The price of cocoa continued to hit record highs on the stock market in January, increasing by an average 4.6 per cent on the London and New York stock exchanges.
The European Commission may have to enforce compulsory final sugar quota cuts of 1.16m tones in 2010 with no compensation, as current renunciations fall below targets.
Tate & Lyle is to convert its entire retail sugar range to fairtrade in the largest fair-trade switch ever made by a UK company.
In response to rising demand in the chocolate industry and reduce dependency on imports, Indian cocoa producers have said they will increase domestic cocoa production by 60 per cent in...
The Ghanaian cocoa board is planning to significantly step up cocoa production in the country over the next three years in a nationwide shake-up of how the crop is farmed,...
While most consumers agree that ethically-sourced cocoa is no bad thing, an ever increasing number of different schemes risks muddying the issue and puzzling chocolate fans.
Record yields from sugar beet fields in several countries have resulted in a bumper sugar harvest for Denmark's Danisco group.
Global confectioners Mars and Nestle have joined a sustainable cocoa programme, which aims to establish a traceability system for all farmers in the Ivory Coast.
A lawsuit has been filed against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the approval of a herbicide resistant genetically engineered sugar beet.
The price of cocoa is still on the up; Thorntons reports strong sales over the winter season; and Dunkin' Donuts teams up with Mars for a new 'chocolaty' product range.
Associated British Foods today reported 13 per cent revenue growth for the 13 weeks ending 5 January 08, however the overall results were marred by a poor performance from the sugar sector.
The Sudzucker group has reported a 18.3 per cent increase in sales for the first nine months of its year thanks to special products and fruit preparations, while sugar was...
Harvests for sugarcane, flaxseed and soybean were all down last year but canola and corn production was up, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) estimates that the world's current cocoa shortfall is now 55 per cent larger than previously thought, after adverse weather conditions led to crop reductions over...
Tate & Lyle has completed its sale of its Mexican sugar business, removing itself from volatile commodity markets and allowing it to refocus on value-added ingredients.
The Vietnamese government estimates its overall cocoa crop will reach 45,000 tonnes by 2015, aiming to make the catch the attention of chocolate manufacturers around the world, according to Reuters.
Sales of sugar and sweeteners have slowed in recent years and are expected to decline slightly going ahead, according to a new report by Mintel.
The chairman of Associated British Foods (ABF), a major European-sugar producer, says that the industry will have to weather the storm over the coming year before producers can reap the...
Cocoa made with Chinese herbs is launched in the US; and two new games bring an extra layer of fun to chocolate and snacks.
A strong increase in cocoa supply from the Ivory Coast has failed to put an end to market uncertainty over the price of the commodity, says the International Cocoa Organization...
Associated British Foods today announced the £100m (€139m) expansion of subsidiary Illovo Sugar's facilities in Mali, as EU reforms force the company to move operations out of the bloc.
Talks are under way in Hungary aimed at returning 50 per cent of the country's sugar quota to the restructuring fund, in light of the latest sugar reforms announced by...
US-based Blommer Chocolate this week said it will establish a sustainable cocoa farming programme in the Ivory Coast, after a similar strategy increased crop yields and worker incomes in Indonesia.
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has introduced a new line of cocoa powders aimed at improving visual appeal and flavour in dairy and bakery products.
Danisco has announced that it will close its sugar production plant in Panevezys, Lithuania, as part of a plan to give up a slice of its quota.