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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.

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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...

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Lactalis agrees to acquire Slovenian dairy processor

Lactalis has agreed to acquire a majority stake in leading Slovenian diary processor Ljubljanske Mlekarne – a move the French dairy giant hopes will strengthen its position in South East Europe.

Groupe Lactalis lift-off looms for Swedish dairy co-op Skånemejerier

Groupe Lactalis’ bid to take over Sweden’s second largest dairy player fits with the French firm’s strategy of reducing its reliance on cheese, and would give it further brands with...

Senior Lactalis figure takes over as Parmalat CEO

A senior figure at Lactalis has been drafted in to become CEO of Parmalat after the French dairy took control of the Italian group at the end of June.

Lactalis buys sizeable stake in Parmalat

Lactalis has acquired a 29 per cent share in Parmalat as the Italian government looks into ways of preventing the dairy company from falling into foreign hands.

Lactalis pays €8.28m for stake in Spanish ingredients researcher

The Spanish subsidiary of French dairy giant Lactalis has paid €8.28m for 29.9 per cent of the ingredients research division of Spanish dairy group Ebro Foods, which produces the omega-3...

Yoplait owners reject €1.4bn Lactalis bid

The owners of French yoghurt maker Yoplait have rejected a €1.4bn ($1.96bn) unsolicited bid from dairy giant Lactalis yesterday.

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Lactalis gets EU backing in Puleva buy out

Lactalis has secured regulatory approval from the EU to buy Puleva Foods - the dairy arm of Spanish food giant Ebo Puvela.

Groupe Lactalis ‘committed’ to Rachel’s Welsh dairy, says supplier

French dairy giant Groupe Lactalis has signalled its commitment to maintaining Rachel’s brand and production in mid-Wales, according to Calon Wen, the co-operative that supplies all of the organic yogurt...

Lactalis signs ARA deal with Martek

France’s Lactalis Nutrition Sante is the latest company to use Martek’s ARA in infant formula and milk for young children, after signing a multi-year single-source agreement with the micro-algae specialist....

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