June 24, 2014
Once coffee leaves the Mondelez family, other hot drinks such as chocolate-based flavoured powder drinks will be the main hot beverages left. Other hot drinks together with the powder concentrate brand Tang will form Mondelez’s major beverage business following the deal with DE Master Blenders to create Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) and will account for […]
October 1, 2012
Market research company Euromonitor International discusses Kraft's decision to spin off its North American grocery business under the name of Kraft Foods Group and change its name to Mondelez International Inc.
Ildiko Szalai
January 19, 2010
The deadline for Kraft, under UK takeover law, to raise its offer for Cadbury is today, and its improved price offer is expected to be accepted by the majority of shareholders by 2 February. The new offer values the company at around £12 billion (US$19.7 billion), offering 840 pence a share, including 500 pence in cash and the rest in stock.
November 25, 2009
There are no firm offers on the table yet, but potential new suitors have emerged.
September 7, 2009
Following Mars' acquisition of Wrigley, further consolidation in the global confectionery market was set to follow, with Cadbury likely to be the focal point either as acquirer or acquisition target.
June 19, 2007
Cadbury today announced it will axe 15% of its 50,000 workforce as part of a restructuring plan. Over the next four years the company also plans to close 15% of its 70 plants worldwide. This announcement comes just a few days after its representatives appeared in court to plead guilty to three breaches of UK food regulations in connection with last year's salmonella contamination.
October 30, 2003
After a series of acquisitions conducted throughout 2002 and at the beginning of 2003 (Dandy, Kent and Adams) Cadbury Schweppes is now in a position where restructuring its food business is a must. The company announced it is planning to cut 10% of its workforce (5,500 employees worldwide) over the coming three years across its business units.
October 6, 2010
  In this episode of Globalcast, Ildiko Szalai, Company Analyst for Packaged Foods at Euromonitor International, explains the goals and transitions in the confectionery industry in the wake of the Kraft/Cadbury takeover. Szalai explains: Whether or not the confectionery industry has reached the end of consolidation What the most dominant strategic decisions in the industry have […]

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