Global wheat prices have settled slightly but remain historically strong and the prolonged period of such conditions is uncharted territory for industry, according to an analyst.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has urged greater use of neglected traditional grains, saying that there is global overreliance on just a handful of staple foods.
Australian food giant Goodman Fielder will offload its New Zealand flour milling business to Japanese firm Nisshin as part of its wider strategy to recover from struggling finances.
Guar gum prices have dropped a long way from peaks of $20 to $25 a kilo – but there is now a standoff between buyers and sellers, according to hydrocolloids...
Wheat and corn prices have eased over the fourth quarter but will spike again at the beginning of 2013 as impacts from demand rationing take hold, Rabobank says.
Sky-high wheat prices will deter use of the grain for feed and thus secure supplies for bakery and snack manufacturers in the long-run, according to an analyst.
Guar should not be relisted on India’s futures market until regulation of trading is improved, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) says.
Guar gum could be relisted on India’s futures market if a positive committee decision is reached next week, according to the country’s commodity markets regulator.
Smaller bakery and snack manufacturers will be forced to consolidate with stronger entities within the next six months as the eurozone crisis looks set to worsen and commodity prices remain...
Tightening supplies and price surges have led to a slowdown in global wheat trade, according to the latest USDA report.
The European Commission has forecast EU cereal prices to remain high and unstable and is wary of the destabilising effects of other commodities such as maize and wheat.
Bakery and snack manufacturers can expect a higher wheat price in the coming months as the US drought has hit the maize market putting pressure on wheat supplies amid export...
Price spikes in the US grains market fuelled by a lengthy drought will be felt by bakery and snack manufacturers around September, according to an industry analyst.
Worldwide sugar prices have fallen in the second quarter (Q2) of 2012 as the market is projected to record a surplus for the next two seasons, according to Rabobank International.
Sugar prices worldwide are forecast to fall around 19% by 2013 as supply remains above demand, according to financial services group Rabobank.
A consecutive deficit in 2012/13 is set to move cocoa prices higher as supply struggles to meet rising demand for chocolate products in Asia, according to financial services group Rabobank.
The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of the world’s largest sugar trader ED&F MAN by Europe’s largest sugar producer Südzucker and said it would raise no competition concerns on...
Demand for cocoa is expected to climb 30% in the next 10 years creating a 25% shortage of current supply, according to North American cocoa processor and chocolate ingredients supplier Blommer Chocolate Company.
The European Union is expected to allow additional sugar imports to the market in the coming weeks in a move welcomed by the confectionery industry.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has lowered its forecast for global wheat end stocks for 2011/12, but supply overall remains comfortable, according to an analyst.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has reported a rise in cereal prices from January to February with wheat prices raising the most. However the second highest wheat crop is...
Low coffee demands, surplus cocoa stocks, rising sugar prices and a geographical shift in the wheat market, are just a few points raised by Euromonitor’s senior food analyst in its...
Global sugar prices could rise following a shortage in Mexican production unless the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows additional imports, according to the Jenkins Sugar Group.
Bakery manufacturers can capitalise on an emerging Scandinavian dietary trend with new low-carb offerings, according to an analyst from Euromonitor International.
Wheat prices in 2012 are likely to be volatile and will be dictated by the global maize market and weather conditions, according to an analyst at the UK’s Agriculture &...