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History of Cadburys

In 1824,  began vending , , and (later)  at Bull Street in  in the  and sometimes in . The company was later known as Cadbury brothers.

After John Cadbury's retirement, his sons,  and , opened a major new factory at , five miles south of the city. In 1893, George Cadbury bought 120 acres of land close to the works and planned, at his own expense, a  which would 'alleviate the evils of modern more cramped living conditions'. By 1900 the estate included 313 cottages and houses set on 330 acres of land. As the Cadburys were  there were no  in the estate; in fact, it was their Quaker beliefs that first led them to sell tea, coffee and cocoa as alternatives to alcohol.

In 1969 Cadbury merged with drinks company  to form Cadbury Schweppes. However in March 2007, they revealed that they were planning to split the business into two; one focusing on the chocolate and confectionary market; and the other on its U.S drink business. The demerger took effect on 2 May 2008, with its North American drinks brands being demerged into Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc. Cadbury is selling its Australian beverage unit to Asahi Breweries. 

Cadburys also own Bassett, Fry’s, Maynard’s and Halls. The confectionary business in the UK is known as Cadbury Trebor Bassett, and as of August 2004, had eight factories and 3,000 staff in the UK. Biscuits bearing the Cadbury brand, such as Cadbury fingers, are produced under licence by Burton’s Foods. Ice cream based on Cadbury products, like the 99 flake, is made under licence by Frederick’s Dairies. Cadbury’s cakes and chocolate spread are manufactured under licence by Premier foods, but the cakes were originally part of the Cadbury Foods Ltd with factories at Blackpole in Worcester, and Moreton on The Wirral with distribution depots throughout the UK.

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The resources that Cadburys need are:

  • Raw materials
  • Equipment/machinery
  • Buildings
  • Land
  • Labour
  • Money/capital

The raw materials that Cadburys use would be the ingredients that go into their confectionary; these would be things like cocoa beans, milk and sugar.

The equipment that Cadburys use would be the machinery that they make their chocolate with, and that takes the boxes of chocolates to the distribution centre. Also the lorries that take the boxes of chocolates to the shops to be sold.

The buildings that Cadburys ...

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