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September 24, 2013

A Canadian chocolatier that has been in the hands of its current owners for 50 years has been recognised for entrepreneurial achievement over successive generations.

A Canadian chocolatier that has been in the hands of its current owners for 50 years has been recognised for entrepreneurial achievement over successive generations.

Purdy's Chocolatiers will be presented with the Ernst & Young Family Business Award of Excellence for the Pacific region at a ceremony to be held next week.

October 8, 2009

As the confectionery world waits to see the outcome of Kraft Foods’ recent surprise bid for Cadbury, many different story lines have developed, including the influence of prominent family businesses, writes Otis Baskin

Otis W Baskin is an associate of The Family Business
Consulting Group and professor of management at the Graziadio School of
Business, Pepperdine University.

 

As the confectionery world waits to see the outcome of Kraft
Foods' recent surprise bid for Cadbury, many different story lines have
developed. 

April 28, 2008

Two of the world’s largest family-owned confectionery firms are to merge.

Two of the world's largest family-owned confectionery firms are to merge. Mars Inc has agreed to acquire 100% of the WM Wrigley Company for $23 billion.

January 1, 2004

Just Born’s Peeps outnumber humans by four to one in their homeland. Now the company is to expand that reach internationally with a bold migration strategy

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Just Born's Peeps outnumber humans by four to one in their homeland. Now the company is to expand that reach internationally with a bold migration strategy

February 1, 2002

2001 IMD award winners, the Murugappa Group, have drawn upon their business acumen, heritage and faith in the family system to help them successfully adapt to change

The Murugappa Group, headquartered in Chennai (Madras), India has grown from humble beginnings to become a very important conglomerate. The company started as the dream of a driven entrepreneur in Burma in the early 1900s. Today it boasts revenues of US$850 million and employs 22, 500 people in its 27 business units. The company is presently undergoing a major change, as it restructures its family governance system. It realises that change is necessary if they want to continue to compete in the world marketplace.

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