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Barry Callebaut sells Brach's to focus on chocolate business

Barry Callebaut has sold its Brach's confectionery business to Farley's & Sathers following the slow growth of the US private label market, the company announced yesterday.

News brief: Barry Callebaut, Ferrero and death by chocolate

A roundup of a few more confectionery stories from this week; Barry Callebaut, Ferrero, and potential death by chocolate.

Barry Callebaut launches new aerated chocolate chunks

A new aerated chocolate ingredient claims to allow manufacturers of baked and dairy goods to cut costs and calories by reducing the total amount of chocolate in their products without...

Barry Callebaut jumps on healthier bandwagon

Nine new chocolate ingredients are being released on the market, aimed at processors targeting the demand for funcional foods with health benefits.

Barry Callebaut expands Ivory Coast operations

Barry Callebaut said today it will boost its cocoa processing capacity in Ivory Coast by 50 per cent over the next two years and double the amount of beans it buys.

Partnership completed between Barry Callebaut and Hershey

Swiss based Barry Callebaut will start delivering chocolate to Hershey in North America within the next few months, following the completion of the partnership this week.

Private label bakery keeps strong market position

Private label bakery products continue to hold a strong foothold in the growing UK market, accounting for 58 per cent of sales by value, according to a study by Nielsen.

Barry Callebaut expands presence with Nestle units

Barry Callebaut has completed the purchase of two Nestle units, the company said yesterday.

Outsourcing boosts Barry Callebaut sales

Zurich-based chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut said today that like-for-like sales increased 6.1 per cent in the nine months to 31 May, despite the unstable cocoa market.

Barry Callebaut goes green with new biofuel energy source

Swiss chocolate firm Barry Callebaut is joining the ranks of environmentally-friendly businesses as it looks to 'greener' ways of powering its processing facilities in Wieze, Belgium.

Barry Callebaut unlocks the secrets to cocoa flavour

Leading cocoa producer Barry Callebaut has discovered the specific bacteria responsible for flavour creation during extensive research into cocoa bean fermentation - enabling the company to produce better quality chocolate...

Tate & Lyle rebalances private label dairy desserts

Tate & Lyle is introducing two new ingredient systems under its Rebalance range for desserts and sauces with reduced sugar or no-added sugar.

Hershey and Barry Callebaut join forces

Chocolate giants Hershey and Barry Callebaut, have teamed up for a landmark partnership which will see the Swiss cocoa producer providing the raw material for Hershey's chocolate products and expanding...

Barry Callebaut to study cocoa butter for diabetics

Barry Callebaut is funding research aimed at discovering the component in cocoa butter responsible for an observed improvement in insulin sensitivity, with the ultimate aim of developing chocolate products for...

Barry Callebaut profits from outsourcing trend

The trend towards food manufacturers outsourcing their chocolate ingredient needs translated into impressive volume and sales growth for Barry Callebaut's industrial business segment for the first six months of the...

Nestlé teams up with Barry Callebaut

Chocolate producers Nestlé and Barry Callebaut have joined forces to improve their respective positions in the competitive European market as the maker of Smarties chocolate hands over facilities and a...

Barry Callebaut boosts Ghana cocoa production

Major Swiss cocoa processor Barry Callebaut has expanded operations at a factory in Ghana - doubling the facility's bean processing capacity.

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.

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