Barry Callebaut

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Cocoa and Cocoa Products, Confectionery - Chocolate, Confectionery - For Bakery Industry

Barry Callebaut

With annual sales of about CHF 6.7 billion (EUR 6.1 billion / USD 6.8 billion) in fiscal year 2015/16, the Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group runs more than 50 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of close to 10,000 people. The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers. The two global brands catering to the specific needs of these Gourmet customers are Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®. The Barry Callebaut Group is committed to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025 to help ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods. It supports the Cocoa Horizons Foundation in its goal to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future.

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Food Ingredients News  28 January 2019

The “fourth chocolate” enters the ISM spotlight: Barry Callebaut paints Cologne Ruby

28 Jan 2019 --- It was Ruby Sunday on the first day of ISM 2019 in Cologne, Germany, as the “fourth type of chocolate” was given its first moment in the major trade show spotlight at the world’s leading sweets and snacks fair yesterday. Just over one year after Nestlé debuted their KitKat Ruby in Japan and South Korea, at least eleven chocolate manufacturers are presenting new ruby chocolate products, from hollows to pralines, at the event.

Food Ingredients News  23 January 2019

Despite lackluster Q1 volumes, Barry Callebaut expects sales to pick up in second half

23 Jan 2019 --- Swiss chocolate-maker Barry Callebaut is relying on accelerated sales momentum for the coming year, after its first-quarter volumes inched up by just 1.7 percent, slightly short of expectations. Fiscal Q1 sales volume rose to 541 million tons, according to the company’s statement, while revenue in the first three months increased by 3.7 percent in local currencies, to CHF 1.9 billion (US$1.91 billion), in line with forecasts.

Food Ingredients News  10 December 2018

“Confident in UK chocolate future”: Barry Callebaut acquires UK-based Burton’s Biscuit Company’s chocolate manufacturing assets

10 Dec 2018 --- Barry Callebaut has completed the transaction to acquire Burton’s Biscuit Company’s chocolate manufacturing assets in the UK. It comes after the cocoa giant signed an agreement with the UK’s second biggest biscuit manufacturer, for the long-term supply of more than 12,000 tons of chocolate and compound per year in September. The deal comes just months before the UK is set to leave the EU and Barry Callebaut has highlighted Britain as a significant growth region for the company.

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From TWOFI  03 April 2018

VIEW FROM THE TOP: Pablo E. Perversi, Barry Callebaut, Chief Innovation, Quality and Sustainability Officer

03 Apr 2018 --- Pablo E. Perversi was appointed to the position of Chief Innovation, Quality and Sustainability Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut effective September 1, 2017. Previously, Perversi worked for Unilever as Vice President Foods Europe.

From TWOFI  15 February 2018

What's Sweet in 2018?

15 Feb 2018 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on trends to watch in sweet goods. Which trends are driving new product development and where are the opportunities?

From TWOFI  30 November 2017

The Dawn of Ruby: New Chocolate Experiences

30 Nov 2017 --- Unique Barry Callebaut processing has unlocked the fruity flavor and vibrant color of ruby from the cocoa bean.

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28 January 2019

Ruby chocolate gains market traction

28 Jan 2019 --- Barry Callebaut unveiled Ruby in Shanghai in 2017, after more than ten years of development. Since its launch, this new variety has been introduced in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and South Africa by both consumer and artisanal brands, including Prestat, Baci Perugina, KitKat, Leonidas and Fazer. This new type of chocolate is made using the Ruby bean. A unique processing method by Barry Callebaut unlocks the flavor and color tone that are naturally present in the bean. The taste experience is described as an intense sensorial delight – a tension between berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness. Barry Callebaut is now upscaling production at its Weeze manufacturing facility in Belgium.

12 December 2017

Successfully reducing sugar in chocolate NPD – Barry Callebaut

12 Dec 2017 --- Barry Callebaut is highlighting several solutions to reduce the sugar content in chocolate. “We try to make sure that, next to improving the nutritional profile of the chocolate, we keep it an indulgent product, because ultimately that’s what consumers are looking for,” says Sofia Popova. One of the ways to do it is to use polyols like maltitol instead of sugar. However, it can have unpleasant side effects. Therefore, Barry Callebaut believes that a better solution is to partially use polyols, but then replace the rest of the sugar with some fiber blends. These fiber blends normally come from natural sources and allow the chocolate to keep a very nice mouthfeel, taste profile and aroma, creating an indulgent taste experience.

08 September 2017

Innovation Through the Ruby Cocoa Bean

08 Sep 2017 --- Ruby chocolate is made from the Ruby cocoa bean and through unique processing Barry Callebaut has unlocked the fruity flavor and vibrant color of Ruby, naturally present in the cocoa bean itself. The cocoa beans can be found in many different regions of the world. The bean has a specific set of attributes, which Barry Callebaut has managed to unlock through an innovative process that took several years to develop. “The bean we use you can find everywhere and anywhere, that’s what makes Ruby chocolate so exciting and innovative because it is already here on the planet. At the time we didn’t know what to do with it, like many innovations, but a few years ago we started to work on it and it came together in the perfect way,” Herwig Bernaert, Director of Global R&D at Barry Callebaut, tells FoodIngredientsFirst.

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