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Bonumose Begins Production of Tagatose at New State-of-the-Art Facility


Charlottesville, VA (January 30, 2023) - ASR Group and Bonumose, Inc. are pleased to announce that tagatose production has commenced at Bonumose’s new commercial production facility and advanced research & development lab. Having developed a proprietary method for producing low-cost tagatose from plant-based starches, Bonumose is at the forefront of using enzymatic processes to make rare sugars at scale. Starting in mid-February, ASR Group will have tagatose available for initial shipments and samples.


C&H Sugar’s Support for Food Bank Helps Feed Thousands of Families this Holiday Season

2022-12-16 | Blog Article

ASR Group was happy to make the holidays a bit brighter for families near our C&H® Sugar Crockett Refinery in California through a monetary donation to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Refinery Manager Hitesh Modgil presented the Food Bank with our check for $20,000, continuing our longtime support for the organization that helps feed more than 275,000 people per month.  


Domino® Sugar Refinery Shows Pride in Yonkers and Commitment to City with New LED Welcome Sign

2022-11-22 | PRESS RELEASE

The Domino® Sugar Yonkers Refinery, owned by American Sugar Refining, Inc., a member of ASR Group, lit a new LED sign at an event on Monday, Nov. 21, showing pride in its beloved brand and the City of Yonkers, where its 300 employees produce more than 4 million pounds of sugar each day. 


Tate & Lyle Launches Sixth Annual Lyle’s Local Fund to Support our Newham Community


ASR Group is proud to support the communities in which we live and work, including our Newham, London community, which we have called home for more than 140 years. This fall, we were pleased to launch our annual Lyle’s Local Fund, a small grants fund underwritten by our company, Tate & Lyle Sugars, for Newham-based charities, social enterprises, schools, community groups and non-profit organizations that support safe, prosperous, and healthy community activities in Newham.


A Fresh New Look for C&H® Sugar Packets

2022-09-20 | Press Release

Celebrating more than 115 years of bringing happiness to the West Coast, C&H® Sugar is excited to announce a fresh new look for their sugar packets. With an evolved logo and refreshed packaging, C&H Sugar is proud to showcase its California and Hawaiian roots with the new logo and packet design. Inspired by the hibiscus flower that has been part of the brand’s logo for decades, the modernized new version maintains the visual attributes, like signature colors, that consumers and operators have come to love and depend on for over a century.


ASR Group in 10-year deal to buy non-genetically modified sugar from Raizen

2022-08-04 | By Marcelo Teixeira, Reuters

NEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) - ASR Group, the world's largest sugar refiner, has agreed to a 10-year deal to buy millions of tonnes of non-genetically modified (GMO-free) raw cane sugar from Brazil's Raizen, according to both companies.

This is the world's first large-scale deal for GMO-free raw sugar and it comes as several sugar producers in Brazil are starting planting of genetically modified (GMO) sugarcane varieties, seeking to reduce production costs.


Raízen and ASR Group Partner to Create World's First Sustainable and Fully Traceable Supply Chain, with Non-GM Raw Cane Sugar Backed by Independent Certification

2022-08-04 | Press Release

Raízen, the world's largest sugar exporting company, and ASR Group, the world's largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, announce a partnership that sets the standard for sustainable raw cane sugar supply chains globally. The unprecedented multi-year agreement between the partners creates the world's first fully physically traceable and 100 percent non-genetically modified (non-GM) certified supply chain. The partnership stretches from Raízen's sustainably certified sugarcane farms and bioenergy parks in Center-South Brazil, all the way to supporting the well-loved brands that make up ASR Group's cane sugar consumer products in North America and Europe.


Crisis Relief Collaboration Delivers Tate & Lyle® Sugar to Families in Ukraine

2022-08-02 | Blog Article

As the war in Ukraine continues to result in food shortages throughout the country, ASR Group’s collaborative crisis relief efforts in the U.K. are helping provide Ukrainian families with our Tate & Lyle® Sugar.


Domino® Sugar is Celebrating a Packet Rebrand

2022-07-19 | Press Release

Commemorating more than 120 years as America’s trusted and preferred brand for genera­tions, Domino Sugar® is adding a little more sweetness with the launch of a fresh new look for its single-serving packet that will position the brand for the future while delivering the same product that operators have come to love and depend on for quality and consistency.


BSI Completes Major Investment in Port Infrastructure and Launches Improved Logistics System

2022-06-08 | Press Release

Before the Port of Big Creek (PBC) was dredged to 11 meters depth in March 2019, the “tug and barge” cargo transport system—utilized for decades by the northern sugar industry—was one of the industry bottlenecks. The channel and nearshore dredging at PBC, however, created Belize’s first deep water port and also an opportunity for Belize Sugar Industries Ltd. (BSI) to materially improve its raw sugar and molasses logistics operation. BSI strategically conducted trials of sugar and molasses shipments through PBC in 2019 and determined that using PBC was more economical but required a significant investment for BSI to build its own assets at the port and change the mode of transportation.


Sugar Journal Recognizes Mickey Seither as 2022 'Sugar Notable'

2022-05-27 | Blog Article

ASR Group’s Sr. Vice President of Operations Mickey Seither has been recognized as the Sugar Journal Magazine’s 2022 Sugar Notable in the “Cane Sugar Refiner" category.


Limited-Edition Lyle’s® Golden Syrup Tin Celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

2022-05-26 | Blog Article

This spring, ASR Group is joining the celebrations honoring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee honoring her 70 years of service. As a proud supplier to Royal Households, it was particularly important for our company, Tate and Lyle Sugars, to mark this milestone, and we are delighted to share the release of a limited-edition Lyle’s® Golden Syrup tin to commemorate the occasion!


As Domino Sugar Refinery in Baltimore Turns 100 Years Old, Major Construction Projects are Taking Shape

2022-05-24 | By McKenna Oxenden, Baltimore Sun

As the Domino Sugar refinery in Baltimore officially crossed the century mark last month, two of the biggest construction projects the plant has ever undertaken are taking shape.


Domino® Sugar Yonkers Refinery Receives Maiden Delivery of Raw Sugar from the First New Oceangoing, Dry Cargo Barge of its Size Built in America in Nearly 20 Years

2022-05-21 | Press Release

American Sugar Refining, Inc., a member of ASR Group, is celebrating the first raw sugar delivery of its newly constructed, state-of-the-art barge, Knot Refined, to its Domino® Sugar Yonkers Refinery. On Thursday, the barge delivered 18,000 tons of raw sugar grown and milled in South Florida by ASR’s parent companies – Florida Crystals Corporation and Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida – to the plant, which has been operating on the Hudson River for more than 120 years.


Artist Creates Mural to Celebrate Tate & Lyle’s History

2022-05-18 | Blog Article

ASR Group was pleased to commission artist Elena Juzulenaite to paint the story of “Tate & Lyle Through the Years” at our Tate & Lyle Plaistow Plant.


First New Oceangoing, Dry Cargo Barge of its Size Built in America in Nearly 20 Years Departed Port of Palm Beach on Maiden Delivery of Locally Grown and Milled Raw Sugar

2022-05-10 | Press Release

American Sugar Refining, Inc., a member of West Palm Beach-based ASR Group, and its parent companies – Florida Crystals Corporation and Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida – celebrated the maiden voyage of its newly constructed, state-of-the-art barge, Knot Refined, which departed from the Port of Palm Beach on Friday to deliver 18,000 tons of Palm Beach County-grown and -milled raw sugar to ASR Group’s Domino® Sugar Refinery in New York.


Baltimore Refinery Celebrates its Centennial with Employees and the Community

2022-04-04 | Blog Article

On April 3, our Baltimore Refinery employees and retirees celebrated the plant’s centennial with members of the community, exactly 100 years after it began refining sugar.


WBAL: New Leadership at Domino Sugar Plant Makes History

2022-03-25 | By Jennifer Franciotti, WBAL TV

For the first time, a Black woman is running the iconic Domino Sugar plant in Baltimore as it turns 100 next month.

The plant's new manager, Coricka White, took 11 News on a rare behind-the-scenes tour.


How sweet it is! C&H® Sugar is Sharing the 'Recipe for Happiness' with a Fresh New Look and Brand Campaign

2022-02-10 | Press Release

Since 1906, C&H® Sugar has been bringing happiness to the West Coast as a part of life's best moments. The brand is now adding a little more sweetness for the next generation of bakers by unveiling an evolved logo and refreshed packaging redesign inspired by its California and Hawaiian roots. Paying tribute to its 115-year-old heritage, the new packaging features a custom design inspired by the hibiscus flower that has been part of the brand's logo for decades. The modernized new logo maintains the visual attributes, like signature colors, that consumers identify with C&H®.


ASR Group Launches Scholarship Program to Support Students’ Career Paths in Manufacturing

2022-01-04 | Blog Article

ASR Group is delighted to support local youth at John Swett High School, just up the street from our Crockett Refinery in California, by starting a new scholarship program for students interested in pursuing careers in manufacturing. Our $15,000 donation will help 10 students in the school’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) Careers Academy on their path to a certificate or degree from a local community college trade program.


Bonumose’s Low-Cost Tagatose Process Receives Key Health Agency Approvals, Construction of First Production Facility on Schedule for Spring 2022 Opening

2021-12-14 | Press Release

Bonumose, Inc. announces the achievement of regulatory and food application milestones in the United States and Canada for the low-glycemic, rare sugar tagatose, as the company progresses on time and on schedule for the opening of its first commercial production facility in Spring 2022.


ASR Group’s Ship Donation Becomes Belize’s Largest Planned Wreck Dive Site and Reef Enhancement Project

2021-12-12 | Blog Article

Belize has long been a haven for divers and is ranked among the top dive destinations in the world. The country’s current mega dive attractions include the 185-mile-long barrier reef, second longest in the world, and the Great Blue Hole, a 125-meter deep sinkhole made famous by Jacques Cousteau. Belize Sugar Industries (BSI), a part of ASR Group, donated “The Wit,” a decommissioned concrete ship used for decades as an offshore, floating storage facility for molasses, to reinforce the country’s position as a leading destination for diving aficionados. 


ASR Group Partners with Edesia Nutrition to Help Save Lives of Malnourished Children in Africa

2021-12-10 | Blog Article

An aspect of our business that we cherish is our ability to collaborate with organizations to help make people’s lives better. One particularly gratifying partnership ASR Group recently embarked on is with an amazing nonprofit called Edesia Nutrition that makes fortified ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) that are saving the lives of severely malnourished children throughout developing countries. 


ASR Group's Ben Sadler Named to Chamber of the Palm Beaches Board

2021-11-11 | Blog Article

We are pleased to announce that Ben Sadler, our Real Estate Counsel, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, marking another step for Ben in his dedication to public service and volunteerism.


U.S. Department of Defense Honors ASR Group Employee for Supporting Army Reservist

2021-10-12 | Blog Article

The United States Department of Defense has honored a member of ASR Group's Information Technology department for her support of one of our employees during his deployment with the U.S. Army Reserve this year.


Supporting Our Louisiana Neighbors in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida

2021-10-02 | Blog Article

Working in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, a non-profit headquartered in New Orleans that provides food distribution programs, community kitchen meal service, nutrition education and public benefits assistance, ASR Group lent a hand to our neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.


Tate & Lyle Sugars Launches £25k Fund to Support Communities Hit by COVID-19

2021-10-01 | By Jon King, Newham Recorder

A £25,000 fund has been launched to boost health, prosperity and safety among communities in Newham.

Tate & Lyle Sugars has opened applications for Lyle’s local fund, which is in its fifth year and to date has awarded more than £125,000 to over 50 projects.


Sweet Treats For Fall With Nik Manojlovich

2021-09-23 | By Krissy Van, CTV News

Redpath Sugar is a household name when it comes to baking.

Manojlovich shared that their sugars still taste and function the same way, but they are also taking a positive direction to better the environment: Redpath Sugar is sustainably sourced and ethically grown.


ASR Group’s Domino® Sugar Baltimore Refinery Celebrates 100th Year of Operation and Relighting of Sustainably Restored Sign

2021-07-05 | Blog Article

On July 4, 2021, ASR Group was thrilled to celebrate the relighting of the Baltimore Refinery’s iconic “Domino Sugars” sign, which recently underwent a large-scale, sustainable restoration as well as mark the 100th year of operation of our Domino® Sugar Baltimore Refinery.


For the First Time in Domino Sugar’s Century in Baltimore, a Black Woman is Running the Refinery

2021-06-28 | By Colin Campbell, Baltimore Sun

Coricka White’s promotion to refinery manager at Domino Sugar’s Baltimore facility came at a hectic time in the nearly century-old plant’s history.

As the waterfront refinery replaced its giant, neon rooftop sign — its highest-profile asset and a staple on the Inner Harbor skyline — a roaring, three-alarm fire burned down the cavernous raw sugar shed on the property in April, forcing the company to halt the plant’s operations for more than a week.


Domino® Sugar is Celebrating its 120th Anniversary with a Fresh New Look

2021-04-20 | Press Release

Commemorating 120 years as America's trusted and preferred brand for generations, Domino Sugar is adding a little more sweetness with the launch of a fresh new look that will position the brand for the future. Since 1901, Domino Sugar has been delivering quality, consistency and results that only a century of experience can bring, and the beloved product will not change. The brand refresh will feature an updated logo, streamlined brand colors, exciting new recipes and the heritage of the brand…while still maintaining the iconic yellow associated with Domino.