A Ferrero spokesman tells our colleague in Milan: “Things are exactly as they were a month ago. Nothing has changed.”
In November, Ferrero said it was in the preliminary stages of evaluating options in respect of Cadbury.
Ferrero’s comments followed a report by La Stampa newspaper, which said Ferrero’s interest in Cadbury had cooled. But the spokesman said this contention was not based on anything the company has said.
US-based Hershey has also said it is contemplating a bid.