British Sugar pushes up forecast as parent reports sugar loss

Jones, David
April 2015
Farmers Weekly;4/24/2015, Issue 1000, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that the British Sugar edges up forecast for 2014 season's beet crop to a new record of 1.45 metric (m) tonnes of sugar as its parent group Associated British Foods reported a financial loss for sugar due to low European Union (EU) prices. Topics discussed include the group's Great Britain-based companies finished their processing campaign, British Sugar has reduced the amount of beet, and reduction in sugar profit.


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