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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 20- London cocoa futures fell on Monday, despite tightening supplies linked to declining production in top grower Ivory Coast as sterling surged against the dollar, while the firm British currency lifted bean prices in New York. London September cocoa settled down 21 pounds, or 0.9 percent, at 2,247 pounds per tonne, as the British sterling...

  • ABIDJAN, April 29- Small Ivory Coast cocoa exporters have defaulted on delivering tens of thousands of tonnes of beans, blaming a poor quality crop and the Coffee and Cocoa Council's decision to ban exports of small beans, sources said on Friday. At least 48,000 tonnes of cocoa beans have not be delivered, said a source at the Coffee and Cocoa Council, posing another...

  • *Unica Brazil cane crush data due this week. NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 25- Raw sugar on ICE rallied 3 percent on Monday, nearing the prior session's three-week high, as prolonged dryness in top grower Brazil raised concern despite expectations the country's cane industry data will show a brisk crush. July raw sugar settled up 0.42 cent, or 2.7 percent, at 15.89 cents per...

  • *Unica Brazil cane crush data for H1 April due this week. LONDON, April 25- Raw sugar on ICE rose on Monday, holding near to a three-week high, with traders focused on Brazilian cane industry data later in the week, which is expected to show a brisk crush in favorable weather. Cocoa futures were underpinned by expectations of lower output in West Africa, while robusta...

  • LONDON, April 25- Raw sugar on ICE hovered on Monday below three-week highs, with traders focused on Brazilian cane industry data later in the week expected to show a brisk crush in the centre-south in favourable weather. Cocoa futures were underpinned by expectations of lower output in West Africa, while robusta coffee steadied, with attention centred on lower...

  • Chocolate lovers, brace yourselves this Easter. The cost of the confectionery has jumped over the past year and may rise more. The Financial Times reports.

  • The Easter Bunny tends to put a bounce in chocolate sales, but the industry is under threat from changing consumption patterns and difficulties with cocoa farming.

  • Lindt stock is very expensive: Pro

    Jon Cox, head of Swiss equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, weighs in on Lindt’s latest earnings report, and why he remains cautious on the food and drinks sector overall.

  • The Mars empire

    Tracey Massey, Mars Chocolate North America president, discusses the company's strategy, the M&M's brand, and the state of the confectionery industry amid the "war on sugar."

  • LONDON, Feb 24- Arabica coffee and raw sugar futures fell on Wednesday, driven down by a broad-based retreat in crude oil and other commodity markets. Cocoa futures were mixed as a weak pound boosted the London contract while dollar-denominated New York futures fell. May arabica coffee futures fell 2.00 cents or 1.7 percent to $1.1725 per lb by 1306 GMT while May...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 22- Arabica coffee futures rallied almost 4 percent on Monday for their best daily gain in nearly three months on short covering, while cocoa rose on continued concerns about tightening supplies from Ivory Coast due to dry weather. "I anticipate a little further bounce to $1.23, but we will need much more news to go higher," said Hector Galvan,...

  • LONDON, Feb 22- Sugar futures on ICE edged up on Monday from 4-1/ 2- month lows, while arabica coffee firmed on technically driven buying and London cocoa benefited from a sharply weaker pound. Speculators cut their bullish raw sugar position on ICE Futures U.S., for the fourth straight week, to a 4-1/ 2- month low in the week ended Feb. 16, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading...

  • ABIDJAN, Feb 16- Dutch commodity firm Amtrada has sold Ivory Coast cocoa exporter Cipexi, which it fully owned, to Swiss trading house Origins for about 8 million euros, Origins said on Tuesday. The move, which puts an end to Amtrada's operations in the West African country, was finalised last week and marks an expansion for Origins, giving it a foothold in physical...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- Itochu Corp, one of Japan's biggest trading companies, said on Monday it has agreed to buy a stake in a new joint venture with privately-owned cocoa trader and processor Transmar Group, marking its first foray into the chocolate market. Under the terms of the deal, the companies will form a joint venture called Transmar Group Ltd, which will be based in...

  • ABIDJAN, Feb 8- More dry and hot weather last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions damaged cocoa trees, young flowers and small pods, threatening to delay and reduce the next mid-crop, farmers said on Monday. The dry season in Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, runs from mid-November to March. The plants need water, "said Salame Kone, who farms in the...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Feb 4- Candy bars have shrunk and economic growth in Asia has slowed, meaning people are eating less chocolate and its key ingredient cocoa, which has seen its price fall this year after defying commodities trends to soar in 2015.. High prices for ingredients last year- including nuts and milk as well as cocoa- helped make chocolate a less affordable...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 1- Cocoa futures soared 4 percent in heavy volume on Monday, in a corrective rally spurred by crop weather concerns in top grower Ivory Coast and oversold market conditions, causing the New York market to make its biggest jump in 3-1/ 2 years. March New York cocoa settled up $107, or 3.9 percent, at $2,868 per tonne after trading in a wide $131 range,...

  • Hershey's chocolate bars.

    Commodities have been crashing this year but there's one in particular that has hit the sweet spot.

  • Barry Callebaut's recipe for success

    Andreas Jacobs, chairman of Barry Callebaut, tells CNBC's Christine Tan how he is continuing the legacy of his father, German-born entrepreneur Klaus Jacobs.

  • China's chocolate sales will grow to $4.3 billion by 2019, up nearly 60 percent from 2014, driven by a growing urban population, a Hershey official said.