Barry Callebaut achieved strong top-line growth with an increase in sales volume of 8.2% to 1,112,309 tonnes in the first nine months of fiscal year 2012/13 (ended May 31, 2013).
9-month key sales figures, fiscal year 2012/13: Maintaining strong volume growth momentum
Barry Callebaut successfully closes acquisition of the Cocoa Ingredients Division from Petra Foods
Barry Callebaut successfully closed the acquisition of the Cocoa Ingredients Division from Singapore-based Petra Foods Ltd. as planned on June 30, 2013, following approval from the regulatory authorities. The combination of the two businesses makes Barry Callebaut the world’s largest cocoa and chocolate manufacturer, fully integrated from bean sourcing to the manufacture of the finest chocolate products.
Barry Callebaut inaugurates second factory in Mexico, significantly increasing production capacity
Barry Callebaut AG today officially inaugurated its expanded state-of-the art chocolate factory located in Toluca, 65 km southwest from Mexico City.
Barry Callebaut initiates largest sustainable cocoa program in collaboration with Rainforest Alliance in Cameroon
Barry Callebaut has trained approximately 1,000 farmers from five cooperatives in the central and western regions of Cameroon in sustainable cocoa production, enabling them to become Rainforest AllianceCertifiedTM in just 10 months. This marks the first time that cocoa farmer cooperatives and not buying groups in Cameroon have achieved the independently verified Rainforest Alliancecertification.
Previous Q3 restated figures due to consumer divestment
Barry Callebaut AG will announce on July 4, 2013 its nine-month key sales figures of fiscal year 2012/13, ended May 31, 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” concluding with this the final step to dispose of all its consumer activities. For comparison reasons, the Group’s previous nine-month sales figures for the fiscal year 2011/12 were restated.