SUGAR NEWS & REPORTS

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

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    Sep 2020

    The 2021 sugar beet contract: how the changes impact the UK’s sugar industry

    Last week, British Sugar and the NFU Sugar announced they had concluded negotiations for the 2021 sugar beet contract. In this blog, we investigate how the offer compares with last year’s contract before exploring how it might impact the UK’s sugar industry. What are the terms of the 2021 sugar beet contract? British Sugar and […]

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    Aug 2020

    What is the difference between molasses and treacle?

    Treacle and molasses may both be by-products of the sugar refining process, but they are not as interchangeable as many believe. The two syrups have different properties which make them ideal for different uses. This blog explains the differences between the two products and where the confusion regarding how they should be labelled derives from. […]

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    Aug 2020

    How is sugar used in sauces?

    Sauces, such as savoury condiments and sweet dessert toppings, rely on pure sugars and syrups for flavour and mouth feel. But sugar also serves an important functional role; prolonging shelf life and aiding pourability for bottling and serving. With sales to both food industry brands and consumer businesses reaching a 5 year high of £434 […]

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    Aug 2020

    Fighting the wrong battles: the UK government’s new obesity strategy

    The announcement of the government’s new obesity strategy to “lose weight to beat coronavirus (COVID-19)”, has been met with significant opposition from businesses and consumers. In this blog, we’ll explore what the new measures are, what their impact could be, and whether they will affect sugar manufacturers.   What are the new obesity laws? Coming […]

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    Aug 2020

    The EU’s ban on neonicotinoids: two years on

    Two years on from the European Union’s (EU) ban on the use of neonicotinoids on any outdoor crop, we explore how sugar beet farmers are managing this challenging terrain, before looking at possible solutions that meet the needs of all stakeholder groups. Why are neonicotinoids significant to sugar beet growers? Transmitted by aphids, Virus Yellows […]

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    Jul 2020

    Managing people in a flexible working environment

    Four months after the government made work from home compulsory where possible, and with many businesses not returning to their offices until 2021, this blog has given me the chance to share my thoughts on flexible working, including the lessons learnt from this unprecedented period. While many argue that working from home has brought significant […]

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