World Cocoa Foundation and Leading Chocolate Industry Companies Partner with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Significantly Improve Cocoa Farmer Livelihoods in West Africa

Feb 19, 2009
The World Cocoa Foundation today announced a new, $40 million program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and chocolate industry companies to significantly improve the livelihoods of approximately 200,000 cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Liberia. The innovative, five-year West Africa Cocoa Livelihoods Program will focus on enhancing farmer knowledge and competitiveness, improving productivity and quality, promoting crop diversification and improving supply chain efficiency.   These initiatives will help increase farmers’ incomes and significantly improve cocoa community well-being.

Brussels in Love

Feb 12, 2009

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Functional chocolate to drive market growth in 2009 and beyond: Barry Callebaut’s ACTICOA™ conquers chocolate market

Jan 30, 2009
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high quality cocoa and chocolate products, expects the number of products containing ACTICOA™ cocoa or chocolate to double in 2009. At present, more than 30 products with ACTICOA™ are sold in more than 10 countries around the world. ACTICOA™ chocolate is one of the richest natural source of cocoa flavanols and among other proven health benefits has a positive effect on cardiovascular health.

Barry Callebaut offers unique Valentine’s Day opportunities to learn the art of candy-making from acclaimed pastry chef

Jan 23, 2009

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, will offer two Valentine’s Day courses that are open to the public at its Chocolate Academy in Chicago.

Barry Callebaut reports sales for first three months of fiscal year 2008/09: Barry Callebaut continues sales growth in a tough economic environment

Jan 21, 2009

Barry Callebaut AG continued to grow in the first three months of fiscal year 2008/09 ended November 30, 2008, in a tough global economic environment. Good growth rates in the first two months of the quarter were offset by weak demand in the last month of the quarter. In November 2008, the entire chocolate industry faced weakening market conditions. The market experienced a drop in demand and customer ordering patterns became more short-term.