The drinks company has followed the likes of Ribena into the ice cream market
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Saturday 24 July 2010
The world of soft drinks seems to be losing its innocence. Once upon a time, the bright orange appearance of Irn-Bru was one of its major selling points. But now, apparently, the colour screams not delight, but danger.
Saturday 24 July 2010
The makers of two of Britain's best-selling soft drinks, Lucozade and Irn-Bru, have been forced to warn parents that the drinks may cause hyperactivity. A newly introduced EU law compels both drinks to display a warning that they contain artificial colours linked to behavioural problems in young children.
Thursday 08 July 2010
Do you know why the British economy is struggling? Let me tell you a story to illustrate. On Saturday I went to a village fête in Somerset. Picture the scene: a coconut shy, quoits, an egg-throwing contest, bric-à-brac and an ice-cream van, in a pretty field next to a country church. Toddlers as far as the eye can see; women in striped aprons and men in Birkenstocks. Feeling hungry, I stop by a cake stall, where I buy a home-made chocolate brownie for – get this – 15p. Fifteen pence! By the close of business, I doubt whether the cook-cum-stallholder even made back the cost of her ingredients, let alone turned a profit. And that's what's wrong with the British attitude to enterprise.
Thursday 08 July 2010
The Government is to hand over the funding of its public health programme aimed at curbing obesity to food firms including Mars, Cadbury and Coca-Cola. Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, said public funding for the Change4Life campaign launched in January 2009 would be withdrawn and private firms invited to fill the gap, along with charities and local authorities.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
Firms such as Mars, Cadbury and Coca-Cola will take on a bigger role in funding campaigns aimed at tackling soaring obesity rates, it was announced today.
Wednesday 23 June 2010
Friday 11 June 2010
Reunited again with original vocalist Skye Edwards, Morcheeba's Paul and Ross Godfrey have managed to re-locate the band's classic trip-hop chill-out vibe without sacrificing the growing eclecticism of albums like Charango and Dive Deep.
Wednesday 19 May 2010
Britvic is to buy the French soft drinks maker Fruite for €237m (£203m) as it looks to expand across Europe. The Tango and Robinsons giant unveiled the deal yesterday alongside a 39 per cent jump in pre-tax profits to £27.8m for the six months to 11 April.
Friday 14 May 2010
The private equity firm 3i Group said the value of its portfolio rose 15 per cent last year, as corporate earnings recovered and its stakes were revalued, although high asset prices could stymie new deals.
Wednesday 21 April 2010
A woman given an Asbo for terrorising her neighbours has blamed her behaviour on an addiction to Red Bull.
Thursday 04 March 2010
Union leaders attacked US food giant Kraft today after being told that the firm was seeking to make its first job cuts only weeks after completing its controversial purchase of Cadbury.
Friday 26 February 2010
Thursday 11 February 2010
Outlook: Lord Mandelson professes himself "disappointed" at Kraft's decision to close the Cadbury factory in Keynsham only a week after Irene Rosenfeld, the US company's chairman, told him she planned to invest in the UK. Note that he didn't say he was "surprised" at Kraft's craven U-turn. The assurances Ms Rosenfeld gave him were as worthless as Kraft's pledge to reverse Cadbury's decision to close Keynsham.
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.
Wednesday 03 February 2010
Cadbury was finally acquired for £11.4bn by the US food giant Kraft yesterday, closing the door on nearly 200 years of independence for the Dairy Milk maker.
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