In the first six months of fiscal year 2012/13 Barry Callebaut strongly increased its sales volume by 7.8% to 745,256 tonnes, significantly outpacing the global chocolate confectionery market1. Top-line growth was broadly based, driven by long-term outsourcing agreements and strategic partnerships, Gourmet and emerging markets. All Product Groups and Regions contributed to this growth.
Barry Callebaut – Half-year results, fiscal year 2012/13: Strong volume growth, product margins improved, continued investment in future growth
Barry Callebaut leads cocoa farmer training program in joint initiative with the Rainforest Alliance to help protect Taï National Park in Côte d’Ivoire
Barry Callebaut is participating in a joint sustainability initiative with the Rainforest Alliance, other experts in development and environmental and wildlife protection, and the national office of parks and reserves to protect the Taï National Park in southwest Côte d’Ivoire.
Standard & Poor’s rating action one notch down for Barry Callebaut to BB+
Barry Callebaut announced today that Standard & Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) assigned a 'BB+' corporate rating to Barry Callebaut AG, down from BBB-. The rating outlook is negative. At the same time, the rating on the senior unsecured notes is 'BB+' in line with the corporate credit rating.
Barry Callebaut’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on April 22, 2013 - Proposal to increase share capital and election of two new Board members
- Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to take place on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm at Kongresshaus Zürich
- Proposal for the creation of authorized share capital for the purpose of partly financing the acquisition of the Cocoa Ingredients Division of Petra Foods Ltd., Singapore
- Election of two new Board members; Markus Fiechter to step down as of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
Previous half-year results restated figures due to consumer divestment
Barry Callebaut AG will announce on April 8, 2013 its half-year results figures of fiscal year 2012/13, ended February 28, 2013. As announced in November 2012, Barry Callebaut completed the sale of its factory and the related business in Dijon (France) to “Chocolaterie de Bourgogne”. For comparison reasons, the Group’s previous half-year results figures for the fiscal year 2011/12 were restated.