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.
Cocoa growers complain over lack of pesticides
Cocoa production could be set for a downturn after farmers in
Cameroon claim they are under-supplied with the necessary
Real Good Food record real good sugar sales
Following the acquisition of sugar supplier Napier Brown Foods, UK
bakery firm Real Good Food Company (RGFC) has seen turnover
increase more than five-fold - despite the impact of the recently
introduced EU sugar reform.
Natural protection for sugar industry
US scientists think they may have found a natural alternative to
pesticides used by sugar beet growers to fend off their biggest
enemy - the sugar beet root maggot.
'Green' consumers push for organic cocoa
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.
ADM expands European cocoa sector
Ingredients manufacturer Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has increased
its chocolate production in Europe with the takeover of a plant in
Sweet makers worry over sugar reform
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 eyes 1m tonne sugar harvest
Danisco has maintained its expectations for this years sugar
output, and claims a one million-tonne oharvest is possible.
ABF completes African sugar share acquisition
Associated British Foods' (ABF's) acquisition of Africa's largest
sugar producer underlines the fact that the European industry is
Sweet forecast for CSM despite upcoming sugar sale
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 will continue.
Olam profits up on higher volumes of coffee, cocoa
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's sugar production in line with new regime
Danisco has predicted that sugar production will be in line with EU
quotas, despite the exceptionally hot and dry summer.
Keeping sugar farmers sweet
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.
Typhoon damages China's sugar crop
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