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Nestle, Mars among chocolate giants facing slavery lawsuit in US

15 Feb 2021

Some of the world's largest chocolate manufacturers have been accused of child slavery in a US court, a case that also involves agri-food and ingredients heavyweights.

Gluten-free group Dr. Schaer names Barry Callebaut exec Philipp Schoeller CEO

18 Dec 2020

The Italy-based, family-owned supplier of gluten-free products has hired from outside the business for its CEO role.

Ghana hits out at chocolate companies over farmers' prices

23 Nov 2020

Ghana has reportedly accused some in the chocolate industry of a "ploy to derail" government attempts to improve income for farmers.

Cocoa partnership puts aside failures with bold new aims on child labour

9 Sep 2020

Attempts to tackle child labour in cocoa have over-promised and under-delivered. Could a new plan from multi-stakeholder body International Cocoa Initiative be different?

Barry Callebaut buys Australia chocolate manufacturer GKC Foods

27 May 2020

The business-to-business chocolate behemoth has snapped up a contract and private-label manufacturer of chocolate based in Australia.

Mondelez snack test with new Barry Callebaut ingredient

29 Sep 2019

Mondelez International is trialling a snack product in the US containing an ingredient supplier Barry Callebaut claims "marks the creation of a next-gen food and drink category".

Barry Callebaut forges three-way partnership for sustainably sourced cocoa

3 Dec 2018

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has joined a three-way partnership to ensure cocoa is sustainably sourced.

Barry Callebaut-Burton's Biscuit deal green-lighted

8 Nov 2018

The intended acquisition by B2B giant Barry Callebaut of chocolate manufacturing assets of a UK-based biscuit company has been given the all-clear by the country's competition watchdog.

Barry Callebaut-Burton's Biscuit deal comes under UK spotlight

21 Sep 2018

The intended acquisition by B2B giant Barry Callebaut of chocolate manufacturing assets of UK-based Burton's Biscuit Co. is being looked at by the country's competition watchdog.

How do food companies ensure cocoa supply meets future demand - sustainably?

13 Jul 2018

Ben Cooper looks at food manufacturers' efforts to put their west African cocoa supply chains on a truly sustainable footing.

Delfi buys Van Houten chocolate brand licence for US$13m

13 Apr 2018

Singapore-based confectioner Delfi has entered into an agreement with peer Hershey and chocolate and cocoa manufacturer Barry Callebaut which will see it acquire the regional licence for the Van Houten chocolate and cocoa products brand.

Nestle launches KitKat with Barry Callebaut's ruby chocolate

18 Jan 2018

Nestle is to launch the first branded product using ingredient giant Barry Callebaut's ruby chocolate.

Chocolate giants sign up to deforestation accord

16 Nov 2017

Top cocoa-producing nations Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and major confectionery companies have agreed to take action to help eliminate deforestation.

Nestle, Mondelez, Hershey pledge to tackle deforestation in cocoa

17 Mar 2017

Twelve chocolate and cocoa companies, including Nestle, Mondelez International, Hershey today (16 March) announced plans to work together to "end deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain", focusing initially on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.

Briefing: Sustainable sourcing - Step change in industry engagement on cocoa

16 Jun 2015

The first section of our management briefing examining how the food industry is working to make agricultural supply chains more sustainable looks at cocoa, a commodity facing grave challenges but now receiving increased and concerted attention from companies following the launch of the CocoaAction collective initiative a year ago.

GarudaFood in chocolate supply deal with Barry Callebaut

16 Jun 2015

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

SINGAPORE: Forex weighs but Petra points to underlying growth

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.

NETHERLANDS: Barry Callebaut "mulls Zaandam office closure"

13 Jun 2014

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

FREE-FROM EXPO: Sugar-free Cavalier eyes mainstream with brand refresh

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

AFRICA: Industry in new cocoa sustainability pledge

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".

SWITZERLAND: Barry Callebaut boosted by cocoa acquisition

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.

Confectionery: Chocolate and the scrutiny on sugar

10 Mar 2014

Sugar is under the spotlight, with academics and NGOs emphasising what they see as its central role in growing obesity. Such views are gaining more mainstream media attention, which has profound implications for the food industry and, in particular, for the chocolate sector. However, what are the prospects for low-sugar chocolate? Jonathan Thomas investigates.

Confectionery: Why cocoa can only be sustainable without child labour

10 Mar 2014

Child labour is intrinsically linked to cocoa's broader sustainability challenges. If the cocoa sector is successful at boosting production during the coming years, it will not be deemed a sustainable expansion if the issue in the two major producing countries has not been satisfactorily addressed, writes Ben Cooper.

ISM: Innovation round-up from ISM 2014

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.

just-food's review of 2013: supply chains and sustainbility

6 Jan 2014

Perhaps the biggest story of the year, with the widest impact on the sector, was the horsemeat contamination saga. However, it was ironic the scandal should occur when food companies are placing increased scrutiny on the sustainability of their supply chains. And this year has seen some notable developments as food companies have sought collectively or individually to address sustainability issues in their supply chains.

SINGAPORE: Barry Callebaut, Petra row goes to arbitration

17 Dec 2013

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

BELGIUM: Lotus Bakeries appoints Barry Callebaut exec CFO

3 Dec 2013

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

SWITZ: Barry Callebaut FY earnings slide, reaffirms targets

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.

SWITZ/SINGAPORE: Barry Callebaut, Petra in dispute over takeover

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.

US: Cargill "in final stages" of ADM cocoa deal

2 Oct 2013

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










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