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.
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