Read about the latest developments in the sugar industry,
and hear our expert views and news as it happens.

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    Aug 2021

    Exploring the importance of partners in food and beverages

    Today’s food and beverage manufacturers are under increased pressure to establish partnerships with their suppliers. With a focus on the sugar industry, we explain why this is, what partners do differently from suppliers, and how this benefits food and beverage manufacturers. Ragus as a partner: discussing a mutually-beneficial strategy.  Uncertain market creates demand for partners […]

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    Aug 2021

    Sugar for cider making explained: how to enhance cider production

    The UK cider market was worth a significant £1.8 billion in 2020 – a year of restricted on-premises sales due to lockdowns, too. While many people associate sugar with baking and confection, it plays both an essential and added value role in the production of these ciders.   Read on to learn about the significance […]

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    Aug 2021

    The price of packaging: inflation increasing sugar prices

    The market price of sugar has increased from 13 c/lb to 17 c/lb in just over ten months and, as detailed in our recent global sugar market report, this is turning the manufacturing of sugar into an expensive business. In this blog, we focus on packaging costs and explain the effect inflation is having on […]

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    Jul 2021

    Danish pastries: how sugar develops unique characteristics

    As a follow-on from our recent Nordic sugar applications blog, we’ve been exploring the unique ways in which Danish pastries and biscuits utilise pure sugar products. Unlike puff pastries, Danish pastries typically use a yeast-leavened pastry to create rise, texture, flavour and more, before all the defining features such as fruits, spices and custard are […]

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    Jul 2021

    Transportation challenges: adding to sugar prices

    As highlighted in our recent global sugar market report, sugar prices have increased from 13 c/lb in October to 17 c/lb today. These rises have been brought about by several factors, including growing global and domestic transportation costs. Here, we break these transit challenges down into their components and explain how they are impacting sugar […]

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    Jul 2021

    French sugar applications in traditional recipes

    French cuisine is known for being rich and luxurious, with cheese, butter and wine key components of many famous dishes, such as coq au vin, moules marinières and gratin dauphinois. In this blog, we explore both sweet and savoury French recipes that use another key ingredient in French cooking: sugar. Cross the English Channel and […]

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