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Chocs away at Callebaut

Last updated on 31-Oct-2012 at 16:43 GMT2012-10-31T16:43:14Z

Chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has sold its factory in Dijon, France, to new set-up Chocolaterie de Bourgogne.

The firm said it was the final step in its move to dispose of its consumer-related business and focus entirely on business-to-business. After the sale of Barry Callebaut's European Consumer Products business Stollwerck to the Belgian Baronie Group in 2011, the Dijon factory remained the last consumer factory within the group.

In order to support the business under the new ownership, Barry Callebaut has agreed that Chocolaterie de Bourgogne will continue to provide 12,000t of liquid chocolate per year to the firm.