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The past eight months have seen wholesale changes to buying patterns, supply chain operations and business strategy, in turn causing greater demands on the UK’s warehousing space. Between July and September 2020, for example, the leasing of warehouse space in the UK increased 73% on the same period last year. In this blog, we examine […]
At the end of August, the UK government presented its ‘world-leading’ plans to protect rainforests and clean up supply chains. The proposals, which take aim at imported commodities such as cocoa, meat and sugar, have had a wider impact across the continent, with pressure mounting on the European Union (EU) to announce similar legislation. In […]
An encouraging start to this year’s UK sugar beet harvest has given growers hope after fears that Virus Yellows could result in low yields. Early predictions also suggest that an increase in planting area was a wise move, with unfavourable weather reducing growth since the spring. In this blog, we explore what this means for […]
The six months since March have been some of the most turbulent experienced in a generation. Each level of the sugar supply chain has witnessed sudden and far-reaching disruption, resulting in a test of their resilience and ingenuity. By and large, this test has been passed – but what has the effect been on sugar […]
The global pandemic and subsequent measures to control its spread have led to the closure of ports vital to the sugar industry. As a result, both imports and exports have been interrupted without warning, potentially impacting the availability and price of sugar across the world. What could the effect of these port closures and restrictions […]
With recent reports in the trade press warning of ‘frightening’ price hikes in the food and beverages industry, we explain why sugar prices have increased in the past year, and why continuity of supply is more important now than ever before. What is causing the rise in sugar prices? Within the UK and Europe, the […]