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Barry Callebaut and Unilever in global cocoa partnership

Cocoa giant, Barry Callebaut will become a first choice source of cocoa and chocolate for ice cream manufacturer Unilever under a new long-term global partnership.

Barry Callebaut growth dented by European shortfall

A downturn in sales throughout Western Europe has seen Barry Callebaut fail to meet its projected growth for the first quarter. However the Swiss chocolate supplier said it is still...

Callebaut sees Mexican potential with Grupo Bimbo supply deal

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has today announced the signing of a long-term supply agreement with Latin American bakery firm Grupo Bimbo.

Callebaut eyes European leadership for nut products with La Morella acquisition

Barry Callebaut has acquired a 100% stake in Spanish company La Morella Nuts for an undisclosed sum as it aims to be the European leader for nut products.

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Callebaut adds Fairtrade offerings to its Belgian chocolate range

Barry Callebaut has announced plans to add Fairtrade certified milk and dark chocolate to its Finest Belgian chocolate range.

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Callebaut improves credit rating

Barry Callebaut has announced that its credit rating has been upgraded.

Callebaut teams with Indonesian cocoa exporter to build €24m processing site

The world’s leading cocoa manufacturer Barry Callebaut has entered a joint venture with Indonesian cocoa exporter P.T. Comextra Majora and has announced plans to build a €24m manufacturing facility....

Global confectionery market growth to ease, says Barry Callebaut

Industrial chocolate supplier, Barry Callebaut, expects a lower rate of growth for the global confectionery market next year - 1 to 2% - and warns of continued volatility in raw material prices.

Barry Callebaut keeps ‘secret sweetener’ chocolate under wraps

Barry Callebaut is launching a new chocolate based on a secret “natural sweetener solution” at Food Ingredients Europe in November.

Barry Callebaut launches €22m European investment

Chocolate and cocoa products supplier Barry Callebaut is to invest €22m in upgrading and expanding its European facilities.

Barry Callebaut confirms Ivory Coast expansion

Cocoa and chocolate products supplier Barry Callebaut has confirmed reports that it plans to upgrade grinding capacity at one of its cocoa processing plants in Ivory Coast from 105,000 to...

Barry Callebaut finds buyer for Stollwerck

Pod-to-pallet chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut has finally exited the consumer business as the Belgium base Sweets Products buys its Stollwerck division, in a deal announced today.

Barry Callebaut optimistic after positive Q3 results

Ingredients giant Barry Callebaut has confirmed its positive midterm outlook after posting a 7.3 per cent rise in sales volumes over the first nine months of the fiscal year.

Barry Callebaut pushes onward into Latin America

Reflecting the continuing industry trend toward outsourcing and its growing foothold in emerging markets, pod to pallet chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut said it has signed a long-term agreement with Mexican...

Rabobank predicts consolidation wave to flow from private label trend

Private label growth will set off a wave of consolidation in the European food industry but how each product category is affected will vary significantly, according to Rabobank.

Callebaut claims investment status upgrade will serve growth plans

Pod-to-pallet industrial chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut has flagged up the potential for growth arising from the fact that independent analysts, Moody’s, has given the company an ‘investment grade’ status.

Callebaut resumes Ivorian cocoa exports

Barry Callebaut reports that it has resumed its exports from the Ivory Coast, following the recent resolution of the six-month long political crisis in the West African cocoa powerhouse.

Callebaut expands supply deal with Hershey

Reflecting the continuing industry trend toward outsourcing, Barry Callebaut said a new supply deal it has agreed with Hershey will put its annual deliveries beyond the current 80,000 metric tonnes.

Callebaut bids to boost viability of Malaysian cocoa

Barry Callebaut, in a bid to meet its strategic need to diversify its cocoa origin and boost the viability of cocoa production in Malaysia, has announced a new research programme.

Callebaut takes delivery of first UTZ certified cocoa from Ghana

Another milestone has been achieved in the UTZ certified sustainable cocoa programme, with the first-ever shipment of cocoa beans from Ghana that meets that standard’s economic, environmental and social criteria....

Callebaut leverages US growth with cocoa pilot testing site

Leading industrial chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut has opened its first cocoa pilot plant in North America, a move that follows its reported objective to grow its chocolate volume sales by...

Technical challenges to healthier indulgence overcome, says Callebaut

Using new emulsifiers or combining high structurizing fats with low saturated fat oils can help overcome the technical challenges involved in saturated fat reduction, said Barry Callebaut as it launches...

Barry Callebaut 'steps up' production at sites beyond Ivory Coast

Barry Callebaut has a contingency plan in place in light of ongoing Ivory Coast turmoil and has stepped up production at its cocoa processing facilities elsewhere to meet its customers’...

£1m Storck contract promises growth for plastics firm

UK plastics firm Fairgrieve Moulding has beat off international competition to land a £1m contract with German confectioner Storck, after receiving £20,000 in regional funding.

Barry Callebaut hails new cocoa fermentation method

A novel cocoa cultivation method and a new approach to fermentation are resulting in cocoa beans with enhanced quality, claims industrial chocolate supplier, Barry Callebaut.

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