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Valio extends lactose-free milk to Sweden

Finnish dairy company Valio is launching its lactose-free milk in Sweden, following the success of the product on the home market. Valio , which carries out...

Valio and Huhtamaki extend co-operation

Valio, Finland's leading developer and marketer of milk-based food products, and Huhtamaki, one of the world's largest consumer packaging specialists, are to co-operate further in...

SDF to transfer plant to LRG

Swiss Dairy Food, which went into receivership in September, has signed an agreement with compatriot company Laiteries Reunies Geneve (LRG) which will keep SDF's Ostermundigen...

Norwegian firm aims to expand applications for its latest closure

One of Austria's leading dairies Tirol Milch has become the first food processor to specify the new Pure-Twist U Fresh cap from Elopak, the Norwegian...

Ebro Puleva ends SDF alliance

A four-year alliance between Spain's Ebro Puleva dairy group and Swiss Dairy Foods of Switzerland, designed to help both companies tackle the growing strength of...

Wimm-Bill-Dann acquires juice facilities

Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods has acquired a 95 per cent stake in Depsona ZAO, a leading Tula, Central Russia-based juice and concentrate plant. The company said that...

Bravo Foods fortifies milk range

Bravo! Foods International, a marketing company that holds the Looney Tunes license to make and distribute flavoured milks, said it has introduced Slammers Reduced Fat...

Yorkshire group to fight on over feta denomination

The news last week that the European Union has granted protected denomination of origin (PDO) status to Greek feta cheese was given a great deal...

Campina UK buys Superlife

Campina UK, the UK branch of Campina, the Dutch group which is a major player in the European dairy sector, has acquired the Superlife flavoured...

New front in Danone's Spanish yoghurt war

Danone, the French dairy group, has opened a new front in its long-running legal battle with Spain's Leche Pascual, shrugging off its defeat on another...

'Designer' milk hits the UK shelves

A bold attempt to revamp the milk market by making the product more convenient for on-the-move consumers, and by charging them nearly three-times the cost...

Innovation from Mueller at German dairy show

Alois Mueller, Germany's biggest dairy group with a 13.8 per cent share of the market, launched a number of new products at last week's InterMopro...

Danes cheesed off by feta ruling

Feta cheese from Denmark will become history after the European Union ruled only Greece makes the real thing. The European Commission yesterday adopted a formal...

Campina planning German market onslaught

The InterMopro dairy exhibition held in Duesseldorf, Germany, this week, provided an excellent opportunity for Dutch dairy group Campina to highlight a number of innovative...

Mueller to revamp milk market

German dairy group Alois Mueller has announced plans for a complete overhaul of the German milk market with the launch of a range of innovative...

The end of an era as Wessanen quits dairy sector

Dutch firm Wessanen has finally drawn a line under its less than illustrious recent past with the sale of its last remaining dairy unit, Leerdammer....

Day of ups and downs for Parmalat

Parmalat, the Italian dairy company, has had a day of ups and downs. On the up side, it has opened its first bottled water business...

Mueller increases production capacity with new filling line

Leading European dairy processor Mueller is to install a new filling line at its Leppersdorf dairy manufacturing facility in Eastern Germany, according to a report...

More job losses as Campina streamlines operations

Back in July Dutch dairy group Campina unveiled its plans for a new programme designed to improve its competitive position and reduce labour costs. Now...

China dairy JV

Major feed producer Sichuan New Hope Agribusiness has said it is investing 16 million yuan (€2m) in a dairy processing joint venture in northern China....

Unilever targets new categories with health brand

Unilever Bestfoods is to extend its Flora Pro-Activ brand into yoghurt and milk in an attempt to meet consumers' growing demand for health-driven food products....

Fords supplies aseptic dairy line

Fords Packaging Systems of Bedford, UK, has just installed three high speed capping presses and twelve cap chutes and cap appliers for a US food...

Russia dairy buy-out

As part of its strategy for regional expansion in Russia, Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods has purchased Roska St. Petersburg Dairy Company for about €12 million. The company...

Davisco builds dairy plant

Davisco Foods has broken ground on a $40 million state-of-the- art mozzarella cheese plant adjacent to its food ingredient plant in South Dakota, US. The...

Snow Brand milk JV

Japan's beleaguered Snow Brand Milk Products has unveiled the specifics of a milk joint venture with several partners, including agricultural associations. In June the parties...

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