Cadbury closure leaves 134 jobless

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Chewing gum manufacturing company Cadbury Botswana has left 134 people jobless as the parent company, Mondelez International closed its manufacturing facility in Gaborone.

Mondelez said it had to focus its resources on larger scale manufacturing facilities where it can generate greater efficiencies to reinvest in growth.  In the press statement, the company said the exercise is part of the company’s global transformation strategy to focus their snacking portfolio and reinvent its supply chain.

“The decision was taken as demand for pellet gum produced in Botswana has dropped over the years as there has been a shift in the gum consumer market towards a preference in slab gum,” reads the statement.

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