SUGAR NEWS & REPORTS

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

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    Dec 2019

    Ragus’ sugar story: how our 90-year heritage informs our practices

    December is a time of festivities and family traditions. So, for this week’s blog, we’ve reflected on our family history to engage with the seasonal spirit. The inspiration behind Ragus, 1880s Between the 1740s and the 1820s, sugar was Britain’s most valuable import. As sugar became ubiquitous in British life, its potential for new products […]

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    Nov 2019

    The sugar beet harvest: from the field to the factory

    With the sugar beet harvest in full swing, we have taken the opportunity to explain the process – putting words alongside pictures of a recent sourcing trip – so that you can see the journey that sugar beet goes through before we source it as refined sugar. From the field In the UK, the sugar […]

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    Nov 2019

    How is sugar used over the holiday season?

    From Thanksgiving pecan pie to Hanukkah doughnuts, the winter is a period full of festivity and sweet treats. For this week’s blog, we’ve looked at how sugar is used in just a few of the season’s celebrations. Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is known for being celebrated across the United States of America (USA) and Canada, and often […]

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    Nov 2019

    The sugar beet harvest so far

    The sugar beet harvest is underway across the world, and variant weather conditions have already made a significant impact on beet results.  UK Although many people believe we import all our sugar from sugar cane abroad, with over 3000 sugar beet growers supporting up to 9500 jobs, the sugar beet sector is certainly an integral […]

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    Nov 2019

    Granular detail: soft brown sugar

    What is soft brown sugar? Soft brown sugar is granulated sugar that is blended with syrup and treacle to create its brown colour. This means that it can be produced from either sugar beet or sugar cane. During manufacturing, all our soft sugars must go through sieving and metal detection first before we send the […]

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    Oct 2019

    How is sugar used in our favourite Halloween and Bonfire Night treats?

    As today is Halloween and next week is Bonfire Night, we thought it would be a good idea to use it as an opportunity to talk about the ever-growing treat market these two events fuel, looking at the central role sugar plays. The sweets and treats market Halloween and Bonfire Night are two of the […]

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