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Large fertilizer shipment to Ivory Coast expected to double cocoa yields

A 10,000 ton shipment of fertilizer arrived in the principal cocoa growing nation Ivory Coast today as part of an industry-backed initiative to double productivity on cocoa farms.

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Barry Callebaut downgraded after Petra buy

Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s has downgraded Barry Callebaut following its $950m buy of Singapore-based Petra Foods's cocoa ingredients division.

Cocoa child labor: Story so far

Industry pledges reach $10m on cocoa child labor but ‘job is not done’

The industry has pledged $10m in new funds since 2010 to eliminate the worst forms of child labor, but a newly released report says the job is far from over.

Dark chocolate bitterness can be reduced with green coffee, finds Callebaut

Barry Callebaut has developed a formula to reduce the bitterness of high cocoa chocolate using green coffee that doesn’t give a coffee taste and ups antioxidant content.

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Barry Callebaut talks customization, certification and Petra Foods

Barry Callebaut speaks to about a growing trend for customization, rising demand for certified cocoa and its $950m bid to acquire Petra Foods’ cocoa ingredients division.

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Petra Foods restructures ahead of disposal to Callebaut

Petra Foods has restructured its business ahead of a proposed $950m deal to sell its cocoa processing operations to Barry Callebaut.

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Callebaut to use RSPO-certified palm oil for compounds and fillings

Barry Callebaut has announced that it is switching to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified palm oil for compounds and filling at most plants.

Callebaut ups Scandinavian capacity with $36m Carletti acquisitions

Barry Callebaut has acquired Sweden’s ASM Foods from Carletti and has taken over additional operations from Carletti in Demark to up its production capacity in Scandinavia.

Cocoa ingredient price drop keeps Barry Callebaut sales flat

Barry Callebaut has recorded flat revenues in its first quarter results released today as cocoa ingredient prices fell year-on-year.

European cocoa grind set for recovery after 2012 slump – Rabobank

An analyst from Rabobank expects the European cocoa grind to pick up this year after data released today showed 2012 figures were the lowest in seven years.

Callebaut cocoa health claim gets EC 'elasticity' makeover

Barry Callebaut’s Article 13.5 blood flow health claim on cocoa flavanols has been simplified by the European Commission.

Expensive taste? Barry Callebaut defends hefty $950m Petra Foods deal

Market analysts have branded Barry Callebaut’s $950 million takeover of Petra Foods' cocoa division ‘pricey’, but the Swiss chocolate giant has defended the move despite admitting it will hurt its...

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.

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