Barry Callebaut


Barry Callebaut Recorded a 3.4% growth in sales over the last three quarters, and a 21.2% growth in the last quarter, supported by a strong performance of their chocolate business.

This resulted in sales revenue up 7.7% in local currency but this was reduced to 2.1% by the time it was transferred into Swiss francs (CHF).

This is not the first time the company has seen significant revenue get eroded as a result of currency movement. Value is lost or gained when a company earns money in a foreign currency, for example, dollars, and then transfers profits to their local currency.

The global volume of cocoa sales has moved into positive territory, up 8.4% which has helped reduce the overall decline in cocoa sales volume to now stand at -4.3%.

The Americas and Asia reported the highest cocoa sales growth at 9.4% and 9% respectively, and EMEA trailed with 2.9%.

Thanks to this regained momentum and a strong chocolate performance, we are solidly back into positive territory for the first nine months of the fiscal year and surpassing pre-COVID-19 volume. – Barry Callebaut CEO, Antoine de Saint-Affrique

The company pointed out that their growth was substantially ahead of the industry average using Nielsen as the data source for the comparison.

CEO Antoine de Saint-Affrique also delivered a positive message about the mid-term saying the return to normalisation, a pipeline of new innovations, and a good financial foundation supports the positive outlook. 


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    Nick Baskett is the editor in Chief at Bartalks. He holds a diploma from the Financial Times as a Non Executive Director and works as a consultant across multiple industries. Nick has owned multiple businesses, including an award-winning restaurant and coffee shop in North Macedonia.

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