Cocoa is big business, especially around Valentine’s Day, when chocolate candies, truffles and gift boxes fly off store shelves. With an improved economy, stellar sales of cocoa-made sweets should last all year. But experts say increased demand is pinching the world’s cocoa supply, turning a two-year surplus into a deficit and jacking up prices. Here’s the cocoa outlook.
By the numbers: Counting cocoa’s cost
How is the demand for cocoa affecting supplies and, ultimately, the cost to consumers?