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Seven years ago, Cadbury announced one of the more notable sustainability initiatives of recent times when it teamed up with Fairtrade on co...


Prolonged economic recession, increasing competition and sector-specific challenges such as seasonality confront ice cream makers in Russia. Navigating these waters can be tough. But the segment has been showing increasing dynamism and the Russian ice cream market continues to present an important growth opportunity. Andrew Burnyeat, Keith Nuthall and Eugene Vorotnikov report.


John Shepherd | 5 Sep 2016

Last month, after some speculation earlier in the summer, Mondelez International confirmed it was buying the licence to manufacture, market and sell Cadbury-branded biscuits around the world from UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co. Mondelez touted the "exciting opportunities" it sees ahead for the products, while Burton's, which had held the licence for 30 years, talked up the prospects for its own brands. John Shepherd takes a look at what might lie ahead.


Dean Best | 31 Aug 2016

Mondelez International, the owner of Cadbury, Milka and Toblerone, this week announced the end of its plans to gobble up another chocolate major, US-based group Hershey. Now the prospect of a US$23bn takeover is off the table, industry watchers are speculating about what could be on the horizon for both companies. Dean Best reports.


Katy Askew | 4 Jul 2016

Hershey turned down a takeover approach from Mondelez International last week (30 June). At US$107 per share, the cash-and-shares offer valued the Reese's Pieces maker at approximately US$22.83bn. Here is just-food's summary of what you need to know about the deal. 

Latest Interviews

Ben Cooper | 30 Oct 2015

Mondelez International has laid out how it plans to "accelerate" efforts to reduce the group's impact on the environment, setting new sustainability goals for 2020. Ben Cooper spoke to Jonathan Horrell, the snacks giant's global director of sustainability, to discuss the targets.


Dean Best | 17 Feb 2015

Privately-owned US free-from snacks group Enjoy Life Foods has joined the likes of Cadbury and Oreo in the global giant's portfolio. Joel Warady, Enjoy Life's chief sales and marketing officer, has been at the business since it was set up in 2001. He speaks to Dean Best about why Enjoy Life was looking for a "partner", what Mondelez's ownership means for the business and the fledgling firm's growth ambitions.

Latest News

Dean Best | 16 Aug 2017

Mondelez International has set out plans for a programme of investment at a Cadbury factory in Australia - but the move will lead to the loss of 50 jobs.


Dean Best | 14 Aug 2017

Mondelez International is rolling out a line of Cadbury-branded biscuits in the UK developed with the option of eating the products warm out of the microwave to target demand in the "premium" end of the category.


Simon Harvey | 4 Aug 2017

Mondelez International is launching the first Green & Black’s chocolate that is neither organic nor Fairtrade.


John Shepherd | 6 Jun 2017

Mondelez International has added Cadbury Breakaway and Cadbury Fingers to its range on sale in South Africa.


John Shepherd | 1 Jun 2017

Companies considering taking on some of the production of Cadbury confectionery in New Zealand for Mondelez International have until tomorrow (2 June) to express an interest, according to local union leaders.


Helen Arnold | 17 May 2017

Mondelez International has announced plans to invest AUD4m (US$2.9m) in producing new lines at its Cadbury chocolate factory in Hobart, Tasmania, while still going ahead with the closure of its Dunedin plant in New Zealand.


John Shepherd | 8 May 2017

Premier Foods, the UK group, has renewed its licence to produce and market Cadbury-branded cake and ambient dessert products, replacing a 12-month rolling deal with a five-year agreement.


Dean Best | 2 May 2017

Mondelez International today (2 May) reported a dip in first-quarter sales but higher profits in a set of results the snacks giant described as "a solid start" to the year and which included adjusted earnings that beat analyst forecasts.


John Shepherd | 10 Apr 2017

Mondelez International is launching a Cadbury biscuit line in the UK - Cadbury Roundie.


Dean Best | 16 Feb 2017

Mondelez International today (16 September) set out plans to stop manufacturing in New Zealand, with the end of production at its site in the city of Dunedin.


John Shepherd | 13 Jan 2017

Mondelez International confirmed today (13 January) it is making "selective price increases" on its products sold in the UK, although the company declined to give details about what products or brands might be affected.


Katy Askew | 16 Dec 2016

Nestle has lost an appeal against a court decision that had overturned the trade mark protection for the shape of its four-fingered Kit Kat bar in the European Union. 


John Shepherd | 18 Nov 2016

Mondelez International is to extend its own farmer-focused Cocoa Life sustainability programme to all Cadbury products in the UK and Ireland by 2019 under a partnership with Fairtrade, although the move will mean Dairy Milk products will no longer carry the Fairtrade label.


Dean Best | 16 Nov 2016

Premier Foods has indicated it wants a longer-term deal for the Cadbury cake licence the UK group holds from brand owner Mondelez International on a 12-month, rolling basis.


Katy Askew | 28 Sep 2016

Mondelez International is launching what it describes as a "premium" chocolate brand in India, Cadbury Fuse. 


John Shepherd | 15 Aug 2016

UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co. has said it is set to launch a "transformational growth plan" across its core brands, following the sale of its Cadbury biscuit licence to Mondelez International.


John Shepherd | 12 Aug 2016

Mondelez International said today (12 August) it had agreed terms to buy the licence to manufacture, market and sell Cadbury-branded biscuits around the world from UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co.


John Shepherd | 10 Aug 2016

Mondelez International has launched its Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations chocolate line in India.


Katy Askew | 21 Jul 2016

Premier Foods reported continued positive progression on its sales this morning (21 July), when it delivered its fourth consecutive quarter of revenue growth. 


John Shepherd | 21 Jul 2016

The owners of Burton's Biscuit Co. have declined to comment on reports that the firm has been approached by Cadbury owner Mondelez International in a move to buy back the license to produce biscuits under the Cadbury brand. 


Katy Askew | 30 Jun 2016

Hershey revealed today (30 June) its board has "unanimously rejected" a takeover approach from Mondelez International valuing the US chocolate company at US$107 per share. 


Dean Best | 23 Jun 2016

Cadbury chocolate and Ritz crackers owner Mondelez International has conceded it has "much more work to do" on its targets for lowering saturated fat and sodium in its products after revealing the progress it is making on a range of moves to make products healthier and more sustainable.

Latest blogs

Katy Askew | 20 Nov 2015

That politicians are selective with the truth is pretty much a given. But it did make this pundit chuckle to hear UK Chancellor George Osborne describe United Biscuits as a "great British company"... Er, yes... one that is owned by Turkish multinational Yildiz Holding.


Dean Best | 18 Feb 2015

Since Ferrero announced the death of company founder Michele Ferrero at the weekend, there has been fresh speculation over the future of the Kinder and Nutella maker. Today (18 February), the Italy-based giant looked to quash the rumours.

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