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Haas is now a member of the Bühler Group

The Haas Group, the global market leader in the field of wafer, cookie, and confectionary production systems, is now part of the Bühler Group. After obtaining the approval of the relevant antitrust authorities, the transaction was closed in the first week of January 2018. Whereas this strategic acquisition enables Bühler to complete its Consumer Foods product portfolio, Haas now benefits from the resources ...

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Cocoa Farmers in Côte d’Ivoire continue to live in poverty

New study shows the road to make cocoa a sustainable and high yielding crop is still long New study on cocoa farmers published by the French Development Agency (AFD) and Barry-Callebaut on cocoa farmers Cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire earn approximately €0.86 per day, far below the national poverty level Yield improvement on cocoa farms would be a crucial step forward Even with the support of an increasing a ...

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Rising Opportunities for Irish Food Exports in Gluten Free Markets, Bord Bia

New market information from Bord Bia has suggested that significant export opportunities exist for Irish food producers operating in the gluten free market. At an event in Bord Bia’s Dublin office, attended by over 20 businesses including Brennan’s Bread and Goodness Grains, research was presented for key target markets, namely the UK, Sweden, Spain and Russia. The presentations by Bord Bia, Kantar Worldpan ...

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Barry Callebaut’s IBC brand launches Power Flowers™, the ultimate food coloring system for personalization

 Barry Callebaut launches Power Flowers™ as the most user friendly and qualitative way to color chocolate, fillings and compound chocolate With the launch of Power Flowers™ Barry Callebaut enables its customers to colorfully personalize their products according to their unique wishes Power Flowers™ will be presented during Europain in Paris (at the IBC Booth 5E42, which will take place from March 8 until 12 ...

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Barry Callebaut takes over remaining 51% of certified bean supplier Biolands

The Biolands Group, comprising Biolands International in Tanzania, Bio-United in Sierra Leone and Biopartenaire in Côte d’Ivoire, is now fully owned by Barry Callebaut Barry Callebaut has held a 49% stake in Biolands since 2008 and purchased all of its certified cocoa since 2000 Biolands Group is one of Africa’s largest exporter of certified organic cocoa, working directly with about 70,000 farmers  Barry C ...

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United Biscuits returns to classic recipe for McVitie’s Digestives

United Biscuits has announced that, following consumer feedback, it is returning to the classic recipe for its production of McVitie's Digestives, from February 2014. The McVitie's Digestive biscuit recipe was changed in two stages in 2009 and 2010, removing sustainable palm oil and replacing it with the reduced saturated fat sunflower oil. However, some consumers have fed back that they missed the taste, t ...

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Annual General Meeting 2013 of Barry Callebaut AG: All motions approved by shareholders

The ordinary Annual General Meeting of Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products, was held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, in Zurich-Oerlikon under the chairmanship of Andreas Jacobs, Chairman of the Board of Directors. All motions were adopted as proposed by the Board of Directors. 1,370 shareholders attended the meeting, representing 4,482,754 shares or 81.67% o ...

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Gavottes Biscuits Fly in From France

Carrs Foods has this month launched two new premium and indulgent biscuit ranges under the French brand ‘Gavottes’. Six products have been carefully selected for the U.K. market, these include 4 Crepe Dentelle (crispy crepes enrobed in chocolate) with flavours comprising of Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate & Caramel and Dark Chocolate & Orange (RRP £1.89 / 90g pack). The second assortm ...

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Barry Callebaut inaugurates its first Cocoa Center of Excellence to accelerate adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in Côte d’Ivoire

 Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has inaugurated its new Cocoa Center of Excellence to promote advanced agricultural techniques in Côte d’Ivoire, the world's largest cocoa producing country. To date Barry Callebaut has invested approximately CHF 1 million (EUR 800,000 / USD 1.1 million) in the Center which includes training facilities for farme ...

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Boulder Brands To Expand Udi’s Into UK

Boulder Brands said Thursday it has acquired Davies Bakery, one of the United Kingdom's top gluten-free baking businesses. The Boulder company, formerly known as Smart Balance Inc., said it will use Davies' expertise to launch Udi's bakery and grocery items in the United Kingdom this year. The deal will see the manufacture and distribution of more than 15 Udi's products throughout the U.K., said Boulder Bra ...

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