Leading chocolate ingredients supplier Barry Callebaut is targeting
the European chocolate and cappuccino vending mix business with the
acquisition of cappuccino mix company AM Foods from Nordic dairy
firm Arla Foods.
Global chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut said that recent
acquisitions had boosted its six month figures, with net profit
showing double-digit growth. But low cocoa prices affected
activities at the processing arm of the company.
Despite a significant increase in sales leading global
confectionery company Cadbury Schweppes has reported a 33 per cent
drop in its net income, largely on the back of restructuring costs
and tough market conditions.
Swiss chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has reported an
increase in pre-tax profits for the 2001/02 year despite a decline
in volumes and higher raw material costs. Nwe product launches at
the premium end of the market have helped...
Despite sharp rises in raw material prices, Swiss chocolate
manufacturer Barry Callebaut reports a slight profit and dividend
increase on a decent sales growth for its 2001/02 business year.
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