Unilever, one of the world’s foremost consumer goods companies and a global market leader in ice cream, has extended its long-term global strategic agreement for the supply of cocoa and chocolate from the Barry Callebaut Group, a leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products.
Under the renewed strategic supply agreement, originally signed in 2012, Barry Callebaut will focus on delivering the latest chocolate innovations for ice cream to Unilever and as a result drive strategic, long-term growth globally. In addition, the agreement will see Barry Callebaut continue supporting Unilever in achieving its sustainability goals.
“We are pleased to extend our strategic relationship with Barry Callebaut, a long-term partner for our global ice cream business, which will help us execute our ambitious growth plans,” says Willem Uijen, Unilever’s chief procurement officer. “Through this partnership, we can look forward to greater innovation for our well-loved ice cream brands, like Magnum and Ben & Jerry’s, and a closer alignment with our cocoa sustainability goals.”
“With the extended agreement, we are building on the long-term relationship that we have maintained with Unilever over the past decade. During this time, we have become a preferred global supplier and innovation partner for one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies, by working closely together in all areas of the partnership, from building a resilient supply chain to leveraging our strength in bringing the latest innovations to Unilever,” adds Rogier van Sligter, President EMEA at Barry Callebaut. “Going forward, we will continue to support Unilever’s efforts to achieve its sustainability targets.”