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.
Peter Hernou is the new Belgian Chocolate Ambassador for Callebaut®
Peter Hernou is the new Belgian Chocolate Ambassador for Callebaut®. The company announced the news during the opening night of the Salon Du Chocolat at Tour & Taxis in Brussels. The ‘Latte Art’ world champion will employ his expertise in the new range of ‘Finest Belgian Hot Chocolate’, high quality hot chocolate for the catering sector based on Belgian chocolate callets in six different flavors. The collaboration between Peter Hernou and Callebaut® is a response to increasing consumer demand for ‘genuine hot chocolate’.