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Barry Callebaut appoints Americas president

Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest producer of cocoa and chocolate products, has appointed David S. Johnson as president and CEO of its Americas division.

Declining chocolate market felt by Mars and Barry Callebaut

Clear signs that falling consumer demand for chocolate is starting to impact the supply chain with Mars' chocolate business in France announcing contracted production in Alsace.

Hershey deal frees Barry Callebaut to focus on Asia customers

Barry Callebaut has sold its Van Houten Singapore consumer chocolate business to Hershey so it can concentrate on its manufacturer and gourmet customers targeting the Asian market.

Natra to absorb Barry Callebaut consumer unit

As private label sales rise amid the economic downturn, Zurich-based Barry Callebaut joins forces with Spanish food group Natra in a move that sees the Swiss group integrating Stollwerck, its...

Barry Callebaut welcomes new cocoa anti-depressant link

Barry Callebaut is a step closer to boasting about the antidepressant properties of cocoa on its product labels after a study funded by the company found that it could...

Flavanol-boosting chocolate to double in 2009, projects Barry Callebaut

While industry observers and stakeholders continue to speculate on whether chocolate is, or is not, 'recession-proof', Belgium's Barry Callebaut expects the number of consumer products containing its health and wellness...

Barry Callebaut to cut 100 jobs at Dijon plant

Swiss firm Barry Callebaut, the world's largest chocolate maker, is to cut around 100 jobs at its production site in Dijon, France.

Recession bites into Barry Callebaut chocolate sales

There is further evidence that the market for chocolate is not as recession proof as traditionally thought as Barry Callebaut sales in Europe saw a marked drop over Q1.

Barry Callebaut opens Mexican chocolate plant

Bean to bar behemoth Barry Callebaut moves closer to local food manufacturers in Mexico, unveiling its third largest chocolate production facility worldwide to spear the emerging, and attractive, Mexican chocolate...

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ACF accredits Barry Callebaut chocolate courses

The American Culinary Foundation (ACF) has approved 15 Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy courses as part of its chefs’ recertification process.

Barry Callebaut’s profits reflect healthy appetite for chocolate

Swiss-based cocoa and chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has weathered wild volatility on world cocoa markets, reporting a 66.5 per cent rise in its full-year net profits.

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Barry Callebaut opens Ivory Coast healthcare centre

 Cocoa and chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has inaugurated a healthcare centre in Goh, near San Pedro, in the west of Ivory Coast, in a drive to provide basic healthcare to...

Barry Callebaut builds options for sustainable cocoa

Efforts this month under the sustainability mantle by leading pod-to-pallet cocoa player Barry Callebaut include a 250,000 tree-planting project in Tanzania, and a tripling of grindings in Ivory Coast.

Barry Callebaut opens new European Centre of Excellence

 The international chocolate manufacturing company Barry Callebaut is continuing its push into the added-value sector of the confectionery market with the opening of the latest of its ‘Centres of Excellence’...

Barry Callebaut pursues growth in India with new academy

Swiss firm Barry Callebaut is continuing its strategy for growth in emerging markets with the opening of its first chocolate academy in India.

Barry Callebaut sells Chococam to focus on cocoa sourcing

Focusing further on cocoa bean sourcing and processing, Zurich-based Barry Callebaut spins-off Chococam, the last of its consumer activities in Africa, to South African food firm Tiger Brands.

New chocolate maker contracts boost volumes for Barry Callebaut

New outsourcing contracts for industrial cocoa from new and existing chocolate makers boost volume growth for cocoa supplier Barry Callebaut, helping to offset harmful exchange rates, energy prices and inflation.

Callebaut links origin chocolates to wine varieties

Barry Callebaut has linked its origin chocolates with different wine varieties, in an effort to tap into a growing premium chocolate market by highlighting the 'sophisticated' connection.

Barry Callebaut completes KLK acquisition

Barry Callebaut has successfully closed its acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in Malaysia's KLK Cocoa - a strategic move expected to give the Swiss firm leverage to expand...

Callebaut ethical investment ensures cocoa traceability

Barry Callebaut has acquired a 49 per cent stake in Biolands of Tanzania, Africa's largest exporter of certified organic cocoa, after purchasing 100 per cent of its top-end cocoa for...

Profits remain flat for Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut today said profits for the first half of the year remained stable as high input and expansion costs offset overall sales volume increases for the Switzerland-based firm.

Barry Callebaut takes majority stake in Malaysian cocoa firm

Swiss chocolate company Barry Callebaut is to purchase a 60 per cent share of Malaysia's KL Kepong Cocoa Products in a move designed to increase its sourcing capacity in Asia.

Chocolate academy strengthens Callebaut's US presence

Barry Callebaut is hoping to strengthen relationships within the industry and build its business in North America with the opening of a chocolate academy in Chicago.

Outsourcing pushes up Barry Callebaut sales

Barry Callebaut reported increased sales volume for the first quarter of this fiscal year as a result of a mounting trend for food manufacturers to outsource their chocolate needs.

Barry Callebaut completes Japanese acquisition

Swiss-based Barry Callebaut today announced the completion of a deal to acquire production facilities from Japanese company Morinaga, only one day after the inauguration of the company's manufacturing plant in...

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