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
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.