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a2 Milk Company seeks to raise NZ$43m to finance international growth

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is seeking to raise NZ$43m (US$28.5m) to support growth in Australia, New Zealand and key international markets.

Italian gelato buyout sees Unilever eye scoop of premium ice cream market

Unilever looks set to take a bigger share of the premium ice cream market in addition to moving towards its own retail presence through the acquisition of Italian gelato business...

Arla Foods Ingredients breaks into weight management with low calorie yogurt solution

Arla Foods Ingredients is moving to create a new 'natural' category in the weight management sector with low calorie yogurts.

Saputo boosts specialty cheese offering with Woolwich Dairy acquisition

Saputo has moved to increase its presence in the North American specialty cheese category with the acquisition of goat's cheese producer, Woolwich Dairy. 

Insurers look to cut ties with company accused of tainting whey with animal urine

Four insurance companies are seeking to cut ties with Wisconsin-based Packerland Whey Products Inc, after the company and its executives were accused of tainting its products with animal urine.

Nestlé and R&R in 'advanced talks' on global ice cream joint venture

Nestlé and R&R Ice Cream have announced they are in "advanced talks" on the establishment of an ice cream joint venture.

Updated Mead Johnson formulas 'better support the nutritional needs' of preterm infants

Mead Johnson Nutrition has launched a preterm infant formula range it claims is the first to meet new guidelines on the nutritional care of premature babies.

Yili and Cornell University partner to develop cheese product for China

Yili has signed a research agreement with Cornell University that will see the development of a cheese product for the Chinese market. 

Fonterra lifts FGMP forecast after increase in global dairy prices

Fonterra has increased its farm gate milk price (FGMP) forecast for the 2015/16 season following a recent lift in global dairy prices. 

DuPont blends soy, casein and whey in beverage to ‘challenge industry standards’

DuPont Nutrition and Health is "challenging the norms" of the dairy industry with a concept that blends soy, whey and milk proteins.

Yashili set to acquire infant formula business from parent company Mengniu

Chinese dairy Yashili has agreed to acquire infant formula business Oushi Mengniu from its majority shareholder, Mengniu, for around $165m.

Dairy Crest trading: ‘Cheese motors, spreads lag’

“Cheese motors, spreads lag” was the succinct summary given by one city analyst after Dairy Crest published its latest trading update today (September 22).

Dairy Farmers of America launches milk-based, caffeine-free energy drink

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has launched a milk-based energy drink that doesn't rely on caffeine or other stimulants.

Fonterra Australia unveils AU$31m Woolworths private label milk plant

Fonterra has expanded its site in Cobden, adding a AU$31m (US$22.4m) fresh milk plant to supply Australian retailer Woolworths.

Siggi's Icelandic Skyr 'sufficiently different' from other origin yogurts

Siggi's Icelandic Skyr is "sufficiently different" from the increasing number of 'origin yogurt' products available in the US, says the man behind the brand.

Fonterra 2014/15 milk price calculation gets final Commerce Commission approval

Fonterra's milk price calculation for the 2014/15 has been given final approval by the New Zealand Commerce Commission. 

Lifeway taps into 'limited run' flavor trend to bolster market-leading position in kefir category

Lifeway Foods, a manufacturer of kefir beverages, is tapping into an increasing trend toward flavor periodicity to extend its market leading position, said CEO Julie Smolyansky.

Fonterra further reduces GDT dairy commodity offering forecast

Fonterra has further reduced its Global Dairy Trade (GDT) offering forecast in anticipation of a fall in milk production.  

fairlife: ‘We’re responsible for a large portion of the growth in the value-added dairy category’

Coca-Cola-backed high-protein milk brand fairlife isn’t sharing any numbers, yet. But if you’re wondering how it’s performing, the answer is very nicely, says communications director Anders Porter, who says the...

Fonterra maintains milk production forecast but warns of farmer pull back

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has maintained its milk production forecast for the 2015/16 season, but has signaled it may decline later.

New Zealand dairy Fonterra opens first Indonesian manufacturing facility

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has opened a NZ$37m (US$23.5m) plant in Indonesia - its first manufacturing facility in the South East Asian country.

Dairy Crest to hold milk price for October

Dairy Crest will hold the milk price it pays its farmers for October, both for its Davidstow and liquid milk contracts, according to the business.

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FrieslandCampina completes acquisition of Belgian mozzarella producer

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has completed its acquisition of Belgian mozzarella producer, Fabrelac. 

Fonterra forms Ethiopian JV to launch its first African consumer product

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has partnered with Ethiopian manufacturer Faffa Foods to launch its first African consumer product. 

Fire at Dairy Crest’s Davidstow site

A fire at Dairy Crest’s Davidstow cheese production facility in Cornwall has left the site’s biomass boiler in need of repair.

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