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Emmi profit comes from international sales

Swiss dairy company Emmi has released its year-end results, which showed earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose by 7.3 % to CHF 202.7m ($204.2m).

Fonterra first half profits rise

Fonterra ended the first half of its 2017 financial year with revenue up 5% to NZ9.2bn (US$6.5bn) on the same period last year, and net profit after tax up 2%.

TINE Easter crime milk cartons reappear

It’s Easter, and in Norway, that can mean only one thing: TINE Easter crime milk cartons.

Vinamilk officially opens Lam Dong certified organic dairy farm

Vinamilk has officially inaugurated the first EU-certified organic dairy farm in Vietnam.

ProYo high protein ice cream rolls out nationwide as retailers expand better-for-you pint set

With frozen yogurt sales still “tanking,” retailers are increasingly turning their attention to ice cream products that offer similar benefits (more protein, less sugar and fat), but truly deliver on...

Scoop of the day! Ice cream fortified with chia seed oil found to be a ‘superb’ source of omega-3

This could be as close to guilt-free that ice cream is ever going to get: Researchers have revealed that fortification with chia seed oil ramps up omega-3 levels while maintaining...

AusNutria seemingly unaffected by new China infant formula rules as revenues rocket

Revenues at Hong Kong-listed infant nutrition company AusNutria soared by 30.3% to RMB2,740.3 million (US$396 million) for 2016, despite intense market competition, most notably due to new regulations in China.

At-home nut milk maker launch on Kickstarter suggests market demand

Wyoming-based Brewista has launched a patented appliance called NutraMilk that can produce two liters of additive-free nut milk in seven to 12 minutes.

Milkiland-Agro sells subsidiaries to help pay off loans

LLC Milkiland-Agro has sold off two agri-subsidiaries, PJSC “Iskra” and LLC “Uspikh-Mena” to fulfill the conditions of the amendment agreement to the loan facility agreement with PJSC Crédit Agricole Bank....

Chobani beats Yoplait in sales and market share as Dannon takes No. 1 spot in US yogurt market

Yoplait has been surpassed in the US yogurt market by privately-owned Greek yogurt maker Chobani, with Dannon representing the top yogurt brand in the US with a 34% market share.

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First Milk and Nestlé UK & Ireland sign new contract

UK milk supplier First Milk has confirmed the completion of a new long-term contract with Nestlé UK & Ireland.

MALK ditches word ‘milk’ from labels: ‘We want to clear any confusion… MALK is not nut milk pretending to be dairy’

While its compatriots in the plant-based beverage sector have argued pretty strongly that consumers are not in the least bit confused by the use of dairy-derived terms (notably, ‘milk’) to...

Medina Dairy announces £3.5m investment program

Medina Dairy, a UK supplier of fresh milk, dairy and bakery products to the retail, convenience, wholesale and foodservice sectors has started a £3.5m ($4.3m) development program to upgrade its...

Six industry giants to launch UK-style traffic light labels in Europe

Coca-Cola, Mars, Mondelez, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever will add nutrition logos modelled on the UK’s traffic light label to their European portfolios. However, critics have slammed the use of portion...

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Arla to distribute ‘13th payment’

Arla Food’s board of representatives has voted to distribute €124m ($131m) to its farmer-owners as the annual supplementary payment, also known as the 13th payment. On average, that amounts to...

Lait Kaiser and Cult Yogourt to takeover Chagnon Dairy in Quebec

Lait Kaiser and Cult Yogourt of Quebec have purchased the assets of Chagnon Dairy, a local creamery and milk brand, to help strengthen manufacturing of Lait Kaiser to expand Cult...

Orkla Food Ingredients takes over Dutch ice-cream company

Norwegian company Orkla Food Ingredients (OFI) has signed and closed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Netherlands sales and distribution company Laan Heiloo B.V.

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a2 Milk Company buys shares in Synlait

Australia’s a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has announced it will acquire approximately 8.2% of the shares of Synlait Milk Limited.

New appointments in the world of dairy

The Sodiaal Group in France has announced the appointment of Yves Legros as chief executive officer of Candia, replacing Giampaolo Schiratti.

Can Japanese be the next Greek? Morinaga preps ALOVE Japanese-style yogurt launch in US

Through its Nutritional Foods arm, Japanese dairy giant Morinaga is entering the US dairy market with the launch of its ALOVE aloe vera yogurt, which will debut at the Expo...

Could Vietnamese yogurt join the ranks of Greek and Icelandic varieties one day?

YaÜ Vietnamese yogurt may be the next newcomer to the dairy aisle after the start-up raised more than triple their Kickstarter fundraising goal of $10,000.

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Parmalat acquires cheese firms in Chile

Parmalat S.p.A. has announced that its La Vaquita Holding S.p.A. subsidiary has acquired some companies in the Chilean cheese sector.

FrieslandCampina looking to sell its Riedel business

Dutch dairy cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina is looking to sell its fruit juices and drinks manufacturer Riedel to focus on its dairy portfolio.

Aussie dairy majors endure a rollercoaster week

Dairy industry boardrooms have seen some turbulence over the last week, with two majors announcing widely differing commercial fortunes, and one formula maker facing the future with a very different...

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Fonterra introduces products to Puerto Rico

Fonterra is introducing its Anchor and Mainland brands onto the market in Puerto Rico.

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