8 Oct 2008

Hamilton company buys chocolate brand

12:34 pm on 8 October 2008

Cadbury Confectionery has sold its Mother Earth brand to Profile Foods, of Hamilton, for an undisclosed sum.

Cadbury is developing its Dunedin factory, which produces Mother Earth, as a specialist centre for chocolate assortments.

Mother Earth's processing facilities will be relocated to Hamiltion, creating 20 new positions there.

Prolife Foods has total sales revenue of $70 million and 300 employees.