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Blockchain: The Potential for Supply Chains

Any follower of banking and investing is probably familiar with the concept of cryptocurrency and, in particular, ‘bitcoin’. You may also have come across the phrase ‘blockchain’, but sometimes this is accompanied by little explanation. Blockchain is the technology behind cryptocurrency and due to this association it may, at first, seem difficult to understand. Despite […]

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Working for a Fairer Future: Our Partnership with upReach

At Czarnikow, we are proud to work with charities in order to build a fairer future. To date, our charity partners (Teach A Man To Fish and Bhubesi Pride) transform the lives of communities in Africa, The Americas and Asia, using education and sport to build opportunity. Our most recent partnership with upReach, also focuses […]

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Port Restrictions Update: The Global Logistics Tracker

The outbreak and subsequent spread of the coronavirus has had a large impact on global commodities supply chains. There have been many factors to consider, as we have seen each stage of these supply chains come under enormous pressure. One of these factors is port restrictions, which have impeded the efficiency of trade in certain […]

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Buy High, Sell Low

For many people, the phrase ‘buy high, sell low’ may seem surprising. It appears to go against most well-known financial advice when it comes to markets and trading, as well as one’s natural instinct. However, it is extremely important to know that commodity transactions are not always as simple as buying low and selling high. […]

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Coronavirus and Sugar Consumption

The global sugar market has undergone many fluctuations and changes over the past few weeks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. One area that we think has significantly changed is global sugar consumption. We have reduced our global sugar consumption estimate by nearly 2m tonnes this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.  This means […]

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Coronavirus Update: Persevering Through Challenging Times

Last update: 26.03.2020 Following the World Health Organisation’s classification of COVID-19 as a pandemic, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on how best to continue in this challenging time. Following the latest guidance on how best to prevent the spread of the virus, our teams are now working remotely across our global locations. […]

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Vendor Managed Inventory: Building the Modern Supply Chain

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is fast becoming an essential service in global supply chains. As the world shrinks, demand for the movement of goods across the globe and expectations for fast delivery have simultaneously increased. Implemented for efficiency and to simplify the supply chain process wherever possible, VMI is a streamlined approach to order fulfilment […]

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How Czarnikow Develops Software | Czarnikow

Go back 10 years, and Czarnikow was a typical non-tech company when it came to how we structured and implemented our IT systems. Our needs were met through a combination of various external providers who supplied the company with off-the-shelf solutions, which were then adapted to fit our requirements. We would work with external consultants […]

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Winning through IT: An Extract From Our Annual Review | Czarnikow

As part of our recent annual review we took a closer look at how our work in developing new software supports everything we do at Czarnikow, and makes us part of the conversation on technology in the global food and ingredients supply chain. Below is an excerpt from our 2018 review, which you can read […]

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Investing In Our People | Czarnikow

Sharon Blore-Rimmer, Head of Global HR here at Czarnikow, identifies her role as an acting interface between the business and its people. Being able to meet business goals while keeping employees engaged is essential for success, but can be a hard balance to navigate. If successful, value is added to the company through the people […]

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Czarnikow London Internship Programme | Czarnikow

At Czarnikow we place openness, inclusion and curiosity at the heart of everything we do. That’s why every year we run a year-long internship programme designed around giving those eager to experience a fast-paced work environment before graduation a head start once they graduate. The Czarnikow internship equips graduates with a diverse set of new […]

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Benchmark Announcement: Smartcane BMP | Czarnikow

In October 2018 Smartcane BMP and VIVE agreed to explore whether aligning the two programmes could relieve the administrative pressures of achieving compliance to multiple sustainability standards, whilst at the same time offering a unique product to market harnessing the strengths of the respective schemes.

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The Sugar Market: In Transition? | Czarnikow

We expect prices to bottom in H1’19, if they haven’t already. However, high global sugar stocks will make it hard for the market to strengthen significantly. We therefore expect market action to be choppy in 2019. [3,000 words/15 minutes’ reading time] This article first appeared for paying subscribers last week.

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The Inconvenient Truth about Sugar Consumption (it’s not what you think) | Czarnikow

The rise in obesity is a problem. And it is being blamed on a rise in the consumption of sugar. However, while global sugar consumption is rising in aggregate, in the developed total world sugar consumption has been surprisingly stable.

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Sugarcane production and water risks; a longer term view | Czarnikow

Weather risk in the sugar market is usually seen as coming about when heavy rainfall disrupts crushing – just as we have seen in Brazil this season.

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Sugar and the Commodity Supercycle | Czarnikow

While Asian economies have high growth potential, they will become increasingly in need of the agricultural production of the west.

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Sugar in 2013: Any Change in the Outlook? | Czarnikow

At first glance it looks as though sugar will be in for quiet year. However, as prices fall so too does the incentive to produce, while demand will be encouraged by rising affordability.

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Running Low On Gas: The Competition For Ethanol Feedstocks | Czarnikow

The global ethanol market has grown 400% in the last decade, driven by the United States and Brazil.

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Outlook for the Global Sugar Economy | Czarnikow

A summary of Toby Cohen’s presentation at Kingsman’s 5th Delhi Sugar Conference

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