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Welcoming New Talent: Our Internship Programme

At Czarnikow, we pride ourselves on our work culture. It embraces learning, entrepreneurship and collaboration, qualities which at the moment are more important than ever. Despite recent changes to our working style, this year we have recruited a new cohort of interns at the São Paulo and London offices. Our interns form a key part […]

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Shipping and Sustainability

Recent years have seen changes to the policies of many leading businesses in many sectors, not least those involved in global trade. As our understanding of the threat of climate change becomes greater there is a drive from consumers to make sustainable change. This has led many industry leaders in the food and beverage, packaging […]

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National Coding Week: 5 Top Tips

This week is National Coding Week , which aims to build people’s confidence in their digital skills through fun events. As the world continues to embrace new technology, coding has become a priority skill for many organisations looking to innovate. At Czarnikow we have been working with software development company Spyrosoft for the past 3 […]

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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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Working for a Fairer Future: Our Activity with upReach

Over the past few months our charity partnership with social mobility charity upReach has strengthened as we hosted our first ‘Associates’, which is a term for undergraduate students who are part of upReach’s programme. The fact that all activity was online did not detract from its value and the presence of the Associates in the […]

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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. Our expert Market Analysis team has broken down some of the changes below: We have reduced our global sugar consumption estimate […]

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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. Keeping our offices safe Following the latest guidance on how best to prevent the spread of the virus, our teams are now working remotely […]

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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

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

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

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)

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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