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Barry Callebaut

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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 […]

First chocolate academy for Mexico City

18 September 2012 – Barry Callebaut and Chocolates Turin have opened the first Chocolate Academy in Mexico. The Academy, located in Mexico City, is a teaching and training facility for professionals at all levels interested in strengthening their skills in working with chocolate, and learning about new techniques, trends and recipes dedicated to the Mexican […]

Company chooses Cameroon cocoa

30 August 2012 – Caluwé Artisan has switched its entire production to Cameroon chocolate from Barry Callebaut’s Quality Partner Program (QPP). Through this programme, Barry Callebaut assists farmers in Cameroon with education in good agricultural practices thereby helping them improve the quality of the cocoa. Since 1968, the Caluwé family has been producing chocolates of […]

Barry Callebaut pays a premium for certified cocoa

24 August 2012 – Barry Callebaut has paid €2.4 million in premiums for Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa. This payment will benefit 45 cocoa cooperatives and more than 12,000 farmers in Côte d’Ivoire. Farmers receive half of the premium while the other half is retained by the cooperative and used to provide services to its farmer […]

Raise the bar, Hershey

23 August 2012 – A new initiative by the International Labor Rights Forum asks that Hershey fully commits to ethically sourced cocoa produced under fair labour standards. The initiative is supported by 41 consumer owned grocer cooperatives and natural food retailers operating 62 stores, who are concerned about carrying the Hershey brands, Dagoba and Scharffenberger, […]

Health benefits of cocoa proven

17 July 2012 – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a positive opinion on Barry Callebaut’s health claim dossier submitted last year. Barry Callebaut received a health claim that ‘cocoa flavanols help maintain endothelium-dependent vasodilation which contributes to normal blood flow.’ The company was able to provide evidence that the intake of 200mg […]

Practise what you preach

29 June 2012 – At the recent Chocovision conference it was noted that many young potential cocoa farmers are moving away from the industry to improve their income. This is obviously a massive problem for the industry, one which Barry Callebaut is helping to address. The company is establishing a centre of cocoa excellence in […]

Barry Callebaut improves Japanese footprint

29 June 2012 – Barry Callebaut and Morinaga, one of Japan’s largest confectionery companies, have extended their long term strategic partnership signed early 2008. Both parties agreed on a new, ten year supply agreement for up to 16,000 tonnes of chocolate and compound products a year. For this, Morinaga and Barry Callebaut will also intensify […]

Sustainability initiative at work

29 June 2012 – Barry Callebaut is establishing a €833,000 centre of cocoa excellence to promote advanced agricultural techniques in Côte d’Ivoire. The centre will include training facilities for farmers and a 30-hectare ‘showcase farm’ to demonstrate state-of-the-art intercropping techniques and other yield enhancement practices such as grafting to rejuvenate aging cocoa farms and double […]