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FrieslandCampina starts construction of distribution center

Construction has started on FrieslandCampina’s new distribution center in Meppel, the Netherlands.

FrieslandCampina taps in to dairy farm solar energy

Henk Kamp, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, has given out SDE+ (Encouraging Sustainable Energy Production) subsidies of more than €200m ($239m) for the installation of solar panels at the roofs...

FrieslandCampina announces 11% revenue boost

According to its first half-year financial report, revenue of Dutch dairy company Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. increased by 10.7% to €6.1bn ($7.3bn).

Milk consumption could decrease diabetes rate in Myanmar: Study

Consuming one glass of dairy milk a day can help prevent diabetes by 12% and hypertension by a 6%, according to a recent study by The National University of Singapore (NUS).

FrieslandCampina agrees to sell Riedel to Standard Investment

FrieslandCampina has agreed to sell Riedel to Dutch investment company Standard Investment, with the deal to be completed before the end of the year.

More manufacturers approved under new Chinese infant formula rules

China’s Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has announced the second batch of infant nutrition companies and products that have been approved under its new registration programme.

FrieslandCampina develops cooperative vision ‘2025 The Merits of Milk’

The board and members’ council of Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. have decided upon the direction of the cooperative with its vision ‘2025 The Merits of Milk’.

Report looks at dairy issues in Nigeria

Professional services company PwC has published a case study, Transforming Nigeria's Agricultural Value Chain, which looks at the confectionery and dairy sectors.

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FrieslandCampina recognized for its Supply Chain Management

FrieslandCampina has won an award recognizing its excellence in Supply Chain Management at the Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) Singapore 2017.

Nestlé holds on to top spot in Rabobank’s global dairy top 20

Each year, Rabobank publishes its survey of the world’s largest 20 dairy companies.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria commissions fifth collection facility

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC has commissioned a fifth milk collection facility for its Dairy Development Programme (DDP) in Saki, Oyo State.

Highlights as more than 80 countries celebrate World Milk Day

World Milk Day was celebrated globally June 1, with companies, individuals, retailers and organizations all promoting milk.

FrieslandCampina focuses on active people with sports nutrition rich in proteins

FrieslandCampina has introduced its own protein-rich sports nutrition range under the Vifit Sport brand.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO reports increased profits

At the 44th AGM of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, held in Lagos recently, shareholders unanimously approved its annual report and accounts, which showed an increase in turnover compared to the previous...

FrieslandCampina promotes dairy awareness in Myanmar

Dutch dairy cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina (FrieslandCampina) says it has reached 10,000 households – approximately 50,000 people – in Dawpon Township, Yangon, as part of its campaign to raise awareness of...

FrieslandCampina comments on China Huishan Dairy crash

On March 24, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange postponed the trading in shares of China Huishan Dairy Holdings Company Limited after an 85% drop of its share price.

Top beverage firms want 100% sustainable juice and puree by 2030

Döhler, FrieslandCampina Riedel, Refresco and Verbruggen Juice Trading Sustainable Products have signed an agreement to supply 100% sustainable juice and puree by 2030.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO signs Nigeria Dairy Development Programme MOU

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC and Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Limited (SCPAL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the Nigeria Dairy Development Programme (NDDP).

New appointments in the world of dairy

The Sodiaal Group in France has announced the appointment of Yves Legros as chief executive officer of Candia, replacing Giampaolo Schiratti.

FrieslandCampina looking to sell its Riedel business

Dutch dairy cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina is looking to sell its fruit juices and drinks manufacturer Riedel to focus on its dairy portfolio.

IFC helping FrieslandCampina with $145m package for Engro purchase

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a $145m financing package to Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina, to improve the development of Pakistan's dairy industry.

Dairy companies among FReSH sustainability project founders

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, 25 global companies announced their collaborative commitment to accelerating transformational change in global food systems.

FrieslandCampina completes Engro Foods deal

In partnership with the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and the Dutch development bank FMO, Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. has acquired a majority stake of 51% in Engro Foods –...

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FrieslandCampina Asia wins Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship

For the second year, Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina has been given PublicAffairsAsia’s Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship (Regional Programme) 2016.

Censoring choice? SNE concerned about Romanian infant formula plans

Restricting mothers’ access to information about infant formula may have negative public health consequences, trade group Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) has said following a draft Romanian law banning the marketing...

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