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  • Minneapolis- based Cargill had been in late-stage talks to buy the business, which spans bean pressing in Abidjan in Ivory Coast to fine chocolate making in Belgium. The combined company would have been big enough to rival Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut, the world's largest industrial chocolate producer.

  • *Contract to rival ICE's London cocoa market. LONDON, May 1- CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, plans to launch a cocoa futures contract this year, challenging rival Intercontinental Exchange's dominance in the market, industry sources said.

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

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

  • Minneapolis- based Cargill had been in late-stage talks to buy the business, which spans bean pressing in Abidjan in Ivory Coast to fine chocolate making in Belgium. The combined company would have been big enough to rival Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut, the world's largest industrial chocolate producer.

  • SOFTS-Coffee hits fresh two-year high, sugar eases Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    *Cocoa has technical bounce after subdued grind data. LONDON, April 11- Arabica coffee futures on ICE hit a more than two-year high on Friday, underpinned by fears that a drought will cut top-grower Brazil's output. Cocoa futures rose in a technical correction after sinking on Thursday due to disappointing demand data.

  • *Coffee council pegs Brazil 2014 output down 4.5 pct y/y. NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 10- Arabica coffee hit a more than two-year high on Thursday on low crop forecasts amid renewed fears that a drought will severely cut top grower Brazil's output in the coming seasons.

  • Cocoa prices were firm ahead of the latest quarterly grind data, while sugar was higher. Arabica coffee prices hovered near a two-year high of $2.0755 per lb hit on March 11, underpinned by concern that rainfall at the end of top grower Brazil's wet season came too little too late after drought in January and February.

  • ZURICH, April 3- Barry Callebaut, the world's biggest chocolate maker, reported a rise in half-year profits on Thursday, boosted by the turnaround of the Petra Foods' cocoa business it bought over a year ago, and reaffirmed its medium-term sales growth target.

  • ZURICH, April 3- Barry Callebaut, the world's biggest chocolate maker, reported a rise in half-year profits on Thursday, boosted by the turnaround of the Petra cocoa business it bought over a year ago, and reaffirmed its medium-term sales growth target.

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

    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

    "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.

  • 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

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

  • Do investors have a sweet tooth for cocoa?     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    Jonathan Parkman, head of agriculture at Marex Spectron, discusses the outlook for the cocoa market in 2014 and the role emerging markets will play in the price movement of the commodity.

  • A tale of two commodities: Coffee and cocoa     Sunday, 3 Nov 2013 | 10:34 PM ET

    Abah Ofon, Director, Agricultural Commodities Research at Standard Chartered explains what's behind the sharp divergence between coffee and cocoa prices this year.

  • The cocoa trade     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 1:26 PM ET

    Cocoa is rose over 2.5 percent in 1 week, and hit a 4-week high on Friday. Alan Knuckman, Trading Advantage, explains how he is using options to profit from the commodity's move.

  • Harvested cocoa beans

    Cocoa — the main ingredient for Kit Kats, Hershey’s bars and Snickers — may rally into the second-half of this year as low rainfall and drier weather forecast for Ivory Coast, the world’s leading cocoa supplier, threaten to reduce yields and deplete global stockpiles.

  • The Sideways Play Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 2:31 PM ET

    When it comes to playing it safe with commodities, you'll want a portfolio  with winners to offset the inevitable losers.

  • Cocoa Prices Set for a Comeback? Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 9:30 AM ET
    Harvested cocoa beans

    Cocoa prices have fallen about 30 percent in the past twelve months, but Keith Flury, Senior Commodity Analyst at Rabobank says they will continue to edge lower in the short-term.

  • Top Performing Commodities ETFs of 2012 Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 5:05 PM ET
    There may be no better way to appreciate the diversity of exchange traded funds than by looking at the commodities sector of the asset class. There are several hundred 100 ETFs and their close cousin, ETNs, or exchange traded notes. The group covers everything from energy to metals to agriculture to livestock. There are broad and narrow funds, ones based on an index or futures trading and still others that hold the actual commodity. There are precious and industrial metals, foodstuffs and livest

    There may be no better way to appreciate the diversity of exchange traded funds than by looking at the commodities sector of the asset class.