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Infant formula deals 'may' have broken Chinese anti-monopoly laws, Biostime admits

In the midst of an investigation into the pricing practices employed by it and other infant formula manufacturers in China, Biostime has admitted that the terms of its agreements with...

Danone Dumex cuts Chinese infant formula prices by up to 20%

Dumex – Danone’s infant nutrition business in Asia – has announced plans to reduce the price of its infant formula products in China by up to 20% in response to...

Nestlé, Danone cut Chinese infant formula prices in response to pricing probe

Nestlé-owned Wyeth Nutrition and Danone Dumex are slashing the price of their infant formula products in China in response to the launch of an investigation into their pricing practices and...

Danone, Nestlé, FrieslandCampina facing Chinese infant formula pricing probe

A host of infant formula manufacturers, including Nestlé, Danone, and FrieslandCampina, are under investigation in China over the high pricing of infant formula and suspected anti-trust violations.

Dutch dairy firms to invest €700m to meet export demand, says NZO

Dutch dairy processors plan to invest more than €700m ($915m) over the next two years to increase their processing capabilities and meet increasing export-driven demand for their products, 

FrieslandCampina cheese and packing acquisition granted ‘conditional’ EC approval

FrieslandCampina has been given the go-ahead to complete its acquisition of Dutch specialist cheese manufacturer, Zijerveld, and its packing business - but only under conditions designed to ensure competition in...


Product rejection: Quality and safety assurance drives down cost – FrieslandCampina

Product rejection and recall costs have the potential to run into the millions. Simply striving to drive up the quality and safety of finished products can reduce, or even avert,...

Absolutely Fabuless? Pictures take Optimel Control outside EU health claim laws

Pictures are much more powerful than words when it comes to health claim marketing according to Dutch researchers who have completed a study of Dutch dairy Campina’s weight control yoghurt,...

FrieslandCampina eyes speciality cheese growth through Dutch acquisition

FrieslandCampina has entered into an agreement MYWO Food Group to acquire Dutch speciality cheese manufacturer Zijerveld and its packaging business unit, Den Hollander Food.

FrieslandCampina to close Hungarian plant

FrieslandCampina has said it intends to restructure its operations in Hungary, with the closure of its Debrecen plant and possible job losses.

FrieslandCampina enters into cheese distribution JV with Bongrain

Royal FrieslandCampina has entered into a joint venture with Bongrain in an effort to boost its presence in the French cheese retail market.

FrieslandCampina to cut German workforce in efficiency drive

FrieslandCampina plans to cuts its German workforce by more than 15% in an effort to increase its competitiveness in the country's supermarket-dominated “difficult” dairy market.

FrieslandCampina lactoferrin ingredient granted EC novel foods approval

The European Commission (EC) has given Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina the go-ahead to market bovine lactoferrin as a novel food ingredient.

Unilever and FrieslandCampina expand sustainability partnership

Unilever and Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina have expanded their existing sustainability partnership with a pledge to co-operate on development and innovation while promoting sustainable production, packaging, and logistics.

FrieslandCampina introduces organic milk price to reflect growing demand

FrieslandCampina has proposed the introduction of an independent milk price for organic dairy farmers – in line with growing European demand for organic dairy products.

FrieslandCampina signs up to EU children marketing pledge

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has signed up to the EU Pledge – an initiative to change food and beverage advertising to children under the age of 12 in the European Union (EU).

FrieslandCampina posts H1 profit increase, cites infant nutrition growth

FrieslandCampina has posted a profits increase for the first six months of 2012, citing growth in infant and toddler nutritional product markets.

FrieslandCampina enter acquisition agreement in latest growth strategy move

Dutch dairy giant Royal FrieslandCampina (FC) has entered into an agreement with the Irish Dairy Board to acquire its Belgium-based continental cheese packing segment IDB Belgium N.V.

FrieslandCampina ‘regrets’ Balkan dairy acquisition collapse

Royal FreislandCampina (FC) has expressed “regret” following the end of talks surrounding the acquisitions of two Balkan-based dairy producers.

Friesland Campina makes significant Filipino M&A move to reach 100m consumers

Royal Friesland Campina is poised to complete the takeover of Filipino firm Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC) for total sum of around €350m, in a move it said gave it access to 100m...

FrieslandCampina seizes Balkan takeover opportunity under route 2020 'spearhead'

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina has signed a memorandum of understanding with a UK-based venture capital firm to acquire Serbian dairy producers Imlek and Mlekara Subotica, and sees great potential to...

FrieslandCampina told to remove healthy foods logo from pack

Dutch dairy manufacturer FrieslandCampina has been cautioned about the use of a healthy foods logo from packs of its reduced fat ham and cheese.

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FrieslandCampina takes sustainable stance on dairy farming

Leading Dutch dairy processor FrieslandCampina has launched a sustainable dairy farming programme from the beginning of the year after formal approval from its member dairy farmers.

FrieslandCampina Domo invests €130m to meet Asian infant nutrition boom

Growing demand for infant nutrition products in the Asian region have spurred Dutch dairy group FrieslandCampina Domo to splash €130m to upgrade two of its plants with completion expected by...

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FrieslandCampina reports jump in annual sales and profits

FrieslandCampina has reported a 10 per cent increase in annual revenue but the top-line has some way to go before reaching 2008 levels.

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