Callebaut® presented today the latest news on its Growing Great Chocolate program. Under it Callebaut® has been since 2012 producing its entire Finest Belgian Chocolate range with sustainable cocoa. As of the end of August 2013, Callebaut® was training nearly 40 000 cocoa farmers. Compared with 2012, this is an increase of 33% in the number of trained farmers. And Callebaut® will continue to focus this year on increasing farmer field schools, academies, mobile educational trucks, and the total number of trained farmers.
Callebaut® ‘Growing Great Chocolate’ program grew by a third in 2013
Barry Callebaut - Half-year results, fiscal year 2013/14: Strong profit growth, strong contribution of acquired cocoa business
During the first half of fiscal year 2013/14 (ended February 28, 2014), Barry Callebaut increased its total sales volume by 17.6% to 876,297 tonnes, driven by incremental volume of the acquired cocoa business.
Barry Callebaut’s IBC brand launches Power Flowers™, the ultimate food coloring system for personalization
At the occasion of Europain, Barry Callebaut’s IBC brand, specialized in color and printing technology for food applications has launched Power Flowers™, a revolutionary method to color chocolate, fillings & compound chocolate. Made from tempered cocoa butter and 40% coloring agents, the Power Flowers™ enable food professionals to make their own colorfully personalized creations.
Barry Callebaut takes over remaining 51% of certified bean supplier Biolands
Barry Callebaut acquired the remaining 51% of Biolands Group, its long-time supplier of certified cocoa beans from East and West Africa. Barry Callebaut has been purchasing 100% of Biolands’ top-grade cocoa since 2000 and acquired a 49% stake in Tanzanian-based Biolands International in 2008.
Callebaut® created chocolate fashion décor to the Belgian themed Opening Ceremony show
During the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, Opening Ceremony presented its new Fall/Winter 2014 collection in an impressive chocolate décor created by Callebaut®. The Opening Ceremony fashion show and collection is inspired by founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon’s travels to Belgium. As Callebaut® chocolate has been crafted in the small Belgian town of Wieze from bean to chocolate since 1911, to Opening Ceremony there was no way around Callebaut® for their Belgium themed fashion show.