BELGIUM/NETHERLANDS: Barry Callebaut buys chocolate maker Luijckx
Swiss chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has said it is acquiring Dutch-Belgian firm Luijckx in order to boost its position in the gourmet market.
Barry Callebaut said Luijckx had sales of over €33m (US$35.3m) in 2002 and 240 employees. Barry Callebaut's gourmet and specialties business unit had sales of €286.2m in 2002.
Luijckx sells chocolate products and decoration mainly for professional users such as bakers, hotels and restaurants, reported Reuters.
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