The battle for Cadbury intensified this week as the UK confectioner urged shareholders not to let Kraft Foods "steal" the company in its second defence against the US group's hostile takeover. In return, Kraft shrugged off Cadbury's defence as "underwhelming". However, the Dairy Milk maker yesterday (14 January) hailed an "outstanding" 2009 with the release of its full-year sales. With Ferrero seemingly pulling out of the race for Cadbury, the spotlight remains on Kraft - and whether Hershey will launch an unlikely counter offer.