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Arla dairy products become DuoSmart

Arla has unveiled new and existing dairy product families in DuoSmart Light cups by Coveris in Finland.

Top 20 Dairy Manufacturers - the Ups and Downs of 2013

European dairies Nestlé, Danone and Lactalis made up the podium in the latest Rabobank Dairy Top 20. Can you guess how the likes of Fonterra, Saputo, Yili and Mengniu lined up?

€70m fresh milk antitrust fine 'costly decision for consumers and Valio'

Finnish dairy giant Valio claims a €70m (US$95m) fine, imposed for abusing its dominant position in the country fresh milk sector, will reduce competition and shut it out of the market....

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Arla Foods given go-ahead to complete EGM Walhorn merger

Arla Foods’ has been given the green light by relevant competition authorities to complete its merger with European dairy cooperative Eupener Genossenschaftsmolkerei Walhorn (EGM Walhorn).

China cuts number of permitted imported infant formula brands to less than 100

Just 94 foreign infant formula brands have so far been given approval for sale in China under new regulations - down from reportedly more than 800.

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Arla Foods UK to officially open ‘world’s largest’ fresh milk plant

Arla Foods UK will today officially open its £150m ($240m, €180m) fresh milk plant in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire - a facility it claims to be “the world’s largest and most technologically advanced.”...

Aseptic UHT milk carton 'hits the mark' for safety-conscious Asia: SIG

Exports of European UHT milk in SIG Combibloc cartons to dairy-hungry, safety-conscious Asian markets has increased by 600% since 2011, the company revealed.

Arla to sell packaging business in move away from non-dairy interests

Arla Foods has agreed a deal to sell its packaging subsidiary Danapak Flexibles in its latest effort to dispose of businesses that "do not have a direct link to dairy...

Arla Ingman dairy brand 'somewhat unclear to consumers': Arla Finland

Arla Foods' Finnish business has brought an end to its retail sale of Swedish milk and changed its name in an attempt to dispel consumer confusion surrounding the company.

Arla targets Chinese cheese demand with innovation investment

Arla Foods has ploughed DKK10m ($1.86m, €1.34m) into the development of an innovation lab in Beijing to support the development of "unique" cheese for China.

Arla unveils proposed merger with Belgian coop EGM Walhorn

Arla Foods cooperative membership could be extended to the Netherlands "for the first time" through its proposed merger with Eupener Genossenschaftsmolkerei Walhorn (EGM Walhorn).

Nestlé, FrieslandCampina, Arla 'monitoring' Ukraine crisis

European dairies Nestlé, FrieslandCampina and Arla Foods have reported no disruption to their operations in and exports to Ukraine, but are keeping an eye on the current crisis in the...

Listen up hedgehogs: Arla’s Lactofree ad is not misleading

Arla’s lactose-free TV advert is not misleading, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has concluded after receiving complaints from dairy-allergic consumers.

FastRipe cheese 'the same...just made faster': AFI

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed a milk protein that allows cheese makers to speed-up maturation time - offering a potentially significant reduction in storage costs.

Arla preparing Danish chocolate milk Cocio for UK launch

European dairy giant Arla Foods has revealed plans to launch its popular Danish chocolate milk brand Cocio in the UK.

Arla Foods unveils 2014 export-boosting investment plan

Arla Foods has pledged nearly $400m over the next 12 months to improve its environmental image and boost production of dairy products for export to its strategic growth markets.

DANISH 7-ELEVEN LAUNCH WAS HUGE SUCCESS

Arla’s Danish ‘bubble latte’ launch sees Dohler look beyond tea

The launch of Arla’s Bubble Latte beverage range in Denmark this summer shows future for bubbles as a dairy product addition beyond the short-lived bubble tea craze, according to Dohler....

Arla to debut British dairy at GlobalDairyTrade auction

Arla Foods hopes to “maximise the value” of British milk through the sale of skim milk powder from one of its UK processing sites on the GlobalDairyTrade international dairy commodity auction platform....

Fresh milk operations begin at Arla Foods UK 'mega dairy'

Bottles of fresh milk are beginning to roll off the filling line at Arla Foods UK’s new £150m ($240m, €180m) 'mega dairy' in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

LIVE FROM #FIE2013

New ingredient developments 'start with the consumer': Arla

In response to ever-increasing demand for value-added dairy products, ingredient suppliers have been forced to refresh the way they develop and market their products, Arla Foods Ingredients told DairyReporter.com....

Arla launches capacity-increasing dry blend lactose

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) looks a step closer to becoming a "top player" in the global lactose market, following the launch of a capacity-increasing dry blend lactose product for the...

Ingredient can open up market for high-protein drinking yogurt: Arla

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has unveiled the latest addition to its Nutrilac range – a whey protein ingredient designed to overcome the viscosity issues experienced when increasing the protein content...

Arla sees protein drink sales soar in Scandinavian C-Stores

Arla Food Ingredients believes that beverages with added protein have huge growth prospects across Europe, and notes the recent explosion of such SKUs in Scandinavian C-Stores.

Innovation centre will support localisation of global dairy concepts: Arla

Arla Foods has revealed plans for a state-of-the-art DKK 270m ($49.1m, €36.2m) global innovation centre in Denmark - an investment designed to support the increasingly important "localisation" of its dairy...

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Arla claims soft drinks brands can reap protein water rewards

Arla Foods Ingredients will launch a whey protein-based water concept at Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) 2013 that it says promises mainstream appeal and profit for soft drinks firms.

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