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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 9- Arabica coffee futures on ICE rallied for the fifth straight day on Friday, marking their biggest weekly surge in 11 months on concerns about below-normal rains in top-grower Brazil's growing regions. Cocoa consolidated lower after the prior session's surge while raw sugar was quietly higher. Continued forecasts for below-normal...

  • NEW YORK/ SINGAPORE, Dec 16- Olam International Ltd will buy Archer Daniels Midland Co's cocoa business for $1.3 billion, catapulting the Singapore- based commodities firm into the top tier of global suppliers to the growing chocolate business. The deal would be Olam's biggest ever and mark a dramatic turnaround after an attack two years ago on its acquisition...

  • PAINE, CHILE, Dec 2- The world's biggest maker of industrial chocolate Barry Callebaut said on Tuesday there will be a global cocoa surplus this year and possibly the next, taking a more bearish perspective than some other forecasters so far. "This year we will have more beans than we need, so we will have a surplus," Juergen Steinemann, chief executive of the Swiss...

  • Sweet deal: United Cacao floats on London's AIM   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 3:45 AM ET
    Sweet deal: United Cacao floats on London's AIM

    Dennis Melka, CEO of United Cacao Limited, discusses the company's ambitions to become the "largest cacao supplier" in the world.

  • Chocolate shortage? Hold on a second   Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:45 PM ET
    Chocolate shortage? Hold on a second

    Prices of chocolate have soared nearly 20 percent over the last 18 months. CNBC's Sara Eisen explains why some say talks of a potential cocoa shortage are exaggerated.

  • How Godiva is dealing with high cocoa prices   Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 9:41 PM ET
    How Godiva is dealing with high cocoa prices

    Mohamed Elsarky, CEO of Godiva, discusses the impact of Ebola on cocoa producing nations and the factors behind cocoa's recent price increase.

  • Ebola spread could threaten 50% of cocoa production: Pro

    Tedd George, head of agriculture research at Ecobank, says the spread of Ebola across West Africa could hit production and threaten a large amount of the world's cocoa production.

  • Cocoa companies team up to fight against Ebola Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 2:39 PM ET
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    The World Cocoa Foundation is set to announce a fundraising initiative to help combat Ebola in West Africa.

  • China's sweet tooth pushing cocoa prices higher: Pro

    Erkut Ozer, CEO of Global Trading Enterprises, says China's growing appetite for chocolate is pushing the price of cocoa higher.

  • A risk to cocoa that's not priced into the market Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:47 PM ET
    A worker holds up a handful of cocoa beans near Brussels, Belgium.

    "No one wants to talk about it because they don't want to start a panic," one expert tells CNBC.

  • Are cocoa prices running 'too far too fast?'   Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:44 AM ET
    Are cocoa prices running

    After seeing a rise of nearly 20 percent year to date, cocoa prices may see a taper soon, says Avtar Sandu, Senior Manager, Commodities at Phillip Futures.

  • Why rising cocoa prices won't dampen demand   Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 6:47 PM ET
    Why rising cocoa prices won't dampen demand

    Wayne Gordon, Executive Director, Commodities of UBS Wealth Management, explains why consumers won't be put off by higher cocoa prices and discusses the surge in chocolate demand in emerging markets.

  • Rising cocoa prices no match for Asia's sweet tooth

    Cocoa prices have risen almost 20 percent year to date. CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar visits a factory in Singapore to find out whether higher prices have dampened chocolate demand in Asia.

  • Chocoholics: Your fix in Asia could get pricier Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 5:53 AM ET

    Asia's newly minted chocoholics are tempting sweets-makers, but challenges range from different cultural tastes to the region driving up cocoa prices.

  • Nestle USA CEO: Constantly looking to acquire   Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    Nestle USA CEO: Constantly looking to acquire

    Nestle USA chairman & CEO Paul Grimwood, discuss how inflation is impacting food prices and where the company is looking to expand its health and wellness ambition.

  • Chocolate could become like Champagne: Pro   Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:50 AM ET
    Chocolate could become like Champagne: Pro

    Edward George, head of soft commodities at Ecobank, says chocolate will become a luxury in Europe as cocoa prices shoot up.

  • Rising cost of cocoa   Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 2:31 PM ET
    Rising cost of cocoa

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports cocoa prices are up more than 35 percent over the past 12 months.

  • Godiva CEO: Dark chocolate on fire   Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 10:26 AM ET
    Godiva CEO: Dark chocolate on fire

    "Chocolate is more popular than ever," explains Godiva CEO Jim Goldman, in discussing just how popular Valentine's Day is for his stores. He discusses high cocoa prices right now.

  • Chocolate sales underpinning cocoa price rally: Pro   Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 4:30 AM ET
    Chocolate sales underpinning cocoa price rally: Pro

    Jonathan Parkman, head of agriculture at Marex Spectron, says the strong performance of Mondelez and Nestle in the cocoa sector underpinned the commodity's price rally last year.

  • Americans love dark chocolate   Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 2:41 PM ET
    Americans love dark chocolate

    Cocoa is up about 30 percent in the last 12 months, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan. Stronger demand, and fewer supplies are contributing.