The renewed agreement will enable both companies to continue to drive strategic, long-term growth in North America. Barry Callebaut supplies products to Hershey across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“We are pleased to extend our strategic relationship with Barry Callebaut, who has been a key partner to our business for many years, and we look forward to their support of our continued sustainable growth in high-quality chocolate products,” said Tricia Brannigan, VP of Procurement for The Hershey Company.
Steve Woolley, President & CEO Americas of Barry Callebaut, said: "The extension of the long-term supply partnership with Hershey underscores how Barry Callebaut’s reliability and premium chocolate expertise make it the partner of choice for leading industry players.”
The news comes on the day that Peter Boone officially becomes Barry Callebaut Group CEO, succeeding Antoine de Saint-Affrique, who announced he was leaving earlier this year to become CEO of Danone after six years as the head of Barry Callebaut.
Peter Boone joined Barry Callebaut as Chief Innovation Officer in 2012. He assumed additional responsibility for Quality Assurance as of June 2013 and for Sustainability from November 2015.