The chocolate major is ‘redesigning’ how it farms, ferments, and roasts cocoa beans to develop a range of chocolate. We ask Bas Smit, Vice-President, Global Marketing and R&D, how the company is putting ‘cocoa first, sugar last’.
Barry Callebaut says it is committed to ending deforestation in the cocoa and chocolate industry as part of its actions in the months and years ahead, which are highlighted in its the Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) Progress Report 2020.
The chocolate disruptor brand has been removed from a list of ethical chocolate companies due to ties with ‘Big Cocoa’. Tony’s Chocolonely tells FoodNavigator it deliberately works with Barry Callebaut to show full traceability is possible at scale.
Extensive research carried out by the Barry Callebaut group into consumer responses around the coronavirus pandemic has revealed new implications and opportunities for the confectionery market. In an exclusive video interview, Bas Smit, Global Vice President...
Barry Callebaut has posted volume growth above the chocolate confectionery market in its half-year results, but net profit fell mainly due to currency fluctuations and a challenged cocoa ingredients business.
Cocoa and chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has reported 8.2% volume growth in the nine months to May, on the back of outsourcing deals and strong interest from bakeries, restaurants and emerging markets.
Market analysts have branded Barry Callebaut’s $950 million takeover of Petra Foods' cocoa division ‘pricey’, but the Swiss chocolate giant has defended the move despite admitting it will hurt its pockets in the short-term.
Pod-to-pallet industrial chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut has flagged up the potential for growth arising from the fact that independent analysts, Moody’s, has given the company an ‘investment grade’ status.