Annual Report 2012/13



Barry Callebaut successfully closes acquisition of the Cocoa Ingredients Division from Petra Foods

Jul 01, 2013

Barry Callebaut successfully closed the acquisition of the Cocoa Ingredients Division from Singapore-based Petra Foods Ltd. as planned on June 30, 2013, following approval from the regulatory authorities. The combination of the two businesses makes Barry Callebaut the world’s largest cocoa and chocolate manufacturer, fully integrated from bean sourcing to the manufacture of the finest chocolate products. 

Barry Callebaut inaugurates second factory in Mexico, significantly increasing production capacity

Jun 28, 2013

Barry Callebaut AG today officially inaugurated its expanded state-of-the art chocolate factory located in Toluca, 65 km southwest from Mexico City. 

Barry Callebaut initiates largest sustainable cocoa program in collaboration with Rainforest Alliance in Cameroon

Jun 20, 2013

Barry Callebaut has trained approximately 1,000 farmers from five cooperatives in the central and western regions of Cameroon in sustainable cocoa production, enabling them to become Rainforest AllianceCertifiedTM in just 10 months. This marks the first time that cocoa farmer cooperatives and not buying groups in Cameroon have achieved the independently verified Rainforest Alliancecertification.

Previous Q3 restated figures due to consumer divestment

Jun 17, 2013

Barry Callebaut AG will announce on July 4, 2013 its nine-month key sales figures of fiscal year 2012/13, ended May 31, 2013. As announced in November 2012, Barry Callebaut completed the sale of its factory and the related business in Dijon (France) to “Chocolaterie de Bourgogne” concluding with this the final step to dispose of all its consumer activities. For comparison reasons, the Group’s previous nine-month sales figures for the fiscal year 2011/12 were restated.

Barry Callebaut successfully places new shares

Jun 14, 2013

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has successfully priced its offering of new shares which was announced yesterday.