Cadbury

Cadbury

Cadbury is a chocolate confectionary market that was started in 1824 by John Cadbury in Birmingham. He started with a shop selling coffee, tea, drinking chocolate and cocoa. This was started because he believed that alcohol was the main cause of poverty in the society. Therefore he thought chocolate drinks could be an alternative for alcohol. John was already selling 11 kinds of cocoa and 16 kinds of chocolate drinks by 1842. Benjamin, John’s brother also joined him in his company to form Cadbury Brothers of Birmingham. From there, their sons George and Richard carried out the business, expanding it and making lots of profits. The business was run by many generations till now by the Cadbury family. Now Roger Cadbury runs Cadbury since 1996.Currently Cadbury has operations in more than 50 countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Unites States, Australia, New Zealand and India. Cadbury has also involved itself in commitments such as the Cocoa sourcing commitments, Environmental commitments and The Cadbury Foundation.
In 1905, Cadbury launched its Dairy Milk bar, with a higher proportion of milk than previous chocolate bars, and it became the company's best selling product by 1913. Fruit and Nut was introduced as part of the Dairy Milk line in 1928, soon followed by Whole Nut in 1933. By this point, Cadbury was the brand leader in the United Kingdom. Several other products accompanied these: Flake, Cream-filled eggs, Crunchie and Roses. Cadbury's Milk Tray was first produced in 1915 and continued in production throughout the remainder of the First World War. More than 2,000 of Cadbury's male employees joined the Armed Forces and to support the war effort, Cadbury provided clothing, books and chocolate to soldiers. Also, during World War II, parts of the Bourneville factory were turned over to war work, producing milling machines and seats for fighter aircrafts. Workers ploughed football fields to plant crops. As chocolate was regarded as an...

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