*Cocoa prices fall from September 2014 highs. Raw sugar prices initially extended last week's losses on large stocks, favorable cane harvest weather in Brazil, higher-than-expected output in India and Thailand, and fund selling. "Weather in center-south Brazil has been good for harvesting recently," said Nick Penney, a senior trader with Sucden Financial Sugar.» Read More
*Traders in Europe scramble for Ghana cocoa stock. *Ghana may have oversold crop by as much as 200,000 tonnes. ENCHI, Ghana/ LONDON, May 6- A poor cocoa harvest in Ghana has left the world's number two producer struggling to fulfil sales contracts and is driving up the price of the commodity on global markets.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 26- Raw sugar futures tested the prior session's six-year low in thin trade on Thursday, under pressure from a strengthening dollar, abundant supplies and light physical demand, while arabica coffee extended gains. New York cocoa futures eased, pressured by the weak sterling, and bucking the session's higher trend in larger commodity...
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.
ZURICH, Jan 21- Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut warned on Wednesday the strong Swiss franc could hit its results, after sales revenue rose 15.1 percent in the quarter to November helped by higher cocoa bean prices. Barry Callebaut said it conducted 99 percent of its business outside of Switzerland so had limited operational exposure to the surging franc,...
LONDON, Jan 19- Commodities trading house Noble Group is winding down its cocoa operations, three sources said on Monday. "They were instructed a few months ago not to do any business for next year, so the Ghana book will be run out, the Ivory book will be run out." Noble's cocoa business included exporting operations in the world's top two growers Ivory Coast and Ghana.
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...
Dennis Melka, CEO of United Cacao Limited, discusses the company's ambitions to become the "largest cacao supplier" in the world.
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.
Mohamed Elsarky, CEO of Godiva, discusses the impact of Ebola on cocoa producing nations and the factors behind cocoa's recent price increase.
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.
The World Cocoa Foundation is set to announce a fundraising initiative to help combat Ebola in West Africa.
Erkut Ozer, CEO of Global Trading Enterprises, says China's growing appetite for chocolate is pushing the price of cocoa higher.
"No one wants to talk about it because they don't want to start a panic," one expert tells CNBC.
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.
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.
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.
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 chairman & CEO Paul Grimwood, discuss how inflation is impacting food prices and where the company is looking to expand its health and wellness ambition.
Edward George, head of soft commodities at Ecobank, says chocolate will become a luxury in Europe as cocoa prices shoot up.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports cocoa prices are up more than 35 percent over the past 12 months.