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Soy food venture just the start of Dean Foods expansion programme

Gregg Engles, chairman and chief executive officer of Dean Foods, the biggest US dairy processor, has said he is confident that the recent acquisition of...

Package re-design helps drive sales and wins prizes for Sargento

Just how much bearing can a mere closure have on a packaging design? Even to those individuals working in a food packaging related industry this...

Flavoured milk is valuable calcium source

Children who drink flavoured milk drink more milk and therefore have higher calcium intakes than those who do not, finds a study published in the...

New markets for Benecol products

Benecol, the range of cholesterol-lowering products created by the Finnish group Raisio, is to become available in a number of new markets following key distribution...

Aseptic carton moves organic milks

Horizon Organic of Colorado, USA, claims it is the first company to launch an organic flavoured milk in a single-serve format using a Tetra Prisma...

Quebec dairy company enters US cheese market

Canadian company Agropur Cooperative Agro-Alimentaire announced plans to acquire the Deutsch Kase Haus cheese plant, giving the dairy co-operative its first foothold in the US...

Unilever launches ice cream chain in Spain

Anglo-Dutch consumer products group Unilever said on Thursday it plans to open 75 Ben & Jerry's stores in Spain as a first step to expand...

Lycopene increasing in popularity

The potential health promoting characteristics of tomatoes have led to a steady increase in the inclusion of the tomato carotenoid lycopene as a food colour...

Nestlé sweetens ice-cream position

Nestlé sweetened its position as one of the world's largest ice-cream makers on Thursday by agreeing to pay General Mills $641m for the 50 per...

Nestlé eyes up Haagen-Dazs

Swiss food giant Nestle AG is poised to take control of Haagen-Dazs, one of the best-known brands of luxury ice cream, in a deal that...

Danone buys US functional yoghurt

Groupe Danone, the France-based consumer products company, has agreed to acquire a slice of the US functional yoghurt leader, Stonyfield Farm. Danone is to purchase...

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