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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.

New Natra chocolate ingredients deliver omega-3, fibre

Spanish cocoa firm Natra is launching a line of functional chocolate ingredients, which would allow manufacturers to improve the health profile of their products though the addition of omega-3 and...

Chocolate benefiting from economic gloom, says Natra

Natra’s nine month results provide more evidence that the chocolate sector can withstand – and even do well – in periods of financial depression.

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.

Functional chocolate bars with private label appeal, new launch

 Squarely targeting the growing demand from confectioners and retailers for health-promoting products, chocolate maker Natra has rolled out a range of functional chocolate bars specifically directed at private label brands....

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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 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’...

Natra launches healthy chocolate bar for private label needs

Spanish chocolate firm Natra sets its sights on the booming health and wellness market for adults and children, launching a chocolate bar with a healthy twist for the private...

Natra seeks further growth on back of sales success

Spanish food firm Natra has reported yet more impressive sales and revenue growth as its integration of newly acquired All Crump continues with success.

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.

DEFRA agrees allocation of compensation for sugar growers and contractors

The allocation of aid between UK sugar beet growers and contractors will remain unchanged from the original proposal made in British Sugar's application, despite suggestions it could have been re-negotiated,...

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.

Natra profits up after Belgian acquisition

Spanish confectionery firm Natra yesterday posted increases in both sales and margins, attributed by the company to November's acquisition of Belgium-based chocolate firm All Crump.

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...

News briefs: Barry Callebaut, Cadbury and Rocky Moutain

Swiss-based Barry Callebaut hopes to profit from China, Cadbury denies selling its Australian beverage arm, and Rocky Mountain focuses on franchises after poor Q3 sales.

Callebaut acquisition increases supply in America

Swiss confectioner Barry Callebaut this week closed the acquisition of Food Processing International's cocoa factory in Philadelphia, increasing its factory network and supply chain in North America.

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