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Analysts expect the industry to consolidate by outsourcing manufacturing and focusing purely on sales and marketing. Follow firms providing contracting manufacturing and private label here.

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Barry Callebaut R&D head Vriens resigns

Barry Callebaut has announced that chief innovation officer Hans Vriens has quit after seven years at the company.

Natra grows Asian presence with new supply contract in China

Spanish chocolate and cocoa processor Natra has signed a Belgian chocolate supply contract in China with an unnamed distributor that it says will boost sales in the market by 70%...

Barry Callebaut extends Morinaga deal and plans to move Japanese production

Barry Callebaut has announced plans to relocate production to a new site in Japan to meet rising demand from domestic confectioner Morinaga.

Barry Callebaut ups capacity 60,000 tonnes in North America

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has acquired a new plant in Canada and plans to expand another facility in the US, increasing its capacity by 60,000 tonnes.

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Sir Bob Geldof to speak at Callebaut’s chocolate conference tomorrow

Sir Bob Geldof will be among the keynote speakers at Barry Callebaut’s Chocovision 2012 conference in Davos, which kicks off tomorrow.

Barry Callebaut introduces lactose-free milk chocolate for Europe

Barry Callebaut has launched a lactose-free milk chocolate that it claims has a similar taste to regular milk chocolate.

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Natra profits soar after operational improvements

Spanish ingredients firm Natra has upped its operating profit 71% on last year in its first quarter (Q1) results due to operational changes in its main cocoa and chocolate business.

Callebaut outpaces market but profits hit by partnership and supply chain costs

Barry Callebaut has outshone the global chocolate market in its six month results, but profits were stunted by recent partnership-related costs and supply chain investments.

Natra establishes chocolate subsidiary after reorganisation

Spanish firm Natra has announced a new international chocolate subsidiary as it attempts to improve efficiency and explore new markets.

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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.

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