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Barry Callebaut

These are all the posts that have been tagged with Barry Callebaut.

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 […]

First Cameroon cocoa powder

Barry Callebaut has launched the first Cameroon origin cocoa powder on the market. Its presence in Cameroon enables Barry Callebaut to source beans directly from the local cocoa farming communities and to directly process them in the country. The origin cocoa powder reflects the typical characteristics of the cocoa variety and the specific soil and […]

Barry Callebaut opens decorations lab

Barry Callebaut will open its new ‘Decoration Inspiration Lab’, in Zundert in the Netherlands on 7 February. Building on his experience in the decoration and industrial food business, Jurgen Koen, technical advisor decorations at Barry Callebaut, will take charge of the lab, which is to become a centre for developing new products and for testing […]

Barry Callebaut switches to RSPO certified palm oil

Barry Callebaut will use fully segregated palm oil from sustainable production certified 100% by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for compounds and fillings in all its factories in Europe. In Asia-Pacific, three Barry Callebaut plants are already certified and able to offer RSPO certified palm oil on a mass balance basis. The ingredients […]

Barry Callebaut acquires ASM Foods

Barry Callebaut  is strengthening its presence in Scandinavia by acquiring ASM Foods in Sweden from Carletti of Denmark. The transaction includes a specialty factory in Mjölby, focused on the production of specialty compound chocolate, fillings and inclusions. This acquisition will add a total production capacity of 35,000 tonnes. Barry Callebaut will take over the industrial […]

Barry Callebaut acquires Petra’s cocoa division

Barry Callebaut has reached an agreement with Petra Foods, Singapore to acquire its cocoa ingredients division. The division is the largest cocoa products supplier in Asia with a global sales volume of 265,000 MT and 47,000 MT of co-manufacturing volumes for large accounts, sales revenue of $1.3 billion and 1,700 employees in fiscal year 2011 (ended […]

Praline maker addresses sustainability

Praline maker Van Coillie has switched its production to products of Barry Callebaut’s Quality Partner Programme (QPP). QPP is a long term sustainability programme, aimed at assisting cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon by means of trainings and support, in order to help improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities, as well […]

Barry Callebaut to build Turkish chocolate factory

Barry Callebaut plans to build a factory for chocolate and compounds in Eskisehir, Turkey. The facility will serve as a basis to participate in the further growth potential of the Turkish chocolate market as well as to capture opportunities in the regional market. Situated in Turkey’s Central Anatolia region, the location in Eskisehir is close […]

Barry Callebeaut appoints new chief innovations officer

Barry Callebaut has appointed Peter Boone as chief innovation officer effective 3 December 2012. In his function, Boone will be a member of the Executive Committee of the company. He will report directly to the CEO, Juergen Steinemann. Since November 2010, Boone worked as vice president marketing Australasia and was a member of the regional […]

Barry Callebaut increases training activities

Barry Callebaut has extended its agriculture training activities in Côte d’Ivoire to cocoa supply chain intermediaries. Training to meet the sustainability standards of UTZ Certified, an independent certification programme for cocoa, is being provided to eight intermediaries in key cocoa growing regions. The local intermediaries provide services to an estimated 13,000 independent farmers in their […]

Choc workers’ win their just desserts

Workers at a chocolate factory in Oxfordshire, members of Britain’s biggest union, Unite, have lifted the threat of strike action after winning a better pay deal from bosses. Plans for two 48 hour stoppages at Barry Callebaut’s Banbury plant, set for 28 September and  1 October, have been called off and workers for the global […]

Barry Callebaut employees demand fair pay

Workers at Barry Callebaut’s Banbury site in Oxfordshire, UK, have gone on strike in their fight for a fair pay deal, as the company’s profits and top boss’s pay soars. The dispute has been soured by the knowledge that the top director’s pay increased by 79% in 2011, while the 108 members of Unite have […]

Barry Callebaut to sell French factory

21 September 2012 – Barry Callebaut intends to sell its factory and the related business in Dijon (France) to ‘Chocolaterie de Bourgogne’. With this, Barry Callebaut would conclude the final step to dispose of all its consumer activities. After the sale of Barry Callebaut’s European Consumer Products business (Stollwerck) to the Belgian Baronie Group in […]