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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    May 2018

    Record Global Sugar Output In 2017/18

    Market Position As predicted in our last report in November, La Nina effect has created excessive rains in Europe, delaying sugar beet planting and created dryness in Brazil which is starting to affect sugar cane development. Sugar prices in late April traded at 10.69 c/lb compared with 14 c/lb in November, 17 c/lb in May […] ...

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    May 2018

    Royal Wedding Cake Recipe Time

    Lemon and elderflower cake will fast become a favourite amongst bakers this year as it’s been announced that Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery in East London, has been given the royal task of creating this delicious flavoured cake for the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19th May 2018. www.ragus.co.uk prides […] ...

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    May 2018

    Palm Oil, What’s The Issue?

    Palm oil is literally everywhere you look, it can be found in the majority of products we all use on a daily basis; from confectionery, baking goods, cosmetics and toiletries to cleaning agents and fuel, to name but a few. Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the fruit of certain palms. Originally, […] ...

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    May 2018

    Texture is the new Food Trend for 2018

    According to the latest report from Mintel, the leading market intelligence agency, engaging the senses through the use of textures in food and drink is the new secret trend of 2018. Both food and drink manufacturers and consumers are recognising the importance of new experiences that foods and drinks can offer. The texture of what […] ...

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    Apr 2018

    What is Sugar?

    Recently there has been a lot of media attention about sugar, but there are various types of sugar derived from different sources, so what exactly is sugar? Sugar is a natural ingredient that has been used as part of our diet for centuries; it is believed that sugar was first used over 5,000 years ago […] ...

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    Apr 2018

    Is the cocoa industry heading for the red?

    According to reports from the 6th annual Chocoa initiative held in Amsterdam last month, the general consensus from cocoa farmers, processors, traders and chocolate manufacturers is that the whole cocoa industry is struggling. “Today, less than 20% of the cocoa production is sustainable. The demand for sustainable chocolate is increasing while production in cocoa growing […] ...

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