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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.

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
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 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.