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Dairy Crest to close UK glass bottling and cream potting plants

British processor Dairy Crest plans to close two plants with the loss of approximately 260 jobs - a move it has attributed in part to the fall in demand for milk...

Nestlé Mexico makes strategic $53m investment to ensure milk supply

Nestlé Mexico will invest 700m pesos ($53m) over the next six years to increase milk production in the country. 

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Nestlé South Africa appoints new MD, announces $181m investment

Nestlé South Africa has announced a five-year $181m investment plan in the country and the appointment of Ian Donald as company chairman and MD.

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Nesquik and Girl Scouts of the USA launch cookie-inspired flavored milks

Nesquik has partnered with the Girl Scouts of the USA to launch two flavored milk drinks inspired by the youth organization's famous cookies.

Where is the ‘Muda’? MAI and Danone call for ‘innovation environment’

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) was a buzzword at the ECMA/ProCarton Conference in Sorrento, in Italy, this week but according to Gordon Crichton, director, Institut du Management de L’Achat Industriel (MAI)...

Yoplait Greek offerings drive 34% General Mills yogurt sales increase

Despite an overall fall in revenue and profit in Q1 FY 2015, sales of General Mills yogurt, driven by its Yoplait Greek and Greek 100 offerings, jumped 34%. 

New Zealand infant formula acquisitions 'key to restoring...trust': Nutricia ANZ

Nutricia Australia New Zealand’s (Nutricia ANZ) acquisition of Kiwi infant formula businesses the Sutton Group and Gardians is “key to restoring" consumer confidence lost as a result of the 2013 botulism scare....

Arla Foods tables takeover bid for Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy

Arla Foods has tabled a non-binding bid to acquire a stake of up to 100% in Arab Dairy Products Company, the Egyptian manufacturer of Panda brand cheese.

Arla Foods launches sustainable dairy farming plan

Arla Foods has launched Growing Together, a three-year sustainable dairy farming initiative, involving its 3,000 British farmers. 

Danone to expand its children’s range in Russia

Danone will expand its children’s range Danonino globally expanding into Russia and Asia after initial success in Spain and the UK.

Meiji seeks Taiwan reputation boost with infant formula production shift

Meiji infant formula sold in Taiwan will in future be exported from Japan as the company looks to capitalize on the "high quality" reputation held by Japanese goods.

Fonterra issues 2014 profit warning citing dairy price drop

Fonterra expects its 2014 operating profit, impacted by falling global dairy prices, to come in at the "lower end" of its forecast.

Italian court orders Parmalat to pay Citibank $431m bankruptcy damages

Parmalat looks set to pay US banking giant Citibank US$431m in damages after a 2008 US ruling related to the dairy's 2003 bankruptcy was upheld by an Italian court.

Cow Wow cereal milk brand revamped to reach key 'man child' market

After just a year on the US market, Cow Wow is repositioning its cereal flavored milk range to better appeal to its key consumer, the 'man child'.

Russian dairy Galactika and Indian coop Amul hold export talks: Reports

Indian cooperative Amul and Russian dairy Galactika have reportedly begun trade talks that if successful will see the export of Gujarati cheese and milk powder to Russia.  

Parmalat exhibits Brazilian ambitions with BRF dairy plants deal

Brasil Foods (BRF), Brazil's third largest dairy, has agreed to sell 11 dairy processing plants in the country to Parmalat for for R$1.8bn (US$795m, €610m).

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Beingmate launches UHT milk with Enzymotec cognitive boost in China

Chinese infant formula manufacturer Beingmate has launched a phosphatidylserine (PS)-enriched UHT milk developed in cooperation with Enzymotec to support child brain health and development.

Nestlé files patent for kids’ ‘protein balance’

Nestlé has filed for a worldwide patent for a protein balancing product aimed at children aged 5-15.

Franck Riboud to step down as Danone CEO after 18 years

Danone patriarch Franck Riboud has stepped down as CEO of the French dairy giant after more than 18 years at the helm.

Personalised nutrition expected to blossom in the UK, says Canadean

DNA-based nutrition is set to grow in the UK as 10.3% of food consumption is motivated by a desire for personalised products, according to a Canadean survey.

FrieslandCampina Transylvanian cheese cave reopens after Nasal outcry

A Transylvanian cheese cave closed by Dutch dairy FrieslandCampina in 2013 has been reopened after outcry from fans of the traditional Nasal cheese made solely there.

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Arsenal FC scores speaking slot at Sports Nutrition 2014

Sports Nutrition 2014 explores the market and future opportunities for the sports nutrition industry, valued at more than $30bn globally, and you can join the action for free!

Chobani rapped over knuckles by NAD over ‘Farmland’ Greek yogurt ads

Chobani has been rapped over the knuckles by ad watchdog the National Advertising Division (NAD*) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus over its ‘Farmland’ ad, which implied that its...

FrieslandCampina strengthens W African presence with Ivory Coast dairy deal

FrieslandCampina has agreed to acquire Olam International’s Ivorian dairy business for US$25m (€19m) as it seeks to "further strengthen" its presence in West Africa.

Australian milk market share could increase 'north of 10%': a2 Milk Company

The a2 Milk Company believes its share of the Australian fresh milk market could increase “north of 10%” in the next 12 months.

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