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Müller moves to alleviate UK competition concerns over Dairy Crest acquisition

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has "in principle" accepted a proposal that would reduce competition concerns and allow Müller to acquire Dairy Crest's fresh milk business....

Nestlé’s Ideal evaporated milk is not like cream, Spanish ruling finds

Nestlé has lost its appeal against a Spanish ruling that it cannot promote its partially evaporated milk as having ‘half the fat of cream’.

Nestlé, Unilever pledge to halve food waste by 2025

Members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) have committed to halving food waste over the next ten years at an event in New York this week.

NAN PRO-3 formula 'cleared' following insect larvae complaint: Nestlé India

NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula found to contain insect larvae was only contaminated "when moisture entered the packet," says Nestlé India.

Freedom Foods and mystery international dairy considering a2 Milk takeover bid

Australian firm Freedom Foods and an "unnamed leading international" dairy have lodged a non-binding bid to acquire the a2 Milk Company (a2MC).

What are the hottest dairy trends – and companies - to watch in 2015?

What are the hottest new trends in dairy? Grass-fed everything? A whole milk renaissance? High-protein kefir? Quark? And what’s next after Greek yogurt?  

Synlait partners with Munchkin to launch Grass Fed infant formula

Synlait has sealed a deal to supply US firm Munchkin with infant formula that meets its new Grass Fed standard.

Arla to sell stake in Belgian joint venture Walhorn AG to Lactalis

French dairy giant Lactalis has agreed to buy Arla Foods' stake in Walhorn AG, the companies' Belgian dairy joint venture.

Chinese dairy giant Yili in Europe on 'world benchmarking tour'

Executives from Chinese largest dairy Yili travelled to Europe this month as part of a "world benchmarking tour."

Müller’s Dairy Crest acquisition facing 'in-depth' UK competition probe

Müller’s proposed £80m acquisition of Dairy Crest’s fresh milk business is facing an “in-depth" Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) probe.

FrieslandCampina shows 'commitment' to Nigeria with €180m share purchase

FrieslandCampina has paid €180m for an additional 13.03% stake in its Nigerian subsidiary, FrieslandCampina WAMCO.

Noosa on course to generate revenues of $100m in 2015, says co-founder

Just over five years after hitting the US market, honey-infused Aussie-style yogurt Noosa is on course to generate revenues of $100m in 2015 as more consumers embrace whole milk products promising healthy...

Three Twins organic ice cream CEO: ‘My cash reserves were down to zero, but I made it, because people believed in the brand’

There have been some hairy moments during Neal Gottlieb’s decade at the helm of Three Twins organic ice cream, from maxed out credit cards to sleepless nights trying to secure...

Report rather than record animal cruelty at dairy farms, DFA urges activists

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has slammed Mercy for Animals for recording rather than reporting animal cruelty at a member farm in Colorado.

News in brief

Nestlé strengthens Chinese ice cream business with $16m investment

Nestle has moved to strengthen its Chinese ice cream business with investments totalling RMB100m (US$16m) at its plants in Tianjin and Guangzhou. 

General Mills launches Yoplait brand in yogurt-hungry China

General Mills has launched the Yoplait yogurt brand in China - a move described as a "major milestone" for the US food giant.

Winston Lee: 'We're caramelizing milk and sugar together and then culturing it'

Tarte Asian Yogurt CEO: 'Greek has 47% of the market; we’re going after the other 53%'

When Winston Lee started pitching Tarte Asian Yogurt to retailers three years ago, the market had already hit peak Greek, he says: “Buyers were already looking at what's next after...

Nutricia NZ blames 'ongoing' fallout from Fonterra botulism scare for 2014 loss

Nutricia Limited, Danone's New Zealand infant formula business, has reported a loss for 2014 - a result it attributes to the "ongoing" fallout from the Fonterra botulism scare....

Cheesemaker Wensleydale Creamery enters UK yogurt category with Yorkshire Yogurt

British cheesemaker Wensleydale Creamery has entered the premium yogurt category with a product it calls Yorkshire Yogurt. 

Finnish dairy Valio cuts 326 jobs to adjust to 'current operating environment'

Finnish dairy giant Valio has reduced its workforce in the country by 326 to "adjust its costs to correspond to the current operating environment."

'We have retained a cult-like following even as we have gone mass market'

Lifeway Foods CEO: ‘We want to be to kefir what Hershey's is to chocolate'

When Julie Smolyansky became president and CEO of kefir market leader Lifeway Foods in 2002 after the sudden death of her father (its founder), the stock went into freefall as...

Bad news for Clemmy's in 'David vs Goliath' unfair competition lawsuit against Nestlé USA

Ice cream maker Clemmy’s – which hit the headlines in 2013 after filing a lawsuit* accusing Nestlé USA of leveraging its commercial clout and ‘category captain’ status with big retailers...

Jarlsberg exports will become 'unprofitable' if Norwegian subsidies removed: TINE

Norwegian dairy TINE has warned that exporting Jarlsberg cheese could become unprofitable if the country's government phases out export subsidies. 

Saputo unveils 'zero tolerance' approach to animal cruelty at dairy farms

Canadian dairy giant Saputo will refuse milk from farms that fail to treat cows humanely under a new animal welfare policy.

Chobani refreshes Simply 100 Greek yogurt range; appeals to ‘thoughtful weight managers’

Dollar sales of Chobani’s Simply 100 Greek yogurts have grown 25% in the first five months of 2015 vs the same period last year, while unit sales are up 28%,...

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