Strong demand for Costa coffee and a solid performance by budget Premier Inns saw a sharp rise in third-quarter sales at Whitbread, leaving it confident it will meet targets for the year
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Friday 08 October 2010
Ah, the corporate raider.
Monday 05 July 2010
Kraft Foods has axed nearly three-quarters of Cadbury's staff who were covered by global contractual terms at the confectionery giant's head office, The Independent has learned.
Monday 10 May 2010
American food giant Kraft is to close its Cheltenham head office in the wake of its controversial takeover of chocolate-maker Cadbury's.
Wednesday 07 April 2010
Wednesday 10 February 2010
The US food giant Kraft was last night accused of "deliberately misleading" 400 Cadbury workers after it confirmed it will close the UK confectionery company's manufacturing plant near Bristol in the wake of the £11.7bn take over of the Dairy Milk maker.
Monday 25 January 2010
Italian confectioner Ferrero ruled itself out of the Cadbury takeover race today after last week's recommended £11.9 billion bid from US food giant Kraft.
Wednesday 20 January 2010
Wednesday 20 January 2010
Tuesday 19 January 2010
Cadbury today backed a higher £11.5 billion recommended takeover offer from its US suitor Kraft Foods.
Friday 15 January 2010
Esther Chávez was a career accountant approaching 60 and retirement when she became appalled by what became known in Mexico as los feminicidios, or femicides, the largely unsolved murders of women in her city, Ciudad Juárez, on the border with the United States. Concerned by an apparent lack of action or even interest by the city or state governments and police, she became a passionate and internationally known campaigner for justice for the city's victims and against the abuse of women worldwide.
Sunday 10 January 2010
Todd Stitzer, the chief executive of UK confectioner Cadbury, will launch a staunch final defence this week against predator Kraft Foods, the Toblerone maker.
Monday 14 December 2009
Cadbury, which will today formally launch its defence against Kraft Foods's £10.1bn hostile takeover bid, is reported to have held talks with Hershey about plans for the US chocolate maker to table a rival bid that the Cadbury board could recommend to shareholders. Hershey is still weighing up making a offer for the British confectioner but does not want to get involved in a bidding war with Kraft.
Sunday 06 December 2009
Chocolate wars began in earnest this weekend as the US food giant, Kraft, launched its formal £10bn offer document for UK confectioner Cadbury.
Saturday 05 December 2009
Monday 23 November 2009
Nestlé is considering joining the battle for Cadbury as the US confectionery company Hershey puts the finishing touches to a counter-bid of its own. The British group is currently battling a 750p a share offer from Hershey's US rival, Kraft Foods, with the backing of shareholders who say that the offer is "too low". Cadbury has told all potential bidders that it will fight any bid lower than 850p a share and could even hold out for as much as 900p. Nestlé has not yet decided on whether to pursue an interest but talks at the Swiss company were last night said to be "serious".
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