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Healthy chocolate gaining credence, Barry Callebaut

The results of a consumer survey on healthy chocolate suggests that the substance once considered solely as a sweet confectionery item has made huge strides towards the realm of health...

Barry Callebaut reports strong quarter sales

Barry Callebaut has reported strong sales for first quarter of fiscal year 2006/07, months after announcing a new organisational structure.

Barry Callebaut investigates Acticoa for ageing, longevity

Barry Callebaut is venturing down avenues of research that would allow it to market its Acticoa chocolate on an ant-ageing and longevity platform.

Barry Callebaut promotes cocoa's healthy side

Barry Callebaut has produced a new website entirely devoted to promoting the nutritional benefits of cocoa in an effort to counteract the increasingly unhealthy image of chocolate products and their...

Barry Callebaut posts sweet sales

Swiss cocoa processor Barry Callebaut announced yesterday that, following company restructuring, profits were showing improvement, despite the cocoa market's recent instability.

Nestlé France outsources transport logistics

Nestlé France has outsourced its supply chain transport to Geodis for the next three years,under a contract that guarantees the Switzerland-based agrifood giant guaranteed performancetargets.

Barry Callebaut joins forces to improve cocoa capabilities

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has joined forces with NIZO food research to investigate the solubility of cocoa powder.

Barry Callebaut on solid financial ground

Leading chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has reported an increased operating profit (EBIT) of 14.6 per cent for the first nine months of fiscal year 2005/06.

Barry Callebaut results affected by late Easter

Barry Callebaut has attributed a decline in sales volume to a late Easter and a discontinuation of unprofitable contracts in the consumer business.

Elizabeth Shaw hopes to extend its range by outsourcing

Elizabeth Shaw, a UK manufacturer of premium chocolates, will close its factory and outsource the production of its brands.

Signs of hope for troubled Barry Callebaut

Troubled chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has increased sales volumes during its financial first quarter, but the growth has meant a tumble in profit margin.

Barry Callebaut chocolate could be good for the brain

The world's leading cocoa processor Barry Callebaut said yesterday that it had new evidence to support the anti-cancer and anti-ageing benefits of its healthy chocolate Acticoa.

Barry Callebaut's American interests grow

Cocoa manufacturing giant Barry Callebaut has underlined the importance of the US in its global portfolio with the opening of a new $20 million facility.

Barry Callebaut credit to feed growth

Barry Callebaut's new €850 million credit facility could help the company expand further into emerging markets.

Barry Callebaut stabilises for future growth

Barry Callebaut's new €850million credit facility could help the company expand further into emerging markets.

Leading chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut doubles production in Ghana

Barry Callebaut, the world's largest supplier of bulk chocolate, is set to double its cocoa grinding capacity in the African country of Ghana.

Chocolate consumer unit cuts into Barry Callebaut profit

Barry Callebaut, the world's largest supplier of bulk chocolate, plans to cut costs in Europe as the Swiss firm posts a fall in revenue for nine month figures.

Restructuring delay contributes to Barry Callebaut slump

Barry Callebaut, the world's leading supplier of chocolate to the confectionery industry, has reported a 6 per cent fall in first quarter sales revenues to CHF1.15bn (€0.79bn) as squeezed margins...

Year end shows strong growth for Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut, the world's top supplier of industrial chocolate to the confectionery industry, has delivered strong profit for the year, boosted by the integration of recently acquired US confectionery firm...

Barry Callebaut sees own label potential

Switzerland's Barry Callebaut group has made no secret of its desire to move into the added-value segment of the confectionery market, reducing its reliance on the volatile commodity segment through...

Barry Callebaut invests in mixes

Leading chocolate ingredients supplier Barry Callebaut is targeting the European chocolate and cappuccino vending mix business with the acquisition of cappuccino mix company AM Foods from Nordic dairy firm Arla...

Consumer focus for Barry Callebaut

Leading Swiss Chocolate processor Barry Callebaut says that on the back of strong six monthly results it will be looking to increase its presence in the consumer sector.

Barry Callebaut hit by currencies

Barry Callebaut , the world's leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, increased its sales revenue, operating profit (EBIT) and net profit. However, geopolitical uncertainties and...

Callebaut closes in

Chocolate giant Barry Callebaut has announced the completion of its acquisition of US-based Brach's Confections Holding. The takeover gives Barry Callebaut a significant presence in...

Added value drive from Barry Callebaut

Just over a year after its acquisition of Germany's Stollwerck, Swiss chocolate producer Barry Callebaut is to buy the US group Brach's, further strengthening its...

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