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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.

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.

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.

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".

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: Petra Foods looks to "seize growth" in regional confectionery

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.

ISM: Barry Callebaut adds to Terra Cacao line

28 Jan 2013

Confectionery giant Barry Callebaut has extended its Terra Cacao chocolate line with the launch of two additional products.

Best bits: Horse meat saga continues, confectioners hit sweet spot

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.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

21 Jan 2013

News that Flowers Food has emerged as the "stalking horse" bidder for various Hostess Brands bread brands in the US caught our attention last week. Meanwhile, an entirely different kind of horse got tongues wagging on this side of the pond when food safety officials found horse meat had been used in the production of burgers in the UK and Ireland. There has also been a flurry of news from the confectionery sector, with Barry Callebaut, Lindt and Thorntons hitting the headlines. We can expect more from this category in the coming weeks as the industry gears up for ISM, one of the calendar's biggest trade shows. just-food will be reporting live (and possibly even indulging our sweet tooth).

SWEDEN: Barry Callebaut acquires Carletti's ASM Foods

18 Jan 2013

Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has acquired ASM Foods in Sweden from Danish confectioner Carletti.

COMMENT: Lindt sweetens Europe's austerity pill

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.

The just-food review of 2012: Commodity swings remain part of landscape

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.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

12 Nov 2012

In a week of trading updates and financial results, we spoke to Associated British Foods finance chief John Bason about the UK group's grocery business, heard how retailer Morrisons plans to revitalise its sales and why Mondelez International CEO Irene Rosenfeld believes its operations in Brazil and Russia can bounce back after a challenging quarter.

FRANCE: Bomb alert at Barry Callebaut plant

8 Nov 2012

Barry Callebaut's production plant in Dijon, in eastern France, was evacuated today (8 November) following a bomb alert.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

29 Oct 2012

A busy but fruitful week for just-food was dominated by the SIAL trade expo in Paris, where thousands of international manufacturers gathered to showcase products and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing them. Elsewhere, the UK unveiled plans to introduce a hybrid nutrition labelling system, Premier Foods plc pledged to "unlock value" from its bread division and French retailers Carrefour and Casino found their international operations in the spotlight.

US: Barry Callebaut signs Arcor-Dos en Uno supply deal

23 Oct 2012

Barry Callebaut has signed a deal for the supply of compound and chocolate products to Argentine confectioner Arcor-Dos en Uno in South America.

UK: Strikes off after Barry Callebaut staff accept pay deal

1 Oct 2012

Barry Callebaut workers in the UK have called off the threat of strike action after agreeing a deal on pay.

UK: Barry Callebaut faces more strikes over pay

24 Sep 2012

Workers at a Barry Callebaut chocolate facility in the UK have warned of further strike action planned if the company does not enter into "meaningful" negotiations over pay.

SWITZ: Americas sweeten Barry Callebaut sales

5 Jul 2012

Barry Callebaut, the Swiss B2B chocolate manufacturer, today (5 July) reported a 2% increase in sales for the first nine months of its fiscal year, with contracts in the Americas helping revenue.

US: Candy firms Farley's and Ferrara Pan merge

20 Jun 2012

US confectioners Farley's & Sathers and Ferrara Pan Candy Co. have merged, the companies have announced.

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