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Barry Callebaut to acquire largest cocoa supplier in Asia

Barry Callebaut is set to acquire the cocoa ingredients division of Petra Foods in a $950 million (€730m) deal that will see the firm ‘significantly strengthen its position in cocoa processing'.

Barry Callebaut adds a piece to its sustainable cocoa puzzle

Barry Callebaut’s joint venture cocoa partner Biopartenaire is now Rainforest Alliance Certified - a move that forms part of a wider puzzle of efforts towards sustainability, it said.

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Mars, Mondelez and Callebaut gear up for World Cocoa Conference

Major industry players including Mars, Mondelez International and Barry Callebaut are due to appear at the World Cocoa Conference in the Ivory Coast, which gets underway today.

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Callebaut plant reopens after bomb alert

Barry Callebaut's plant in Dijon, France has reopened after a bomb warning last week.

Bomb warning forces Barry Callebaut to temporarily close plant

A bomb alert has forced Barry Callebaut to temporarily close a factory in Dijon, France that it recently agreed to sell.

Barry Callebaut profits fall after big investments

Barry Callebaut full-year profits have fallen slightly after it made significant investments in its supply chain as factories in developed markets reached capacity.

Barry Callebaut plans new factory in Turkey

Barry Callebaut has announced that it will construct a new factory in Turkey to tap into rising chocolate consumption in the market.

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Barry Callebaut appoints new chief innovation officer

Barry Callebaut has appointed ex-Unilever man Peter Boone as its new chief innovation officer.

Barry Callebaut UK strikes end as settlement reached

Barry Callebaut has reached a settlement with workers at a factory in the UK after strikes were staged earlier in the week over a pay dispute.

Barry Callebaut looking for settlement with UK strikers

Barry Callebaut has told that it is looking to reach a settlement with around 100 employees in the UK who staged strikes yesterday and on Saturday over a pay...

New global chocolate firm carved out of Callebaut plant sale

A new player has entered the global chocolate market after Barry Callebaut sells its final consumer goods factory, based in France.

Barry Callebaut opens first Chocolate Academy in Mexico

Chocolate giant Barry Callebaut has announced the opening of its first ever Chocolate Academy in Mexico – the latest product of its exclusive distribution partnership with Chocolates Turin.

Barry Callebaut pumps millions into sustainable cocoa

Chocolate processor Barry Callebaut has paid €2.4m in premiums to Ivory Coast cooperatives in Africa for Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa.

Barry Callebaut teams with Rainforest Alliance for certified Cameroonian cocoa

Barry Callebaut has announced that it will collaborate with Rainforest Alliance to train members from five farmer cooperatives in Cameroon to produce certified cocoa.

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Callebaut’s cocoa health claim win ‘encouraging’ for chocolate industry

Barry Callebaut has received a positive opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for a health claim linking cocoa to improved blood flow in news that has been welcomed...

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Barry Callebaut wins article 13.5 chocolate-blood circulation claim; probiotic, rhodiola rejected

Swiss chocolate processor Barry Callebaut has won an article 13.5 health claim from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for a dossier linking cocoa flavanols and blood circulation.

Barry Callebaut’s sales boosted by volume gains in Americas

Barry Callebaut has posted modest growth in its nine-month sales figures driven by volume gains in North and South America.

Barry Callebaut aims to double farm productivity with $1m Ivorian cocoa centre

Barry Callebaut has announced that it is to spend $1 million (€833,000) on a Center of Cocoa Excellence in the Ivory Coast in a bid to double cocoa yields from...

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Barry Callebaut restates Q3 results after Stollwerck sale

Barry Callebaut has restated its third quarter (Q3) results for 2010/11 following the sales of its European Consumer Products business Stollwerck to the Belgian Baronie Group.

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Barry Callebaut R&D head Vriens resigns

Barry Callebaut has announced that chief innovation officer Hans Vriens has quit after seven years at the company.

Barry Callebaut extends Morinaga deal and plans to move Japanese production

Barry Callebaut has announced plans to relocate production to a new site in Japan to meet rising demand from domestic confectioner Morinaga.

Barry Callebaut ups capacity 60,000 tonnes in North America

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has acquired a new plant in Canada and plans to expand another facility in the US, increasing its capacity by 60,000 tonnes.

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Sir Bob Geldof to speak at Callebaut’s chocolate conference tomorrow

Sir Bob Geldof will be among the keynote speakers at Barry Callebaut’s Chocovision 2012 conference in Davos, which kicks off tomorrow.

Barry Callebaut introduces lactose-free milk chocolate for Europe

Barry Callebaut has launched a lactose-free milk chocolate that it claims has a similar taste to regular milk chocolate.

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Barry Callebaut gourmet brand to use only sustainable cocoa

Barry Callebaut has announced that its gourmet brand Finest Belgian Chocolate will now only use cocoa from sustainable sources.

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