Barry Callebaut completes acquisition of Europe Chocolate Company, extends supply agreement with Hershey

BELGIUM – Swiss-based cocoa processor and chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has successfully closed the acquisition of Europe Chocolate Company (ECC), a Belgian privately-owned B2B manufacturer of chocolate specialties and decorations.  In a statement, Barry said that it will now focus on integrating the business into the company’s global operations.   ECC integration is expected to strengthen Barry Callebaut’s manufacturing capabilities in the growing market of highly customized chocolate specialties and decorations.  “We are pleased to close this acquisition and very happy to welcome the ECC team to the Barry Callebaut family,” Wim Debedts,…

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