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R&R Ice Cream tops mid-market private food firms

R&R Ice Cream is the top mid-market private food processor in the UK by sales, according to the 10th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 list.

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Swiss retailer Migros apologizes for Hitler, Mussolini coffee creamers

Swiss retailer Migros has apologized for an “unforgivable blunder” that resulted in the distribution of coffee creamers adorned with images of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

Danone, URC agree deal to establish Philippine beverage JV

Danone has sealed a deal with Philippine food and beverage firm Universal Robina Corporation (URC) to establish a joint venture to manufacture beverages in the country.

Mead Johnson Nutrition takeover 'not discussed' by Danone board

French dairy giant Danone has rubbished reports it has targeted US infant formula manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition for acquisition.

Arla Foods' plan to sell rejected 'Putin cheese' in Finland dashed

The Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira) has rejected plans by Arla Foods to sell cheese produced for the Russian market - dubbed 'Putin cheese' - in Finland.

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Nestlé opens dairy institute in northeast China

After making one of the biggest dairy investments in its history, Nestlé has opened the doors a dairy farming institute in northeast China, which it hopes will help modernise the...

Amino acid release matrix extracts maximum value from protein

Glanbia Nutrtionals has debuted an enzyme blend targeting release of branch chain amino acids (BCAA) and glutamine from whey protein sources.

Arla seals deal to acquire Swedish premium cheese brand Falbygdens

Arla Foods has agreed to acquire Swedish premium cheese brand Falbygdens from Finnish food firm Atria for an undisclosed sum.

Danone Q3 results 'buoyed' by Asian infant formula recovery

The continuing recovery of Danone’s infant formula business, impacted by the 2013 Fonterra whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, has “buoyed” the French dairy's Q3 results.

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Glanbia clinches Isopure deal

Glanbia has completed its acquisition of US sports nutrition firm The Isopure Company on schedule.

Nestle backs beverage ‘belief’ in Vietnam with $36m Milo investment

Nestle has spent $36.6m expanding its Milo chocolate malt beverage factory in Vietnam and stressed its ‘firm belief in the potential of the country’ as nutritional drinks demand grows.

Modern Milk getting UK students 'warmed up' with campus campaign

Revamped flavoured milk brand Modern Milk has invaded universities up and down the UK in the hope of getting its new target market of students “warmed up.”

Sri Lanka lifts temporary ban on Fonterra milk powder sales

Sri Lanka has lifted a temporary ban on the sale of three batches of Fonterra milk powder after "no food safety or quality issue" was identified during tests....

Forget Greek yogurt, says Trimona Foods founder. The Bulgarians invented yogurt, and it's coming to America...

Not so long ago, the only yogurt that US consumers - and retail buyers - appeared to be interested in was the thick, protein-packed Greek variety. Today, as brands such...

TINE gives away tonnes of cheese rejected by Russia to food bank

Norwegian dairy giant TINE has given away around seven tonnes of Snøfrisk cream cheese, initially destined for export to Russia, to employees and a food bank in Oslo.

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya pledges $2m to help refugees on Turkish border

Chobani founder & CEO Hamdi Ulukaya - a Kurdish Turk who move to the US in the 1990s - has pledged $2 million to charities that are helping refugees escaping...

FrieslandCampina, Huishan Dairy form Chinese infant formula JV

FrieslandCampina and China Huishan Dairy have entered into a joint venture to produce and sell infant formula in China under one of the Dutch dairy's existing brands.

Pre-toasting cheese spread the ‘missing piece of the spread puzzle’: Meiji

Meiji has branded Apply Before Toasting Cheese Spread the "missing piece" of its spreads portfolio, which now controls a 38% share of the Japanese market.

Chobani and Green America to explore non-GMO feed options for dairy cows

Chobani is working with Green America (formerly Co-op America) to “discuss realistic and viable” ways to secure more milk from cows fed non-GMO animal feed.

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Food Union buys Premia Foods’ ice cream business for €27m

Latvia-based Food Union has agreed to buy the ice cream and frozen foods business of Estonia’s Premia Foods in a deal worth €27.1m, the company said on Monday.

FFA urged to 'stop and think' ahead of Müller Wiseman milk price protest

Müller Wiseman Dairies has urged Farmers for Action (FFA) to "stop and think" about the damage its planned milk price protests could have on the sector.

Nestlé CEO: ‘We have more headwinds; we just have to wake up half an hour earlier’

Tough markets and cautious optimism were among the main themes in presentations from the biggest food and consumer goods companies in Europe last month, according to investment analysis firm Sanford...

Fonterra pleads not guilty to buttermilk disposal and odor charges

Fonterra has pleaded not guilty to nine charges related to the 2013 disposal of, and odor caused by, more than 3m litres of buttermilk and contaminated milk.

FrieslandCampina acquisitions 'strengthen' Italian cheese and butter position

FrieslandCampina has acquired two Italian distributors in a bid to strengthen its position in the country's cheese and butter market.

Nestlé sells German baby food brands in infant formula refocus

Nestlé has agreed to sell its Alete and Milasan baby food brands to focus on its infant formula interests in Germany and Austria.

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