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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...

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

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

Speaking with DairyReporter.com 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...

Mengniu manager arrested over production date fraud

A Mengniu Dairy Co. sales manager has been arrested in China under suspicion of altering the production dates on thousands of cases of milk products manufactured by the Chinese dairy...

News in brief

Mengniu company founder and executive resigns

Mengniu Dairy Co executive director and vice chairman Yang Wenjun has resigned from the firm.

Arla signs agreement with Mengniu to strengthen China exports

Arla Foods looks set to strengthen its presence in the Chinese dairy market and boost exports after signing a wide-ranging agreement with dairy giant Mengniu.

Mengniu looks to ‘eliminate’ small farm raw milk sourcing in quality assurance effort

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu intends to source 100% of its raw milk supply from large-scale farms and ranches by 2015 - “eliminating” its association with small dairy farms.

Tainted milk and website prompt Mengniu share slide

Shares in China's largest dairy producer Mengniu Dairy Co.slumped at the end of last year, following a new scandal over milk tainted with a cancer-causing chemical and a violation of...

Yili spends to meet Chinese dairy challenges

Chinese group Yili is to invest $48.9m into dry milk production to maintain its competitiveness within the country's dairy industry.

Danone sets up joint venture with China's Mengniu

French biscuits, water and yoghurt group Danone said yesterday that it had signed a joint venture with China's leading dairy Mengniu to cooperate in the production and distribution of fresh...

Yili expands ice-cream, yoghurt production

China's biggest dairy group Yili is investing further in the ice-cream market, revealing a plan to spend CNY215.5 million (€20.8m) on two new ice-cream production facilities.

Yili expands milk powder production

China's biggest dairy group Yili will build a CNY208 million (€20.7m) milk powder factory in northwest China, it revealed last week.

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