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  1. February 18, 2014

    Mondelez set for new cost-control strategy

    Mondelez has hired Accenture to help it implement a severe cost-control budgeting system championed by 3G Capital, the...

  2. February 12, 2014

    Mondelez struggles amid tough environment for food groups

    Mondelez International’s fourth-quarter earnings and sales missed analyst expectations as the maker of Oreo cookies and...

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  1. November 8, 2013

    Competition hots up for coffee capsule market smooth operators

    Consumers have been waking up and smelling the coffee during the recession – and realising that it can be cheaper to get...

  2. November 6, 2013

    Mondelez lowers sales guidance

    Mondelez lowered its guidance for 2013 organic net revenue growth as it reported lower-than-expected third-quarter revenues...

  3. October 4, 2013

    Court overturns Cadbury’s claim on purple packaging

    Cadbury has lost the latest round in a legal battle with Swiss rival Nestlé to register a distinctive shade of purple for...

  4. August 8, 2013

    Mondelez raises buyback to $6bn

    Mondelez International has approved a $4.8bn boost to its share buyback programme as the global snacks group spun out of...

  5. July 12, 2013

    Lack of size and focus put Invensys in play

    Slightly too small, lacking in focus and constrained by its pension deficit to develop a long-term strategy. These are the...

  6. June 20, 2013

    Lombard: Tax breakdown rule would give avoiders the Willies

    Cadbury is mythologised in the UK as a Quaker confectioner hijacked by greedy Americans. But an FT investigation shows the...

  7. June 20, 2013

    Pre-takeover Cadbury’s aggressive tax avoidance exposed

    Cadbury, the British confectionery maker that became a cause célèbre for tax justice campaigners after it was acquired by US...

  8. June 20, 2013

    Cadbury: The great tax fudge

    It was a deal that provoked visceral reactions in Britain. Even before Kraft completed its contentious £11.5bn purchase of...

  9. June 19, 2013

    Consumer giants shun food labelling system to help health choices

    Attempts to introduce a new standardised system of food labelling in the UK have been undermined after several consumer...

  10. June 12, 2013

    Sir Roger Carr confirmed as BAE chair

    BAE Systems has confirmed its widely rumoured selection of Sir Roger Carr as the FTSE 100 defence company’s new chairman....

  11. May 31, 2013

    Carr emerges as forerunner in BAE’s hunt for chairman

    In India, one of Sir Roger Carr’s sweetest personal successes as chairman of Cadbury was capturing a 70 per cent share of...

  12. May 30, 2013

    Mondelez expands appeal to Antipodeans with bigger chocolate bars

    Let them eat chocolate. Kraft, the food group that angered Brits by shrinking its chocolate bars shortly after gobbling up...

  13. May 28, 2013

    Lombard: BAE’s chairman search is not a race against the clock

    The law of supply and demand works differently in the boardroom. The greater the demands of the role, the shorter is the...

  14. May 22, 2013

    Bangladesh and the clothes on our backs

    On Friday, it will be a month since the collapse of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza, which housed several clothing factories. More...

  15. beyondbrics

    May 9, 2013

    BMW latest target in India's tax push

    The Indian government has for some time been clamping down on tax evasion by big multinationals, chasing up on everything...

  16. May 8, 2013

    Farming: Exodus raises fears for future of commodities

    While child labour remains a cause for concern in coffee and cocoa production in the developing world, global buyers of...

  17. May 7, 2013

    Mondelez targets emerging markets growth

    Mondelez International is reinvesting some of its profits in emerging markets, which account for nearly 40 per cent of its...

  18. April 10, 2013

    Those we have loved and lost

    The UK confectionery maker Cadbury still gets calls asking if it will ever bring back its Aztec bar. This would be...

  19. April 8, 2013

    Kraft and Mondelez: snacks and snags

    Mergers are designed to prove that 1 + 1 > 2. Conversely, bosses and bankers argue, spin-offs can prove that 1 = 0.6 + 0.6....

  20. April 3, 2013

    Mondelez chief nets $10m for Kraft split

    Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and chief executive of global snacks group Mondelez, was handed a $10m special bonus last year for...

  21. March 23, 2013

    ABI to investigate short-termism in UK stock markets

    The UK’s most influential shareholder group has launched an inquiry into the role of the UK stock market amid growing...

  22. March 20, 2013

    Investors hit at India business climate

    In the eyes of government ministers in New Delhi, India has in the past eight months embarked on a bold programme of...

  23. beyondbrics

    March 6, 2013

    Cadbury's sticky situation over 'imaginary' Indian factory

    How do you tax a factory that doesn’t exist? This seems to be the problem vexing India’s revenue authorities, who have...

  24. February 25, 2013

    Food scandal to sustain Fairtrade boost

    Cash-strapped British shoppers may be cutting back at the grocery tills but still spent nearly 20 per cent more in 2012 on...

  25. February 19, 2013

    HSBC bids farewell to Panama

    Panama is home to straw hats, General Noriega, and, at one time, death-faking “canoe man” John Darwin. But it will no longer...

  26. February 19, 2013

    Checkout guy

    Quoted companies have to cope with unwanted shareholders, just as hotels have to accommodate unwelcome guests. But the long...

  27. February 14, 2013

    Heinz: too rich

    Let us all give Warren Buffett a stern lecture about overpaying. The Sage of Omaha needs a good talking-to after Berkshire...

  28. February 13, 2013

    Kraft snacks group spin off suffers softness

    Mondelez International, the snacks group created in the Kraft Foods split, remains “bullish about the future” despite...

  29. January 22, 2013

    Citi dealmaker to head Takeover Panel

    One of the City of London’s most experienced dealmakers has been picked by the Takeover Panel to become its next...

  30. January 2, 2013

    Nestlé takes chocolate war to new heights

    The chocolate wars have reached new heights after Nestlé, the world’s biggest food company, succeeded in stopping rivals...

  31. December 19, 2012

    On the lucrative frontier trail for yield

    Frontier equity markets featured heavily among the best performing markets in 2012, beating emerging markets over a year in...

  32. December 9, 2012

    Town benefits from wave of finance jobs

    Drawn by the sea air, modest property prices and a decent supply of skilled labour from local universities, several big...

  33. November 7, 2012

    Mondelez spin-off charges hit profits

    Mondelez International, the global snacks group created in the Kraft Foods separation, reported declining third-quarter...

  34. November 7, 2012

    Danone – full Nelson

    Cadbury, Kraft, Heinz, Wendy’s and now Danone. Activist investor Nelson Peltz certainly likes his food. His latest target is...

  35. November 6, 2012

    City celebrates success of Cadbury code

    Senior City figures will gather at the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday for a gala event celebrating the anniversary of a...

  36. July 31, 2012

    Blue Bunny ice cream maker goes up for sale

    Wells Enterprises, the maker of Blue Bunny ice cream, is up for sale, according to people familiar with the matter. The...

  37. July 15, 2012

    McDonald’s launches Olympics ad campaign

    McDonald’s has begun rolling out its Olympics advertising campaign, highlighting the different emotions of spectators with...

  38. July 15, 2012

    Games organisers concerned about Cadbury

    London Olympic organisers expressed doubts about Cadbury as a sponsor because of concerns to protect the games’ healthy...

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