Zurich / CH. (bc) Swiss Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, reported a continued recovery of its sales volume to 1,071,603 tonnes in the first six months of fiscal year 2020/2021 (ended on February 28, 2021), corresponding to a decline of minus 2.9 percent. Sales volume in the chocolate business continued to improve and nearly returned to positive territory in the second quarter (minus 0.2 percent). In the period under review, this resulted in a minus 1.0 percent decline compared to a slightly positive underlying global chocolate confectionery market (plus 0.8 percent) according to Nielsen.
«In still volatile markets, we continue to find new ways of doing business and seize opportunities while maintaining strict cost discipline. We see a gradual recovery, supported by our consistent focus on ‘smart growth’, our broad customer footprint and our strong innovation pipeline. This makes us confident that we can deliver on our mid-term guidance,» says CEO Antoine de Saint-Affrique in his statement. For additional information please read the company’s’s PDF file below (85 KB):20210422-BCG-H1-2020-2021