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GERMANY: Lotte-Natra eyeing Barry Callebaut unit

19 Mar 2009

Japanese confectioner Lotte is in talks to join forces with Spanish chocolate group Natra in a move to acquire Barry Callebaut’s German branded chocolate unit, Stollwerck.

Top stories on just-food this week

13 Mar 2009

It was a tale of two retailers last week, two companies separated by the English Channel. Ailing French giant Carrefour posted weak 2008 figures and laid out plans to bounce back in 2009. Meanwhile, in the UK, Morrisons, buoyed by a robust 2008, outlined its blueprint for expansion.

SWITZ/US: Hershey buys Callebaut Asian chocolate unit

11 Mar 2009

Hershey has acquired Van Houten Singapore, the Asian consumer business of Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut.

UPDATE: SWITZ: Natra deal "step forward" for Callebaut

3 Mar 2009

Barry Callebaut's decision to transfer its European consumer chocolate business to Spain's Natra has been welcomed by analysts, who argue the deal would allow the Swiss firm to focus on industrial customers.

SWITZ/SPAIN: Natra to take on Callebaut consumer unit

3 Mar 2009

Barry Callebaut has today (3 March) signalled its desire to focus on business-to-business chocolate with a deal to transfer its consumer chocolate division to Spain's Natra.

SPAIN: Chocolate firm Natra enjoys bumper '08

3 Mar 2009

Natra, the Spain-based chocolate maker, has booked a 17% jump in annual profits as the economic downturn boosted its sales.

FRANCE: Barry Callebaut cuts 100 jobs

28 Jan 2009

Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut plans to cut around 100 jobs at its production facility in Dijon, France.

Food companies eye potential down Mexico way

26 Jan 2009

Recent investment in Mexico by Barry Callebaut and PepsiCo underlines the country’s significance as an investment opportunity for international food companies. While it may not receive the attention of larger emerging markets such as China and India, according to a new report from just-food, the Mexican packaged food market is set to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 7.5% between 2008 and 2013. Ben Cooper reports.

Top stories on just-food this week

23 Jan 2009

US food safety was once again in the spotlight this week, when our headlines were dominated by the salmonella scare that has swept the US, sickening 488 people across 43 states.

SWITZ: Currency weighs on Callebaut sales

21 Jan 2009

Barry Callebaut, the Swiss chocolate group, has seen the strength of the Swiss franc weigh on its first-quarter sales.

MEXICO: Callebaut opens US$40m chocolate factory

16 Jan 2009

Swiss cocoa and chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut has opened a US$40m chocolate factory in Monterrey, Mexico.

Top stories on just-food this week

5 Dec 2008

As Christmas nears and the temperatures drop here in the UK, competition in the food industry is heating up. This week saw two of the country's leading retailers, Tesco and Morrisons, issue an update on trading and the signs are that Morrisons is stealing a march on its larger rival.

BELGIUM: Barry Callebaut delivers “tooth friendly” chocolate

3 Dec 2008

Two Belgian chocolatiers have launched “tooth friendly” chocolate products utilising a new chocolate variety developed by Swiss cocoa and chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut.

UPDATE: SWITZ: Callebaut eyeing gourmet buys

6 Nov 2008

Barry Callebaut is on the lookout for small-scale acquisitions that would compliment its gourmet chocolate business, the Swiss chocolatier has told just-food.

SWITZ: Barry Callebaut books sales, profits gains

6 Nov 2008

Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut today (6 November) posted a jump in full-year sales, which drove a 5.3% increase in operating profit.

Premium chocolate set to grow despite tough times

3 Nov 2008

The premium chocolate market has grown significantly in recent years and a new report from just-food forecasts that this growth will continue, in spite of the economic downturn. Ben Cooper reports.

SPAIN: Barry Callebaut opens pastry factory in Spain

17 Oct 2008

Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut has entered into a joint venture with pastry chefs Paco and Jacob Torreblanca to open a “speciality” factory in Spain.

US: Barry Callebaut opens Chicago chocolate academy

25 Sep 2008

Barry Callebaut has announced plans to open its first US chocolate academy alongside its North American headquarters in Chicago.

SWITZ: Barry Callebaut says prices rises "logical"

10 Sep 2008

The world’s largest business-to-business chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has said that rising costs make an increase in chocolate prices “logical”.

RUSSIA: Callebaut takes "chocolate academy" to Russia

4 Sep 2008

Barry Callebaut has opened a "chocolate academy" in Russia in a bid to build relationships with potential local customers and strengthen its business in Eastern Europe.

US: Barry Callebaut transfers cocoa production to Eddystone

19 Aug 2008

Barry Callebaut is planning to transfer its liquid cocoa production from its Swedesboro, New Jersey-based factory to its Eddystone, Pennsylvania facility.

INDIA: Barry Callebaut eyes Indian growth

8 Aug 2008

Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut is courting the Indian market through the establishment of a chocolate academy in Mumbai.

CAMEROON: Tiger Brands pounces for Callebaut unit

24 Jul 2008

South Africa’s Tiger Brands has acquired Barry Callebaut’s stake in Cameroon-based consumer chocolate business Chococam.

SWITZ: Barry Callebaut opens US innovation centre

3 Jul 2008

Barry Callebaut, the business-to-business chocolate maker, has opened its first innovation centre in the US.

SWITZ: Callebaut milks outsourcing deals

1 Jul 2008

Barry Callebaut, the business-to-business chocolate maker, has seen nine-month sales jump almost 19% as it continues to benefit from major outsourcing deals with the likes of Cadbury and Hershey.

CHINA: Barry Callebaut eyes Chinese growth

22 May 2008

Swiss chocolate group Barry Callebaut told just-food today (22 May) that it has targeted increased sales in the Chinese market to drive company-wide growth.

SWITZ: Barry Callebaut finalises Malaysian acquisition

1 May 2008

Barry Callebaut, the Swiss business-to-business chocolate maker, has today (1 May) closed its acquisition of a 60% stake in KLK Cocoa in Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad.

Quote, Unquote - BCCC conference

25 Apr 2008

With consumers more concerned about healthy-eating, biscuit firms, cake makers and confectioners face a battle to get their products into a balanced diet. Health was a key topic at yesterday's (24 April) UK Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery conference. Here are some key quotes from the session.

SWITZ: Barry bullish as costs weigh on profits

3 Apr 2008

Higher cocoa prices and costs linked to new factories in Russia and China have weighed on half-year profits at Barry Callebaut, the business-to-business chocolate maker.









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