The Hershey Company and Barry Callebaut have announced the extension of their strategic supply partnership originally signed in 2007.

This extension will see Barry Callebaut continue to supply Hershey’s North American business with liquid chocolate and finished products.

It is expected this renewed agreement will enable both companies to continue to drive strategic, long-term grown in North America.

Tricia Brannigan, VP of Procurement for The Hershey Company, said: We are pleased to extend our strategic relationship with Barry Callebaut, who has been a key partner to our business for many years, and we look forward to their support of our continued sustainable growth in high-quality chocolate products.

Steve Woolley, President and CEO Americas of Barry Callebaut, added: “The extension of the long-term supply partnership with Hershey underscores how Barry Callebaut’s reliability and premium chocolate expertise make it the partner of choice for leading industry players.”