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Mars buys Wrigley

Mars, Wrigley look to a sweeter future

It was a deal that shook the confectionery industry but what will Mars' US$23bn takeover of gum maker Wrigley mean for the two companies? Dean Best reports.

Cadbury, Hershey in spotlight after Wrigley sale

Cadbury, Hershey in spotlight after Wrigley sale

Wrigley chairman Bill Wrigley predicted the confectionery industry would sit up and take notice after his company's deal with Mars. Now, the spotlight has once again switched to Cadbury and Hershey. But will the two chocolate giants finally get together after years of flirtation? Dean Best reports.

Hershey Trust on the horns of a dilemma

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 US confectionery company is ultimately damaging its prospects. As Cadbury Schweppes waits to see if the trust will change its view towards a merger, Ben Cooper suggests the companies represent a perfect fit from more than just a commercial standpoint.