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Kraft chews on article 13.5 glycaemic health claim win

Kraft Foods Europe is the second company to win a positive article 13.5 proprietary and emerging science health claim opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) with a submission...

Brazil: Kraft capitalises on chocolate and biscuit growth

Kraft Foods is leveraging the growing trend for chocolate and biscuits in developing markets with the opening of a new $80m production facility in Brazil.

Antitrust fine on Kraft and Unilever may act as 'deterrent' to others, lawyer

The German cartel office’s fine of €38m imposed on Kraft Foods, Unilever and Dr Oetker for illegal disclosure of ‘competition relevant information’ may act as a deterrent to other brand...

Kraft sues Indian biscuit maker for 'trademark violation'

Kraft Foods is suing Indian biscuit maker Britannia Industries for trademark violation related to one of its products that the US group says is a copy of its popular Oreo...

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Nestlé completes Kraft pizza acquisiton

Nestlé is starting the integration of Kraft’s frozen pizza business into its international organisation, after competing the acquisition yesterday.

Nestlé and Kraft probe palm oil sources after sustainability claims

The globe’s two biggest food firms, Nestlé and Kraft, have launched internal investigations after a Greenpeace report claimed both purchase palm oil from Indonesian company PT Smart whose parent group...

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Kraft upbeat at Bolshevik biscuit factory opening

Kraft was upbeat about its investment in the Russian biscuit market at the opening of a Bolshevik cookie factory this week.

Kraft plans R&D centre for ex-Danone biscuit unit

Kraft plans to invest €15m in a new innovation centre for biscuits in France following the acquisition of the Danone biscuit business two years ago.

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Cadbury boss makes veiled attack on Kraft’s brand of capitalism

Cadbury CEO Todd Stitzer told a fair trade conference in London on Thursday that taking away its “principled capitalism” would destroy Cadbury’s appeal, according to the UK’s Guardian newspaper....

Cadbury tells Kraft to bid or back off

Cadbury has approached the UK’s Takeover Panel, asking it to impose a deadline for Kraft to make an offer.

Cadbury confident despite Kraft bid

Cadbury has given a confident presentation of its stand-alone strategy in the midst of speculation that the company is unlikely to hold onto its independence following Kraft’s failed take-over bid....

Cadbury slams Kraft bid and business model

Cadbury has labelled Kraft “a low growth conglomerate” in a letter restating its rejection of the food giant’s £10.2bn ($16.7bn) takeover bid.

Kraft defiant over Cadbury valuation

Kraft Foods has defended its valuation of the Cadbury business and insisted that it remains the most logical buyer for the UK confectionery manufacturer.

Kraft Foods launches Cadbury takeover bid

Kraft Foods has confirmed it has had an initial takeover bid for Cadbury rejected but said it intends to work towards a deal that would create a $50bn food industry...

Kraft reaps rewards from sustainable processing strategy

The need to maximise profit combined with a desire to help the environment have been major drivers in Kraft slashing water use in its food processing operations by more than...

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BakeMark and Kraft create frozen Toblerone cookie blocks

BakeMark UK has collaborated with Kraft Foods to create Toblerone cookies for the bake-off market.

Kraft to sell off Nordic and Baltic salty snack brands

Kraft Foods is continuing to sharpen its focus on core brands with its latest divestment announcement – the sale of its Nordic and Baltic salted snack business to a private...

Financial briefs: Northern Foods, Kraft, Weston Foods

Northern Foods and Kraft have successfully offset high commodity costs by focusing on core brands, while Weston Foods suffered an operating income decline of 30 per cent.

News briefs: Kraft, bread price crunch, and bakery closures

US food giant Kraft has set up a new Spanish and Portuguese Kraft subsidiary following the purchase of Groupe Danone's global biscuit business, including LU Iberia, in November 2007.

News Briefs: Warburtons, Kraft and personalised popcorn.

Warbutons plans to open a new bakery, Kraft expands its healthy living range, and popcorn becomes personalised.

Kraft Foods sells European assets

Kraft Foods announced on 24 April that it has signed agreements to sell its Artiach biscuits business in Spain to Barcelona-based bakery Panrico and its Balaton chocolate trademark in Hungary...

Kraft attacked over China relocation plans

A labour union at Kraft's Chinese division said the firm violated labour laws by not adequately informing its employees about the relocation of its headquarters in the country, according to...

Kraft, Sara Lee predict 2008 profit growth

Global food firms Kraft and Sara Lee yesterday said they expected to experience growth over the course of 2008, despite the impact of the current commodity squeeze.

Kraft profits down on input costs

Global food giant Kraft yesterday posted fourth quarter profit losses of six per cent, despite higher volume sales of chocolate, biscuit and beverage brands.

Kraft denies Brazilian acquisition

Global food giant Kraft yesterday denied making a bid for Brazilian poultry company Perdigao, despite a flurry of merger and acquisition activity over the last year.

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