PHILIP MORRIS' CHOCOLATE BINGE

ZURICH, Switzerland (FNS) -- Through its Swiss unit, Kraft Jacobs Suchard, Philip Morris is charging toward dominance in the Eastern European chocolate market.In a series of strategically swift acquisitions, the U.S.-based consumer products giant has been buying up confectionery manufacturing and distribution concerns across the region, which is home to 400 million consumers.On Feb. 10, KJS spent

ZURICH, Switzerland (FNS) -- Through its Swiss unit, Kraft Jacobs Suchard, Philip Morris is charging toward dominance in the Eastern European chocolate market.

In a series of strategically swift acquisitions, the U.S.-based consumer products giant has been buying up confectionery manufacturing and distribution concerns across the region, which is home to 400 million consumers.

On Feb. 10, KJS spent $4.4 million U.S. to acquire an 82% stake in Poiana-Produse, Romania's leading

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