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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: 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...

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...

Americas: Barry Callebaut opens office in Mexico

Barry Callebaut and the Chocolate Academy Mexico inaugurated their new offices in Mexico City to empower the chocolate sector and offer consumers products and...

Europe: Eating chocolate may decrease risk of irregular heartbeat, finds study

Consuming moderate amounts of chocolate was associated with significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) — a common and dangerous type...

Asia Pacific: Barry Callebaut strengthens Gourmet offerings in China

The Barry Callebaut Group has strengthened its Gourmet capabilities and expanded its offerings to professional users of chocolate in China. Gourmet products, such as chocolate...

Americas: Jackfruit seeds as viable substitutes for cocoa

Compounds found in jackfruit seeds produce many of the same aromas as processed cocoa beans and are a potentially cheap, abundant substitute for use...