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

15 Apr 2011

Flowers Foods, Supervalu Inc and Kraft Foods gave the top just-food headlines a distinctly American flavour this week. Flowers struck a deal to buy Tasty Baking, Supervalu, one of the largest grocers in the US, announced its annual results and Kraft said it was giving some of its smaller brands a marketing push. On this side of the pond, issues of reformulation and functional foods remained high on the industry's agenda. Click on on the headlines to find out more.

COTE D'IVOIRE: Barry Callebaut cautious over cocoa exports

13 Apr 2011

Barry Callebaut, the business-to-business chocolate maker, said today (13 April) that it is "too early" to judge when cocoa exports would resume from Cote d'Ivoire.

On the money: Barry Callebaut focuses on growth

1 Apr 2011

Swiss chocolate group Barry Callebaut has insisted that it will focus on driving growth between now and 2013 with the aim of growing operating earnings by 6-8% each year during the period.

SWITZ: Barry Callebaut "outperforms" market

1 Apr 2011

Shares in Barry Callebaut rose in morning trade today (1 April) after the Swiss chocolate group booked rising first-half volumes and profits, driven by growing sales of cocoa products and expansion in emerging markets.

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

1 Apr 2011

The second edition of the European investment conference CAGE was held in London this week, with the likes of Nestle, Danone and Unilever presenting to analysts. Elsewhere, just-food discussed the impact that the nuclear uncertainty in Japan could have on the country's food sector, analysed Marks and Spencer's return to France - and asked what companies mean by 'corporate responsibility'.

SWITZ: Jump in volumes sweetens Barry Callebaut shares

12 Jan 2011

Shares in Barry Callebaut, the Switzerland-based chocolate giant, jumped this morning (12 January) after the company posted rising first-quarter sales, helped by the emerging markets.

SWITZ: Barry Callebaut books "top FY results" - CEO

4 Nov 2010

Barry Callebaut, the world's largest B2B chocolate maker, today (4 November) posted "top results" for its fiscal year with profits up almost 11% and its growth in volumes outpacing the market.

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

10 Sep 2010

This week there was a lot of interest in UK grocery retailer Morrisons' H1 results and the City debut of its new CEO Dalton Philips.

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

10 Sep 2010

A fresh twist in the takeover battle for US retailer Casey's General Stores grabbed the headlines this week when c-store giant 7-Eleven entered the race. UK retailers Morrisons and Ocado both reported to investors, while Barry Callebaut and Heinz announced plans for investment in overseas markets. Here is the pick of just-food's coverage this week.

Comment: Barry Callebaut's tasty business model

9 Sep 2010

Today's (9 September) announcement that Barry Callebaut has signed a fresh agreement with Kraft Foods to supply the US food giant with cocoa and chocolate sent the Swiss firm's shares soaring.

GLOBAL: Kraft strikes outsourcing deal with Barry Callebaut

9 Sep 2010

Barry Callebaut, the Swiss chocolate giant, has secured a deal to supply cocoa products and industrial chocolate to US food giant and Cadbury owner Kraft Foods.

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

2 Jul 2010

Here we take a look at who said what this week.

Editor's choice: the best of just-food this week

2 Jul 2010

The news that dominated the headlines this week was the sale of Tate & Lyle’s European sugar operations - including Lyle's Golden Syrup, purported to be the world's oldest food brand.

SWITZ: Emerging market growth boosts Barry Callebaut sales

30 Jun 2010

Faster growth in emerging chocolate markets has in a boost in revenues for Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut in the first nine months of its fiscal year.

On the money: Barry Callebaut eyes new growth markets

30 Jun 2010

Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut said today (30 June) it sees potential for the firm in south-east Asia, India and Turkey.

BRAZIL: Barry Callebaut names South America chief

14 Jun 2010

Barry Callebaut has appointed Bertrand Remy to the newly-created post of vice president and general manager for South America.

Best bits: Brazil's 'new consumers' attracting interest

1 Jun 2010

The BRICs are keeping the world's economic house in order. Last week, the OECD lifted its forecast for global economic growth in 2010, on the back of growing world trade, which is being driven by surging demand in emerging markets.

Top stories on just-food this week

28 May 2010

The launch of the just-food Promo Tracker proved popular with our readers this week as we sought to give an insight into the promotional habits of the UK's leading grocery brands and retailers.

BRAZIL: Barry Callebaut eyes top spot in South America

26 May 2010

The CEO of Barry Callebaut has said he wants the firm to be the “number one” chocolate maker in South America.

On the money: Barry Callebaut insists cocoa profits will improve

1 Apr 2010

Chocolate maker Barry Callebaut today (1 April) insisted that profits from cocoa processing will improve this summer after high cocoa costs dented group earnings in the first half of its fiscal year.

SWITZ: Barry Callebaut shares rise despite mixed H1 results

1 Apr 2010

Shares in Barry Callebaut, the business-to-business chocolate giant, rose in early trading this morning (1 April) despite the company reporting mixed half-year results.

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

1 Apr 2010

In the run-up to Easter, chocolate fittingly grabbed the headlines, with Supervalu Inc accusing some of the biggest manufacturers of fixing prices in the US. Meanwhile, Barry Callebaut, the world's largest B2B chocolate maker, believes it will benefit from more outsourcing of production in the sector. And another ingredients giant, France's Tereos, sees the world's as its oyster after the creation of a dedicated overseas unit. Here is a snapshot of who said what on the top food news stories this week.

Top stories on just-food this week

1 Apr 2010

A swathe of results announcements dominated the headlines on just-food this week, as food companies from Barry Callebaut to Bakkavor updated the market on their recent performance. In other news, Mead Johnson revealed that it has formed a JV with Saudi dairy Almarai and Danone detailed plans to restructure its domestic dairy operations.

MALAYSIA: Barry Callebaut to collaborate on quality

16 Mar 2010

Barry Callebaut has joined forces with the Malaysian Cocoa Board in a bid to improve the quality of cocoa and chocolate in the country.

Top stories on just-food this week

19 Feb 2010

CAGNY, one of the key dates in the US food industry calendar, dominated the headlines this week. Food giants from Unilever and PepsiCo to Campbell Soup Co. and General Mills detailed their 2010 plans for their businesses at home and abroad in what remain tough trading conditions. Elsewhere, Unilever's Ben & Jerry ice cream business announced plans to go completely Fairtrade, while chocolate, which has had its fair share of Fairtrade news in recent weeks, saw Mars and Barry Callebaut team up to push the health benefits of the sweet stuff. These were the top stories on just-food this week.

GLOBAL: Mars, Barry Callebaut push health benefits of chocolate

15 Feb 2010

Chocolate giants Mars Inc and Barry Callebaut have signed an agreement designed to promote the health benefits of cocoa flavanols.

SWITZ: Chocolate sales fall for first time in six years

12 Feb 2010

Swiss chocolate sales fell for the first time in six years in 2009, figures issued by trade body Chocosuisse show.

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

5 Feb 2010

It was a week when food industry execs took turns to explain their 2009 results to analysts and press. Hershey defended its strategy, Unilever acknowledged its challenges in Europe and Kellogg insisted its marketing was paying off - even as volumes fell. The UK saw the dawn of a code to oversee relations between retailers and suppliers - and the latter took the chance to hit out at their customers. And Kraft Foods boss Irene Rosenfeld revealed what it was really like when she met Peter Mandelson.

Top stories on just-food this week

5 Feb 2010

Results season started in earnest this week, with Unilever, Kellogg and Hershey among the food giants announcing annual results.

The just-food interview - Juergen Steinemann, Barry Callebaut

2 Feb 2010

2010 promises to be a tough year in chocolate. Faced with high cocoa and sugar prices on one side, and a continued weak consumer environment on the other, the chocolate industry remains challenging - despite Kraft Foods' delight at acquiring Cadbury. However, one company that appears well placed to prosper is Barry Callebaut, the global supplier to many of the world's confectioners. Barry Callebaut CEO Juergen Steinemann tells Dean Best why he thinks the Swiss group's global footprint means the future is sweet for the chocolate maker.

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