Rivals Cadbury give two fingers to the Swiss chocolatiers by blocking their bid at the UK Intellectual Property Office
Without wishing to give our enemies any ideas, it would be pretty easy to see off the denizens of the Trending desk. All you’d need to do is send us something reasonably tasty (and chock-full of poison), and we’d fall upon it like starving rats. Recently, a box of truffles arrived as a thank-you for one writer, and the pack attacked.
The Labour leader extols the virtues of the Cadbury family in address to party activists
All right, hands up, I do quite like the Queen. And she did enjoy that flotilla after all...
'Anywhere in the world I smell hickory, it takes me straight home'
This week I've been eating... Carluccio's Lasagne
"Unknown road," warned the stranger's satnav. Diverted from the familiar A303 by a sudden closure on a dark evening, I joined another baffled motorist at a tiny junction with an unhelpful signpost indicating an unexpected place name such as Longbridge Deverill, or perhaps it was Marston Magna. It was a shock to be faced so abruptly with the A303's hinterland, hitherto unknown to me and, I suspect, many of the drivers of the vehicles – sometimes more than 30,000 – pounding over what Tom Fort calls "the highway to the sun".
Liberal Democrat officials insisted last night that Nick Clegg's wife did not breach any conflict of interest after it emerged that she gave paid advice to food giant Kraft just weeks before her husband condemned the firm for sacking British workers.
US civil rights activists stepped in after company compared Naomi Campbell to a chocolate bar
Model calls advertisment 'insulting and hurtful' as consumer boycott is threatened
The American food manufacturer Kraft saw its reputation in Britain sink still lower yesterday, as its management of Cadbury was roundly criticised as "arrogant" by MPs, business analysts and union officials.
Children will wake up to smaller Easter eggs tomorrow – because chocolate makers have shrunk the packaging on millions of boxes by half.
Roger Carr, the tycoon who saw through the sale of the 200-year-old British company Cadbury to the US multinational Kraft in February, has been knighted for services to industry in today's New Year Honours list.
This week saw the release of figures from the Public Health Observatories which concluded that Birmingham is the fattest city in Europe. Some 29 per cent of adults in the city are obese, which is more than twice the European average. And the prospects don't look good for the next generation either: 25 per cent of 11- and 12-year-olds in the city are obese too.
Foreign companies have stepped up their interest in acquisition targets in the UK despite an official review of takeover policy following the controversial purchase of Cadbury by America's Kraft earlier this year.
Ah, the corporate raider.