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WCF launches new program

The World Cocoa Foundation has announced the launch of its new program designed to strengthen collaboration between the public and private sector to address the threat climate change poses to

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Fairtrade sees support from UK consumers

Volumes of Fairtrade tea, coffee, cocoa and bananas all grew in the UK in 2015 as consumers showed support for Fairtrade, according to the organisation, and these increased volumes will,

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Hershey supports Cote d’Ivoire farmers

Hershey has partnered with Blommer Chocolate and Olam Cocoa to build a health centre in Cote d’Ivoire. The company also confirmed achieving its 50% certified and sustainable cocoa sourcing goal

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Callebaut reports ”strong start” for 2016

Cocoa producer Barry Callebaut has announced a strong start to the year with sales volume up 6.4%, and sales revenue up 13.3% in local currencies (3.8% in CHF). The company

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Puratos launches 100% sustainable cocoa powder compound coatings

Puratos has announced an innovation in the world of sweet goods: premium compound coatings made with 100% sustainable cocoa powder. In 2012, Puratos started to exclusively use sustainable palm oil,

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Cocoa prices to stay high on production shortfall, traders say

    Cocoa prices to stay high on production shortfall, traders say

Cocoa demand will comfortably outstrip supply this season, which could support prices at their current high level, industry players said. Eric Bergman, of JSG Commodities, said the world will see

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Cargill and Mondelez introduce Cocoa Life Programme in Indonesia

Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business, in collaboration with Mondelez International through its Cocoa Life programme, is introducing a two and a half year program in Indonesia aimed at improving the

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Barry Callebaut First to Collaborate with Rainforest Alliance to Train Cocoa Farmers in Cameroon

    Barry Callebaut First to Collaborate with Rainforest Alliance to Train Cocoa Farmers in Cameroon

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate, has begun training members of five farmer cooperatives in the Central region of Cameroon to enable them to become

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Fairtrade Sales Reach Almost €5 Billion

    Fairtrade Sales Reach Almost €5 Billion

€4.9 billion ($6.6 billion) was spent globally on Fairtrade certified products last year, according to figures by Fairtrade International. Around the globe, retail sales of Fairtrade certified products increased by

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Barry Callebaut Establishing First Center of Cocoa Excellence in West Africa

    Barry Callebaut Establishing First Center of Cocoa Excellence in West Africa

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, is establishing a SFr1 million (Eur0.83 million) Center of Cocoa Excellence to promote advanced agricultural techniques in Cote

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Cargill Unveils $82 Million Upgrade to Cocoa Processing Facility in The Netherlands

    Cargill Unveils $82 Million Upgrade to Cocoa Processing Facility in The Netherlands

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has officially marked the completion of upgrades to its cocoa processing facility in Wormer, the Netherlands following a $82 million (Eur57 million) investment. Cargill has

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Barry Callebaut Outperforms Chocolate Market But Profits Fall

    Barry Callebaut Outperforms Chocolate Market But Profits Fall

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high quality cocoa and chocolate products, increased its sales volume by 6.7% for the first half year ended February 29, 2012 to again

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Double Digit UK Growth For Fairtrade Products

    Double Digit UK Growth For Fairtrade Products

Estimated retail sales of Fairtrade products in the UK reached £1.32 billion in 2011, a 12% increase on sales of £1.17 billion in 2010. Cocoa and sugar have all seen

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Barry Callebaut to Become Strategic Unilever Partner

    Barry Callebaut to Become Strategic Unilever Partner

Barry Callebaut, the cocoa and chocolate products manufacturer, and Unilever, the global market leader in ice cream, have signed a new long-term global partnership agreement. Under the terms of the

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Nestle Becomes First Food Company to Partner with the Fair Labor Association

    Nestle Becomes First Food Company to Partner with the Fair Labor Association

Nestle has decided to work with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to investigate whether children are working on cocoa farms supplying its factories. The FLA is a non-profit multi-stakeholder initiative

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Barry Callebaut Outperforms Global Chocolate Market

    Barry Callebaut Outperforms Global Chocolate Market

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, has again outpaced the global chocolate market with an increase in sales volume of 7.2% to 1,296,438 tonnes in

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Cargill Continues to Support Cocoa Sector in Cote d’Ivoire

    Cargill Continues to Support Cocoa Sector in Cote d’Ivoire

Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has agreed a memorandum of understanding that underlines its continued support for Ivorian cocoa farmers and the development of the country’s cocoa sector. Cargill will

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Barry Callebaut to Invest SFr25 Million to Enhance European Facilities

    Barry Callebaut to Invest SFr25 Million to Enhance European Facilities

Barry Callebaut will invest nearly SFr25 million (Eur22 million) to upgrade and expand its facilities in Europe. The majority of these investments is planned for 2011 and will be fully

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Barry Callebaut and Hershey Expand Supply Alliance

    Barry Callebaut and Hershey Expand Supply Alliance

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, and The Hershey Company, the leading manufacturer of chocolate and confectionary products in North America, have agreed to a

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Cargill’s German Chocolate Acquisition Receives Green Light

    Cargill’s German Chocolate Acquisition Receives Green Light

The European Commission has cleared Cargill’s acquisition of KG Kakao Verarbeitung Berlin (KVB), an integrated chocolate company based in Germany, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition marks a significant step

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Barry Callebaut Growing Twice as Fast as the Market

    Barry Callebaut Growing Twice as Fast as the Market

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high quality cocoa and chocolate products, grew twice as fast as the global chocolate market in the first half of its 2010/11 fiscal

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Cargill Acquires German Chocolate Business

    Cargill Acquires German Chocolate Business

Cargill is expanding its cocoa and chocolate business in Europe through the acquisition of. KG Kakao Verarbeitung Berlin (KVB), an integrated chocolate company based in Germany, for an undisclosed sum.

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Strong Annual Results From Barry Callebaut

  Strong Annual Results From Barry Callebaut

Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, reported strong results for its 2009/10 financial

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Barry Callebaut to Expand Production Capacity After Global Supply Agreement With Kraft

  Barry Callebaut to Expand Production Capacity After Global Supply Agreement With Kraft

Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, and Kraft Foods, the world’s second largest food company

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