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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...

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...

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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.

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Food industry quotes of the week 5 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Nestle lost a trademark infringement case in Singapore over its Kit Kat product. Arla Foods pulled out of the race to acquire Arab Dairy and Unilever decided to separate its ailing spreads business into a stand-alone unit. India hit the headlines frequently, with Britannia Industries "pioneering" the online exclusive launch of its new biscuit product before it hits traditional stores, and with Fererro re-thinking its plans for its business in the country.


Nestle loses Kit-Kat copycat case vs Petra 2 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Nestle has lost a case against Petra Foods in Singapore alleging the local confectioner's Take It chocolate wafer product infringed its intellectual property rights.


Petra Foods remains upbeat as earnings fall 12 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Singapore-listed Petra Foods reported lower earnings from its consumer foods business in the third quarter as sales slipped and costs rose.


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.

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