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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".
Thursday 19 November 2009
Outlook It's hard to see Hershey as a credible white knight to save Cadbury from the dragon that is Kraft. Even squired by Ferrero, and with a good feel for its target given past flirtations, Hershey appears to lack the financial firepower to really spoil Cadbury's shareholders.
Wednesday 11 November 2009
Complaints that posters for the soft drink Tango were "offensive" have been dismissed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
Monday 09 November 2009
Kraft is tipped to make a hostile bid for Cadbury today, to which the UK confectioner is expected to issue another brusque rebuff.
Friday 30 October 2009
An ingredient in processed foods and soft drinks could be a recipe for high blood pressure, research suggests.
Thursday 22 October 2009
Thursday 22 October 2009
Outlook With less than three weeks to go before Kraft must make a formal bid for Cadbury, the chocolatier is doing its best to make things sticky for its American suitor. Yesterday's blockbuster trading update gives further credence to Cadbury's insistence that it has a happy and prosperous future as an independent entity. Note also that the business continues to outperform Kraft itself, which should give shareholders pause for thought when the would-be acquirer offers its own paper as part of the deal.
Tuesday 20 October 2009
Friday 16 October 2009
The human tongue can taste the "flavour" of carbon dioxide in the bubbles of fizzy drinks, which may explain why flat Champagne is not so much fun as drinking it fresh from the bottle.
Thursday 01 October 2009
The Takeover Panel yesterday announced that US group Kraft Foods has until November 9 to make a firm bid for Cadbury or must walk away.
Tuesday 29 September 2009
Mothers who work raise unhealthier children than those who stay at home, researchers said today.
Friday 25 September 2009
Cadbury today sought to dismiss mounting speculation that chief executive Todd Stitzer is softening his stance to a takeover by America’s Kraft Foods.
Tuesday 15 September 2009
The chief executive of Cadbury will reinforce the confectionery group's growth strategy as a standalone business to investors this week, in the wake of last week's rejected £10.2bn takeover approach from Kraft.
Sunday 13 September 2009
Cadbury has issued a stinging riposte to US food giant Kraft in an open letter slamming its unsolicited takeover bid, it emerged today.
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