Barry Callebaut in New Acquisition

Chocolate and cocoa manufacturer Barry Callebaut AG has acquired the commercial vending activities from FrieslandCampina Kievit in order to expand its value-added European specialties business. Key points, according to the company’s website, are as follow:-

  • Barry Callebaut to further expand its value-added Specialties business in Europe, becoming a leading supplier of vending powder mixes
  • Additional volume of about 20,000 tonnes, and CHF 55 million of sales revenue
  • Long-term contract manufacturing agreement, whereby FrieslandCampina Kievit will continue to produce and supply to Barry Callebaut
  • Transaction will increase innovation power and offering to customers
  • Supporting Barry Callebaut’s goal to drive ‘smart’ growth

Read the full story from Barry Callebaut here


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Yvonne Reynolds-Young

Planet Vending’s MD and Publisher is Yvonne Reynolds-Young. An island of corporate common sense surrounded by oceans of creative madness, Yvonne is the person to call if your intention is to make something happen. (She controls all the diaries and all the money, FYI). She’s also our Social Media Queen, single-handedly responsible for building PVs presence on LinkedIn, FaceBook and Twitter and thereby driving record volumes of traffic onto the site.

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