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SWITZ: Malaysia next stop in Barry's Asia expansion

31 Mar 2008

Barry Callebaut, the Swiss business-to-business chocolate maker, is to buy a majority stake in Malaysian firm KLK Cocoa.

GERMANY: Biscuit firm Griesson to buy Stollwerck unit

4 Mar 2008

German biscuit manufacturer Griesson is to take over Wurzener Dauerbackwaren, a division of local chocolate maker Stollwerck, for an undisclosed sum.

SWITZ: Outsourcing deals buoy Callebaut

22 Jan 2008

Swiss chocolate producer Barry Callebaut has seen quarterly sales jump almost 22% thanks to its outsourcing deals with the likes of Hershey and Nestlé.

In the Spotlight - Patrick De Maeseneire, Barry Callebaut

11 Jan 2008

Barry Callebaut, the business-to-business chocolate maker, claims to be the "heart and engine" of the industry. Under the stewardship of CEO Patrick De Maeseneire, the Swiss firm has become the leading player in its sector after a series of astute deals. Dean Best reports.

JAPAN: Callebaut seals Morinaga deal

10 Jan 2008

Barry Callebaut has sealed its deal to buy production capacity from Japanese confectioner Morinaga.

CHINA: Callebaut names Leclère to run China site

10 Jan 2008

Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has appointed Gilles Leclère as the manager of its chocolate factory in Suzhou, China, which opened on yesterday (9 January).

UPDATE - CHINA: Analysts bullish on Callebaut

9 Jan 2008

Industry analysts have welcomed the opening of Barry Callebaut’s chocolate factory in China.

CHINA: Callebaut aims for China chocolate boost

9 Jan 2008

Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut opened a chocolate factory in China today (9 January), as it looks to drive a six-fold rise in sales by 2012.

2007 - the best of times, the worst of times

20 Dec 2007

Christmas is a time for lists, lists and more lists. As we near the end of 2007, it seems an ideal time for just-food to create one of its own and detail who we think has thrived – and who has suffered – in a hectic year for the food industry.

SWITZ/US: Callebaut seals cocoa factory buy

17 Dec 2007

Barry Callebaut has sealed the acquisition of a US cocoa factory, the Swiss chocolate maker said this morning (17 December).

US: Health to remain key NPD driver, says study

30 Nov 2007

Health and wellness look set to continue to be key drivers of new product development in the US next year, according to Datamonitor’s Productscan Online survey of next year's product trends.

RUSSIA: Nestlé buys "premium" chocolate firm RKF

26 Nov 2007

Nestlé has snapped up Russia confectioner Ruzskaya Confectionery Factory (RKF), the Swiss food giant has announced. Chocolate sales in Russia are booming. Barry Callebaut CEO Patrick De Maeseneire said last month that consumption in Russia would jump by nearly a third over the next four years.

SWITZ/US: Callebaut closes Brach's sale

15 Nov 2007

Swiss chocolate group Barry Callebaut has completed the sale of its US sugar confectionery business Brach’s to Farley’s & Sathers.

FRANCE: Callebaut's Cameroon boss moves to France

12 Nov 2007

Barry Callebaut has appointed Coulibaly Arouna to the position of director of operations, France. Arouna was previously the managing director of Callebaut's Cameroon subsidiary, Sic Cacaos.

SWITZ: Callebaut sets out four-year ambitions

6 Nov 2007

Swiss chocolate producer Barry Callebaut has set ambitious financial targets for the next four years after a robust 12 months.

UK: Buy only Fairtrade chocolate, urges Archbishop

31 Oct 2007

A leading religious figure in the UK has urged consumers to shun all chocolate that is not certified as Fairtrade.

RUSSIA: Chocolate sales to leap over next four years

23 Oct 2007

The consumption of chocolate in Russia is expected to leap by nearly a third over the next four years.

SWITZ/US: Callebaut acquires US cocoa plant

5 Oct 2007

Swiss chocolate producer Barry Callebaut has bought a cocoa factory in the US in a move to meet growing customer demand for the company’s products.

SWITZ: Cadbury UK move boosts Callebaut, says analyst

3 Oct 2007

Cadbury Schweppes’ decision to switch some of its UK production to Poland could be a good sign for chocolate producer Barry Callebaut, according to one analyst.

JAPAN: Callebaut in supply deal with Morinaga

26 Sep 2007

Swiss chocolate producer Barry Callebaut and Japanese food group Morinaga have entered a strategic alliance.

RUSSIA: Callebaut aims to treble chocolate sales

19 Sep 2007

Barry Callebaut has set a target of trebling sales in Russia within three years after opening a EUR25m (US$34.9m) factory south of Moscow.

US: Callebaut sells Brach’s to Farley’s & Sathers

17 Sep 2007

Swiss chocolate producer Barry Callebaut is to sell its US consumer confectionery business Brach’s to US candy group Farley’s & Sathers.

US/SWITZ: Trade, PEG interest in confectioner Brach's

7 Sep 2007

Swiss chocolate producer Barry Callebaut has revealed that there is trade and private equity interest in Brach’s, its US consumer confectionery business.

RUSSIA: Callebaut chocolate plant set to open

7 Sep 2007

Barry Callebaut has confirmed that it will open its new chocolate factory in Russia in under two weeks.

SWITZ: Callebaut sticks to three-year targets

5 Sep 2007

The Swiss chocolate producer Barry Callebaut has reaffirmed its previously stated three-year sales and profit guidance, in spite of rising raw material costs.

GERMANY: Barry Callebaut arm fights lawsuit

31 Aug 2007

A German subsidiary of Switzerland-based chocolate producer Barry Callebaut has been hit with a lawsuit over the 2005 sale of three chocolate brands.

SWITZERLAND: Chocolate prices to rise, says Callebaut boss

13 Aug 2007

Andreas Jacobs, the chairman of Swiss chocolate group Barry Callebaut, has forecast a significant increase in chocolate prices as the cost of ingredients rises.

IVORY COAST: Callebaut to expand production

24 Jul 2007

Swiss chocolate producer Barry Callebaut plans to increase its cocoa processing capacity in the Ivory Coast by more than 50% over the next two years.

INDIA: Callebaut to open Indian office

13 Jul 2007

Barry Callebaut is looking to step up its activities in India with the opening of an office in Mumbai in September, along with a “Chocolate Academy” training facility later in the year.

US: Consumers want "healthier" chocolate, study says

6 Jul 2007

Almost half of US consumers say they would buy chocolate that promoted health benefits, according to a new survey.









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