Geneva — Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut has signed a partnership with top Dutch retailer Albert Heijn to make its private-label chocolate fully traceable from 2019, reflecting consumers’ growing interest in ethical sourcing. From March 2019, Albert Heijn’s private-label brand Delicata will be made from fully traceable cocoa, bought at a higher price from ethical chocolate company Tony’s Chocolonely’s partner co-operatives in Ghana and Ivory Coast, the three partners said. Barry Callebaut has been making chocolate for Albert Heijn and Tony’s Chocolonely for years and will in future use the separate sourcing chain it set up for Tony’s to make Albert Heijn’s chocolate, representatives of the three companies said. “The new Delicata chocolate will have the yellow-orange label with the open chain Tony’s uses to indicate to consumers it was sourced sustainably,” said Jeroen Hirdes, responsible for chocolate sourcing at Albert Heijn, which belongs to grocery group Ahold Delhaize. As ...

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