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Barry Callebaut reports sales for first quarter of fiscal year 2006/07: Strong organic sales growth sustained

Jan 18, 2007
Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announced today its key sales figures for the first three months of fiscal year 2006/07 ended November 30, 2006. In addition, Barry Callebaut reconfirmed the decision to repay the outstanding 9¼% High-Yield Bond due 2010 in the amount of EUR 165 million at the earliest call date, which is March 15, 2007. Starting as of the current fiscal year, Barry Callebaut is also bringing its disclosure of financial results in line with other major food companies. The company will publish only key sales figures for the first and the third quarter but maintain the publication of detailed half-year and full-year results.

Exciting new research points to the potentially life-prolonging effects of Barry Callebaut’s ACTICOA™ chocolate: chocolate that makes you live longer

Jan 17, 2007
Scientific research into the nutritional benefits of cocoa continues to unlock the secrets of this remarkable fruit. The positive effects of cocoa polyphenols on health and well-being have been known for some time now and the list of proven properties of these powerful antioxidants continues to grow. A recent study conducted by the independent ETAP Research Center in France is breaking entirely new ground in establishing links between the consumption of polyphenols and longevity. Its findings point to the possibility that cocoa polyphenols not only improve the quality of life, especially when getting older, but may well play a part in prolonging it as well. The study concluded that the lifespan of rats consuming Barry Callebaut’s ACTICOA™ cocoa polyphenol powder was 30% longer than that of rats subjected to the same stress levels without being given cocoa polyphenols. 

Barry Callebaut at the ISM 2007 in Cologne. Innovations in chocolate: the seducing power of taste and health

Dec 13, 2006
Innovation at Barry Callebaut always starts from the cocoa bean: a natural resource of hundreds of substances with potential health benefits. The trick is to find ways to use these naturally present substances and to preserve them throughout the chocolate making process. Health and indulgence – these are the two main areas in which Barry Callebaut innovates.

Annual General Meeting 2006 of Barry Callebaut AG: All motions approved by shareholders

Dec 07, 2006

The ordinary Annual General Meeting of Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, was held on Thursday, December 7, 2006, in Zurich under the chairmanship of Andreas Jacobs, Chairman of the Board. All motions proposed by the Board were adopted.

Laying of foundation stone for factory in China: Barry Callebaut is building a new CHF 20 million chocolate factory near Shanghai

Nov 28, 2006
After being granted a business license and opening a sales office in Shanghai, China, in October 2006, Barry Callebaut today laid the foundation stone for a new state-of-the-art chocolate factory in Suzhou, China. Suzhou is located in the Greater Shanghai area and offers an excellent infrastructure in a new industrial park. Construction and start-up time for the new factory will take between 12 and 18 months. The total investment is about CHF 20 million (EUR 12.7 million). The new factory will have a capacity of 25,000 tonnes and offer about 100 new jobs once it is running at full capacity.