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Vitasoy and URC form plant-based beverage JV

Hong Kong’s Vitasoy Group (Vitasoy) and Universal Robina Corporation (URC) in the Philippines have established a joint venture to explore the potential of plant-based sustainable beverages in the Philippines.

The Dairy Aisle: La Colombe’s clever strategy to stand out in the crowded cold coffee category

Around 80% of La Colombe’s Draft Latte product is milk, so why not place it in the dairy section? That’s what ran through the mind of EVP of sales Kyle...

Lowered demand for milk hurts Dean Foods’ Q4, but focus on ice cream melts away fears for 2017

Dean Foods saw an 0.8% decline in fluid milk volume sales during Q4 and a 2.1% decrease for the full-year 2016, mirroring a similar trend reported by the USDA, which...

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Savencia announces drop in sales for 2016

French dairy company Savencia has announced net sales of €4.42bn ($4.69bn) for 2016, which the company says is a 0.5% decline compared to 2015.

No issues for Danone Chile takeover

Chile’s Fiscalia Nacional Economica (FNE), the country’s competition authority, has said that a takeover of Danone Chile by Watt’s can go ahead.

‘Chewy’ ice cream from Lezzetli stretches Americans’ imaginations and palates

Typically considered smooth and creamy, the idea for most Americans that ice cream also could be chewy might seem like a stretch – and it is. Literally. 

Transitioning: Danone profits soar by 34% as firm outlines €1bn cost-cutting

A 34% rise in net profits for French dairy and nutrition giant Danone was backed up by the announcement of a €1 billion efficiency program as the firm continues its...

Food Union Group receives $225m investment

Latvia-based Food Union Group, an international group of dairy and ice cream producing companies in Northern Europe, has received a combined $225m investment from Asian private equity firm PAG, and...

Thailand drives Fraser & Neave growth but profits fall

Singapore-based Fraser and Neave Limited (F&N) recorded revenue of SGD$495m ($349m) for the first quarter ending December 31, 2016.

Prairie Farms embarks on $8.7m plant expansion to broaden dairy production

Prairie Farms Dairy has announced that its $8.7m 22,500-square-foot expansion investment at its Fort Wayne, Indiana, facility is under way, with construction beginning in April 2017 and taking an estimated...

Mead Johnson Nutrition agrees Reckitt Benckiser takeover

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) has signed a merger agreement with Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (Mead Johnson) under which Mead Johnson shareholders will receive $90 in cash for each share...

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Elite Agro takes over Marmum Dairy in UAE

Dubai Investments PJSC has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Dubai Investments Industries has divested its 100% stake in Marmum Dairy Farm and its distribution unit United Sales Partners (USP) LLC...

Coca-Cola’s fairlife launches ‘Superkids’ milk

Coca-Cola’s ultra-filtered premium milk fairlife has launched a children’s ‘Superkids’ variety, available in white milk and chocolate milk. 

Danone relocating US headquarters

Danone North America confirmed that it will move its headquarters from Greenburgh to White Plains, New York, remaining in the same county of Westchester.

Americas division helps Emmi sales

Swiss dairy company Emmi increased group sales by 1.4% to CHF 3.26bn ($3.26bn) in 2016, however, excluding currency and acquisition effects, this equates to a decline of 1.0%.

Saputo posts increased Q3 sales, slightly offset by decline in US dairy sector revenue

Canadian dairy processor and producer, Saputo Inc., posted increased quarterly profits helped by a boost in international prices for dairy products. 

Reckitt Benckiser in $16.7bn takeover bid for Mead Johnson Nutrition

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) has confirmed it is in ‘advanced negotiations’ to acquire all Mead Johnson Nutrition shares for $90 each in cash, valuing Mead Johnson’s entire share capital...

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Brazil presents new market for Fonterra mozzarella

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has moved into the mozzarella market in Brazil with its extra stretch Individual Quick Frozen (IQF) mozzarella.

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Dahlicious moves into new territory with almond milk yogurt and kefir

Dahlicious – a brand best-known for its cultured dairy product, lassi – is moving into new territory this year with the launch of almondmilk-based yogurt and kefir.

Job losses likely at Westland

New Zealand cooperative Westland Milk Products has announced it is conducting a further review of staff roles throughout Westland Group (Westland Milk Products, Westland Shanghai and EasiYo).

Arla reveals $358m investment plans for 2017

Arla is planning to invest €335m ($358m) in its production sites around the world this year.

Black top Enjoy Milk to launch in spring

The Free Range Milk Marketing Board (FRMMB), representing a group of more than 700 dairy farmers in the UK, has launched a new campaign.

Saputo looks to delist Warrnambool Cheese & Butter after share offer

Canadian dairy company Saputo has made an offer to buy out the remaining shares of Australian firm Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB).

Glanbia working with DFA and other partners on new US cheese and whey facility

Glanbia plc, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA), Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) and Foremost Farms USA (Foremost Farms) are in advanced discussions to create a joint venture to build...

Gay Lea Foods to renovate and innovate in Canada’s dairy sector for 2017

Gay Lea Foods will be expanding its reach into more of Canada with an emphasis on research and development of dairy ingredients, president and CEO Michael Barrett said during the...

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