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Barry Callebaut survey finds Americans love milk chocolate but are experimenting with other varieties

Jul 05, 2007
From chocolate cake to chocolate bars to hot chocolate, Americans love indulging in sweet, chocolaty treats. In fact, according to a recent survey by Barry Callebaut – the world’s largest producer of high-quality cocoa, chocolate and confectionery products – nearly half of Americans (46 percent) eat chocolate at least a few times per week.

Barry Callebaut increases financial flexibility: Barry Callebaut successfully places bond

Jul 04, 2007
Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announced today the successful placement of EUR 350 million 10-year Senior Fixed Rate Notes and the renegotiation of the terms and conditions of its existing EUR 850 million Revolving Credit Facility. The offering of the Fixed Rate Notes created substantial demand and was significantly oversubscribed. The bond issuance and the amended syndicated credit facility will significantly improve the company’s financial flexibility.

Barry Callebaut takes over Dijon factory, San Sisto production line: Successful closing of transaction with Nestlé

Jul 02, 2007
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announces today the closing of its transaction with Nestlé. The transaction comprises the takeover from Nestlé of a chocolate factory in Dijon, France and the cocoa liquor and liquid chocolate making facility at Nestlé’s factory in San Sisto, Italy as well as a long-term supply agreement of 43,000 metric tonnes of chocolate products per year to Nestlé in France, Italy and Russia. The transaction increases Barry Callebaut’s production capacity by around 100,000 metric tonnes and allows the company to capture growth opportunities in the fast-growing Mediterranean region.

A surprising combination of exciting, healthy new tastes: Barry Callebaut launches White Chocolate & Real Fruit

Jul 02, 2007
Barry Callebaut presents a new range of chocolates -“White Chocolate & Real Fruit”. The new range combines two major consumer trends: the search for new and exciting taste experiences and the growing demand for healthy or functional food. “White Chocolate & Real Fruit” is available in ten exciting combinations, allowing food manufacturers to extend the chocolate season with numerous possibilities.

Barry Callebaut reports sales for first nine months of fiscal year 2006/07: Sustained strong sales

Jun 28, 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 nine months of fiscal year 2006/07 ended May 31, 2007. In addition, the company intends to launch a EUR 350 million Fixed Rate Note to improve its financial flexibility and average maturity of its debt profile and to benefit from currently favorable capital market conditions.