Chocolate company raise $1million

November 14, 2017

A fundraising drive by a Dunedin-based chocolate company has almost reached $1 million in pledges.

The campaign was started due to the Dunedin Cadbury factory closing and is an attempt by the Dunedin community to buy it.

Jim O’Malley is the man behind the venture. He has named the project ‘Own the Factory’ and has joined forces with existing Dunedin artisan chocolate brand – the Otago Chocolate Company OCHO.

The idea is to attract as many $100 investors as possible.

The US-based owner of Cadbury, Mondelez International, announced in February that the Dunedin factory, which employs 360 people, would be closed later in 2017.

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I want Cadbury to stay!


I like chocolate




I love chocolate sooo this is great news


Chocolate chip cookies are so good


this is really good new because i love chocolate and yeah so well done to yous


Cadbury needs to stay it is the only one in nz left.
Who's with me?


no cadbury nz based should stay


this is really, Really, REALLY cool


Thats cool! reviving a old part of new zealand history back from the roots xdxd