2007 - the year in review

2007 – the best of times, the worst of times

Christmas is a time for lists, lists and more lists. As we near the end of 2007, it seems an…

US/UK: Peltz sounds warning to Cadbury

Shares in Cadbury Schweppes rose this afternoon (18 December) after activist investor Nelson Peltz threatened to become “more active” if…

US: Strong Q2 boosts Heinz profits

A robust second-quarter has driven a 12% rise in half-year profits at US-based food giant Heinz. Heinz said a jump…

Hershey Trust on the horns of a dilemma

Recent remarks from the Hershey Trust have again raised the question of whether its resistance to yielding control of the…