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Yuengling’s Ice Cream launches Cinnamon Churro and other new flavors for 2016

With the aim of attracting a new generation of ice cream fans, Yuengling’s Ice Cream will launch Cinnamon Churro and three other new flavors in 2016.

UBM says security and comfort of attendees is ‘paramount’; registrations up 6%

32 firms pull out of FiE in wake of Paris attacks

Around 32 of 1400 exhibiting companies (3%) have pulled out of the industry event Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) next week in Paris following the city’s fatal attacks, despite efforts from...

Will Ben and Jerry’s hit the mark with vegan ice cream?

Known for creamy, dairy filled pints of ice cream, Ben and Jerry’s will soon try something new: Going vegan.

Nestlé Jamaica to divest local dairy business to focus on international brands

Nestlé has agreed to sell its Jamaican dairy brands business to focus on the international brands it offers in the country.

“It is one of our goals to work more in the major regulatory decision-making centres."

Sterol & stanol giants join to boost cholesterol-lowering category

Six players – Danone, Raisio, Unilever, Cargill, BASF and Arboris – have formed a group to propel cholesterol-lowering plant stanols and sterols science into the media and policy spotlights to...

Infant formula sales drive a2 Milk Company to revise full year outlook

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has revised its full year outlook on the back of booming demand for a2 Platinum infant formula.

Fonterra to sell 50% stake in DairiConcepts to US partner Dairy Farmers of America

Fonterra is to sell its 50% stake in DairiConcepts, its joint venture with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), to the US dairy giant.

Fonterra increases 2015/16 farmer payout forecast after performance boost

Fonterra has increased its payout forecast for the 2015/16 season on the back of a strong August to October performance.

Danone targets zero-net carbon emission with new climate plan

Danone has created a new climate plan that it says will target zero-net carbon emissions.

Healthy fat: California entrepreneur markets triple-fat yogurt as healthy

One entrepreneur wants to ride the wave of dairy fat positivity into a new yogurt business, with a triple-cream, unsweetened organic yogurt.

Barry Callebaut to expand its European Specialties business

Barry Callebaut plans to expand its European Specialties business, by acquiring the commercial vending activities of FrieslandCampina Kievit.

Dairy Crest becomes ‘key corporate target’: analysts

Dairy Crest is a prime takeover target as the sale of its troubled dairies to Müller nears completion, according to leading analysts.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream back on shelves after listeria scare

After a late April inspection from the FDA took Columbus-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream off the shelves, the company confirmed that they are now back in stores across the country....

FOOD VISION USA: How to maintain a challenger brand mentality as a mainstream player

It’s called Chobani Flip; we think it’s the future of snacking, and the next billion-dollar brand in yogurt

Chobani’s Flip ‘mix-in’ platform is operating at a run rate of $300-$350m and could be the next one billion dollar brand in yogurt, says Chobani, which is planning to take...

Schools could save up to 40% on yogurt through proposal considered by USDA: Dannon

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is considering a Dannon proposal that would see yogurt provided to school districts at a potential discount of up to 40%.

Protesting farmers target Dairy Crest and Arla

A dairy farmer splinter group has targeted depots owned by processors Dairy Crest and Arla Foods as low milk prices persist.  

News in brief

Select Milk Producers to splash $250m converting denim mill into dairy plant

US dairy cooperative Select Milk Producers plans to convert a Texas denim mill into a US$250m milk processing facility. 

Beingmate to form JV with Korean dairy to produce special infant formula for China

Beingmate has joined forces with South Korean company Maeil Dairies to produce special medical purpose infant formula for the Chinese market. 

Ornua to merge cheese businesses

Irish dairy co-operative Ornua will merge two of its UK-based businesses, Meadow Cheese and The Cheese Warehouse, in January 2016 in a bid to boost its market position, it has revealed.

Arla to close German plant after fall in demand for MonRocco hard cheese

Arla Foods has decided to close a plant in Germany in response to a fall in demand for MonRocco hard cheese. 

Anchor has 'place to play' in mature and emerging markets: Fonterra

The Anchor dairy brand has a “place to play” in mature as well as emerging markets, says New Zealand dairy Fonterra. 

'RTD is a fast-growing, key category' Nestlé boosts RTD Milo and Nescafé with Malaysia factory

Traditional versions of products like Nescafé and Milo still account for the lion’s share of the business: but ready-to-drink (RTD) varieties are a fast-growing category, especially in Malaysia, says Nestlé...

Arla Foods ordered to stop selling yogurt labelled 'Skyr' in Finland

Arla Foods has been ordered to stop selling yogurt labelled as Skyr in Finland following a legal challenge by an Icelandic producer. 

Aussie firm Freedom Foods reduces stake in a2 Milk Company

Freedom Foods has sold a chunk of its 17.8% stake in the a2 Milk Company, just months afters its joint bid with Dean Foods to acquire the business failed. 

Müller given CMA go-ahead to complete £80m Dairy Crest deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has given Müller UK & Ireland the go-ahead to complete its £80m acquisition of Dairy Crest assets. 

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