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Trade Finance and Corporate Finance: What’s The Difference? | Czarnikow

Trade Finance and Corporate Finance – they’re terms you’ve probably heard a lot but if someone asked you to explain the difference, would you be able to? For those of us without a business or finance background or who are new to the commodities or financial sector, it might seem easier to keep quiet. In […]

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Ingredients Product Portfolio: Nutritive Sweeteners | Czarnikow

Nutritive sweeteners are historically the most common type of sweeteners traded globally, and we are now working with them in our supply chains. In our previous blog taking a closer look at high intensity sweeteners, you may have noticed that a majority of the ingredients discussed were created under rather perilous circumstances. In contrast, nutritive […]

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Ingredients Product Portfolio: Pineapple | Czarnikow

Pineapples are now a common sight in most supermarket aisles, but this was not always the case. This spiky-headed fruit has one of the most interesting histories of all our ingredients, and its maintained presence as one of the most popular fruits makes it an interesting one to work with. Production and Trading History Though […]

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High Intensity Sweeteners: A Report On 5 Of The Key Ingredients | Czarnikow

For centuries, sugar ruled the world of all things sweet. Along with honey, it was the main source of sweetness available to people all around the world. However, advances in science have since challenged sugar’s position with the discovery and production of high intensity sweeteners. Most of these are synthetic, though there are some exceptions […]

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Broadening Our Portfolio: The Expansion Into Ingredients | Czarnikow

Our strong relationships are what set us apart from other supply chain service companies, and have formed the basis of the way we operate. Working with clients over a number of years has built a secure platform from which we can support their supply chains at every step of the way from producer to end […]

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Winning through IT: An Extract From Our Annual Review

As part of our recent annual review we took a closer look at how our work in developing new software supports everything we do at Czarnikow, and makes us part of the conversation on technology in the global food and ingredients supply chain. Below is an excerpt from our 2018 review, which you can read […]

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Investing In Our People

Sharon Blore-Rimmer, Head of Global HR here at Czarnikow, identifies her role as an acting interface between the business and its people. Being able to meet business goals while keeping employees engaged is essential for success, but can be a hard balance to navigate. If successful, value is added to the company through the people […]

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The VIVE Sustainability Programme

How did VIVE come about? In recent years sustainability has becomes a global priority, not only within the commodities sector but in wider private and public spheres. In fact, it gets mentioned so often that the meaning of sustainability can become blurred. At Czarnikow, we take it to mean acting in a way that meets […]

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World Sugar Market Outlook – Thailand Seminar Report

This is a transcript of a sugar market report speech given on 23/05/19 in Bangkok. It gives a sugar industry outlook for 2019 and 2020, with a special emphasis on the Thai sugar market. If you are interested in being invited to future seminars hosted by Czarnikow, please email support@czapp.com with “Invite Me” in the […]

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Czarnikow London Internship Programme

At Czarnikow we place openness, inclusion and curiosity at the heart of everything we do. That’s why every year we run a year-long internship programme designed around giving those eager to experience a fast-paced work environment before graduation a head start once they graduate. The Czarnikow internship equips graduates with a diverse set of new […]

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A path of cooperation between Proterra Foundation and VIVE Programme

Boosting cooperation in the sugarcane and sugar beet supply chains. We are pleased to announce that the ProTerra Foundation and the VIVE Programme have joined forces to explore a path of cooperation and mutual recognition of their efforts to promote sustainable agriculture and food supply chains. In January 2019, The ProTerra Foundation and the VIVE […]

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Benchmark Announcement: Smartcane BMP

In October 2018 Smartcane BMP and VIVE agreed to explore whether aligning the two programmes could relieve the administrative pressures of achieving compliance to multiple sustainability standards, whilst at the same time offering a unique product to market harnessing the strengths of the respective schemes.

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The Sugar Market: In Transition?

We expect prices to bottom in H1’19, if they haven’t already. However, high global sugar stocks will make it hard for the market to strengthen significantly. We therefore expect market action to be choppy in 2019. [3,000 words/15 minutes’ reading time] This article first appeared for paying subscribers last week.

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Cheap Sugar – Changing Behaviour?

Since the V’18 expiry the sugar market has rallied strongly London Sugar Week showed most people are no longer bearish Is the sugar market surplus really over? [2,650 words/13 minutes’ reading time] This article first appeared for paying subscribers last week. No-One Knows Anything Any More

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Czarnikow Annual Review 2016 Market Report

In 2017, it looks as though the sugar market will move back into a surplus position, following two years of deficit production. The sugar market has already reacted strongly. Speculators have removed their record long position in the market, which was reached in October 2016. Increased crop planting grows supply The transition to a surplus […]

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Czarnikow Annual Review 2017 Market Report

2017 was characterised by extremely difficult trading conditions. Many major trading houses were poorly positioned throughout the year, which led to an accumulation of losses.

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2015/16: Deeper Sugar Deficit

Global sugar production falls 6.5% in 2015/16, to 174.1m mtrv (metric tonnes raw value). 2015/16 is in deficit by 11.4m mtrv, the second largest production deficit on record.

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Czarnikow Annual Review 2015 Market Report

The sugar market has been in surplus for four years. This has made trading conditions difficult; prices have been declining and volatility has reduced. But is this set to change?

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The Inconvenient Truth about Sugar Consumption (it’s not what you think)

The rise in obesity is a problem. And it is being blamed on a rise in the consumption of sugar. However, while global sugar consumption is rising in aggregate, in the developed total world sugar consumption has been surprisingly stable.

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Sugarcane production and water risks; a longer term view

Weather risk in the sugar market is usually seen as coming about when heavy rainfall disrupts crushing – just as we have seen in Brazil this season.

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