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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.

Callebaut extends origin chocolates range

Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut this week claimed it now offers the largest selection of origin chocolates having extended its portfolio to include more than 40 different varieties.

Barry Callebaut finalises US subsidiary sale

Switzerland-based confectionery Barry Callebaut yesterday said it has completed the sale of US subsidiary Brach's, in order to focus on its core chocolate businesses.

Natra tops list of chocolate spread firms

Spain-based Natra is now the largest private label producer of chocolate spread in the EU, after recent acquisitions in Italy and Belgium, the company claims.

Barry Callebaut launches probiotic chocolate

Barry Callebaut announces the roll-out of probiotic chocolate to meet consumer demand for health and wellness foods.

Manufacturers make big sales growth for Callebaut

Barry Callebaut has reported growth in full year 2006/7 that outstrips the chocolate sector at large, largely driven by sales to food manufacturers with which it has several big new deals.

Barry Callebaut deconstructs cocoa to discover healthy elements

Barry Callebaut is forging ahead with research that could establish the humble cocoa bean as one of the most potent healthy foods available to man, according to the chocolate giant's...

Natra launches truffles for premium market

Natra said yesterday it will tap the premium and private label chocolate markets with a new range of Belgium truffles, only two days after acquiring a chocolate factory in the...

Natra moves into chocolate spread market

Spanish cocoa company Natra announced yesterday the acquisition of Belgium-based All Crump, as part of the company's plans to enter the chocolate spread market.

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