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Twenty-five years ago, Puratos introduced Belcolade to the professional chocolate market. Since then, the brand has become synonymous with real Belgian chocolate and a chocolate supplier for chocolate professionals worldwide.
Swiss-based chocolate maker Barry Callebaut is looking at gourmet candy company acquisitions to expand its reach. The purchase of Petra Foods’ cocoa ingredients unit will jumpstart the company’s emerging markets segment.
Cargill broke ground today on a $100 million cocoa-processing facility in Gresik, Indonesia, to meet growing customer demand and stimulate growth of the cocoa sector in Asia.
Puratos Group recently began construction of a research and development center at its headquarters in Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium. Set to open by summer 2014, the facility will support the group’s long-term research and development efforts.
ADM Cocoa is restructuring its organization into five key regions and business units, as it looks to enhance the level of service and support its global cocoa and chocolate team offers customers.