Read about the latest developments in the sugar industry,
and hear our expert views and news as it happens.

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    Mar 2020

    What is the BRC Global Standard?

    In this week’s blog, we look at the BRC Global Standard, an essential consideration for every food production facility. While we won’t be able to cover every aspect of the BRC, we can explain its key definitions, its auditing procedure, and how companies interpret the standard in day-to-day operations. What is the BRC Global Standard? […]

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    Feb 2020

    When to use soft brown light sugar or dark soft brown sugar

    Soft brown sugar is a vital ingredient for the baking industry – but whether to use dark or light can cause confusion. So, in this blog, we’ll outline the key properties of this sugar and which variety to use for three staple applications: cakes, biscuits and sauces. Why use soft brown sugar? Soft brown sugar […]

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    Feb 2020

    What do 2018/19 imports from EPA/EBA countries to the EU mean for the global sugar market?

    The EPA and EBA allow duty and quota free trade between the EU and many LDCs. Analysing the 2018/19 sugar import figures throws up some fascinating trends and insights into the global market. What are the EPA and EBA and how do they affect the sugar market?   The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and Everything […]

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    Feb 2020

    How is sugar used for Valentine’s Day?

    When looking for a way to put a smile on the face of a significant other, family or friend, it’s often something sweet. This Valentine’s Day will see the UK consume thousands of tonnes of sugar in sweets, chocolate and desserts. Below, we outline the role this plays in the food and drinks associated with […]

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    Feb 2020

    Granular Detail: Black Treacle

    Black treacle is a staple of supermarket shelves all over the UK, with the syrup first gaining commercial popularity in the post-war era. In this blog, we look at how it became so highly sought-after by underlining its key properties, its manufacturing process, and the applications it can be used for.   What is black treacle? […]

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    Jan 2020

    Global sugar market report 2020

    Recovering prices and harvests starting in earnest. The new decade in sugar is off to a fascinating start. Global sugar market position Global sugar prices are still trying to recover from the 10 year low in 2018. Prices are currently at 14 c/lb compared to a high of 15 c/lb this time last year. They […]

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