Cadbury Schweppes plc is a confectionery and beverage company with its headquarters in Berkeley Square, London, England. However, it does not manufacture Schweppes beverages for Hong Kong, Ireland, or the United Kingdom, having sold its trademarks there to The Coca-Cola Company, nor is it manufactured in Poland or Brazil, having sold its trademarks there to PepsiCo. Cadbury Schweppes is currently the only major international confectionery manufacturer to produce Fairtrade or organic products, which they sell through their subsidiary company Green & Black's.
In 1783, Jacob Schweppe developed a method to make carbonated water in the Swiss city of Geneva, some time after Joseph Priestley first discovered a method of impregnating water with carbon dioxide.
Independently, in 1824, John Cadbury began vending tea, coffee, and (later) chocolate in Birmingham in England and sometime in India and Pakistan. The company was then known as Cadbury Brothers Limited.
After World War I, Cadbury Brothers Limited undertook a financial merger with J.S. Fry & Sons Limited.
After John Cadbury's retirement, his sons, Richard and George, opened a major factory in the purpose-built suburb of Bournville, four miles south of the city.
The two companies merged to form Cadbury Schweppes in 1969. Cadbury also operates factories in Dublin (Ireland), Dunedin (New Zealand), Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Ringwood (Melbourne, Australia) and Claremont (Tasmania, Australia).
Domestic and International Subsidiaries
Cadbury Schweppes beverages include:
Cadbury Schweppes chocolates and sweets (candies) include:
In addition to these chocolates, a number of the brands have been sub-licensed to Frederick's Dairies to make a range of ice-cream versions. In the United States, most Cadbury branded chocolates are produced in Pennsylvania by the Hershey's chocolate company. Brand names sold include the Caramilk and Dairy Milk, as well as "Fruit & Nut" (with raisins and peanuts) and "Royal Dark" brands.
On 24th June 2006, Cadbury-Schweppes announced that there has been a salmonella scare in their products, causing millions of chocolate bars from stores across the UK to be recalled. Cadbury officially reported on the 2nd August that they had lost £20 million as a result of recalling the bars. However they are trying to minimise the damage, by issuing vouchers for returned products rather than cash.
Green & Black's
A range of upscale organic and Fairtrade chocolate.
This brand competes with Nestlé's Rowntree's brand over a number of product categories and features gums and mints.
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Solar Cola - a healthier alternative
We are seeking venture (seed) capital to develop our supply chain and begin a world marketing campaign. We are offering shares in our company by way of equity funding. Although, this product has potential for good growth, the value of shares in any company, private or public, can go down as well as up.
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