Cocoa replacer firm hit by shea nut shortage
Scandinavian ingredients group AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) remains
undeterred by a shortfall in raw materials which failed to dent
Cocoa cosmetics on the rise
A new trend for cocoa-based cosmetics could prove advantageous to
chocolate manufacturers as confectionery giant Nestlé leads the way
- joining forces with beauty group L'Oreal.
Danisco sees promise despite tough sugar conditions
Danisco's sugar beet seed business in Denmark is bracing itself for
tough new market conditions following the implementation of the EU
EU sugar reform knocks ABF
Associated British Foods (ABF) yesterday blamed a 21 per cent drop
in operating profit on European sugar industry reform and
significantly higher energy costs.
Olam, ADM acquire Cameroon cocoa processor
Singapore-based cocoa bean supplier Olam has jointly acquired the
Cameroon cocoa processor Usicam with ADM, the world's largest cocoa
processor, giving both firms greater economy of scale in the
Business feels tremors of EU sugar shake-up
The shake-up of Europe's sugar industry is already having an effect
on internal EU-25 trade, according to a recent USDA report.
Supply resumes as cocoa strike ends
Disruption to cocoa supplies from the Cote d'Ivoire has ceased
following suspension of strikes organised by the cacao growers'
trade union Anaproci.
China to lift tariffs on Indonesian cocoa
China will remove the import duty on Indonesian cocoa from 1
January next year, a move likely to increase demand for the beans
from the world's third biggest producer.
Cocoa strike disrupts supply
Cote d'Ivoire cocoa growers have downed tools over pay
disagreements, beginning a strike which could dramatically cut
supplies to chocolate manufacturers.
Sugar reforms take toll on Tate and Lyle in Central Europe
Ingredients giant Tate and Lyle could be set to cease its sugar
processing operations in Central Europe, as producers look to lower
quotas in light of new EU sugar reforms.
Chocolate companies team up on sustainable cocoa
Chocolate companies are uniting with the World Cocoa Foundation
(WCF) to encourage sustainable cocoa production in West Africa and
therefore strengthen the supply chain to Western manufacturers.
Barry Callebaut joins forces to improve cocoa capabilities
Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has joined forces with NIZO
food research to investigate the solubility of cocoa powder.
Tate & Lyle closes in on Israeli sugar deal
Tate & Lyle has formed a joint enterprise to build and operate
a sugar plant in Israel, a move that will partially replace
traditional sugar imports from the European Union.
Pan Sino establishes Singapore's largest cocoa bean plant
Cocoa bean producer Pan Sino International has announced plans to
build Singapore's largest cocoa processing plant, increasing cocoa
bean supply for manufacturers.
UK support for sugar reform revealed
The UK's food and farming minister has revealed how almost £500
million of additional support for sugar reform will be incorporated
within the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) over the next seven years.