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Asia Pacific: Barry Callebaut acquires Australian chocolate producer

The Barry Callebaut Group has signed an agreement to acquire GKC Foods (Australia) Pty Ltd, a producer of chocolate, coatings and fillings, serving many...

Europe: Barry Callebaut’s Mona Lisa 3D Studio helps chefs create bespoke...

The Barry Callebaut Group has launched a personalized 3D printed chocolate at scale, through its global decoration brand Mona Lisa. Mona Lisa is the first...

Middle East: Palsgaard buys 90% of Teknaroma

Palsgaard has acquired 90% of Turkish food ingredients distributor Teknaroma on February 5, 2020, with its previous owners retaining 10%. The deal reinforces a...

Europe: AAK releases ingredient that retards blooming in chocolate

AAK releases COBAOPure, a cocoa butter that delivers improved bloom-retarding effects in applications including milk and dark chocolate tablets, coated and filled products, and...

Asia Pacific: Olam buys BT Cocoa in Indonesia

Olam has bought 85% shares of YTS Holdings for a consideration of USD$90 million, the sole owner of PT. Bumitangerang Mesindotama (BT Cocoa). The remaining...

Asia Pacific: Barry Callebaut inks second supply deal with Garudafood

Barry Callebaut Group has signed an additional agreement for the long-term supply of another 7,000 tons of compound chocolate per year to Garudafood’s biscuit...

Europe: Cargill to build €12M factory in Mouscron

Cargill has invested in a new liquid chocolate production line in its Mouscron production facility in Belgium to increase the production of milk and...

Europe: Global Easter chocolate launches up 23% in 2017, report

There has been a 23% rise in Easter chocolate launches from March 2017 to February 2018, providing a plethora of chocolate choice for Easter...

Asia Pacific: Japan launches the Ruby chocolate

Nestlé Japan launches the Ruby chocolate version of its KitKat brand in Japan, South Korea and online. The brand is reportedly the first to offer...

Asia Pacific: Barry Callebaut factory in China turns 10

The Barry Callebaut Group in China celebrates the 10th anniversary of its US$20 million chocolate factory in China. The company has experienced double-digit growth in...