Sweeteners

Trends in artificial and natural alternatives to sugar.

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New Sugar Company

Cargill, Copersucar come together to create new global sugar company

Two companies reach agreement to combine global sugar trading activities in new joint venture.
April 2, 2014
The move is an effort to better the sugar supply chain by increasing its efficiency, quality and services.
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Equal partners: ICAM's relationship with Global Organics continues to evolve

ICAM prides itself on partnerships and it's relations ship with it's organic sugar supplier is no different.
March 12, 2014
A few years ago Dave Alexander, of Global Organic, began discussing the idea of selling the Agostoni line of couvertures as well as ingredients to his customers. Last year, the company inked the deal.
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Sweeteners: Sweetening Consumers’ Candy Choices

Ongoing debate about sugar intake sparks renewed interest in sugar-free, reduced-sugar confections.
January 23, 2014
There's a movement toward sugar reduction, and it’s making itself felt in the confectionery sector.
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General Mills makes 2020 commitment for 10 ingredients

Pledges to source cocoa, sugar and others sustainably by 2020.
September 25, 2013
General Mills has announced a commitment to sustainably source 100 percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020, including cocoa, sugar and other ingredients.
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Report: Asia, Africa to see significant sugar growth

Rabobank predicts global sugar market through 2021.
June 26, 2013
Asia and Africa are getting a whole lot sweeter — at least according to a new report from Rabobank.
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One-on-one with United Sugar Corp.

Steven Hinges predicts sugar aplenty for U.S. confectioners
February 28, 2013
An interview with Steven Hines, director of marketing with United Sugars Corp., provides answers about sugar availability, the short-term Farm Bill, GMOs and imports.
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Sweetener Wars: How do Americans really feel about sugar?

A Hartman Group White Paper details consumer behavior toward sugar
February 28, 2013
The white paper details how Americans really feel about sugar, why they tend to avoid it and how companies can combat negative perceptions.
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Sweeteners

Choices, challenges abound for sweeteners

Ongoing health concerns have stimulated development of a broad range of alternatives to sugar, including all-natural options. Traditional tastes, however, counter healthy yearnings, keeping the sector dynamic, albeit still developmental in many segments.
February 28, 2013
Within the adult gum and mint categories, the switchover from sugar to sweetener alternatives has been nearly seamless. This gradual yet almost totally pervasive transition goes back several decades.
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Kimmie Candy gets visit from congressman

Nevada confectioner uses opportunity to explain need for sugar policy reform
November 20, 2012
Joseph Dutra, the owner of Kimmie Candy, had the idea of inviting his local congressman to come see his Reno, Nev.-based factory, and then using the time to discuss the 2012 Farm Bill.
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Recall

American Licorice recalls Red Vines Black Licorice Twists

Recall follows similar one by Lucky Country.
August 23, 2012

For the second time this month, a licorice company is voluntarily recalling product that potentially had too much lead.


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April 2014

In this issue of Candy Industry, Editor Bernie Pacyniak reports on three candy manufacturers from his visit to Florida, hard candy is making a comeback, interpack, and more!
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