, John started manufacturing
drinking chocolate andcocoa
, laying the foundations of the Cadbury business as it isknown today.
In 1969 Cadbury merged with Schweppes – the owner of the worldfamous Schweppes Indian tonic water – to create CadburySchweppes.
These two great household names merged in
1969 to form
In 2000 Cadbury acquired Hollywood, a leading French chewinggum and confectionery brand.
In 2003 for $4.2 billion (£2.7m), making Cadbury the leading world-wide confectionery company and the world’s number 2 in chewinggum.