PRICES 2nd HALF 2009
If you look at the detailed Commodities and Currency Report, you will see the key fundamentals that impact on pricing still continue to work against us. We are able to offer firm pricing for most mainstream Chocolate and Cocoa Products in 6 month bites. As we have said since the beginning of the year, the weakness of Sterling and the higher Cocoa Market will come through in the second half of 2009.
SO WE EXPECT THAT PRICES FOR CALLEBAUT, CACAO BARRY, CARMA & BELCOLADE CHOCOLATE WILL INCREASE BY AROUND 20% FROM 1st JULY 2009.
We will be increasing stock levels as far as possible in order that we can help you stock build before the price increase applies. Obviously demand will be high in the run up to the increase, so please let us know as we get nearer the increase what we can do to help cushion the increase. We expect to have the New Price Lists by the end of April/mid May so please keep reading these Newsletters and also regularly check our website to keep up to date
In these times of price pressures, we are committed to making sure that our Ingredient options offer you the best value for money, so please do not hesitate to talk to any of us if you have any questions or suggestions.
We are delighted to now stock a 71% single origin Extra Bitter Chocolate from www.grenadachocolate.com We are proud to be associated with and to support the Grenada Organic Cocoa Farmers Project which has a majority stake in the chocolate factory. The factory ferments, dry's and roasts the beans and make the finished chocolate high in the Rainforest using Solar Power.
This is a genuine Origin Chocolate that has a complex and unique taste that develops as the chocolate matures over time. For something special – why not give it a try!
3rd March 2009