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ASDA third retailer to pull Camembert

ASDA became the third UK retailer in the space of less than a week to pull a Camembert product from its shelves due to the potential presence of the bacterium Listeria...

Emmi happy despite decline

Swiss dairy manufacturer Emmi generated net sales of $3.2bn (CHF 3,213.9m) in 2015, a decline of 5.6 % over the previous year.

500 job losses as Arla restructures

Arla has announced structural changes to its organization that it says will enable the business to deliver on its Good Growth Strategy 2020.

Waitrose issues 100 day grazing pledge

UK chain Waitrose has announced that dairy cows should spend at least 100 days with access to pasture during the grazing season in the summer months.

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Valio reduces sugar in children’s snacks

Following the results of a customer survey on sugar, which received almost 3,000 responses, Finnish dairy company Valio has introduced new yogurt and yogurt puddings, aimed at children, with less sugar...

Milcobel and Laiterie des Ardennes take over milk collection

More than 300 of FrieslandCampina Belgium’s supplier-dairy farmers have become members of the Belgian dairy cooperative Milcobel.

Rebel Kitchen acquires Unoco to continue growth

Free-from coconut milk manufacturer Rebel Kitchen has acquired raw coconut water brand Unoco for an undisclosed amount, boosting its growth.

Emmi goes Dutch for goat’s milk

Emmi, Switzerland’s largest milk processor, is acquiring a 60% stake in Dutch goat milk business Bettinehoeve.

Coca-Cola moves for Nigeria’s Chi

The Coca-Cola Company is buying a 40% stake in Nigeria’s leading dairy and juice company, Chi.

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Murray Goulburn nabs Coles cheese contract

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited has announced that it has entered into a five-year national private label contract to supply Coles brand Australian cheese.

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LALA buys Nicaraguan operation La Perfecta

Mexican company LALA has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Productos Lácteos La Perfecta S.A. shares.

Lactalis set to take over biggest Romanian dairy Albalact

Lactalis has agreed to purchase all of the shares of the largest Romanian dairy company, Albalact.

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Valio launches new quark spread

Finnish dairy company Valio has introduced a new quark spread to the market with Valio Better.

Fonterra to develop functional products through new partnership with China’s By-Health

China’s By-Health has signed a strategic cooperative partnership agreement with Fonterra, according to a statement on CNINFO, China’s stock market information website.

Coca-Cola’s VIO launches in India

Coca-Cola India has announced the pilot launch of its ready-to-drink, flavored milk product, VIO.

Westland lowers pay-out predictions

Westland Milk Products, New Zealand’s second biggest dairy co-operative, has announced a drop in its pay-out predictions for 2015-16, saying a forecast 15 to 25% reduction across all commodity products...

Unilever capping ice cream calories

Unilever has confirmed that from spring this year its entire adult single-serve ice cream range will contain 250 calories or fewer in the UK.

Emmi takes over Gläserne Molkerei

Swiss dairy company Emmi has purchased Gläserne Molkerei, a leading organic milk processor in Northeast Germany.

FrieslandCampina renews NBA partnership

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and FrieslandCampina have announced a multi-year extension of their marketing partnership.

Zimbabwe milk production rises

Milk production has increased by 11% this year as more farmers join the dairy production industry, a Zimbabwe government official has said.

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Gay Lea investing in goat dairy

Gay Lea Foods has announced two new initiatives to grow and strengthen the goat industry in Ontario, Canada.

Lion Dairy & Drinks investing in dairy plant

Lion Dairy & Drinks (LDD) has announced an investment of $27.4m (A$40m) over three years at its Bentley dairy processing plant in Perth, Western Australia.

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Blackmores and Bega launch infant nutrition products for Australia

Blackmores has partnered with dairy manufacturer Bega to develop a range of infant formulas with an emphasis on supplying the Australian market. 

Dean Foods releases new calcium-enriched chocolate milk

Dean Foods Company has released a new chocolate milk to meet the increasing needs of the US population for calcium.

Arla takeover of Westbury Dairies welcomed

Arla’s move to acquire full ownership of Westbury Dairies – formerly operated with First Milk as a joint venture – has been welcomed by milk suppliers.

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