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Should Cadburys remain British, does it matter?

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by weltweit, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Is it even British now as it is sharholder owned?

    Kraft is making an offer of some £9.5 billion for the company, to the shareholders.

    But I think Cadbury has a history here of good corporate governance.

    What do you think?
  2. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    I'm just wondering if i should care or not.
  3. electrogirl

    electrogirl dignity is overrated

    I don't know if I care either I'll wait for some other people to come along and if they care then i might care too and quote their posts and say 'this^^^'
    moochedit likes this.
  4. claphamboy

    claphamboy The wheels on the bus go round and round....

    *passes electrogirl her marbles* .
  5. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    A nation should always maintain native industries vital to the survival of the people. Chocolate qualifies.
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  6. Diamond

    Diamond The Red Baron

    Yes, maybe-no-it doesn't really matter, in that order.
  7. electrogirl

    electrogirl dignity is overrated

    this ^^^
  8. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I want Britain to have companies in which it can be proud!

    If we become just the screwdriver country for outside companies it will be a crying shame.
  9. Sadken

    Sadken K-5 You -0

    I love the way you say "chocolate".
  10. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    It has to remain British. Look at the name: 'Cadbury's'.

    That name screams 'british'. To have it otherwise would make a total mockery out of everything.
  11. Espresso

    Espresso Well-Known Member

    Cadbury used to be Cadbury Schweppes. And Schweppes ain't British, so it's not like it's only ever been a British company.
    Don't see why it needs to be either. Just as long as they keep making it and keep people in jobs here.
  12. IMR

    IMR well-meaning tosser

    Look what Kraft have done to cheese. Don't let them do the same to chocolate.
  13. Maidmarian

    Maidmarian Stubborn Socialist


    We have yet to establish electrogirl's rightful ownership of said marbles !
  14. Maidmarian

    Maidmarian Stubborn Socialist

    No --- it was Cadbury's & then became Cadbury/Schweppes.

    Since HP sauce went , I don't CARE anymore ! :(

    Ed to add : are you ---y'know , YOUNG or something ?
  15. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen


  16. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Somebody drizzled on her. :eek:
  17. kained&able

    kained&able Here for the football.

    As long as not to many people are layed off i couldn't give a fuck.

  18. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    Kraft buying Cadbury feels like another nail in the coffin of the idea of capitalism with any kind of a social conscience, though I'm not entirely sure how ethical cadbury really have been over recent years anyway.

    Not sure how green and blacks is going to fit with the Kraft corporate ethos, but I'd be surprised if it's ethics survived intact.

    Kraft should fuck right off IMO, but they probably won't:(
  19. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    British companies for British products for British workers !

    Or something like that ..
  20. Sadken

    Sadken K-5 You -0

    Keep saying "chocolate", I wanna see how this plays out
  21. Errol's son

    Errol's son Well-Known Member

    Actually it is back to Cadbury again now as it divested Schweppes last year! :p
  22. Maidmarian

    Maidmarian Stubborn Socialist

    Doesn't alter the fact that I AM RIGHT !!! :mad:

  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Kraft make some of the worst foods known to mankind.
  24. Errol's son

    Errol's son Well-Known Member

    I doubt Kraft is very interested in Green and Blacks - I have only seen Green and Blacks in a few countries before. Kraft wants Cadbury as it has a foothold in many developing markets which it can then start pushing its Kraft products into. Green and Blacks is a small business operaing in a few developed countries. I would imagine Kraft would consider offers for it. Kraft wants Dairy Milk and the chewing gum brands so it can start selling Toblerones and Terry's Chocolate Oranges in to the same channels.

    If Kraft wasn't so associated with small triangular pieces of plastic cheese, an awful lot of the complaints surrounding this deal would quieten.
  25. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen


  26. Sadken

    Sadken K-5 You -0

    This is the best thread ever.
  27. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    Once more and then I have to do some work:


  28. Diamond

    Diamond The Red Baron

    Or, alternatively, Kraft just need to get Yuwipi Woman and Sadken to do their corporate PR.
  29. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Vegemite isnack 2.0


    product fail.
  30. Sadken

    Sadken K-5 You -0

    Can someone take over on the chocolate duties, please? Can we make it a meme?

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