Geldorf to join cocoa bean to chocolate bar Davos encounter


ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Musician and activist Bob Geldorf, along with Nobel Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus, will head the celebrity side of a new chocolate meetup in Davos 5-7 June. A conference called Chocovision 2012 is being organized by world chocolate industry behemoth Barry Callebaut, to bring together all stakeholders from the cocoa, chocolate and retail […]

Barry Callebaut to double chocolate, cocoa supplies to Unilver


Zurich company to help increase Unilever’s sustainability efforts ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Barry Callebaut and Unilever Monday 23 January signed a long-term partnership agreement that will double the cocoa and chocolate the Swiss-based company delivers to the Dutch-based consumer goods and foods producer. Barry Callebaut will invest CHF22 million under the terms of the agreement to […]

Callebaut stays ahead of world chocolate market, Adecco profits steady

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Swiss cocoa and chocolate products firm Barry Callebaut, ended its fiscal year 31 August with a 9 percent increase in net profits of CHF258.9 million, up nearly 20 pecent in local currencies. “The weakening of various currencies against the Swiss franc – Barry Callebaut’s reporting currency – negatively impacted both sales revenue […]

Chocolate week gives Barry Callebaut sweet news


Chocolate Week celebrates artisanal chocolate in Lake Geneva region Switzerland signs major new cocoa agreement Zurich, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Chocolate is very much in the news in Switzerland this week, with cantons Fribourg, Geneva and Vaud celebrating chocolate week and the federal government signing the International Cocoa Agreement to support the cocoa production industry and […]

Chocolate industry sends good news


Zurich / Vevey, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The global economic crisis may have served up stress and more stress to many people, but the Swiss chocolate industry appears to be sailing happily through it: Barry Callebaut sales in 2008-2009 rose 4.1 percent in a world market that contracted by 2 percent last year. The Zurich-based company […]

World’s top chocolate-maker smiles as fiscal year ends

“Chocolate is a defensive industry”