Sustainable Vanilla and Cocoa From Madagascar: A Successful Partnership

June 28, 2022 Barry Callebaut

A pioneering initiative to improve the livelihoods of vanilla farmers in Madagascar focused on developing cocoa as a supplemental source of income, started by Barry Callebaut and Prova in 2016, is being expanded. All vanilla extract Barry Callebaut sources for the European market is now 100% sustainable.

Barry Callebaut Describes The Future of Indulgence: Shifting Attitudes to Life Are Impacting the Way Consumers Indulge

Barry Callebaut’s survey on consumer attitudes towards indulgence and chocolate consumption was fielded digitally in August 2021 in Brazil, China, the UK, the US and France with 420 respondents per country. Barry Callebaut also analyzed data from other consumer surveys, especially from global trend agency ForesightFactory. They conduct yearly in-depth analysis in 27 markets into consumer needs, motivations, expectations and behaviors to create mega trends, consumer trends and sector trends. Below are the main insights from Barry Callebaut’s ‘The Future of Indulgence Report’ (2022).

Barry Callebaut Announces North American Expansion in Plant-Based Offerings and Solidifies Itself as the Most Comprehensive Plant-Based Solution Provider in the Industry

May 27, 2022 Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announced today its latest expansion of its plant-based portfolio by adding dairy-free organic chocolate to its North American portfolio. Barry Callebaut’s continuous expansion and innovation in this space solidify Barry Callebaut’s position as the most comprehensive supplier of plant-based solutions due to breadth of offerings. Barry Callebaut is amplifying its entire, wide-ranging plant-based solution range, called Plant Craft, just in time for the 2022 Sweets & Snacks Expo Trade Show.

Barry Callebaut Establishes Farm of the Future to Power Cocoa Farming Research and Innovation

Ecuador is a country with a deep knowledge of agricultural production, rooted in crops as diverse as coffee, bananas, and shrimps. In the world of chocolate, it is the world’s third-largest cocoa producer and one of the fastest-growing cocoa origins, as well as the largest global producer of fine flavor cocoa. Combined with our long-established expertise in innovation and sustainability, Ecuador is the perfect match for Barry Callebaut to build a dedicated hub to power cocoa farming research to support cocoa farming resilience and productivity.

Barry Callebaut Plans $104M Investment in New Specialty Chocolate Factory in Ontario, Canada

April 29, 2022 Barry Callebaut Group

Today, the Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announced its plans to expand its North American presence by building a new specialty chocolate factory in Ontario, Canada. The new state-of-the-art factory is planned to have an initial annual production capacity of over 50,000 tonnes. Total investment volume over a period of ten years is projected to amount to USD 104 million (CHF 100 million).