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Barry Callebaut

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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 […]

CEO Patrick De Maeseneire to leave Barry Callebaut

After seven years with Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, CEO Patrick De Maeseneire has decided to leave Barry Callebaut and to accept the appointment as CEO of Adecco, the worldwide leader in Human Resources services from 1 June. The board of directors has appointed German national Juergen Steinemann to […]

Hershey to buy Van Houten Singapore

Barry Callebaut has sold 100% of its consumer company in Asia, Van Houten Singapore, to The Hershey Company. While Callebaut will retain ownership of the traditional Van Houten Brand, Hershey will own the license of the Van Houten brand name and related trademarks in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand for consumer products. […]

Barry Callebaut to sell consumer chocolate business to Natra

Barry Callebaut, the leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products has signed an agreement with Spanish private label chocolate player Natra to integrate Callebaut’s European chocolate consumer business into Natra. The combination of the two businesses would create a significant private label and third-party chocolate products maker in Europe with estimated annual sales of […]

Barry Callebaut opens new factory in Mexico

Barry Callebaut, the leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has opened its new chocolate factory located in Monterrey, Mexico. With an annual production capacity of around 100,000 tonnes, the new factory is Barry Callebaut’s third largest chocolate factory worldwide. The total investment amounted to approximately $40 million (€30.8m). Expansion into Mexico allows Barry […]

Barry Callebaut extends Chocolate Academy network

Zurich-based Barry Callebaut has added to its global network of Chocolate Academies with two new facilities ” one in Russia and the other in the US. Callebaut now operates 12 Chocolate Academies across the world, all offering seminars, demonstrations, theoretical courses and practical workshops designed to inspire passion for fine chocolate. The US Academy is […]

“Rebalanced chocolate” responds to healthy choices

Barry Callebaut has developed a range of chocolate products that offer an improved, rebalanced nutritional profile. “Rebalanced chocolate” contains more dietary fibers, less sugar, less fat or is even sugar-free. With consumers are becoming increasingly more health-conscious, the range has been well received. “Since we started the rebalanced chocolate programme eight months ago, we already […]