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

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    Jul 2020

    Sugar’s role in the manufacture of ice cream

    With the latest heatwave to hit the UK seeing consistently high temperatures in the late twenties, consumer ice cream sales have rocketed. The UK take-home and bulk buy ice cream market was worth a considerable £1.2 billion in 2018, and with the current climate in the UK, 2020 should return similar figures. With this backdrop […] ...

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    Jun 2020

    How sugar is used in the food services industry?

    Food service is returning to life, following the government’s latest announcement that cafes, restaurants, and pubs will be opening their doors to more than just takeaways from 4 July. These sectors, from fine dining experiences to layby burger vans, are major consumers of pure sugars not just as ingredients for their core food offerings, but […] ...

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    Jun 2020

    How has coronavirus impacted the brewing industry?

    Brewing is traditionally regarded as one of the more resilient sectors of the beverage market, able to weather the storms of crises due to the relatively stable profits generated by consistent demand. The current coronavirus-induced global economic downturn, however, is unlike any we have seen before. With the brewing industry currently experiencing its short-term effects, […] ...

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    Jun 2020

    The UK’s options for importing sugar after Brexit

    Just before the UK was gripped by coronavirus, the government outlined its plans for agriculture in a post-Brexit environment. The proposed bill represented a shift from the direct payments to farmers outlined in the EU’s CAP to a new payment system centred on decarbonising British farming. Below we analyse how this could affect the UK’s […] ...

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    Jun 2020

    Introducing Ragus’ CSR Manager: Henry Eastick

    Ragus is delighted to announce the appointment of Henry Eastick as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager. CSR underpins operations at Ragus, from ensuring we only ever source through ethical and transparent supply chains to always seeking to limit the carbon footprint of our production facility. Henry will provide a focal point for these activities, channelling […] ...

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    May 2020

    The history of golden syrup

    Golden syrup is inextricably linked to the Ragus story. First formulated by our founder Charles Eastick, it has since become one of the world’s most ubiquitous and well-known sugar products. But how did the golden elixir come into existence and what role does it play in the Ragus of today? 1863-1885: humble beginnings to a […] ...

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