This sale included factories at Pontefract, Cleckheaton and York and a distribution centre near Chesterfield, and the transfer of around 800 employees.In mid-2009 Cadbury replaced some of the cocoa butter in their non-UK chocolate products with palm oil.
Cadbury was established in Birmingham, England in 1824, by John Cadbury who sold tea, coffee and drinking chocolate.
Cadbury is internationally headquartered in Uxbridge, West London, and operates in more than 50 countries worldwide.
It is famous for its Dairy Milk chocolate, the Creme Egg and Roses selection box, and many other confectionery products.
In October 2007, Cadbury announced the closure of the Somerdale Factory, in Keynsham, Somerset, formerly part of Fry's.
Between 500 and 700 jobs were affected by this change.
The management explained that existing plans to move production to Poland were too advanced to be realistically reversed, though assurances had been given regarding sustaining the plant.