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Arla Foods UK opens new cheese storage and maturation facility

Arla, the farmer-owned dairy company and UK’s largest cheese manufacturer, has officially opened a new facility for the storage and maturation of its cheese.

Emmi continues acquisitions with Italian Fresh Foods capture

Swiss company Emmi has signed an agreement to buy Italian Fresh Foods S.p.A. (IFF), based in Lasnigo, Como, Italy.

Nestlé Lanka starts work on new facility

Nestlé has laid the foundation stone of a new manufacturing facility at its factory in Pannala, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.  

Danone’s Aptamil launched in India as part of nutrition and revenue growth plans

Aptamil, one of Danone’s infant formula brands sold in 45 countries, has been launched in India, with the company saying it plans to produce local supply at the company’s Lalru,...

Hochland SE acquires Franklin Foods

Florida-based Franklin Foods Holdings (Franklin), which produces cream cheese, has been taken over by German cheese company Hochland SE.

Sell-up: Analysts predict more gloom for infant formula firm Bellamy’s as shares slump continues

Replacing CEO Laura McBain hasn’t seen the end of financial turmoil at Australian infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s with shares continuing to slide amid gloomy forecasts from analysts.

Chobani notched up double-digit US growth in 2016, has ‘no plan’ to head back to Europe right now

While growth in the US yogurt category fell into negative territory in 2016, Chobani's US operation notched up double-digit sales and volume growth last year, driven by a strong performances...

Müller confirms site closure with loss of 389 jobs

Müller Milk & Ingredients has confirmed its Chadwell Heath plant in London will close, with the loss of 389 jobs.

Chr. Hansen Q1 results show 13% revenue growth

Danish company Chr. Hansen has issued its Q1 financial statement for the quarter ending November 30, 2016.

Chinese dairy group opens South Australia formula facility

The first stage of Blue Lake Dairy Group’s A$65m (US$48.8m) processing plant at Tantanoola in South Australia has been officially opened.

Grass-fed is greener, says Maple Hill Creamery: ‘We need to have a more nuanced conversation about dairy and sustainability’

Dairy can get a bad rap in debates on animal welfare and sustainability, but it’s time the conversation became more nuanced, says 100% grass-fed, organic and “unapologetically full-fat” dairy brand...

Danone-Nutricia RCT backs ‘toddler milk’ for improved iron & vitamin D status

Daily consumption of fortified toddler milk helps to improve the nutritional status of children and can reduce deficiencies in iron and vitamin D, a new randomised trial has found.

Shares down as Bellamy’s returns to trading

There have been changes at Australian formula makers Bellamy’s as CEO Laura McBain has stepped down and been immediately replaced with former COO Andrew Cohen taking over in a temporary...

Valio hit with €70m fine in Finland

In December, the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland (KHO) fined Valio €70m ($74m) for abusing its dominant market position by selling basic milk at too low a price from 2010-2012...

Australian infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s facing boardroom battle

Australian infant formula firm Bellamy’s is facing further turmoil after a major shareholder demanded the removal of four of the company’s board directors.

Mengniu offers to buy out China Modern Dairy

China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited has made an offer to purchase the remaining shares of China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd.

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Lactalis looks to scoop up remaining Parmalat shares

The Lactalis Group has announced a voluntary tender offer for the remaining outstanding shares of its subsidiary Parmalat.

€50m loan for Polish dairy Mlekpol

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €50m ($52.2m) to dairy cooperative Mlekpol, Poland’s largest dairy manufacturer, for the construction of a powdered dairy production plant in Mrągowo, eastern Poland. ...

FrieslandCampina completes Engro Foods deal

In partnership with the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and the Dutch development bank FMO, Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. has acquired a majority stake of 51% in Engro Foods –...

Emmi takes over two more goat's milk companies

Swiss dairy company Emmi is growing in the goat’s milk product industry again, taking over companies in the US and Spain.

Prairie Farms Dairy and Swiss Valley Farms announce merger

US companies Prairie Farms Dairy and Swiss Valley Farms have announced a merger agreement.

Aussie infant nutrition firm Bubs targets Asia growth after stock market flotation

Bubs, an Australian infant formula and nutrition firm, has launched on the Australian stock exchange after raising $5.15m in a share deal.

Windyridge Cheese relocating to grow business

UK cheese blending company Windyridge Cheese is relocating to accommodate growth.

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TINE and Synnøve Finden case over Jarlsberg ended

A settlement has been reached between two Norwegian companies over the use of the term Jarlsberg.

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FrieslandCampina Asia wins Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship

For the second year, Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina has been given PublicAffairsAsia’s Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship (Regional Programme) 2016.

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