Colombia: Barry Callebaut signs strategic distribution agreement

Zurich / CH. (bc) Swiss Barry Callebaut Group, (BCG) the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announced to expand further into Latin America via a new long-term agreement with the Colombian food ingredient supplier Levapan, which has wide distribution networks in Colombia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and other countries. Steve Woolley, President and CEO Region Americas at BCG: «This strategic supply agreement enables both companies to continue to drive strategic, long-term growth throughout Latin America. We will continue to drive expansion in the Americas to be the #1 chocolate partner for our customers.» The agreement will allow Levapan to increase capacity and service offerings including chocolate products from several global BCG brands to supply chocolate in Latin America. Jesús Carlos Valencia, Managing Director of BCG for Northern Latin America: «This is just the beginning of our expansion in North Latin America and the Caribbean. We have a strong growth ambition and are seizing the potential in these vital markets for our chocolate products.»

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