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Yogurt makers expand when and who eats yogurt with different product platforms

Yogurt manufacturers are rolling out a wide variety of new products to drive consumer interest in and consumption of the dairy product in an attempt to boost sales, which have...

Barry Callebaut eyes food supplements after EU opens cocoa flavanol health claim doors

The EC has handed Barry Callebaut cocoa extract blood circulation marketing tools in new sectors – including food supplements for the first time.

Irish Dairy Board completes post-quota preparations with Ornua rebrand

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has completed its post-quota preparations with the adoption of its new corporate identity, Ornua.

Oxfam: World’s biggest food companies must ‘walk the talk’ on sustainability

Eight of the 10 biggest multinational food companies have improved their food security and sustainability policies over the past year – but all must do more to put their commitments...

Dairy Crest assets sale 'remains on track' as deal referred back to UK authority

Dairy Crest's £80m sale of assets to Müller "remains on track" after being referred back to the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) by the European Commission (EC)....

GSK: "We spent two years developing this product and as yet are not sure why this is happening.”

Glaxo withdraws MaxiNutrition creatine milk over choking concerns

In-bottle creatine crystallisation is behind a full UK recall of GlaxoSmithKline-owned MaxiNutrition Cyclone Milk products over choking concerns. GSK implemented the recall after customer complaints a spokesperson told us today.

UAE dairy Al Ain claims world's first with camel milk powder and ice cream

Al Ain Dairy, the largest dairy processor in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has launched what it claims are the world's first camel milk ice cream and milk powder products available on...

Higher 2014 US milk prices drive 30% revenue increase for DFA

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) revenue increased nearly 30% in 2014 - a feat the US cooperative has attributed to higher milk prices. 

SIG Combibloc Obeikan opens regional HQ in Dubai

‘MEA ambient beverage market has grown with more regionalization of brands and multi-national infiltration’

‘Despite the recent political and economic disruption, the MEA ambient beverage market has grown and remains one of our core markets’, says SIG Combibloc as it announced opening a joint...

Fonterra to boost organic milk payment to farmers as Asian demand soars

Fonterra will offer organic milk producers an additional NZ$0.45 per kg of milk solids (kgMS) in a bid to boost supply and meet growing demand from Asia and the US.

China

Bright Food eyes new segments as it does due diligence on European buy

Bright Food, China’s second-biggest food company and one of the country’s most predatory companies in terms for its thirst for acquisitions, will move its focus from dairy, cereals and snacks...

Fonterra acquires 18.8% stake in Chinese infant formula partner Beingmate

Fonterra has acquired an 18.8% stake in its Chinese infant formula partner Beingmate for around US$550m.

Lights, camera, action! a2 Milk outlines its US game plan at Expo West

Digestive issues after drinking milk are often attributed to milk protein allergy (which can be severe) or intolerance to lactose (milk sugars). But what if both of these have been...

News in brief

First Milk appoints former Mars boss as ceo

First Milk has appointed Mike Gallacher as its new chief executive, following Kate Allum’s decision to quit the co-operative after five years in the role.

Russian import ban knocked €80m off FrieslandCampina 2014 operating profit

The Russian ban on Western food imports knocked approximately €80m (US$84m) off FrieslandCampina's 2014 operating profit, the Dutch dairy giant has estimated.

News in brief

Arla given go-ahead to acquire Swedish premium cheese brand Falbygdens

Arla Foods has been given the regulatory green light to complete its acquisition of Swedish premium cheese brand, Falbygdens. 

Nestlé South Africa ice cream acquisition a 'springboard' for growth: R&R

British firm R&R Ice Cream has agreed to acquire Nestlé South Africa's ice cream business, which it hopes will be a "springboard" for growth on the African continent....

Irish agri firm Aurivo buys UK sports nutrition player

The Irish agri-business Aurivo Co-operative Society has acquired London-based sports nutrition company My Goodness Ltd in an attempt to gain access to the protein drinks market.

Dairy crisis

First Milk finances ‘stabilised’, says Paice

First Milk has “stabilised” its finances and is on track to recover from the cash flow problems that emerged earlier this year, according to chairman Sir Jim Paice.

Hey Big Collectors! Europe's Top 10 Dairy Cooperatives

A total of 31 dairies made it into Copa-Cogenca's list of the top 100 European Union (EU) agricultural cooperatives. Here's the top 10...

Russian Valio dairy sales fell €120m in 'annus horribilis' 2014

Sales of Valio dairy products in Russia fell €120m (US$133m) to €258m (US$285m) in 2014 - a year it branded its “annus horribilis.”

News in brief

Müller Dairy appoints new boss

Müller UK & Ireland has appointed Bergen Merey as md of its Müller Dairy business.

Arla’s milk supply faces hit as strike threat looms

Strike action could hit supplies of Arla Foods’s milk unless it protects the terms of drivers it plans to outsource to third-party firm Moran Logistics, trades unions have warned....

'We won the race': Pioneers Holding claims victory in battle to acquire Arab Dairy

Pioneers Holding has "won the race" to acquire control of Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy following a lengthy bidding war with Lactalis.

Nestlé #notjustaboutfood! Multinational launches internship contest with Twitter

Nestlé UK & Ireland is launching a joint internship scheme with Twitter, a programme that will help it draw in talent from previously untapped areas. 

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