Brian Sollit was a real-life Willy Wonka, one of Britain's most eminent chocolatiers. In a career spanning over 50 years at Rowntree's in York, he created some of the nation's best loved snacks including Lion Bars, Drifters, Matchmakers and the Yorkie, but his crowning glory was the creation of the After Eight Mint. Launched in 1962, it was an instant success, becoming the must-have confectionery for "posh" after-dinner treats. It went on to sell in over 50 countries and had famous devotees such as the Queen Mother.
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Friday 11 June 2010
The Alexander McQueen Company was last night considering legal action after the confectioners Cadbury released a Flake advertisement featuring a floating female figure which allegedly resembles the late designer's famous 1996 hologram of Kate Moss.
Monday 07 June 2010
Thursday 27 May 2010
Outlook How wonderful our system of regulation is. In publicly censuring Kraft for the way in which it led people to believe it would reverse Cadbury's plan to close a factory only to change its mind once its hostile bid for the confectioner succeeded, the Takeover Panel has damaged only itself.
Saturday 24 April 2010
Tuesday 13 April 2010
Outlook There will not have been many people in Labour's high command more irritated by the party's run-in with big business over the past week than Lord Mandelson. It's not just that as Secretary for State for Business Lord Mandelson will feel uncomfortable with Labour's run of bad headlines falling on his patch, but also because, Treasury-sponsored national insurance increases aside, he will feel entitled to make a strong case for having fought the business sector's corner.
Sunday 04 April 2010
Tuesday 09 March 2010
Monday 08 March 2010
Kraft is under investigation by UK regulators over whether it misled Cadbury employees and investors in its battle to take over the confectioner, it was reported today.
Saturday 06 March 2010
Tuesday 09 February 2010
Food giant Kraft today signalled the loss of up to 400 jobs by announcing the closure of a Cadbury factory - despite earlier promises to keep it open.
Thursday 04 February 2010
The three most senior directors at Cadbury have quit hours after the US food giant Kraft took control of the British confectioner.
Monday 25 January 2010
Ferrero formally ruled itself out of the running for Cadbury today, leaving Kraft’s £11.9bn takeover bid uncontested.
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
Cadbury's capitulation to the advances of the American food conglomerate Kraft has dislodged a healthy dollop of chocolate-coated sentimentalism here in Britain. One member of the Cadbury family reacted with horror yesterday to the acquisition of this 186-year old confectioner by "a plastic cheese company".
Tuesday 19 January 2010
Britain and America's so-called "special relationship" stops short of the nations' tastes for chocolate.
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