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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.

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.