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Barry Callebaut pushes onward into Latin America

Reflecting the continuing industry trend toward outsourcing and its growing foothold in emerging markets, pod to pallet chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut said it has signed a long-term agreement with Mexican...

Callebaut claims investment status upgrade will serve growth plans

Pod-to-pallet industrial chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut has flagged up the potential for growth arising from the fact that independent analysts, Moody’s, has given the company an ‘investment grade’ status.

Callebaut resumes Ivorian cocoa exports

Barry Callebaut reports that it has resumed its exports from the Ivory Coast, following the recent resolution of the six-month long political crisis in the West African cocoa powerhouse.

Callebaut expands supply deal with Hershey

Reflecting the continuing industry trend toward outsourcing, Barry Callebaut said a new supply deal it has agreed with Hershey will put its annual deliveries beyond the current 80,000 metric tonnes.

Callebaut bids to boost viability of Malaysian cocoa

Barry Callebaut, in a bid to meet its strategic need to diversify its cocoa origin and boost the viability of cocoa production in Malaysia, has announced a new research programme.

Callebaut takes delivery of first UTZ certified cocoa from Ghana

Another milestone has been achieved in the UTZ certified sustainable cocoa programme, with the first-ever shipment of cocoa beans from Ghana that meets that standard’s economic, environmental and social criteria....

Callebaut leverages US growth with cocoa pilot testing site

Leading industrial chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut has opened its first cocoa pilot plant in North America, a move that follows its reported objective to grow its chocolate volume sales by...

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...

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