Barry Callebaut will plant a cocoa tree for every registered visitor to its booth (n° 8H31), during the upcoming Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) trade fair. The FIE will take place in Frankfurt from November 19 to 21, 2013. The cocoa trees will be planted in Côte d’Ivoire, tagged with the name of the respective registered user. With this campaign Barry Callebaut aims to give every visitor at this year’s FIE the opportunity to make an individual contribution to the sustainable cultivation of cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire.
“We’ve got a cocoa tree with your name on it!” - Barry Callebaut plants cocoa trees for visitors at its FIE booth
Barry Callebaut begins production in new, relocated factory in Japan
Barry Callebaut today officially announced that it has completed the move of its Japan’s chocolate factory from Amagasaki to Takasaki, as announced in June 2012. The new and larger facility, which was officially inaugurated today, offers an initial annual production capacity of 22,000 tonnes of chocolate and compound products. The total amount invested is CHF 18.5 million (JPY 2,081 million / EUR 15.4 million / USD 19.4 million).
Barry Callebaut Sustainability Report 2012/13 highlights sustainability practices and accomplishments with focus on cocoa farming
Barry Callebaut today announced its 2012/13 Sustainability Report which details the company’s strategy in the areas of sustainable cocoa, environmental protection and employee development.
Barry Callebaut – Full-year results, fiscal year 2012/13: Significant top-line growth, profitability gained momentum
In the past fiscal year 2012/13 (ended August 31, 2013), Barry Callebaut strongly increased its sales volume by 11.4% to 1,535,662 tonnes. Excluding the recently acquired cocoa business, the Group accelerated the pace of its volume growth in the second half to +8.7% for the full year. This growth, which was considerably above the global market, was achieved in a partly challenging economic environment. All Regions and Product Groups contributed to this exceptional growth.
The Italian Chef Davide Comaschi wins the World Chocolate Masters 2013
After three-days of breath-taking competition between nineteen national Chocolate Masters, the results of the fifth World Chocolate Masters competition have been announced. At this year's world finals, organised for the fifth time by Cacao Barry®, Callebaut® and Carma®, Davide Comaschi, winner of the Italian World Chocolate Masters preselection, was selected as the "World Chocolate Master 2013" by an international jury composed of twenty-three leading chocolate professionals. In second place was Marike Van Beurden from Netherlands and in third place Deniz Karaca from Australia.