The Barry Callebaut Group has signed a long-term outsourcing agreement with Atlantic Stark, a leading chocolate, biscuits and candy manufacturer in Serbia. 

Atlantic Stark has been operating since 1922 and is present in Serbia and the Western Balkans. The long-term outsourcing agreement makes Barry Callebaut one of Atlantic Stark’s top-tier compound suppliers and its sole supplier of chocolate.

Atlantic Stark is the first regional customer that will be supplied from Barry Callebaut’s new factory in Novi Sad, Serbia. Deliveries to Atlantic Stark will begin now. A part of the volume will include Cocoa Horizons cocoa, Barry Callebaut’s preferred vehicle to implement sustainability initiatives. 

“This outsourcing agreement is an important step to serve the still largely captive Southeastern European markets with chocolate and compound,” said Rogier van Sligter, co-president EMEA. “Thanks to Barry Callebaut’s Cocoa Horizons certification, we will also create more visibility for sustainable chocolate in Southeastern Europe, something both our customers and consumers are keenly interested in.”

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.