The Reason For Our Chocolate Problem

The chocolate deficit is a supply and demand story with weather and fungus problems on the supply side and demand up from developing nations.

Is Ebola Threatening the Price of Chocolate?

While Ebola fear caused raw cocoa futures prices to rise in September, its long term rise has been because of more demand from developing nations.

What Refrigerators Can Tell Us About Global Markets

In refrigerators in developing nations, we can see the impact of affluence on their diet and on supply and demand that will change worldwide food prices.

One Reason That Chocolates Are More Expensive

In an econlife post from September 2013, we presented a spending ladder that emerging market nations like the BRICs–Brazil, Russia, India, China–might climb. At each rung, spending surges and then flattens at that higher level until consumers can afford to climb…

Now It’s Chocolate

According to one recent news article, a Cadbury chocolate bar is missing 2 chunks but the price is the same. First we had a hedge fund trying to corner the cocoa bean market. Then came political turmoil in the world’s…