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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...

Americas: Foaming creamers for Italian coffee

FrieslandCampina Kievit releases a foaming creamer range for premium Italian coffee from a sachet. The foaming creamers Vana-Cappa 25W, Vana-Cappa 40V, Vana-Cappa 26W and...

Asia Pacific: Barry Callebaut reveals fourth type in chocolate

After dark, milk and white chocolate, Barry Callebaut presents ruby chocolate as the fourth type. Made from the Ruby cocoa bean and with a unique...

Asia Pacific: Wilmar buys 50% of Aalst Chocolate

Wilmar's subsidiary KOG Investments has acquired a 50% equity interest in Aalst Chocolate, a home-grown chocolate manufacturer in Singapore. The other 50% stake in Aalst Chocolate...

Europe: Barry Callebaut opens center in Italy

Barry Callebaut opens its 20th Chocolate Academy center in Milan, Italy, led by Davide Comaschi, winner of 2013’s World Chocolate Masters. “The success of our...