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Emerging markets drive record Barry Callebaut half year net profits

Strong performance in emerging markets and a strategic focus on customer segmentation rather than individual products have driven Barry Callebaut to record half year profits.

Technical challenges to healthier indulgence overcome, says Callebaut

Using new emulsifiers or combining high structurizing fats with low saturated fat oils can help overcome the technical challenges involved in saturated fat reduction, said Barry Callebaut as it launches...

Barry Callebaut 'steps up' production at sites beyond Ivory Coast

Barry Callebaut has a contingency plan in place in light of ongoing Ivory Coast turmoil and has stepped up production at its cocoa processing facilities elsewhere to meet its customers’...

Barry Callebaut hails new cocoa fermentation method

A novel cocoa cultivation method and a new approach to fermentation are resulting in cocoa beans with enhanced quality, claims industrial chocolate supplier, Barry Callebaut.

Our cocoa stock levels are sufficient so far, says Barry Callebaut

Leading maker of bulk chocolate, Barry Callebaut, has bought and exported the cocoa beans it needs to fulfill its processing needs, said a company spokesperson in reaction to the suspension...

Callebaut stands by 4-year goals as choc market slowly recovers

Gourmet and specialty chocolate, and emerging markets, drove sales volume growth for Barry Callebaut in Q1, but Western Europe and the US are still showing mixed results.

Energy efficiency and flexibility aided by loan - Barry Callebaut

A $3.1m loan from the Canadian government will allow Barry Callebaut Canada to meet increased demand through a more flexible production line and also allow it to innovate further, said...

Stollwerck sale still on the cards, claims Barry Callebaut

Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut is still aiming to dispose of its consumer confectionery unit, Stollwerck, but such a divesture is not urgent, according to the chairman of the board...

Callebaut looking to partnerships for further global expansion

Barry Callebaut plans to expand its strategic partnerships with local food manufacturers in order to “tap into the full potential” of emerging markets.

US and China lead choc market recovery, Barry Callebaut

Recovery in the chocolate market is underway in the US, Brazil and China but Western Europe has been slow to rebound and Eastern Europe still shows negative growth rates, said...

Dietary fibres key to stevia-based chocolate formulation, Barry Callebaut

A stevia-based chocolate incorporating a blend of dietary fibres has been developed by Barry Callebaut for Belgian confectioner Cavalier for a tablet product to be launched next month.

Deal sees Barry Callebaut double existing business with Kraft

Industrial chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut has secured a key, long-term supply contract with Kraft Foods, which will see the Swiss firm invest €51m to expand production capacity in North America,...

Barry Callebaut optimises dairy-free milk chocolate alternative

A hike in demand for lactose free products prompted leading industrial chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut to reformulate a 100 per cent dairy free alternative to milk chocolate.

Premium products and Asia-Pacific market drive growth for Barry Callebaut

Leading industrial chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut reported buoyant third quarter sales volume gains of 11.3 per cent, based it said upon growth in Asia-Pacific and the luxury chocolate category.

Barry Callebaut sees huge growth in Brazil as plant opens

A new Barry Callebaut chocolate factory in Brazil, which commenced operation last week, is building on the predicted growth for consumption of chocolate products in Latin America, according to the...

Barry Callebaut posts gains in contracting chocolate market

Chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has reported increased profits and sales volumes for the six months to the end of February 2010, despite a declining global chocolate market.

Barry Callebaut looks to Malaysia for alternative cocoa sources

Ambitious growth targets are fuelling leading chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut’s strategy to source cocoa from regions other than West Africa, with Malaysia the focus of the first stage of its...

Mars and Barry Callebaut team up on flavanols

A standard for measuring the antioxidant-rich cocoa flavanols in chocolate products, a broadening of the market for functional chocolate as well as boosting consumer awareness are the objectives of a...

Beyond guilt - Barry Callebaut predicts a healthy future for chocoholics caught up with Hans Vriens, chief innovation officer with global chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut at the industry trade show Pro Sweets, where he spilled the beans on the future...

Callebaut confident in face of flat chocolate market

The worst of the global economic crisis on chocolate is over but global market volumes will remain flat throughout 2010, predicts Barry Callebaut – which itself is expecting to outperform the market.

Barry Callebaut still aims to exit consumer business

Barry Callebaut still aims to dispose of its consumer chocolate business in 2010 following the failure of an attempt to sell to Spanish food group Natra earlier this year, the...

Barry Callebaut profits grow as chocolate market shrinks

Chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has reported increased profits and sales volumes for the full 2008/09 fiscal year, despite shrinking global chocolate consumption.

Barry Callebaut to buy Spanish chocolate maker

Barry Callebaut has signed an agreement to acquire Spain’s Chocovic, in a deal that will give the chocolate giant its first manufacturing plant in Spain.

Barry Callebaut to help steer cocoa programme

Chocolate maker Barry Callebaut’s decision to join the UTZ Certified sustainable cocoa programme will bolster efforts to scale up the project and help to get all parts of the supply...

Callebaut-Natra chocolate plan turns sour

Barry Callebaut has confirmed it has ended negotiations with Spanish chocolate producer Natra over the integration of its European consumer chocolate business, citing differences over valuation.

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