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Stevia based chocolate

9th June 2011 – To help food manufacturers meet growing consumer demand for healthier, all natural products that offer great taste with fewer calories, Barry Callebaut is rolling out its innovative dark chocolate made with Stevia extract in the North, Central and South American markets. The company is the first manufacturer to offer a Stevia […]

Commitment to sustainability

1st June 2011 – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has released its brand new trademark for use in the market by its members. From now on, producers of cookies, chocolate and confectionery will be able to clearly show their commitment to sustainable palm oil through the use of the trademark. RSPO secretary general […]

Callebaut Hershey deal

5 May 2011 – Barry Callebaut and The Hershey Company have agreed to a long term increase in the volume of products supplied by Barry Callebaut, expanding the supply and innovation agreement signed in 2007. For this increase in volume, as well as other market share growth, Barry Callebaut will have invested an incremental $15 […]

New TV advertising campaign for Skittles

28 April 2011 – Imagine a world where everything you touch turns to Skittles, that is exactly what Wrigley has created in its latest TV advert for this colourful confectionery brand. On TV screens from the 3rd May for three weeks, this twisted take on reality follows lead character, Tim and his magical ability to […]

Sugar free flavours

28 April 2011 – Verve, a natural chewing gum manufacturer in the US, has expanded their line of Glee Gum with two new, sugar free varieties – Refresh Mint and Lemon Lime. In response to growing consumer concern over artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sugar free Glee Gum is the only gum in the US sweetened […]

Reviving traditional confectionery

27 April – As the demand for healthier, lower fat and more natural products grows, confectioners have found that old fashioned confectionery classics still go down well with young and old shoppers alike. Responding to consumers’ re-kindled love for those familiar favourites, confectioners have focused much of their attention on placing modern twists on such […]

Cocoa pilot plant opened

14 April 2011 – Expanding upon its network of innovation centres in North America, Barry Callebaut has opened a special research and development laboratory and pilot plant at its cocoa products factory in Pennsylvania. The pilot plant – a scaled down cocoa products factory that mimics the production processes that occur on actual full scale […]

Upgrade of colour facilities

14 April 2011 – Due to continued strong demand for natural colors in the global food industry Chr. Hansen has extended two key food colouring production plants – one in South America and one in Europe. Chr. Hansen has inaugurated a new and improved colour production facility in Lima, Peru. The plant which will be […]

New COO for Wild

1 April 2011 – Cosimo Trimigliozz has become the new chief operating officer of the newly formed Wild Flavors International business unit. The new unit will provide additional high level focus and management to the growing Wild business in the emerging world markets. The business unit will be comprised of the current Wild business in […]

Frozen wild blueberries

17 February 2011 – The Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA) has introduced a frozen retail pack and a new dried fruit application featuring Canadian wild blueberries as the signature ingredient. Wild blueberries are packed with powerful antioxidants that can help to influence how well our bodies age by reducing oxidative stress – which […]

Record breaking cocoa shipment

15 February 2011 – Blommer Chocolate, North America’s largest processor of cocoa beans and ingredient chocolate products, has announced the single, largest cocoa bean shipment from West Africa is destined for their facility. The vessel, the Atlantic Tramp, carried 18,400 metric tons of cocoa, most of which is sustainably farmed, Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa and Blommer […]

AAK strengthens group management

18 January 2011 – In order to create better conditions for organic growth as well as acquisitions, to better face future competition, and to strengthen a necessary internationalisation, AAK has expanded group management with four persons. Edmond Borit, currently managing director for AarhusKarlshamn Latin America; Jean-Marc Rotsaert, currently president for AarhusKarlshamn USA; Octavio Díaz de […]

ZDS celebrates successful chocolate symposium

9 December 2010 – The ZDS chocolate symposium, which has just finished this Thursday afternoon in Cologne, Germany, once again attracted record numbers. Expanding from the already successful last event in 2008, this year’s popular conference saw 400 delegates gather to hear the latest in chocolate technology. Andreas Bertram, the managing director at ZDS opened […]

Callebaut profit rises and partnership expansions

 9 November 2010 – Barry Callebaut has reported a gain in full-year profit that beat analysts’ estimates. Net income in the 12 months through August rose 11% to 251.7 million Swiss francs (€188m). The market for chocolate will probably expand 1-2% worldwide this fiscal year, compared with the long- term average of 2-3% growth, the Swiss […]