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Fonterra optimistic over milk price rises

Fonterra says it has recorded a second consecutive monthly rise in the prices being paid to its member farmers for their milk, reflecting possible stabilisation in the supply chain.

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Fonterra issues milk price warning

Fonterra warns that current prices on the global market are not sustainable for suppliers at their current level.

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SKI is up for Fonterra ahead of schedule

New Zealand-based cooperative Fonterra says it has acquired the license to manufacture and sell the SKI brand of its yoghurts on the Australian market, ahead of its original schedule.

Fonterra supports safety of probiotic ingredients

The probiotic strains Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis HN019 are safe and well-tolerated, according to a new study from New Zealand.

Dairy price won’t settle soon, says Fonterra

Volatile dairy prices are likely to continue in the mid term at least, New Zealand Fonterra has warned, signaling a need for on-going margin vigilance for food makers using dairy...

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Fonterra cleared over Bangladesh melamine fears

New Zealand-based dairy group Fonterra says that a branded milk powder marketed in Bangladesh has been cleared for sale in the country after impendent testing found the product free from...

Arla, Fonterra sticking to scandal hit Chinese dairies

Two of the world’s leading suppliers and manufacturers of dairy goods have moved to play up their commitments in China as the legacy of the ongoing melamine scandal continues to...

News briefs: Fonterra in China and Friesland Foods

This week, Fonterra announces support for a Chinese charity to protect infants and mothers in rural areas and Friesland says it will not budge on its provisional 2007 milk price.

News briefs: Fonterra, Saputo and ice cream voting

This week, Fonterra spies an end to rising commodity prices; Saputo reviews its operations following a fire in its US operations and ice cream gets political.

News briefs: Fonterra, First Milk and Emmi

This week, Fonterra commits to its troubled Chinese operations, and Europe-based groups First Milk and Emmi reveal their latest financial performances.

Fonterra blames slow Chinese rules for contaminated milk delay

New Zealand dairy group Fonterra is facing criticism over lethal contaminated milk powder supplied through its Chinese joint venture, but says action was delayed as it had to go through...

Fonterra concentrates on Asian calcium market

New Zealand dairy and dairy ingredients giant, Fonterra, has launched its high-calcium dairy drink, Anlene Concentrate in Malaysia, after an encouraging year on the market in Thailand.

Fonterra eyeing further global growth

After a busy period of expansion for Fonterra, the New Zealand-based dairy cooperative says it remains far from finished with its global consolidation plans as it looks to key markets...

News briefs: Campina, Fonterra and Emmi

This week, Campina invests in its German liquid milk operations, Emmi sells off its stake in cheese group Baer and Fonterra increases its predicted member payout for the current season.

News briefs: Glanbia, Fonterra speculation

This week, Glanbia says it expects to offset dairy cost pressures by meeting full year growth, and Fonterra is expected to target expansion in Australia.

News briefs: Kraft Foods and Fonterra

This week, Kraft posts a slight rise in first quarter sales, while Fonterra gets Vatican approval to expand its presence in South America.

Fonterra develops online trading for dairy commodities

Fonterra is launching a new online sales channel for its dairy commodities which will allow it to respond more quickly to price changes - and may spur the development of...

News briefs: Parmalat, Saputo and Fonterra

This week, Fonterra reveals its milk supply concerns, Saputo posts profit growth from its North American focus, and Parmalat says it is meeting its financial expectations for the year.

Fonterra expands to meet dairy ingredient demand

Dairy co-op Fonterra will expand its presence in its native New Zealand with the construction of a new NZ$212m (€113m) milk powder plant to capitalise on growth within the ingredients...

Fonterra expects full year growth ahead

New Zealand-based dairy cooperative Fonterra says it has benefited from both its raw dairy and processing businesses as revenues rose NZ$853m (€449m) to NZ$7.3bn (€3.8bn) over the first half of...

Nestle, Fonterra to milk Brazilian dairy demand

Nestle has confirmed that it will work with New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra in constructing and running a new dairy in Brazil as part of a joint $40m (€27m) investment...

Briefs: Arla Foods, Fonterra and Parmalat

This week, Arla Foods re-brands its cheeses in a profitability drive, Fonterra begins to experience the benefits of higher milk costs and Parmalat responds to an ongoing Italian antitrust enquiry.

Fonterra chairman defends split proposals

The chairman of New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra says its farmer shareholders are not in danger of losing their controlling stake of the company should a proposed restructuring and public...

Fonterra tracks carbon footprint across supply chain

Fonterra, one of the world's largest dairy companies, has become the latest processor to announce it would measure carbon emissions across its entire supply chain.

Fonterra considers flotation

Fonterra is initiating a two-year consultation to adopt a preferred capital structure that could see it split in two and listing on the New Zealand Stock Exchange, to better take...

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