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Barry Callebaut consumer survey shows: Chocolate lovers seek new taste experiences and display an appetite for premium chocolate

Mar 19, 2008
The world’s most avid chocolate fans, which eat chocolate several times a week, live in the U.K. (46%), Switzerland (45%) and Belgium (43%), according to a recent consumer survey1 conducted on behalf of Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high quality cocoa and chocolate products. While many chocolate lovers stick to one type of chocolate (brand loyalty 45%, habit 39%), more than one third of all consumers in Western Europe and the United States want more choice and many have discovered the delights of premium chocolate.
 

A passion for chocolate: Barry Callebaut to open its first Chocolate Academy in the United States in September 2008

Mar 04, 2008
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate, today announced that it will open a Chocolate Academy in Chicago as part of its commitment to building its business in North America and strengthening its relationships with chocolatiers and chefs in the United States.

Barry Callebaut international consumer survey shows: Chocolate lovers want functional chocolate with proven health benefits!

Feb 27, 2008
Chocolate lovers increasingly seek health-enhancing treats to indulge their sweet tooth. About 1 in 4 consumers in Western Europe and the United States want chocolate with extra physical or emotional health benefits, according to a recent international consumer survey, carried out in January 2008 on behalf of Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products.

Barry Callebaut reports sales for first three months of fiscal year 2007/08: Strong sales growth

Jan 22, 2008

Barry Callebaut AG announced today its key sales figures for the first three months of fiscal year 2007/08 ended November 30, 2007. Barry Callebaut achieved continued strong sales growth in the first three months of the current fiscal year as sales volumes rose 10.6% to 331,916 metric tonnes – more than three times the growth rate of the global chocolate market.

Barry Callebaut acquires production capacity in Japan: Successful closing of transaction with Morinaga

Jan 10, 2008
Barry Callebaut today announced the closing of the transaction with Morinaga, one of Japan’s largest food companies with numerous established brands. The transaction involves the acquisition of cocoa and chocolate production equipment at a Morinaga facility in Amagasaki near Osaka, Japan. At the same time, the two companies entered into a 10-year supply agreement for 9,000 metric tonnes a year – doubling Barry Callebaut’s sales volumes in Japan.