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Business bites: Woolies' cheap chop ... red tape cops ... Syriza flops ...

Business bites: Woolies' cheap chop ... red tape cops ... Syriza flops ...

CrikeyMay 19, 2015

Woolies sacks top brass. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: data bout ... whisky drought ... CFTC doubt ...

Business bites: data bout ... whisky drought ... CFTC doubt ...

CrikeyApr 2, 2015

Aussies love their data. And other business tidbits of the day.

How James L. Kraft perfected the Kraft single

CrikeyJun 5, 2012

It looks like a simple slice of cheese wrapped in plastic, but much work and science went into creating the Kraft Single, writes Charles Wilson.

Cadbury family politics get Krafty

CrikeyJun 22, 2010

It's now seemingly likely that British company Cadbury will be taken over by Kraft, or as one Cadbury family member calls them "an American plastic cheese company". Will family bickering ruin the deal?

Will Cadbury's chocolate stay Fairtrade?

Will Cadbury's chocolate stay Fairtrade?

CrikeyJan 25, 2010

Food giant Kraft has swallowed up Cadbury, but will it honour the chocolatier's commitment to only using Fairtrade cocoa beans for its Dairy Milk and Black & Gold brands?

China 1: Beijing slams on the brakes

Glenn DyerJan 21, 2010

China has upstaged itself on the eve of today's release of important economic figures from 2009.

Buffett's Krafty take on merger maulings

Buffett's Krafty take on merger maulings

Glenn DyerJan 21, 20101 Comment

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett isn't happy about Kraft's $US20 billion tasty takeover Cadbury and he could be proven right. Is it a rotten deal?

How Kraft gobbled up Cadbury

CrikeyJan 20, 2010

The Kraft snack food empire just got even more monolithic, finally succeeding in its bid to take over British chocolate giant Cadbury in a £11.9bn (about AU$21bn) takeover deal. The Guardian has a taste of how the deal went down.

Who will become the world's chocolate king?

Who will become the world's chocolate king?

CrikeyNov 24, 2009

Kraft, Ferrero and Hershey would all love to get their sugar-coated fingers on piece of the sweet Cadbury pie -- and whichever does will rule the world's confectionery market.

It's chocolate vs cheese in the Kraft and Cadbury food fight

CrikeyNov 10, 2009

Kraft has made another hostile $US16.4 billion bid to buy out Cadbury. Will Cadbury accept the offer, amid protests that it's not enough? Will Kraft raise the price, even though it has no rivals?