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Barry Callebaut

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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 […]

Cocoa brand revamped

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has revamped its Bensdorp brand. By doing so, the company wants to underscore its role in the cocoa powder market.  Building on its Dutch heritage, the Bensdorp brand has become an internationally established value in the cocoa landscape. “Bringing chocolate taste and colour where chocolate can’t go but […]

Turkish cocoa academy

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced the opening of its first Chocolate Academy centre in Turkey, the 16th in the company’s network of training centres worldwide. Located in Istanbul, the Chocolate Academy is a state-of-the-art teaching and workshop facility for culinary professionals at all levels interested in strengthening their skills […]

Chocolate factory arrives in Japan

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced that it has completed the move of its Japan chocolate factory from Amagasaki to Takasaki, as announced in June 2012. The new and larger facility, which was officially inaugurated this month, offers an initial annual production capacity of 22,000 tonnes of chocolate and compound […]

Focus on cocoa farming

Barry Callebaut – manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – has announced its 2012/13 Sustainability Report, which details the company’s strategy in the areas of sustainable cocoa, environmental protection and employee development. The report focuses on the Barry Callebaut initiatives that improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers, through sustainable cocoa practices. “With a growing […]

From cocoa bean to paper

An innovation that could save the skins of many of the 3.5 million tonnes of cocoa beans produced each year, by turning them into paper, has been pioneered by British paper manufacturer James Cropper, paving the way for millions of chocolate bars to be wrapped and sold in the stuff of their creation. About 10 […]

State of the art chocolate factory

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has officially inaugurated its first chocolate factory in Turkey, as announced in October 2012. The new state-of-the-art facility in Eskisehir offers an initial annual production capacity of 14,000 tonnes of chocolate. The total amount invested is CHF 16 million (TL 35 million / €13 million / […]

Primary school in cocoa region

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) and Barry Callebaut have announced the completion of a primary school, community and farmer training centre in the western cocoa-growing region of Côte d’Ivoire. Located in the Abokro, Gabiadji, Bas-Sassandra region of Côte d’Ivoire, the school and community centre will be fully operational for the 2013-2014 school year. About 150 […]

EU approves health claim

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has announced that the EU Commission has approved its health claim submission on cocoa flavanols (Regulation No 851/2013). The company received the right to use the health claim that “cocoa flavanols help maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, which contributes to normal blood flow.” Barry Callebaut […]

New joint cocoa processing facility

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, is celebrating the inauguration of its new, joint cocoa processing facility in Makassar. For this, Barry Callebaut created a joint venture with P.T. Comextra Majora, a diversified soft commodities trader and exporter of cocoa from Indonesia as well as a long-standing business partner of Barry Callebaut, as […]

Cocoa coalition signs declaration

The African Cocoa Coalition (ACC), which comprises autonomous non- governmental organisations and farmer groups active in the cocoa sector, has become the 35th stakeholder to sign the Abidjan Cocoa Declaration. David Guba Kpelle, the ACC’s programme director, signed the Declaration on behalf of the Coalition at the recent International Workshop on Cocoa Certification in Douala, […]

Cocoa Center of Excellence to promote sustainable practice

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has inaugurated its new Cocoa Center of Excellence to promote advanced agricultural techniques in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s largest cocoa producing country. To date Barry Callebaut has invested about CHF 1 million (€800,000 / US $1.1 million) in the centre, which includes training facilities for farmers […]

Barry Callebaut maintains strong growth

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, achieved strong top-line growth with an increase in sales volume of 8.2% to 1,112,309 tonnes in the first nine months of fiscal year 2012/13 (ended 31 May 2013). During Q3, the company even accelerated its volume growth to 8.9%. With this, Barry Callebaut significantly outpaced the […]