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Higher omega-3 content in fresh cow's milk reduces asthma risk, study finds

Fresh, unprocessed cow’s milk has a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids than pasteurised, homogenised or low-fat milk, say German researchers. 

Lactalis set to take over biggest Romanian dairy Albalact

Lactalis has agreed to purchase all of the shares of the largest Romanian dairy company, Albalact.

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Probiotic firms must refresh ‘mumsy’ marketing

Probiotic players must engage the so-called millennial generation if they are to avoid being jostled out of the health yoghurt aisle, says Euromonitor International.  

Standard and Poor's to pay €14.5m to settle 10-year Parmalat ratings dispute

Standard and Poor's has agreed to pay Parmalat €14.5m ($16m) to settle a dispute over ratings it issued before the Italian dairy's 2003 collapse. 

Dairy Top 20 - Nestlé's reign continues, Lactalis unseats Danone, and Yili holds strong

Nestlé took the top spot and Lactalis unseated its French rival Danone to take second place in the Rabobank Global Dairy Top 20. Can you guess how the likes of...

Arla to sell stake in Belgian joint venture Walhorn AG to Lactalis

French dairy giant Lactalis has agreed to buy Arla Foods' stake in Walhorn AG, the companies' Belgian dairy joint venture.

Lactalis set to enter thriving Turkish dairy sector through Ak Gida deal

French dairy giant Lactalis has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in Turkish dairy Ak Gida for an undisclosed amount. 

French private label dairy price fixing cartel hit with fines totalling €192.7m

Autorité de la Concurrence (the French Competition Authority) has slapped members of a private label dairy cartel with fines totalling €192.7m (US$205m).

Danone, Nestlé and Lactalis fined for roles in alleged Spanish raw milk cartel

Eleven dairies, including Danone, Nestlé and Lactalis, have been fined nearly €90m for allegedly colluding on the price paid to Spanish farmers for raw milk. 

'We won the race': Pioneers Holding claims victory in battle to acquire Arab Dairy

Pioneers Holding has "won the race" to acquire control of Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy following a lengthy bidding war with Lactalis.

Egyptian Lactalis business Al-Nour ups Arab Dairy takeover bid

Lactalis subsidiary Al-Nour for Dairy Industries has bumped up its offer to acquire sought-after Egyptian cheesemaker, Arab Dairy Product Company.

Battle to acquire Arab Dairy rages on as Pioneers Holding ups bid

The battle to acquire Egyptian cheese maker Arab Dairy continues to rage on, with Cairo private equity firm Pioneers Holding tabling an improved bid.

Parmalat set to acquire regional Italian dairy Latterie Friulane

Parmalat has agreed to acquire Consorzio Cooperativo Latterie Friulane for around €11.5m (US$13.7m) in the hope of reversing the regional Italian dairy's recent downturn.

Parmalat to acquire Australian dairy Longwarry Food Park

In a bid to boost its export capabilities Down Under, Parmalat has agreed to acquire Australian dairy Longwarry Food Park.

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Coveris talks about ‘turbulent economy’ as it decides to invest in Ukraine

Coveris Rigid Poland has launched its DuoSmart cups in Ukraine to target the dairy and processed foods sector, but admits it was a courageous decision to invest there given the...

Parmalat facing South African alleged market dominance abuse probe

The South African Competition Commission is probing allegations that Parmalat abused its dominant position in the country's dairy sector.

Lactalis enters race to acquire Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy

French dairy giant Lactalis has entered the race to acquire Arab Dairy Products Company with an offer that tops all earlier bids for the Egyptian cheesemaker.

Parmalat exhibits Brazilian ambitions with BRF dairy plants deal

Brasil Foods (BRF), Brazil's third largest dairy, has agreed to sell 11 dairy processing plants in the country to Parmalat for for R$1.8bn (US$795m, €610m).

Parmalat set to acquire Brazilian UHT milk and cheese operations

Parmalat looks set to acquire the UHT milk and cheese operations of Brazilian dairy Lácteos do Brasil (LBR), which filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013, for R$250m (US$110m, €83m)....

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?

Fourteen firms in race to acquire Brasil Foods' dairy business

A total of 14 firms are battling it out to acquire the dairy assets of Brasil Foods (BRF), the Brazilian food giant has confirmed.

Dannon, Daisy, LAG deny reported titanium dioxide nanoparticle use

Dannon, Daisy Brand and Lactalis American Group (LAG) have questioned the reliability of a US study that reported finding levels of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in their products.

Criminal investigation into Parmalat LAG deal 'completely over'

An Italian criminal investigation into Parmalat's May 2012 disputed acquisition of Lactalis American Group (LAG) is "completely over", says the Parma-based dairy giant.

Woolworths private label milk contract losses will 'impact volumes': Lion

Australian processor Lion Dairy has admitted that being dropped as Woolworths’ private label milk supplier in Victoria and Western Australia “will impact volumes” at two plants.

Parmalat 'strengthens its position' in Australia with Harvey Fresh buy

Italian dairy giant Parmalat has moved to strengthen its market position Down Under through the acquisition of Australian dairy and juice product manufacturer Harvey Fresh.

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