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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...

Consuming issues - Cocoa's certification challenge

Hershey's commitment to source 100% of its cocoa requirements from third-party-certified sources by 2020 has been broadly welcomed. However,...

Focus: Callebaut has faith in pricey Petra deal

Increased exposure to emerging markets? Tick. Boost portfolio with more in-demand products? Tick. Barry Callebaut tried to outline the benef...

Latest Interviews

Sugar-free Cavalier eyes mainstream with rebrand 10 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

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


just the answer: Barry Callebaut 31 Jan 2013

Michelle Russell

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.

Latest News

Forex weighs but Petra points to underlying growth 14 Aug 2014

Dean Best

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


Barry Callebaut "mulls Zaandam closure" 13 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

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


Industry in new cocoa sustainability pledge 22 May 2014

Dean Best

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".


Barry Callebaut boosted by cocoa acquisition 3 Apr 2014

Katy Askew

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.


ISM: Innovation round-up from ISM 2014 29 Jan 2014

Katy Askew

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.

Latest blogs

ADM preparing Q3 chocolate sale 6 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Agri-giant Archer Daniels Midland Company plans to sell its global chocolate operations by the end of the third quarter, the company said this week.


Why chocolate makers should note changing M&A priorities at ADM 16 Apr 2014

Dean Best

The US agribusiness giant had been looking to sell its cocoa and chocolate businesses - and had been in discussions with a suitor (reported to be Cargill) over a deal - but there have been some developments.

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