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Barry Callebaut

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Chocolate factory opens in Chile

Barry Callebaut has opened its first chocolate factory in Chile – the facility is situated in Paine, about 40km from the capital city of Santiago de Chile and has an initial annual production capacity of around 25,000 tonnes of liquid chocolate and compound. The factory will serve as a regional base for Barry Callebaut to […]

A good year for Barry Callebaut

The Barry Callebaut Group has announced its full-year results for fiscal year 2013/2014, ending 31 August 2014. Highlights are: sales volume boosted by acquired cocoa business: up 11.8 per cent, supported by emerging markets, Gourmet and outsourcing strong profit growth: earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) up 21.4 per cent, net profit up 14.5 per […]

Supporting sustainable agriculture

The Barry Callebaut Group, manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, will switch its sourcing of core cocoa butter equivalents (CBEs) from RSPO mass balance to RSPO fully segregated material across its European operations from the beginning of November. With this sustainable approach, the company aims to lead the confectionery market in offering fully traceable […]

Chocolate expansion in Brazil

Barry Callebaut has announced plans to expand its Brazilian factory. The Mina Gerais factory will have its chocolate liquid, moulding, and warehousing facilities expanded to accommodate an increasing customer demand in the region.

Improving cocoa farmers’ lives

Hundreds of members of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and leaders from the global cocoa sector convened in Copenhagen, Denmark to take further crucial steps toward implementing a comprehensive strategy, called CocoaAction, to sustain the cocoa industry and improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers in Ghana and Ivory Coast. WCF leadership also announced the collective […]

Cocoa sustainability report

The Barry Callebaut Group has announced the publication of its Cocoa Sustainability Report 2013/14. This year’s report illustrates the company’s initiatives to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers through sustainable cocoa farming practices and to address the basic health and education needs of cocoa communities. “With ongoing challenges in cocoa farming, we are focusing on […]

Chocolate decorations range

Barry Callebaut has introduced an extended range of Chocolate Masters Pencils made out of 100 per cent Belgian Chocolate in a variety of sizes and colours. The new collection of Pencils make it easy to create a masterpiece with only one finishing touch. Any creation can be transformed into a mouth-watering masterpiece, be it a […]

Robotic palletising system

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, has installed a robotic palletising system at its Banbury plant as part of a three-phase investment in the palletising area. CKF Systems of Gloucester was commissioned to design, build and install the system. “We were impressed by work CKF had recently undertaken for a major confectionery brand,” […]

Cocoa shell paper packaging

James Cropper, a supplier to Barry Callebaut, has been awarded the In Green Award for its cocoa shell paper packaging at the international Luxepack trading fair in Shanghai. Barry Callebaut was looking for a partner to create cocoa shell packaging in a bid to reduce environmental impacts and minimise waste recovery and recycling. The cocoa […]

Choc-a-like range expands

Barry Callebaut is extending its Choc-a-like range, a selection of compounds for professional bakers, ice cream manufacturers and chocolatiers. The Choc-a-like products aim to allow chocolate professionals to put their creative ideas into practice while increasing workability and minimising production costs. Chocolate can be difficult to work with, but the Choc-a-like compounds aim to offer […]

Co-ordinating cocoa sustainability

The Hershey Company has announced it will be a founding member of CocoaAction, a strategy to co-ordinate cocoa sustainability efforts among the world’s largest cocoa and chocolate companies. The World Cocoa Foundation will act as the convener for the group, which seeks to build a rejuvenated and economically viable cocoa sector for at least 300,000 […]

Health claim on cocoa flavanols

Barry Callebaut has received a positive Scientific Opinion issues by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on the background data to extend their existing health claim to cocoa extract products. This positive evaluation from the EFSA bodes well for Barry Callebaut as it is usually the basis for approval by the EU Commission. In September […]

New range of food colourings

Barry Callebaut’s IBC brand, which specialises in colour and printing technology for food applications, has launched Power Flowers, a new method of colouring chocolate, fillings and compound chocolate. The Power Flowers are made from tempered cocoa butter and 40% colouring agents. Food professionals can use the Colour Master chart as a guide to apply any […]

Manufacturer buys cocoa supplier

Barry Callebaut has acquired the remaining 51% of Biolands Group, its long-time supplier of certified cocoa beans from East and West Africa. Barry Callebaut has been purchasing 100% of Biolands’ top-grade cocoa since 2000 and acquired a 49% stake in Tanzanian-based Biolands International in 2008. Since then, the model has been replicated in Sierra Leone […]