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Barry Callebaut reports results for first six months of fiscal year 2006/07: Continued dynamic growth

Apr 03, 2007

Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, today published its results for the first six months of fiscal year 2006/07 ended February 28, 2007.

Major cooperation between Barry Callebaut and Nestlé in Europe: Barry Callebaut to expand production capacity in Italy, France – long-term supply agreement

Feb 15, 2007
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announces its intention to acquire from Nestlé the cocoa liquor and liquid chocolate production facility at the chocolate factory in San Sisto/Italy as well as a chocolate factory in Dijon/France. At the same time, Nestlé would enter into a long-term agreement with Barry Callebaut for the supply of 43,000 tonnes p.a. of liquid chocolate and the production of some Nestlé consumer products.

Barry Callebaut Ghana - Expansion story : Barry Callebaut inaugurates second cocoa bean processing line in Tema factory in Ghana

Feb 08, 2007
Barry Callebaut has inaugurated the second cocoa bean processing line for the factory in the Free Zone Enclave in Tema. The Tema factory was inaugurated on the first of November 2001 by His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor, and now after five years, a second bean processing line was added, doubling the annual bean processing capacity from 30 000 tonnes to 60 000 tonnes.

Results of European consumer survey by Barry Callebaut predict fast-growing demand for healthy chocolate: 1 in 3 Europeans want chocolate with health benefits

Jan 29, 2007

Zurich/Cologne/Frankfurt, January 29, 2007 – Europeans are chocolate lovers. According to a recent consumer survey by Barry Callebaut conducted in five European countries with a long-standing chocolate tradition, 1 in 2 (52.8%) eats chocolate at least once a week; 8 in 10 (79.8%) eat it at least a couple of times a month. Belgians and Swiss lead the category: 62% of Belgians and 60% of Swiss enjoy chocolate at least a couple of times a week. The survey results were presented at the International Sweets Fair ISM in Cologne.

Barry Callebaut reports sales for first quarter of fiscal year 2006/07: Strong organic sales growth sustained

Jan 18, 2007
Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announced today its key sales figures for the first three months of fiscal year 2006/07 ended November 30, 2006. In addition, Barry Callebaut reconfirmed the decision to repay the outstanding 9¼% High-Yield Bond due 2010 in the amount of EUR 165 million at the earliest call date, which is March 15, 2007. Starting as of the current fiscal year, Barry Callebaut is also bringing its disclosure of financial results in line with other major food companies. The company will publish only key sales figures for the first and the third quarter but maintain the publication of detailed half-year and full-year results.