Zurich, Switzerland / Round Lake, Minnesota, U.S.A., September 17, 2007 – Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, today announced its intention to sell its U.S. consumer confectionery business Brach’s to Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company Inc. The sale will include all of the business and all assets of Brach’s and its affiliates, including three factories in Chattanooga (Tennessee, U.S.A.), Winona (Minnesota, U.S.A.) and Vernell (Mexico). The two parties expect the transaction to close latest by end of November 2007. They agreed not to disclose any financial details of the transaction.
Barry Callebaut completes strategic review of U.S. subsidiary: Brach’s Candy to be sold to Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company Inc.
Sep 17, 2007
Barry Callebaut introduces new chocolate products for food manufacturers in North America
Aug 01, 2007
Barry Callebaut today unveiled a variety of new chocolate products designed to meet the growing needs of food manufacturers in the North American market.
Barry Callebaut expands its operations in Ivory Coast: Significant increase of cocoa processing capacities in Ivory Coast
Jul 24, 2007
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, plans to increase its cocoa processing operations by more than 50% in Ivory Coast over the next two years to respond to an increase in demand for cocoa liquor as more and more previously fully-integrated food companies outsource their primary cocoa liquor and chocolate needs. Barry Callebaut is well positioned to further benefit from this trend and is therefore securing future supplies by expanding its operations in Ivory Coast, the world’s largest cocoa growing nation.
Barry Callebaut presents the World Chocolate Masters 2007
Jul 17, 2007
Experience this top-level competition for chocolate craftsmen live! Join Barry Callebaut’s organized bus trip to Paris!
The World Chocolate Masters, which takes place October 20-22, 2007 in Paris, is a spectacular international competition where 20 of the world’s best chocolatiers showcase their talent. The objective is to demonstrate original and innovative use of chocolate. This year's competition theme is "National Myths and Legends". Contestants are challenged to express this in all their creations! A jury of internationally renowned professionals will handpick this year’s winner from 20 finalists of the national pre-selections.
Experience this fascinating competition live and sign up for one of our organized bus tours from Germany and Switzerland to this year’s World Chocolate Masters in Paris – a must-see event for all chocolate lovers!
Barry Callebaut and Hershey complete strategic agreement
Jul 17, 2007
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, and The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), North America’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and confectionery products, today announced that they have entered into agreements for a strategic supply and innovation partnership. In May 2007, the parties announced their intention to enter into these agreements. Barry Callebaut will start liquid chocolate and finished product deliveries to Hershey within the next few months.