this week forced to come out and calm fears over its financial position after announcing it would delay payments to farmers. Staying in the UK, Morrisons announced chief executive Dalton Philips would leave as the UK grocer battles to reignite sales. And Brazil-based food giant Marfrig revealed its CEO had resigned from the business.


Cadbury cuts "will secure Bournville production" 15 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Mondelez International has stressed the 200-plus jobs to be cut at Cadbury would "secure the next generation of manufacturing" at Bournville, the flagship site of the chocolate unit.

Latest blogs

Hershey in Twitter backlash over Brit choco-ban 28 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US fans of British chocolate imports have taken to social media to vent their frustration after Hershey earlier this week reached a settlement with an importer to stop distributing British-made candy bars into the country.


Mondelez faces fan fury over Creme Egg changes 12 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Mondelez International has been accused of "ripping off fans" in the UK after it altered the recipe for its much-loved Cadbury Creme Egg and pulled an egg from the original six-pack.

Company research

Cadbury plc - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Cadbury plc - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & A

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Biscuits in New Zealand

Biscuits in New Zealand

2013 saw Cadbury Confectionery Ltd expand its packaged foods portfolio from chocolate confectionery and ice cream into biscuits in New Zealand. The acquisition of Cadbury Confectionery Ltd by the glob...

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Chocolate Confectionery in New Zealand

Chocolate Confectionery in New Zealand

2013 was an innovative year for chocolate manufacturers, with many new product ideas explored. Of note, Cadbury Confectionery Ltd expanded the Cadbury brand by launching into the chocolate-coated bisc...

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