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Analysis: Cargill touted as ADM cocoa suitor

Reports emerged earlier this month that US agribusiness giant Cargill is exploring the possibility of buying Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM)...

Update: Integration focus for Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut plans to focus more on integrating recent acquisitions and supply deals this year than buying businesses or striking more su...


Ben Cooper | 3 Apr 2013

Hershey's commitment to source 100% of its cocoa requirements from third-party-certified sources by 2020 has been broadly welcomed. However, what form that certification will take is unclear and is likely to remain so until the cocoa sector at large agrees sustainability standards and evolves the means to certify a huge amount of cocoa.


Katy Askew | 21 Jan 2013

Retailers in the UK and Ireland faced some difficult questions last week, when it emerged that horse and pig DNA had been discovered in beefburgers and "beef" ready meals.


Chris Mercer | 15 Jan 2013

As Europeans brace for more austerity in hard-hit national economies, sweet-toothed consumers have been seeking light relief in chocolate maker Lindt & Sprüngli.


Katy Askew | 18 Dec 2012

Volatility in global commodity markets remained a significant factor for the food industry during 2012. On the one hand, adverse weather conditions hit grain harvests causing prices to spike, while on the other, over-supply has meant cocoa and sugar prices have continued to fall. Katy Askew takes a look at some of the major developments on the commodities markets over the past 12 months.

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Katy Askew | 10 Jun 2014

Belgian chocolate maker Cavalier plans to rebrand its range of all-natural sugar-free chocolates to extend its mainstream appeal and increase the prominence of the brand message


Michelle Russell | 31 Jan 2013

Since selling its consumer units over the last few years, business-to-business chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has been treading a new path focused on its "core" business with industrial and artisanal customers. Michelle Russell caught up with Barry Callebaut marketing director for Western Europe, Sofie De Lathouwer at this year's ISM confectionery show in Cologne to find out more about its strategy for growth.

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Dean Best | 16 Jun 2015

Indonesia-based snacks and confectionery maker GarudaFood is to outsource some chocolate production with business-to-business supplier Barry Callebaut.


Dean Best | 14 Aug 2014

Singapore-based confectioner Petra Foods has booked a fall in half-year profits thanks to currency fluctuation, although it said underlying earnings were higher.


Hannah Abdulla | 13 Jun 2014

Chocolate make Barry Callebaut is reportedly planning the closure of its Zaandam office in the Netherlands.


Dean Best | 22 May 2014

Hershey, Mars and Nestle - plus cocoa suppliers Barry Callebaut and Cargill - are among 12 companies to set up a new industry initiative to "accelerate" efforts to make farming in west Africa "more sustainable".


Katy Askew | 3 Apr 2014

Barry Callebaut has booked an increase in first-half sales and earnings, boosted by the contribution of the cocoa business it acquired from Petra Foods last year.


Katy Askew | 29 Jan 2014

Confectioners have gathered from all over the world to attend sector-specific trade show ISM in Cologne this week. Many companies are showcasing some of their most recent innovations, providing an indication of the latest trends in global confectionery markets. Here is a selection of some NPD that caught our eye.


Dean Best | 17 Dec 2013

Singapore-based confectioner Petra Foods has taken its M&A dispute with Barry Callebaut to arbitration.


Katy Askew | 3 Dec 2013

Lotus Bakeries has appointed Barry Callebaut executive Isabelle Maes as CFO.


Michelle Russell | 7 Nov 2013

Business-to-business chocolate giant Barry Callebaut today (7 November) revealed a drop in earnings in its full-year but reaffirmed its mid-term financial targets.


Dean Best | 23 Oct 2013

Barry Callebaut and Petra Foods are in a row over the price the Swiss chocolate giant wants to pay for the Singapore chocolate firm's cocoa business.


Michelle Russell | 2 Oct 2013

US agribusiness giant Cargill is reported to be close to securing a deal to acquire Archer Daniels Midland's cocoa business.


Dean Best | 3 Sep 2013

Barry Callebaut has opened a cocoa facility in Indonesia through its venture with local exporter P.T. Comextra Majora.


Dean Best | 15 Aug 2013

The CEO of Petra Foods has insisted the Singapore-based confectioner is in "an ideal position" to capitalise on opportunities in Asia in the wake of the sale of its cocoa ingredients arm to Barry Callebaut.


just-food Research Team | 15 Jul 2013

The latest batch of reports from the just-food research store includes the global baby food market, dairy products in western Europe, and grocery retailers in the US.


Dean Best | 4 Jul 2013

B2B chocolate giant Barry Callebaut today (4 July) reported an 8% increase in sales volumes for the first nine months of its financial year, with growth, it said, across all regions.


Michelle Russell | 3 Jul 2013

US agribusiness giant Cargill has remained coy over reports it is exploring the possibility of buying Archer Daniels Midland's cocoa business.


Katy Askew | 1 Jul 2013

Swiss industrial chocolate maker Barry Callebaut plans to expand its customer base in Mexico, having invested CHF45m (US$47.6m) to ramp up production capacity in the country.


Katy Askew | 1 Jul 2013

Swiss industrial chocolate group Barry Callebaut is investing CHF45m (US$47.6m) to increase capacity at its production facility in Mexico.


Katy Askew | 21 Jun 2013

US agri-giant Archer Daniels Midland has confirmed it is in talks over a potential sale of its cocoa business.


just-food Research Team | 21 Jun 2013

The latest batch of reports from the just-food research store includes innovation trends in ice cream and desserts, chocolate in emerging markets and savoury snacks in Europe.


Dean Best | 16 May 2013

Singapore-based confectioner Petra Foods today (16 May) reported higher underlying first-quarter profits thanks to improved sales and margins from what is now its core consumer products business.


Dean Best | 7 May 2013

Cargill has started building a cocoa processing plant in Indonesia to meet regional demand for cocoa products.

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Dean Best | 21 Mar 2016

just-food (and sister site just-drinks) are the exclusive media partners for the three-day Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference, which starts today in London.


Dean Best | 20 Jul 2015

Cargill's move to buy Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate business has cleared its last regulatory hurdle after clearance from the European Commission. But Brussels has asked Cargill to offload part of the assets.

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