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Due to their carbohydrate-rich properties, sugar cane and sugar beet are two of the world’s most versatile raw materials. Of course, we know these materials are refined into sugar for food, but their use as a feedstock for bioplastics is also growing. The latter will be the focus for this blog, where we will explain […]
Black treacle is used in many bulk product recipes, based on both the traditional and the contemporary. This unique ingredient is used for well-known mass-produced products such as gingerbread, treacle tart and fruit cakes, and is also used in sauces such as condiments and marinades. Black treacle is an efficient industrial ingredient, with properties that […]
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 […]