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      Mondelez drops bid for Hershey

      Not-so-sweet… Mondelez said on Monday that it would abandon its bid for Hershey in a deal that would have put Cadbury...

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      August 1, 2016

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    1. July 29, 2016

      Hershey Trust agrees to tougher governance rules

      The Pennsylvania state attorney’s office has introduced stiffer rules governing pay and tenure at the $12bn Hershey...

    2. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Hershey sales rebound bolster takeover defense

      Hershey offered a rebuke to critics of its decision to reject snack giant Mondelez’s unsolicited $23bn approach when...

    3. July 15, 2016

      Mondelez rides a Hershey rollercoaster

      Screams from thrill seekers riding Hershey’s rollercoasters drift across the Pennsylvania town that Milton Hershey...

    4. July 3, 2016

      Hershey’s trust must weigh the case for Mondelez deal

      It started with a kiss — a Hershey’s Kiss. And from there the eponymous company grew into one of the world’s best-known...

    5. July 1, 2016

      Hershey looks too sweet for Mondelez to resist

      Activist investor Nelson Peltz was positively scathing when he first took aim at one of the US’s most prominent...

    6. June 30, 2016

      Mondelez/Hershey: bitter and sweet

      How much longer can Hershey defy the march of time? The confectioner is an anachronism. It is headquartered in rural...

    7. June 30, 2016

      Hershey rebuffs $23bn takeover bid from Mondelez

      US confectionary maker Hershey “unanimously” rejected a $23bn bid by rival snacks and candy group Mondelez...

    8. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Hershey surges 21% on Mondelez bid report

      Thursday is shaping up to be a sweet day for Hershey shareholders. Shares in the US chocolate maker are rocketing in...

    9. March 2, 2016

      Healthy bars and nibbles reshape US snacks market

      Daniel Lubetzky became tired of waiting for a company to produce the sort of healthy snacks he craved. So he started...

    10. November 10, 2015

      Welcome to Jamshedpur, India’s steel citadel

      Compared with the tumult of most Indian cities, Jamshedpur seems like something from a fairy tale. Its streets are...

    11. October 28, 2015

      Starwood Hotels jumps on news of Hyatt talks

      Shares in Starwood Hotels jumped 6.3 per cent on news that rival Hyatt is in advanced talks to buy it. Starwood’s stock...

    12. October 21, 2015

      Fund manager David Herro criticises corporate ‘climate appeasers’

      A top US fund manager has accused multinational companies that signed a White House-sponsored pledge to tackle climate...

    13. August 13, 2015

      China economy: down in the data mine

      It may just have been bad timing. China’s announcement of a looser renminbi peg came only a few days after a downbeat...

    14. August 7, 2015

      Monster Beverage regains its fizz

      Shares of Monster Beverage regained their fizz on Friday after the energy drink maker reported an improvement in July...

    15. June 20, 2015

      China growth slowdown takes bite out of Hershey

      Hershey’s $584m bet on China’s sweet tooth is turning increasingly bitter for the US chocolate maker. The company...

    16. February 6, 2015

      British tastebuds caught in crossfire of chocolate war

      Chocolate from the UK has long been a source of comfort for homesick British expatriates in America. But now Brits...

    17. October 29, 2014

      Electronic Arts climbs on strong earnings

      Electronic Arts was one of the best-performing stocks in the S&P 500 after the maker of video games such as Fifa and...

    18. April 9, 2014

      Alcoa accelerates on carmaker targets

      Alcoa shares approached their highest level in more than two years after the aluminium group reported adjusted results...

    19. March 31, 2014

      Water shortages pose growing risk for American companies

      Some of the best known companies in the US are taking water supplies into account when deciding where to locate their...

    20. January 30, 2014

      Viacom boosted by profits rise

      Shares in media conglomerate Viacom rose on Thursday after the company reported a 16 per cent rise in quarterly...

    21. August 8, 2013

      Nestlé: vanity project

      Sales, so the adage goes, are vanity, profits are sanity, and cash is reality. Phooey to that, says the market....

    22. July 19, 2013

      Pepsi: half nelson

      Grab some chips and a soda, and settle in. This will be fun to watch. Nelson Peltz, head of Trian Partners, made a...

    23. November 16, 2012

      Hostess Brands to liquidate business

      Hostess Brands, the US baker of Twinkies, and Wonder Bread, is to liquidate its business after failing to reach a pay...

    24. April 24, 2012

      Hershey: doing fine without Cadbury

      Consoling parents may say things happen for a reason. The reality is that millions of interacting actions and reactions...

    25. April 24, 2012

      Price rises lift Hershey’s earnings

      Shares of Hershey jumped almost 6 per cent on Tuesday as the US candy company raised its earnings outlook and reported...

    26. March 12, 2012

      Wall St steady despite global worries

      US equities were mixed on Monday as fresh economic data out of China added to growing concerns that the world’s...

    27. February 1, 2012

      Hershey reports strong fourth-quarter results

      Hershey, the largest US chocolate maker by revenues, has reported strong fourth-quarter results as consumers continued...

    28. January 11, 2012

      Hostess files for bankruptcy

      Hostess Brands, the US baker of Twinkies and Wonder bread, has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in six years,...

    29. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2011

      Sweet deals in European bank deleveraging

      What links Hershey to the eurozone debt crisis? Well, aside from making a product that cracks under pressure, the...

    30. November 8, 2011

      US corporate bond issuance rebounds from lows

      Companies have sold nearly $28bn of bonds in the US in the past two days, marking the best start to a week this year....

    31. October 26, 2011

      Supply-chain experts arrive at the top

      When Tim Cook, the new chief executive of Apple, launched the iPhone earlier this month, it was widely considered a...

    32. July 29, 2011

      Groups wary of parting with their money

      Companies round the world queued up this week to tell investors how tough life is, as the half-year reporting season...

    33. July 26, 2011

      Sweet result for Hershey as income triples

      Recession-weary US consumers appear to be turning to chocolate to soothe their economic worries. Although obesity...

    34. May 18, 2011

      Hershey chief leaves for top Del Monte job

      David West, Hershey chief executive, resigned unexpectedly on Wednesday, leaving the US chocolate maker to take the top...

    35. February 3, 2011

      Australian stocks rally as cyclone fears fade

      With many of the region’s markets closed for the lunar new year, the focus was on Australia to see how investors...

    36. December 27, 2010

      Open innovation powers growth

      Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest consumer goods company, is an acknowledged global industry leader in new consumer...

    37. December 7, 2010

      Hershey targets UK and Europe

      Hershey, the US chocolate maker, is to start selling its Hershey’s Kisses and other confectionery in the UK and Europe...

    38. October 1, 2010

      Big Food eyes profits in smaller waistlines

      Nestlé milked maximum publicity from its creation this week of a health science business “to pioneer a new industry...

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