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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    Apr 2020

    Granular Detail: Brewer’s Sugar Block

    Brewer’s sugar block serves a vital purpose in the fermentation of beer. In this edition of Granular Detail, we examine the sugar product and its purpose, assessing its properties and production process, before exploring its different applications. What is brewer’s sugar block? Brewer’s sugar block, often referred to as brewing sugar, is a candy sugar […]

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    Apr 2020

    What are the most popular pure sugar biscuit applications in crises?

    Consumers have been quick to stockpile supplies of biscuits since the outbreak of coronavirus, which is a trend that Ragus has experienced before. This blog explains why biscuits are sought-after during times of adversity and examines which pure sugar biscuit applications have been most popular in three different crises. The relationship between pure sugars, biscuits […]

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    Apr 2020

    How Sedex ensures ethical sugar supply chains

    Sourcing sugar on a global scale requires an efficient way of making sure all relevant supply chains operate ethically and transparently. Sedex, one of the world’s leading ethical trade service providers, enables companies like Ragus to do this. Below we outline the measures taken by Sedex, what an audit involves, and the impact its services […]

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    Apr 2020

    How has coronavirus impacted the global sugar market?

    We are living in unprecedented times. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has completely altered our livelihoods and the global economy. Lockdowns around the world have closed restaurants, cafes and offices, with almost all sporting events and concerts now cancelled or postponed. As a result, the point at which sugar is being consumed has shifted – but will this […]

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    Apr 2020

    How resilient food supply chains buttress new forms of demand

    As the nation comes to terms with the government’s social distancing measures, we explain the measures built into food supply chains to ensure they are resilient to fluctuating levels of demand.   How COVID-19 has affected businesses In a public address to the nation last Monday, Boris Johnson announced new restrictions on peoples’ movements, effectively […]

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    Mar 2020

    How is sugar used in confectionery during Spring?

    The advent of Spring for Ragus means working to meet the sugar requirements dictated by the various celebrations associated with the season. With Mother’s Day for the UK behind us, attention now turns to Easter eggs, hot cross buns and Simnel cake. Sugar in Easter eggs, chocolates and sweets Easter eggs are synonymous with celebrating […]

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