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

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    Jul 2021

    Global sugar market report 2021/22

    It has been over eight months since the last Ragus global sugar market report. In that time, we have seen the world start to recover from the COVID pandemic and, subsequently, global sugar consumption begin to increase. But that is only one part of the story. Below, we examine all things tonnage, price and import/export, […]

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    Jul 2021

    Nordic foods: more sugar applications from across the North Sea

    The latest blog in our series of global sugar applications sees us take another trip across the North Sea, this time focusing on popular uses of pure sugars and syrups in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. Of course, this is too large a feat to achieve in a single blog, so we have crudely […]

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    Jun 2021

    Is demerara sugar brown sugar?

    A common misconception is that demerara sugar is the same as brown sugar. Demerara sugar is indeed a type of brown sugar, but it is not the product most consumers typically associate the term ‘brown sugar’ with, which is soft brown sugar. This blog explains the differences – and why they matter – between the […]

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    Jun 2021

    Glucose syrup UK shortages: how to overcome the supply deficit

    A ‘perfect storm’ of factors has resulted in shortages of glucose syrup in the UK market. Here, we explain what has caused this deficit and how manufacturers can overcome the present supply challenges by using invert sugar syrup as a possible replacement. Glucose syrup definition Glucose syrup is a viscous sweetener syrup with a light, […]

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    Jun 2021

    The Netherlands: modern and traditional sugar applications

    The latest edition in our series focusing on sugar applications from across the globe: The Netherlands. We could not resist investigating some of the nation’s famed sweet treats but managed to include a savoury application too, exploring how a variety of sugar products add colour, flavour and texture to these traditional foods, as well as […]

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    Jun 2021

    Why artificial sweeteners can cost more in the long run

    Many food and beverage manufacturers choose artificial sweeteners because they are perceived to be cheaper than pure sugar products. However, when examined in more detail, this perception may not be true, particularly considering the trade-offs manufacturers make by choosing the artificial sweetener option. In the long term, are artificial sweeteners really cost-effective? Artificial sweeteners – […]

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