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Barry Callebaut

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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 […]

Cocoa ingredients division acquisition

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has acquired the cocoa ingredients division of Singapore-based Petra Foods Ltd, following approval from the regulatory authorities. The acquisition creates an organisation with more than 8000 employees, an estimated annual sales volume of 1.6 million tonnes and CHF 6 billion (€4.9 billion / US $6.4 billion) […]

Sustainable cocoa programme

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has trained about 1000 farmers from five cooperatives in the central and western regions of Cameroon in sustainable cocoa production, enabling them to become Rainforest Alliance Certified in just 10 months. This marks the first time that cocoa farmer cooperatives and not buying groups in Cameroon […]

La Morella nuts launches new website

la Morella nuts, a Spanish specialist in producing nut products and part of the Barry Callebaut Group, has launched a new website. The website is offering a comprehensive overview of the history, product range and expertise of la Morella nuts. Over a year ago, Barry Callebaut acquired la Morella nuts. The formerly family-run company has […]

Barry Callebaut’s sustainability efforts recognised

Rainforest Alliance has awarded Barry Callebaut the Sustainable Standard-Setter award for its collective sustainability efforts over the past years. The company’s chief executive officer, Juergen B. Steinemann, states, “We are honoured to receive such a prestigious award from an organisation that shares many of the same values as Barry Callebaut. Our ongoing collaboration with the […]

Promoting education in cocoa communities

Barry Callebaut recently inaugurated two new rural primary schools and community learning centres in Côte d’Ivoire. Since 2010 the company has funded the construction of seven primary schools in Côte d’Ivoire, providing a total to date of 21 furnished classrooms to enable over 1,000 children in rural cocoa growing areas to attend school. The company’s […]

Cocoa Horizons truck unveiled

Barry Callebaut has unveiled the Cocoa Horizons truck. The truck is a  multi-purpose mobile unit powered by solar energy, which provides space for farmer training sessions in good agricultural practices, basic health care services, literacy training and child labour sensitisation programmes. The truck, built in Belgium, will now be shipped to Côte d’Ivoire where it […]

Barry Callebaut protects national park

Barry Callebaut is helping protect the Taï National Park in southwest Côte d’Ivoire. The park is one of the last major remnants of the vast primary tropical forest that once spanned across present-day Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and is the largest island of forest remaining in West Africa, according to the UNESCO […]

Barry Callebaut launches new origin products

Consumers are increasingly demanding authentic products. In addition, the origin of the products becomes more important. With the new Java dark chocolate and Cameroon milk chocolate, Barry Callebaut has extended and perfected its answers to these demands. The two new products are complementary to the company’s existing Terra Cacao chocolate range. Terra Cacao was originally […]