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

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    Feb 2019

    Christmas Pudding Production Starts Now

    For the most of us we maybe polishing off the last of the chocolates or eating the last slice of Christmas cake, however, did you know that food manufacturers are already planning and producing Christmas cakes and Christmas puddings for December 2019. Christmas doesn’t just come around one day a year for the food industry, […]

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    Jan 2019

    Decrease in Global Sugar Production As Sugar Prices Rise

    Market Position The 2018/19 sugar beet harvest is entering its tail end and attention is now turning to the 19/20 sugar crops for both beet and cane. Prices are still low following the huge surplus of 2017/18 and the smaller surplus of 18/19, although prices are now at a two month high as the 19/20 […]

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    Jan 2019

    Laboratory Testing for Sugar Production

    Ragus has over 90 years of experience manufacturing pure sugars and syrups. In fact, as long ago as 1880 our founder Charles Eastick, and his brother John, excited by sugar’s recent rise into ubiquity to British life, began a sugar analysis and consulting practice in the centre of London. Today, our state-of-the-art factory in Berkshire, […]

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    Jan 2019

    EU Sugar Beet Production – What does the future hold?

    The EU is the world’s leading producer of sugar beet, with approximately 50% of the global production; almost 18 million tonnes of beet sugar are produced every year in the Union. The sugar beet industry plays a critical part in the European rural and agricultural economy, but recently sugar beet producers have been suffering from […]

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    Jan 2019

    How Caramel is Made – Caramel as a Sweet Confectionery [Part 2 of 2]

    Most people’s preconception of caramel is the little sweet, brown, slightly chewy, soft cubes of deliciousness that melt in your mouth when eaten, however caramel can also be used in chocolate or candy bars or as a topping for popcorn! Caramel dates back to the 7th century and is one of the oldest confectioneries; sugar […]

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    Dec 2018

    New Year’s Day – Lucky Foods to Eat made with Ragus’ pure sugars!

    New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day mark the beginning of 2019 and people all around the world believe in certain superstitions that will bring them health, wealth, long-life and happiness for the year to come. Many of these superstitions involved eating certain foods to bring good luck; even the least superstitious amongst us can […]

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