McDonald´s: reports another strong quarter

Oak Brook / IL. (mdc) McDonald´s Corporation announced that global comparable sales rose 8,4 percent in June and 7,4 percent in the second quarter. Systemwide sales for McDonald´s restaurants worldwide increased 12,5 percent for the month (9,7 percent in constant currencies) and 11,4 percent for the quarter (8,6 percent in constant currencies).

Barry Callebaut: enters attractive Indian market

Zurich / CH. (bc) Barry Callebaut, the world´s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, will enter the fast-growing Indian chocolate market by opening a sales office in Mumbai in September. The company will also inaugurate a new Chocolate Academy in India´s largest city in December, where Indian confectioners can enhance their chocolate skills through courses and practical workshops.

Fornetti: enters Bulgaria, builds second plant in Ukraine

Kecskemet / HU. (wib) Fornetti Frozen Bakers Products and Trading Ltd. opened its first exhibition bakery in Bulgaria last week and added four additional stores since then. The company also plans to complete the construction of a new plant in Ukraine in 18 months. According to «Portfolio.hu» (citing «Napi Gazdaság») the plant will have a monthly capacity of 600 tons. Works on Fornetti’s second Ukrainian production base already started, founder and owner Jozsef Palasti told the newspaper(s).

CSM: concentrates US production

Amsterdam / NL. (csm) CSM announces to further concentrate its production in the US. The production of the Lancaster (NY) based facility of subsidiary H.C. Brill Company will be transferred to other CSM Bakery Supplies North America facilities in a phased schedule in order to ensure uninterrupted supply and service to all customers.