11/14/2013

Barry Callebaut opened a chocolate factory in Takasaki, Japan, to help meet demand in the country's $11.4 billion chocolate market, which equates to 4.5 pounds per person per year. "We have the capacity to reduce process times by up to 25% but still maintain quality standards," said Michael Roberts, project manager for Barry Callebaut in Asia. In 2007, Barry Callebaut partnered with Morinaga & Co., one Japan's largest confectioners, which helped double sales volume.

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