Confectionary manufacturer Cadbury will reveal increased sales during 2009 as its fights off an unwanted acquisition attempt by US rivals. Cadbury will use the healthy figures from 2009 to demonstrate that it better serves its customers and shareholders as an independent company.

Full news on Cadbury results from the FT
CIO coverage on how IT cuts will bolster Cadbury in Kraft fight

BAA, the airports operator that runs Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Edinburgh airports says the ongoing snowy weather especially the snow before Christmas 2009 has significantly lowered the number of travellers through its facilities. Spanish owned BAA said travellers were down 4.2 per cent from 2008.

CIO's insight into outsourcing of IT strategy at BAA
Coverage of snow affects on BAA

The Detroit Motor Show opens this week, traditionally one of the biggest events for the car manufacturing industry, in previous years it has been well known for its lavish launches and concept cars. The recession and the fact that two of the largest US manufacturers have required government help means this year is expected to be a muted affair.

Chrysler, one of the hardest hit in recent years will not have a single new model to entice visitors and buyers at the event.

Detroit Motor Show preview
Chrysler tells CIO how its IT strategy is driving the company out of trouble

CIOs travelling to Manchester and other cities on the West Coast Mainline may find getting a ticket difficult as Virgin Trains ticket office workers stage three strikes during rush hour on Friday of this week and then on Monday January 25, and Friday February 5.

Virgin Trains CIO Francis Jellings has the ticket to success
Strike coverage at BBC

British high streets will begin to look markedly different from today as Spanish banking group Santander begins to rebrand Abbey and Bradford and Bingley branches under its own name. The Spaniards acquired both banks in recent years and plans to make significant savings through consolidation of their IT.

Santander renames UK banks
CIO coverage on IT savings at Santander