Cadbury urges shareholders to reject Kraft offer for firm

DAIRY Milk firm Cadbury set out its case for independence today as it urged shareholders not to let US giant Kraft "steal your company".

The chocolate company's latest response to Kraft was contained in a new defence document setting out details of Cadbury's "outstanding" trading in 2009 and forecasting sales growth of up to 7 per cent this year.

Shareholders have until February 2 to accept Kraft's takeover offer.