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SWITZ: Barry Callebaut upbeat as H1 profits slide

3 Apr 2012

Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has remained upbeat about its prospects despite a fall in first-half profits after it embarked on moves to support its future growth.

Stevia - application spotlight turns to food

30 Mar 2012

Stevia has been widely used - with some success - in carbonated soft drinks and table-top sweeteners containing the ingredient continue to be launched. However, suppliers are increasingly looking at how to use the sweetener in food, particularly categories like dairy and confectionery. Jonathan Thomas reports.

Quote, unquote: CAGE 2012 Conference

26 Mar 2012

Unilever, Danone and Heinz were among the food industry heavyweights to present at the annual Consumer Analyst Group of Europe investor conference in London this week - and provided exclusive media coverage. Here is a selection of soundbites from the event.

CAGE: Chocolate outsourcing will continue, says Barry Callebaut

21 Mar 2012

Barry Callebaut, the business-to-business chocolate manufacturer, believes brand owners in the sector will continue to outsource production, a trend that has fuelled the company's recent growth.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

19 Mar 2012

The surprise departure of Richard Brasher, the CEO of Tesco's UK operations, grabbed the headlines this week. Elsewhere, analysts voiced their opinions on Premier Foods success in securing a refinancing deal and on Dairy Crest's decision to potentially sell its French business and invest in the UK.

The just-food interview - Hans Vriens, Barry Callebaut

15 Mar 2012

As the world's largest business-to-business cocoa and chocolate manufacturer, Barry Callebaut is at the forefront of innovation in the sector. In this month's just-food interview, R&D chief Hans Vriens spoke to Dean Best on the future of the chocolate market.

SWITZ: Barry Callebaut launches global cocoa initiative

15 Mar 2012

Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has launched a CHF40m (US$43.1m) global sustainability cocoa initiative that it says will improve yields, quality and livelihoods in key cocoa-producing countries.

CAGE 2012 Preview: FMCG companies prepare to present

13 Mar 2012

After last month's CAGNY conference, the annual event that sees leading FMCG companies present to financial analysts in the US, the industry spotlight will next week pass to London, where the third Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference will take place - and just-food will be the exclusive media sponsor of the event.

UK: FMCG veteran Puri takes Tate & Lyle research role

23 Feb 2012

Ajai Puri, a former executive with baby food group Numico and The Coca-Cola Co., has joined Tate & Lyle's board of directors.

SWITZ/US: Barry Callebaut buys US chocolate firm Mona Lisa Food Products

10 Feb 2012

Barry Callebaut has acquired US chocolate decorations firm Mona Lisa Food Products in a bid to bolster its "gourmet and speciality" business.

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

27 Jan 2012

Carrefour again grabbed the headlines this week, with speculation intensifying that there could be change of leadership at the company. just-food understands an announcement is due in days. Elsewhere in retail, Asda outlined its expansion plans in the UK and we spoke to the CEO of Spar International about the symbol group's ambitions in India. Meanwhile, Premier Foods admitted more jobs could be lost at the company, we took a look at why US baker Hostess Brands filed for Chapter 11 and, in our latest Sustainability Watch, we discussed HJ Heinz's CSR strategy.

GLOBAL: Barry Callebaut signs Unilever supply deal

23 Jan 2012

Swiss cocoa and chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has signed a deal to supply Unilever's ice cream business.

SWITZ: Barry Callebaut volume growth falls below target

18 Jan 2012

Barry Callebaut has expressed confidence that it would meet its financial forecasts in its current financial year despite its first-quarter volumes falling below target.

SWITZ: Barry Callebaut to supply Bimbo in Mexico

17 Jan 2012

Barry Callebaut is to supply bakery giant Grupo Bimbo with chocolate to use in products on sale in Mexico.

SWITZ/SPAIN: Barry Callebaut buys nut maker La Morella

11 Jan 2012

Barry Callebaut, the Swiss chocolate giant, has acquired Spanish nut maker La Morella.

US: Barry Callebaut launches Fairtrade in US

22 Dec 2011

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has launched three Fairtrade products in the US under its Finest Belgian range.

2011 in review - Sustainability

22 Dec 2011

The year began with predictions that sustainability would continue to rise up the corporate agenda this year, and so it has proved.

Sustainability Watch – Child labour in cocoa production

14 Dec 2011

Nestle's plan to partner with the Fair Labor Association in investigating the use of child labour in its cocoa supply chain could raise the bar in terms of corporate accountability regarding this long-running problem. Ben Cooper reports.

Logistics - the role of the logistics service provider

30 Nov 2011

Logistics companies, far from being simple hauliers, have adapted to meet the increasingly complicated and specialised needs of customers in the food manufacture and retail spheres, such as tracking and traceability and flexible volumes. In the second part of his feature on logistics, Stuart Todd gains insight from major logistics providers about this fascinating industry.

IVORY COAST: Barry Callebaut to expand in Ivory Coast

21 Nov 2011

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has confirmed that it will increase capacity at its cocoa plants in the Ivory Coast.

INDONESIA: Barry Callebaut enters joint venture with P.T. Comextra Majora

18 Nov 2011

Barry Callebaut's Indonesia's arm has entered into a joint venture agreement with cocoa bean exporter P.T. Comextra Majora.

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

14 Nov 2011

Another week dominated by results, notably Marks and Spencers, Associated British Foods and Barry Callebaut. A story that broke late this week and could have severe repercussions is the approval of sweetener stevia for use in the EU. Meanwhile, floods hit food producers in Thailand and the death toll sadly continues to rise in the US listeria outbreak. Click on the headlines for more.

On the money: Barry Callebaut turns to emerging markets

11 Nov 2011

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut is focusing on emerging markets to maintain its growth in the face of a slowdown in established markets.

SWITZ: Barry Callebaut forecasts lower growth amid fragile economy

10 Nov 2011

Barry Callebaut, the world's biggest chocolate manufacturer, is cautious about the faltering global economy, despite growth in its final-year profits, announced today (10 November).

AFRICA: Industry, NGOs unite form sustainable cocoa initiative

19 Oct 2011

Chocolate manufacturers and NGOs have announced a new initiative to try to improve cocoa productivity and the lives of farmers in west Africa.

EUROPE: Barry Callebaut invests in European operations

5 Sep 2011

Barry Callebaut, the business-to-business chocolate maker, is investing CHF25m (US$31m) in its European production facilities.

INDONESIA: Nestle, Petra Foods to join forces on sustainable cocoa

27 Jul 2011

Nestle and Singapore-listed cocoa ingredients maker Petra Foods have agreed to work together on improving cocoa production in Indonesia.

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

15 Jul 2011

Premier Foods' appointment of Kraft's Mike Clarke as its new CEO this week was a surprise move but one welcomed by the market. Investors in Brasil Foods were also cheered by the news that the 2009 merger that created the company was cleared by Brazil's competition watchdog. However, a plan to combine Brazil's largest retailer, CBD, with Carrefour's local operations was halted amid continued opposition from Casino, which prompted the country's national development bank to pull planned funding for the deal. Click on the headlines for more.

SWITZ: Barry Callebaut sells Europe consumer unit to Baronie

11 Jul 2011

Barry Callebaut, the business-to-business chocolate maker, has sold its European consumer unit Stollwerck to privately-owned Dutch firm Baronie Group.

SWITZ: Barry Callebaut confident despite "volatile" commodities

30 Jun 2011

Barry Callebaut today (30 June) stuck to its mid-term targets for volume and EBIT growth despite the prospect of continued "volatile" and "high" commodity costs.









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