Hershey Is Finally Ready to Bid for Cadbury

After weeks of sitting on the sidelines while Cadbury played cat-and-mouse with Kraft Foods, Hershey is finally ready to make a bid for the U.K.-based chocolate maker. Sources close to the Hershey board say that the company will bid $17.9 billion for Cadbury.

Kraft: A Sweeter Bid for Cadbury?

When Kraft offered $16 billion for Cadbury in September, the U.K. food company rejected it as insultingly low, and investors agreed. Now, with time running short and with rumors of other suitors in the hunt, the word is out that Kraft will increase its bid within days.