Inside Coffee & Cocoa International, November 2013...
- Sao Tome to capitalise on GI status
- Trading software expected to migrate to mobile devices
- Socio-economic factors key to growth in Chinese market
- Roaster takes coffee farmers "beyond certification"
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|COFFEE KIDS WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR|
The Board of Directors of Coffee Kids has appointed a new Executive Director, Rebecca Singer.
|LINDT & SPRUENGLI SCALES UP WORK IN GHANA|
By 2016, more than 45,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana will have received additional support in improved agricultural, social and environmental farming practices.
|GREEN COFFEE CFP-PCR LAUNCHED|
A green coffee Carbon Footprint Product Category Rule has been published, providing the first PCR for the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions from coffee production.
|GHANA’S COCOA SECTOR "STABLE" BUT LOOKING FOR GROWTH|
Production in Ghana is expected to be relatively stable for the 2013/14 season, while rising prices worldwide should lead to revenue growth.
|'COCOASAFE' HELPS FARMERS ACCESS COCOA MARKETS|
CABI in the UK is leading a new project aimed at improving the quality of cocoa in Southeast Asia and raising awareness of food safety issues in the cocoa supply chain.
|SCAA UNVEILS NEW BOARD MEMBERS|
The Specialty Coffee Association of America has announced that Willem Boot has stepped down from the SCAA Board of Directors and thanks him for his efforts and significant contributions to the industry.
|STARBUCKS CONCLUDES DISPUTE WITH KRAFT|
Starbucks Coffee Company to pay Kraft USD 2.76 billion following the conclusion of arbitration over its packaged coffee business.
|COFFEE KIDS AND WCLF SIGN PARTNERSHIP|
Coffee Kids charity and the World Coffee Leaders Forum have entered into a 'strategic partnership' to strengthen support for coffee-growing communities in 2013.
|IWCA PARTICIPATES IN WORLD FORUM FOR LED|
VP Phyllis Johnson represents the International Women's Coffee Alliance at the Second World Forum for Local Economic Development in Brazil.
|RESTRUCTURING COMES AT A TIME OF GRAVE CONCERN|
The result of a radical overhaul of way the International Coffee Organization operates now being undertaken by its Chief Executive will start emerging over the coming year.
|ROLE OF NON-TARIFF MEASURES ADDRESSED BY NEW STUDY|
ICCO study released into non-tariff measures that can restrict cocoa entry into importing countries.
|ECOM ACQUIRES ARMAJARO'S SOFT COMMODITIES UNIT |
Ecom has confirmed that it is to acquire Armajaro Holdings Ltd’s soft commodities trading unit.
|INDUSTRY LEADERS JOIN FORCES TO HELP FIGHT LEAF RUST|
GMCR, MIF and Skoll Foundation have announced their support for Root Capital's 'Coffee Farmer Resilience' initiative battling the leaf rust epidemic in Latin America.
|CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION TAKES ROOT IN PERU|
Lidl supports Twin Trading's provision of technical and financial support to be better prepared for the challenges of climate change.
|WILMARSDONK CANCELS LICENSE FOR ANTWERP WAREHOUSE|
ICE has announced that Wilmarsdonk warehouse has voluntarily cancelled a coffee warehouse license in the Port of Antwerp, with effect from December 1, 2013.
|PROBAT ROASTING AND GRINDING SOLUTIONS FOR LAVAZZA|
Probat in Germany is to supply four roasting machines and eight grinders to the Italian coffee roaster Lavazza.
|SUPPLY ISSUES WEIGH HEAVILY ON COFFEE PRICES|
Oversupply is dominating markets and, as a result, the price trend for Arabica coffee is still downward, says ABN AMRO.
|NYSE LIFFE CONSULTS INDUSTRY ON WAREHOUSING ISSUES|
NYSE Liffe says it plans to consult with nominated warehousekeepers, members and other market participants with regard to warehousing costs for cocoa and Robusta coffee.
|CALLEBAUT AND PETRA DISPUTE TERMS OF COCOA DEAL|
Singapore-based Petra Foods is engaged in a dispute with Barry Callebaut over the price the latter wants to pay to acquire its cocoa business.
|COCOA RALLY COULD HAVE PEAKED|
Cocoa prices, 2013's star performer, may be running out of steam after the recent lofty level of USD 2,750/tonne.
|'C' PRICE COULD FALL AS LOW AS 100 CENTS/LB|
NY Arabica futures recently fell through the 110c/lb mark, and could be set to fall further, says Macquarie Research.
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