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The VIVE Programme: First Fully Sustainable Sugar Trade

2020 has shown us the vulnerability of many of the systems we rely on for basic human needs, including food and beverages. Alongside the clear damage that climate change threatens in years to come, it is now apparent that innovation and change needs to take place in many of our long-held processes. Therefore, it is […]

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Ingredients Supply Update: Fruit

The supply of fruit and sugar trading has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and we have seen usual flows be disrupted. Some crops have been impacted by weather conditions and demand has risen in certain areas. With all of these fluctuations, we decided to create an update blog. Mango Mango supply is currently very […]

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Supply Chain Logistics: Meet Our Manager

Without Logistics, supply chains would not be able to function. Moving commodities from A to B is the foundation of everything we do at Czarnikow, and we have a dedicated team who manage the movement of goods for our clients. We caught up with Emma Cullen, Manager of Global Logistics, to find out more about […]

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Trade Finance Terms: Letters of Credit

In a recent blog we shared a glossary of commodities trading terms, aiming to de-mystify the many terms that are commonly used in the industry. Some of these benefit from a little more explanation so we decided to dive deeper and share some further blogs with you. What is a letter of credit? Letters of […]

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The Current Landscape: An Interview With Our Raw Sugar Traders

Following on from the previous interview with one of our team’s traders, we thought it would be interesting to hear from the raw sugar trading side of the business. With the current market volatility due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have turned to some of our team members for inside information on trading at Czarnikow, and how […]

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The Current Landscape: An Interview With Our Traders

With the current market volatility due to the coronavirus pandemic, we thought it would be interesting to hear from our team members for some inside information ontrading at Czarnikow, and how the trading team have been impacted. We asked Christopher Morrow, who works on the EU trading desk, some questions about the practical challenges of […]

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The Sugar Series: The Top 5 Global Sugar Producers

How is Sugar Made? Sugar is made using two key crops: sugar beet and sugar cane. These crops are grown in different regions across the globe, according to their climate, which dictates which crop is grown. A beet crop thrives in colder, wetter weather. A cane crop, however, is the opposite and thrives in warm, […]

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Ingredients Product Portfolio: Pineapple | Czarnikow

Pineapples are now a common sight in most supermarket aisles, but this was not always the case. This spiky-headed fruit has one of the most interesting histories of all our ingredients, and its maintained presence as one of the most popular fruits makes it an interesting one to work with. Production and Trading History Though […]

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High Intensity Sweeteners: A Report On 5 Of The Key Ingredients | Czarnikow

For centuries, sugar ruled the world of all things sweet. Along with honey, it was the main source of sweetness available to people all around the world. However, advances in science have since challenged sugar’s position with the discovery and production of high intensity sweeteners. Most of these are synthetic, though there are some exceptions […]

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Broadening Our Portfolio: The Expansion Into Ingredients | Czarnikow

Our strong relationships are what set us apart from other supply chain service companies, and have formed the basis of the way we operate. Working with clients over a number of years has built a secure platform from which we can support their supply chains at every step of the way from producer to end […]

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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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Cheap Sugar – Changing Behaviour? | Czarnikow

Since the V’18 expiry the sugar market has rallied strongly London Sugar Week showed most people are no longer bearish Is the sugar market surplus really over? [2,650 words/13 minutes’ reading time] This article first appeared for paying subscribers last week. No-One Knows Anything Any More

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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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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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