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Cadbury accepts Kraft's sweetened bid

Jan 19, 2010
British confectioner Cadbury has accepted U.S. food maker Kraft's new takeover bid, which sets the bar a few billion dollars higher. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about how Brits are responding to the change of heart.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Britain weighs in on Kraft-Cadbury bid

Jan 14, 2010
Britain's business minister will be meeting with financial figures to take a closer look at Kraft's unwanted takeover offer for Cadbury. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about the government's perspective on the bid.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Authentic Mexican food push: Delicioso!

Jan 12, 2010
Mexican food is so common in the U.S., you might forget it comes from Mexico. But with the help of the Mexican government, a new restaurant association is trying to encourage the spread of more authentic cuisine. Sylvia Maria Gross reports.
Posted In: Food, Mexico

Coconut water yet to crack U.S. market

Jan 12, 2010
Coconut water hasn't fully taken off in the U.S. like it has in other places in the world, but that hasn't stopped beverage companies from trying. Jeff Tyler explores the benefits of the tropical cure-all.
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How a cold snap affects citrus prices

Jan 12, 2010
Recent sub-freezing temperatures have hit Florida's orange-crop region, which could naturally make orange juice fans shudder to think of the price hike. But John Davis reports several factors go into setting the price of citrus.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

New rules laid to help chicken farmers

Jan 11, 2010
The USDA has issued new regulations intended to provide protections for contract poultry farmers. But for some of those farmers, the new rules have come too late. Kate Archer Kent reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Are beer mergers a good brew for biz?

Jan 11, 2010
Dutch brewer Heineken is set to buy the beer business of Mexico's FEMSA for $7.6 billion. How is the recent wave of beer mergers affecting the little guy? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Deli suppliers vie for slice of market

Jan 11, 2010
Meat supplier Boar's Head has made its fortunes by signing exclusive deals with delis to sell only its products. But meat maker Dietz and Watson is starting to serve up some heavy competition. Alex Goldmark reports.
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Heineken to buy Femsa for over $7.5B

Jan 11, 2010
Dutch brewing company Heineken is buying Mexico's Femsa, the second-largest beer maker in the country. The deal is worth over $7.5 billion and will give Heineken a leading position in the Mexican market. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mexico

Why is everyone so sweet on chocolate?

Jan 7, 2010
Various companies have been trying to buy candy maker Cadbury. Now, Cadbury board members are reportedly in talks with Hershey. Why so much fuss over chocolate? Jeremy Hobson reports.
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