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Construction of Yashili New Zealand infant formula plant complete: GEA

GEA has completed construction of Chinese infant formula manufacturer Yashili's first plant in New Zealand.  

Yili and Cornell University partner to develop cheese product for China

Yili has signed a research agreement with Cornell University that will see the development of a cheese product for the Chinese market. 

Yashili set to acquire infant formula business from parent company Mengniu

Chinese dairy Yashili has agreed to acquire infant formula business Oushi Mengniu from its majority shareholder, Mengniu, for around $165m.

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...

Chinese dairy giant Yili in Europe on 'world benchmarking tour'

Executives from Chinese largest dairy Yili travelled to Europe this month as part of a "world benchmarking tour."

SIG Combibloc, GEA join forces to aid Mengniu meal drink development

A "never before undertaken project" involving SIG Combibloc and GEA assisted Chinese dairy Mengniu's meal drink category entry.

DFA and Chinese dairy Yili to establish US milk powder JV

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Chinese processor Inner Mongolia Yili have agreed to form a joint venture in the US to produce milk powder. 

China Modern Dairy shares fall as bovine TB reports probed

Chinese authorities are investigating reports that a business unit of China Modern Dairy sold milk cows that tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) and brucellosis.

We want you: Scientific committee calls for cutting edge science at Probiota 2015

A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific Frontiers poster session. Don’t miss your chance to present as entries close on...

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?

Chinese organic dairy Shengmu launches expansion-driven IPO

Shengmu Organic, China's largest organic dairy player, is seeking to raise up to HK$1.3bn (US$169m, €124m) through an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in Hong Kong.

Carton preference Crystal clear after Mengniu test: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak has launched its latest packaging development, the Tetra Brik Aseptic 250 Base Crystal carton, after a "successful field test" by Chinese dairy giant Mengniu.

Danone to double stake in Chinese dairy Mengniu

Danone is set to increase its interest in Chinese dairy manufacturer Mengniu to almost 10% in its latest bid to capitalize on the "high growth potential" of the country's chilled...


Paperboard multipacks boost Chinese dairies' 'brand presence': Graphic Packaging

Speaking with at drinktec 2013 in Munich last month, Graphic Packaging's director of global marketing, Roxanne McSpadden, explained why the US packaging firm has turned its attentions to the increasingly-sophisticated...

Mengniu set to acquire majority stake in Chinese infant formula manufacturer Yashili

Mengniu has launched a general offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Hong Kong-based infant formula manufacturer Yashili International Holdings – the latest move by the company's to increase its...

Back-again Danone prepares for China dairy threesome

Danone has agreed a series of deals with Cofco, China’s largest food company, and Hong Kong-listed China Mengniu.

Mengniu to become 'single largest' shareholder of China Modern Dairy through deal

Mengniu has entered into an agreement that will see it become the single largest shareholder of China’s biggest raw milk producer, China Modern Dairy.

Mengniu and China Modern Dairy cryptically deny takeover rumours

China Modern Dairy has played down rumours of a takeover by “a third party” – assumed to be Mengniu – but has confirmed that talks are ongoing with the unnamed company in...

Chinese dairy safety concerns 'adversely affected' 2012 results - Mengniu

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu has reported a drop in both revenue and profits for 2012 – a result it has attributed to continuing consumer concern about the quality and safety...

Mengniu brand value plummets in 2012 as the Yili brand soars

Mengniu saw its brand value plummet by more than 30% in 2012, as Chinese public concern over the safety of domestically-manufactured dairy products continued to turn consumers towards ‘safer’ international brands.

News in brief

Mengniu clarifies that China Modern Dairy acquisition talks not in progress

Chinese dairy Mengniu has further extinguished rumours that it is in talks to acquire milk supplier China Modern Dairy in a clarifying statement filed with the Stock Exchange of Hong...

Mengniu and China Modern Dairy deny acquisition talks…..again

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu has denied that it is in talks to acquire farming company China Modern Dairy, after reports emerged that discussions regarding a deal were on-going.

Chinese dairy Yashili announces New Zealand processing investment

Chinese dairy processor Yashili has announced plans to establish infant formula manufacturing operations in New Zealand – becoming the latest in a growing line of Chinese dairy processors to make...

Yili to invest in NZ infant formula processing

Chinese dairy giant Yili has announced plans to invest CNY 1.1bn ($176m) in the development of a New Zealand-based infant formula manufacturing plant.

Live worms in milk ‘impossible’ - Mengniu

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu Dairy Co. has denied a claim that live worms were found in a carton of its milk, stating that it would be “impossible” for the creatures to...

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