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Barry Callebaut

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Barry Callebaut confirms strong growth for certified products

Barry Callebaut has confirmed a marked increase in the demand for certified cocoa and chocolate products, sparked by strong consumer demand for responsibly produced chocolate’. The company says that it welcomes this evolution, given its commitment to developing a more sustainable cocoa sector, beginning with local growers. The Group expects that the sale of certified […]

Fire destroys 15,000 tonnes of Callebaut cocoa

A fire has destroyed a cocoa warehouse in Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan, burning up to 15,000 tonnes of cocoa beans and products, according to officials. No one is reported to be injured in the blaze belonging to the local subsidiary of Swiss chocolate producer Barry Callebaut. “The fire has completely destroyed the main […]

Barry Callebaut optimism despite lower demand

Barry Callebaut has seen stagnating demand for chocolate this year yet has seen revenue edge up 1.5% to 1.45 billion Swiss francs in the first quarter of its 2009/2010 fiscal year ending 30 November 2009, according to its latest financial statement. Sales revenue increased by 6.3% in local currencies, but was severely impacted by adverse […]

KeyChoc becomes new academy partner

KeyChoc (part of UK company Keylink) has been appointed as the long term official machinery partner’ of the Barry Callebaut UK Chocolate Academy with immediate effect. As part of the agreement, KeyChoc will provide a range of machinery for use in the Banbury-based academy comprising: 12 x CH08 melting/holding tanks (for individual workstations) 1 x […]

Barry Callebaut sees profit grow 18.5%

In contrast to the global chocolate market, which contracted by more than 2% in volume in 2008/09, Barry Callebaut has grown its sales volume by 4.1%. The company attributes its growth to three factors ” its early expansion into emerging and high-growth markets, the implementation of outsourcing deals and market share gains. This was despite […]

Barry Callebaut to acquire Chocovic

Barry Callebaut has signed an agreement with the Nederland Group to acquire Spanish chocolate maker Chocovic that specialises in chocolate and specialty products for industrial and artisanal customers. The current owners will retain ownership of the other activities of the Nederland Group, which include Moner Cocoa and cocoa processing company Nederland. Chocovic, with a corporate […]

Sweets China exhibition opens

China’s most established sweet and confectionery trade fair,
Sweets China, has opened its doors for the sixth time. This year it is held in conjunction with the China Confectionery Culture Festival at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Both events are organized by Koelnmesse and China’s National Candy Association. Visitors can expect to see international confectionery manufacturers such […]

Low-calorie and melt-resistant chocolate

Barry Callebaut has developed a chocolate that not only has 90% fewer calories than the average chocolate product but also has a higher melting point. The Vulcano chocolate is heat resistant to temperatures of up to 55°C whereas most chocolate starts to melt at 30°C. The companies expect it will still take around two years […]

Callebaut ” growth in recession markets

Barry Callebaut has announced its key sales figures for the first nine months of fiscal year 2008/09 ended May 31, 2009. With sales volumes up 2.6% to 895,391 tonnes for the nine month period under review, growth has resumed after reaching a low in November 2008. In the third quarter, Barry Callebaut’s sales volumes significantly […]

New Barry Callebaut marketing director for Americas

Barry Callebaut has appointed Parveen Werner director of marketing for the Americas region. Werner has 12 years of experience in marketing positions for food manufacturers. She will be responsible for marketing Barry Callebaut’s line of chocolate products in the Americas region, which includes the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Natra halts plan to lower Natraceutical stake

Spanish food company Natra has scrapped its plan to halve its stake in subsidiary Natraceutical to 25%. 
Natra ” which currently has 50.4% of Natraceutical ” says the decision was part of an agreement reached with Barry Callebaut.
 Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, is negotiating with Spanish Natra […]

North American cocoa grindings down

North American cocoa grindings in the first quarter dropped 12.97% from a year earlier, to 99,875 tonnes, according to data from the National Confectioners Association (NCA). Cocoa grinding is used as a measure of demand for the key chocolate ingredient. The report previously included data from the United States only, but starting in this first […]

Barry Callebaut appoints CEO for Americas

Barry Callebaut has appointed David Johnson to the position of president and CEO Americas effective from 1 May 2009. He will succeed Massimo Garavaglia, who has held this position since September 2006, after having relocated from Europe for a three-year term. Garavaglia will return to Europe as of 1 June 2009 to succeed Onno Bleeker […]

Callebaut signs agreement with Bunge in Brazil

Barry Callebaut Brasil, subsidiary of the manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, and Bunge Alimentos, a subsidiary of Brazilian agribusiness company Bunge Limited, have signed a distribution agreement. Bunge will assume the exclusive distribution of artisanal chocolate products made by Barry Callebaut in Brazil through the Food Service channel and the two companies will jointly […]