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Barry Callebaut half year 2013 results

Lower cocoa prices dent Callebaut profits

By Oliver Nieburg

Barry Callebaut has reported a slight dip in half-year profits as lower cocoa prices meant customers were paying less for the company’s range of cocoa ingredients compared to last year.

Private label chocolate quality improving all the time, says Ashbury Chocolates CEO

Industry Voices: Private label purveyor

Ashbury Chocolates chief spells out trends in private label chocolate

By Oliver Nieburg

Private label chocolate is no longer a cheap replica of branded products and regular audits from supermarkets are helping quality grow, according to the CEO of UK private label chocolatier Ashbury Chocolates.

Chocolaterie de Bourgogne was carved out of Barry Callebaut's recent French factory sale

New global chocolate firm sets 2013 ambitions

By Oliver Nieburg

Chocolaterie de Bourgogne, a new company formed from Barry Callebaut’s sale of its last consumer goods factory, speaks exclusively to ConfectioneryNews.com about the firm’s inauguration, its priorities for 2013 and a recent bomb threat at its factory.

Lower cocoa prices have helped Natra increase its profit

Natra profits rise after cocoa price letup

By Oliver Nieburg

Spanish chocolate and cocoa processor Natra has more than doubled its operating profit in its ninth-month results helped by relaxing cocoa prices, North American expansion and a shift to value added products.

Heading down the private label route? Be careful, warns Rabobank

The private label dilemma: To be or not to be?

By Kacey Culliney

Suppliers that want to jump aboard the private label surge will face a fine balancing act of co-producing for the sector and branded goods, according to Rabobank.

Natra grows Asian presence with new supply contract in China

Natra grows Asian presence with new supply contract in China

By Oliver Nieburg

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% in 2012 and help it grow in Asia.

Barry Callebaut growth dented by European shortfall

Barry Callebaut growth dented by European shortfall

By Nathan Gray

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 outperforming the market.

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