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Barry Callebaut is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, and has been dedicated to this business for more than 150 years. The company operates out of more than 30 countries, runs about 60 production facilities, employs a global workforce of nearly 12,000 people and generates annual sales of about CHF 6.9 billion (EUR 6.0 billion / USD 7.1 billion).

Sales volumes by regions and products

Sales volumes by region and products

Our goal is to be Number One in all attractive customer segments and in all major world markets. We are committed to growth, significantly outperforming the global chocolate market. Through our Forever Chocolate sustainability plan, we aim for making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025.

 

Customer segments

Since the foundation in 1996 through the merger of Belgian-based Callebaut and French-based Cacao Barry, Barry Callebaut has provided integrated solutions to its customers.  
We serve the entire food industry and are focused on two distinct customer segments:

  • Global, regional and local food manufacturers who use our chocolate and cocoa products as ingredients in their consumer products
  • Artisanal and professional users of chocolate, including chocolatiers, pastry chefs and bakers as well as restaurants, hotels and caterers

 

Unique positioning

Barry Callebaut is a fully integrated chocolate company active throughout the entire value chain of chocolate production, able to serve its customers on a worldwide level, with consistent quality and more than 6,000 different recipes.

 

Corporate Governance 

Barry Callebaut is committed to the principles and rules on Corporate Governance, which are promoting transparency and accountability. We highly value the trust our stakeholders put in us and we seek to adequately reward those who invest in our company.

Mid-term guidance / outlook

Our ambitious growth strategy is based on four pillars: Expansion, Innovation, Cost Leadership, and Sustainability. Barry Callebaut will continue to strive for a smart balance between consistent, above-market volume growth and enhanced profitability - continuing our SMART growth strategy:

  • Sustainable growth
  • Margin accretive growth
  • Accelerated growth in Gourmet, Specialties and emerging markets
  • Return on Capital and greater focus on free cash flow
  • Talent & Team

We aim to outpace the market based on our current mid-term guidance of 4–6% sales volume growth and EBIT above volume growth in local currencies, barring any major unforeseen events.

Get in Touch

Your Barry Callebaut Group Contacts

Christiaan Prins
Head of External Affairs
+41 43 204 03 76
Claudia Pedretti
Head of Investor Relations
+41 43 204 04 23