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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.

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...

Majority of Parmalat board resigns in wake of LAG probe

With the criminal investigation into Parmalat's May 2012 acquisition of Lactalis American Group (LAG) now seemingly closed, nine members of Italian firm's board have resigned.

Lactalis to acquire Indian dairy Tirumala Milk Products

French dairy giant Lactalis has agreed to acquire a 100% stake in Indian dairy, Tirumala Milk Products Company - marking its entry into the world's largest dairy market.

News in brief

Danone, Müller, Yoplait, Emmi, Lactalis Nestlé launch UK Yogurt Council

Leading yogurt manufacturers, Danone, Emmi, Lactalis Nestlé, Yoplait, and Müller, have joined forces to launch the first UK industry body dedicated to promoting the nutritional benefits of yogurt.

Gizeh signs first customers in North America

Gizeh has expanded into North America by setting up a production unit in Brantford, Toronto.

Parmalat appoints panel of experts to assess LAG price evaluation...again

Italian dairy giant Parmalat has drafted in a team of independent experts for the second time to assess “the overall process” followed by its board in regard to the acquisition of...

Parmalat requests $144m reduction in Lactalis American Group acquisition price

Italian dairy giant Parmalat has requested a $144m (€110m) reduction in the price it paid to acquire its sister unit, Lactalis American Group (LAG), from Lactalis in May 2012.

Lactalis in talks to acquire soon-to-close German Saputo cheese plant

French dairy giant, Lactalis, is on the verge of acquiring Saputo’s soon-to-close cheese manufacturing facility in Heiden, Germany for an undisclosed price.

Parmalat acquisition probe: Court appoints commissioner to oversee LAG price adjustment

The civil investigation into Parmalat’s May 2012 $904m intra-group acquisition of Lactalis American Group (LAG) has appointed a special commissioner to oversee an audit calculating a final price for the...

Parmalat reveals LAG ‘profitability’ in attempt to dispel embezzlement concerns

Parmalat has moved to dispel concerns about the legality of its intra-group acquisition of Lactalis American Group (LAG) by revealing better than expected financial results that “confirm the profitability” of the business....

Parmalat not concerned by ‘unbelievable’ LAG deal annulment request

Parmalat is confident of a positive outcome in the civil hearing into its acquisition of Lactalis American Group (LAG) – despite yesterday’s request by prosecutors to remove the company’s board...

Parmalat 'shocked' by prosecutors call to cancel LAG acquisition

Italian prosecutors have asked for Parmalat’s $904m acquisition of Lactalis American Group (LAG) to be cancelled and the Parma-based dairy giant’s board to be removed, according to reports.

Italian police search Parmalat, Lactalis offices in LAG deal probe

The Italian headquarters of Parmalat and its owner, French dairy giant Lactalis, have been searched by Italian police as part of an investigation into Parmalat’s May 2012 intra-group acquisition of...