The burgeoning organic chocolate market is taking off thanks to an increase in ethical consumerism and the willingness of confectionery makers worldwide to exploit the trend.
Ingredients manufacturer Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has increased its chocolate production in Europe with the takeover of a plant in England.
Confectioners are wary of price hikes following the decision by major UK sugar processor British Sugar to pay beet growers more than the EU minimum.
Danisco has maintained its expectations for this years sugar output, and claims a one million-tonne oharvest is possible.
Associated British Foods' (ABF's) acquisition of Africa's largest sugar producer underlines the fact that the European industry is thinking globally.
Despite extensive company restructuring and the imminent sale of its sugar division, Netherlands-based ingredients group CSM today announced strong profits in the first half and is optimistic the upward trend...
Singapore-based coffee, nuts and cocoa group Olam reported much improved profits for 2006, thanks to significantly higher volumes across all its segments as well as better product pricing.
Danisco has predicted that sugar production will be in line with EU quotas, despite the exceptionally hot and dry summer.
British sugar growers can breathe a sigh of relief after learning that one of the country's foremost beet producers will not be closing facilities as originally thought.
Up to 10 per cent of sugar cane in China's key sugar growing region may have been damaged by the typhoon that hit southern provinces last week.
A moth with a penchant for cocoa may not sound too great an ecological threat, but the Cocoa Pod Borer (CPB) is threatening to ruin Papua New Guinea's entire crop.
The heart health of the baby-boom generation could benefit from flavanol-rich cocoa, reports a study co-funded by Mars, but independent experts warn against confusion with commercial chocolate snacks.
European sugar giant Suedzucker expects a revenue increase of 5 per cent in 2006 / 07, underlining the group's confidence in the future of the EU sugar sector.
Confectionary giant Mars has lauded recently published research as further evidence of the benefits of flavanols from cocoa for a wide range of health conditions, and looks set to lead...
Two new members have joined the World Cocoa Foundation, extending the organisation's global reach and influence.
Suedsucker's remains confident about the EU sugar industry's future, as its first quarter interim report, published today, revealed.
The chairman of Kraft Foods, the world's second biggest food company, Roger Deromedi, has launched an attack on EU and US trade barriers that are driving up the price of...
A group of eight African nations have agreed to a plan aimed at establishing a better deal for the continent's cocoa producers.
Sugar prices on China's futures market fell sharply this week as the government announced that it would auction 552,000 tons, mostly from its reserve stocks, to stabilise prices.
The Chinese government expects more than 150 small sugar mills to be faced with bankruptcy in the near future, according to a new report.
Cargill is to build a state-of-the-art cocoa processing facility in Ghana, West Africa, to produce cocoa liquor, butter and powder.
Agrana, which claims to be the leading sugar and starch producer in Central and Eastern Europe, plans to expand its activities towards the Western Balkans.
Tate & Lyle's full year profit fell by 79 per cent to £ 42m due largely to reform of the European sugar market.
ABF's offer to acquire 51 per cent of Illovo, Africa's largest sugar producer, underlines how the new EU sugar regime has forced European sugar producers to think truly globally.
Australian food and beverage makers face another year of tax on sugar but some further tax deductions when buying machinery, shows the new budget.