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Barry Callebaut launches new ACTICOA™ cocoa powder : New cocoa powder allows minimum intake for maximum health benefits of antioxidants

Oct 09, 2007
Barry Callebaut announces the launch of a unique new cocoa powder: ACTICOA™ cocoa powder is a special cocoa powder that contains a guaranteed minimum percentage of cocoa flavanols, making it a rich source of antioxidants. In addition to the health benefits, the cocoa powder guarantees a delicious, full-flavored chocolate drink. With a wide range of possible applications and proven health benefits, Barry Callebaut’s latest innovation offers customers genuine added value for their products range.

Barry Callebaut acquires cocoa factory in Philadelphia

Oct 05, 2007
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announced today that it signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Food Processing International, Inc. (FPI), a cocoa processing company in Eddystone near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. FPI owns a factory with a capacity for cocoa liquor production of 25,000 metric tons per year. Financed by a group of private investors, the factory started production in 2006 and is now fully operational.

New chocolate combining health and indulgence: Barry Callebaut obtains dentists’ endorsement for its newly developed tooth friendly chocolate

Sep 28, 2007
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, receives the “Happy Tooth” endorsement from the dental experts of the Toothfriendly International organization for its new non-laxative chocolate. Barry Callebaut’s new tooth friendly chocolate has undergone a stringent testing procedure. Accredited university dental institutes have certified that the isomaltulose-based chocolate is guaranteed safe for teeth. Isomaltulose is a natural constituent of honey and sugar cane and has a very natural sweet taste. Unlike sucrose, isomaltulose is tooth friendly and not laxative.
 

 

Barry Callebaut to gain a strong foothold in Japan by acquiring production capacities from Morinaga

Sep 26, 2007
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, and Morinaga, one of Japan’s largest food companies with numerous established brands, today announced their intention to enter into a strategic alliance. The alliance involves the sale of cocoa and chocolate production equipment by Morinaga to Barry Callebaut. At the same time the two companies will enter into a 10-year supply agreement for 9,000 metric tonnes a year – doubling Barry Callebaut’s sales volumes in Japan. The transaction with Morinaga will allow Barry Callebaut to gain a strong foothold in the Japanese market, which is driven by growing consumer demand for super-premium and health-enhancing chocolate.

Inauguration of Barry Callebaut’s chocolate factory in Russia: Intention to triple sales in Russia within 3 years

Sep 18, 2007
Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, today inaugurated its new state-of-the-art chocolate factory located 60 km south of Moscow in Chekhov, Russia.