Food Business News - July 19, 2011 - (Page 46)

Ingredient Markets Market commentary for one-week period ended July 15, 2011 Sweeteners Cash sweetener markets were quiet with prices mostly steady last week. Futures prices remained volatile with 2011-12 sugar output from top-producer Brazil forecast to decline year-over-year for the first time in a decade. Offers on domestic bulk refined beet and cane sugar held at 57c a lb f.o.b. for spot through Sept. 30, 2012, from major processors, some of whom were in no hurry to book additional supply because they already were heavily sold. Beet processors remained cautious about the 2011 sugar beet crop, and cane refiners were concerned about potential disruption from severe tropical weather. Small amounts of sugar continued to trade at or below 57c a lb for this year, but some traded as low as 50c a lb with near-term delivery requirements. Traders suggested sugar was offered around 45c a lb f.o.b. for 2013, but buyers often bid below 40c. Sugar beet crop condition ratings improved last week, but some processors indicated they would begin slicing beets later than normal this fall because of late planting. This increased concerns about freeze damage. U.S. sugar beets were rated 62% good to excellent in Minnesota, 75% in North Dakota, 61% in Wyoming and 78% in Colorado. Louisiana’s cane crop showed some improvement with 35% rated good to excellent and 28% poor to very poor. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in its July 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates reduced the U.S. 201011 sugar ending stocks-to-use ratio for the current year to 13.3% from 14.1% in June but raised the ratio for 2011-12 to 11.1% from 9.2% in June. Ending stocks for 2010-11 were lowered 80,000 short tons, raw value, to 1,527,000 tons, based on an 80,000-ton increase in the tariff rate quota (announced in June) that was more than offset by a 110,000-ton cut in sugar imports from Mexico and a 50,000ton increase in deliveries (use). For the year beginning Oct. 1, 2011, ending stocks were raised 218,000 tons as an 80,000-ton decrease in beginning stocks was more than offset by a 298,000-ton increase in projected imports from Mexico, to a record 1,453,000 tons. Domestic deliveries were unchanged for 2011-12 at 11,315,000 tons. Exports of U.S. high-fructose corn syrup to Mexico during October-April totaled 586,545 tonnes, dry weight basis, up 19% from a year earlier, the U.S.D.A. said. London white sugar futures soared to a record high, and nearby New York October world raw futures surged to a contract high of 31.33c a lb early last week ahead of a forecast cut in sugar output from Brazil. World raws declined after the forecast was released as the 2.2-million-tonne reduction cut was expected. FBN Edible Oils Bookings of edible oils were limited last week. Price changes were mixed. Soybean oil prices advanced. Soybean oil futures prices rose in sympathy with the rest of the soy complex, which, in turn, rallied with corn. The cash basis on soybean oil remained firm. Poor crushing margins limited production with the tighter output sustaining the cash market. Soybean oil users extended ownership to about 60 days a couple weeks earlier when futures prices dipped. They were comfortable for the time being. The stubbornly strong nearby cash basis affected only spot or near-term buyers. Most major users earlier booked basis at lower levels. The cash basis for the fourth quarter of 2011 was at wide discounts to the nearby, raising ideas “there was light at the end of the tunnel.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture on July 12 projected the carryover of soybean oil in the United States on Oct. 1, 2012, at 2,206 million lbs, up 48 million lbs from the June forecast but down 665 million lbs, or 23%, from a forecast 2,871 million lbs in 2011. The upward adjustment to the 2012 number reflected a 48-million-lb increase in projected carry-in. All other 2011-12 soybean oil supply-and-demand estimates were unchanged. The U.S.D.A. lowered its forecast of the average price of soybean oil in 2011-12 by 4c to 54@58c a lb. Palm oil prices rose slightly but only because of the support derived from an advancing soybean oil market. Pressuring the palm oil market were mounting stocks held in Malaysia and Indonesia. FBN Beet and cane sugar f.o.b. plant, cents per lb Sweeteners Delivered basis, cents per lb HFCS spot price1 HFCS list price2 Regular — Change from — Year corn July 15 July 8 July 1 ago syrup3 Dextrose 42% HFCS wet 55% HFCS wet July 15 Year ago Midwest beet 55.00 @ 57.00 — — 53.00 21.375 24.875 net 153/8@ 193/8 153/8@ 163/8 29.85@33.85 24.625 East Pacific beet 55.00 @ 57.00 — — 53.00 Midwest 22.925 26.425 net 28.85@32.85 26.175 Midwest Cane* 55.00 @ 57.00 — — 53.00 Northeast 16¾@ 20¾ 16¾@ 17¾ 23.125 26.625 net *Spot raw plus 7% plus 14.8c with 2% cash discount. Southeast 167/8@ 207/8 167/8@ 177/8 31.85@35.85 26.375 West 22.625 26.125 net Southwest 16½@ 20½ 16½@ 17½ 25.875 Raw cane 23.325 26.825 net West 173/8@ 213/8 173/8@ 183/8 26.575 Delivered refiner, cents per lb 1-Variations in prices often tied to tank car versus truck deliveries. 2-Prices are the lowest available to the publication. 3-Regular 42 DE/43 Baume, f.o.b. tank cars, trucks Contract Nearby August-September October-December January-March April-June July-September — Change from — July 15 July 8 July 1 36.55 -.75 +1.15 36.55 -.75 +1.15 37.50 +.80 +2.45 37.80 +1.30 +1.40 37.00 +.50 +.10 37.50 +.60 +.65 Year ago 31.25 31.25 29.40 29.15 29.15 28.80 Chicago soybean oil futures Bulk in tank cars, cents per lb July 15 — Change from — Delivery close July 8 July 1 August 57.35 +1.03 +2.03 September 57.56 +1.01 +2.01 October 57.78 +.96 +1.96 December 58.26 +.95 +1.96 January 58.53 +.94 +1.96 March 58.78 +.89 +1.94 Year ago 38.31 38.48 38.67 39.06 39.33 39.57 Edible oils Bulk, cents per lb — Change from — Year July 15 July 8 July 1 ago Soybean oil, Decatur Loose lard, Chicago Edible tallow, Chicago Cottonseed oil, Miss. PBSY Palm oil, ports Palm kernel oil, ports Coconut oil Peanut oil, Southeast Corn oil, Decatur Sunflowerseed oil, Midwest Canola oil, Midwest 56.50 59.75 60.75 56.25 54.50 63.50 85.00 90.00 70.00 95.00 62.50 +1.50 +3.00 +.75 +2.00 +.50 -.75 -5.00 +2.50 35.75 +2.25 34.50 +1.75 34.00 +3.00 41.75 -.25 41.00 -.75 -5.00 46.75 48.75 Spot soybean oil Decatur, Ill., bulk cents per lb 63.00 53.00 43.00 33.00 23.00 J O J Previous Year A Current Year Crude soybean oil Bulk in tank cars, cents per lb Delivery Decatur, Ill. July 56.10 @56.35 August 56.10 @56.35 September 56.31 @56.56 October 55.28 @55.53 November 55.52 @55.77 December 55.76 @56.01 January 56.03 @56.28 Western points 55.60 @55.85 55.60 @55.85 55.81 @56.06 54.53 @54.78 54.77 @55.02 55.01 @55.26 55.28 @55.53 +3.00 +10.00 68.00 -3.50 +.50 42.50 — +2.25 -10.00 55.00 +3.25 43.75 46 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® July 19, 2011

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Food Business News - July 19, 2011
U.S. rice production situation changes dramatically
Marketing standards for children’s products proposed
Campbell to invest less in sodium reduction
Editorial - Data transparency hugely important for markets
Dannon to invest $88 million in Ohio yogurt plant
Pfi zer may sell Nutrition business
Nestle Health Science acquires stake in Vital Foods
Hispanic consumers seek authentic menu options
Kraft names Timothy Cofer to European leadership
Gary Lane named c.e.o. of Ottens Flavors
Nestle to buy 60% interest in Chinese confectioner
Sun Capital acquires Contessa Premium Foods
Reser’s Fine Foods to acquire Vaughan Foods
Campbell to invest less in sodium reduction
Hamburger consumption on the rise
Dunkin’ looks to raise $461 million through i.p.o.
Buckhead Beef to build new facility
Global industrial processing of grains in slower growth
Higher adult obesity rates recorded in 16 states
More than 2,000 organizations in support of MyPlate
U.S. rice production situation changes dramatically
Washington - Agreement ends cross-border trucking dispute
Sodium Reduction - Conflicting views on sodium and mortality
Potassium chloride comes with taste issues
Children’s Nutrition - Questions arise about children and food allergies
DAIRY BUSINESS NEWS - Dairy ingredient innovations
DAIRY BUSINESS NEWS - Fonterra names chief executive officer
Dairy Business News - New OptiSol ingredient works with frozen yogurt
Dairy Business News - New Danisco system targets artisan ice cream
Dairy Business News - Regional ice cream maker ceases production
Dairy Business News - Dairy organizations team to form consortium
Dairy Business News - Harris sees consumers continue to focus on value, spending cuts
Dairy Business News - General Mills completes Yoplait acquisition
Dairy Business News - Shadow Beverages acquires Whey-Up brand
Dairy Business News - Dean Foods settles lawsuit for $140 million
Dairy Business News - Sargento Foods expands R.&D. staffi ng
New Product Trends - Beyond meat protein
New Food Products - Zatarain’s introduces frozen meals
New Food Products - Bear Naked launches Nut Cluster Crunch cereal
New Food Products - Kraft adds caulifl ower to new mac and cheese item
New Food Products - AdvancePierre Foods adds Graham Snackers
New Food Products - WhiteWave foods expands product line
New Food Products - Mott’s enters vegetable juice category
New Food Products - Orgain introduces shakes for children
New Food Products - Field Roast launches vegetarian frankfurter
INGREDIENT MARKET TRENDS - Spring wheat crop forecast 11% lower than 2010
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News - Caravan launches base for single-serve items
Supplier Innovations and News - B vitamin supplier changes name to Prinova
Supplier Innovations and News -Testing method screens for Salmonella
Supplier Innovations and News - Cargill commits to 2015 sustainable palm oil goal
Supplier Innovations and News - European Commission approves stevia’s use in some foods
Supplier Innovations and News - Kemin hires technical sales manager
Supplier Innovations and News - Bell expands by buying facility
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Food Business News - July 19, 2011