Competition causes Cadbury meltdown

I can’t help noticing that recent changes in my family’s chocolate-eating habits happen to coincide with a major downturn in the fortunes of Cadbury Ireland.

28th October, 2006

I can’t help noticing that recent changes in my family’s chocolate-eating habits happen to coincide with a major downturn in the fortunes of Cadbury Ireland. So I was saddened, but not surprised, to learn earlier this month that Cadbury plans to close its manufacturing plant in north Dublin if a rationalisation plan involving about 450 job cuts is not accepted.

Pressure has been mounting on Cadbury from foreign chocolate imports, particularly since...

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