Chocolate & Co.

In 2007, VANGUARD endeavored to establish a premium chocolates and confectionary sweets manufacturing plant in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The vision for the project came as VANGUARD identified a gap in the current regional market for private label premium chocolate products. Simultaneously, VANGUARD initiated links with Mr. Bassem Al-Oubairi, a chocolatier with a deep family heritage in premium chocolates manufacturing as well as Janahi Sweets W.L.L. a renowned Bahraini based premium local sweets and chocolate retailer. As such VANGUARD, collectively with the other stakeholders, applied its “Value 360™” methodology and developed then implemented a vision for Chocolate & Co. Company W.L.L.; a premium chocolates and confectionary manufacturing plant based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, producing and selling in wholesale and under private labels to retail chains and other customers region wide. Chocolate & Co. Company W.L.L. was launched in April 2008 and began production operations in July 2008. The Company currently has a medium sized production facility located in Sanad in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and is planning to shift in the near future to a much larger permanent facility located in the Bahrain International Investment Park.