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Unilever hints at offloading Ragu and SlimFast brands as food sales fall short

Food and consumer goods giant Unilever has hinted at the sale of brands including Ragu and SlimFast as growth from its food business struggles to compete with better-than-expected Q1 results...

Australia experiencing Danone Nutricia infant formula shortage

Karicare and Aptamil brand infant formula products are in short supply in Australia for the second time in just over a year, as manufacturer Nutricia Australia New Zealand (Nutricia ANZ)...

Chobani secures $750m investment to fund expansion, innovation plans

Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750m investment from private equity firm TPG Capital and its dedicated credit platform TPG Opportunities Partners to help fund its expansion and innovation...

Indian government urged to probe Nutricia India doctor bribery allegations

The Indian government has been urged to investigate claims that infant formula manufacturer Nutricia India, a subsidiary of the Danone Group, approved illegal payments by its employees to doctors.

We have to do more to reduce waste as an industry, warns Leatherhead expert

Food manufacturers should leave no stone unturned as they search for ways to decrease waste and increase the value of manufacturing waste streams, says Steve Osborn of Leatherhead Food Research.

Chobani takes on oatmeal, ice cream and snacks with new summer launches

Chobani has unveiled a raft of new products that will start hitting shelves this summer, including Chobani Oats - yogurt mixed with fruit and oats; Chobani Indulgent - its first...

Danone 2014 First Quarter Sales

Watch out Chobani! Danone claims parity with Greek yogurt rival

Danone has grabbed a 33% market share of the US Greek yogurt market, and cheekily claims it has pulled even with bitter rival Chobani. 

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FrieslandCampina: Piet Hilarides will succeed Freek Rijna

Dutch dairy co-operative FrieslandCampina has announced Freek Rijna, chief operating officer, Consumer Products Asia, will end his career with the company at the end of this year. 

Chobani generates explosive growth in Australia, unveils aggressive expansion plans in Asia, Latin America

Chobani has increased its Australian production from 25,000 cases a week to 25,000 cases a day in the past year, becoming the second best-selling yogurt brand in the nation’s top...

Tetra Pak triples flavoured milk production at Mengniu plant

Tetra Pak has installed its high speed A3/Speed filling machine with the product's first customer, Chinese dairy Mengniu. 

Tetra Pak UK & Ireland HQ to open in May

Tetra Pak is relocating its UK and Ireland headquarters and 60 employees from Wrexham, in Wales, to Chester Business Park next month.

Finns and Norwegians partner on probiotic juice

Finnish dairy and ingredients giant Valio has inked a deal with major Norwegian food and drink maker Tine to license its LGG probiotic strain in Tine’s Biola juice range.

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Nutricia India at ‘risk of non-compliance’ with IMS Act: Danone

The Danone Group has acknowledged that its Nutricia India business is still at “risk of non-compliance” with the Infant Milk Substitutes Act (IMS Act), DairyReporter.com can exclusively reveal....

Japanese beer giant Asahi set to acquire Malaysian dairy

Asahi Group Holdings, the firm behind the Asahi Japanese beer brand, is preparing for its first foray into fresh dairy after agreeing a deal to acquire Malaysian firm Etika Dairies.

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NY Greek yogurt makers urged to apply for extended USDA pilot

US Senator Charles Schumer has urged New York-based Greek yogurt manufacturers, including Alpina, Fage, Chobani, and Muller Quaker Dairy, to apply to the soon-to-be expanded Greek Yogurt Pilot Program.

Fonterra fined NZ$300k for WPC food safety failings

Fonterra has been fined NZ$300,000 (US$256k, €187k) by a New Zealand court after admitting four food safety violations relating to last year's whey protein concentrate (WPC) recall.

‘China & South America growth offset by decline in Europe’

Tetra Pak to expand in South America

Tetra Pak released its 2013 net sales today announcing a 3.5% growth and a 15% rise in capital equipment, which saw more than 580 filling machines installed globally, led by...

Finnish quark supply will 'not run out' over Easter: Valio

Valio insist that there will "no shortage" of quark in Finnish supermarkets this Easter, despite growing demand from Russia and Sweden for the creamy, high-protein product.

Woolworths private label milk contract losses will 'impact volumes': Lion

Australian processor Lion Dairy has admitted that being dropped as Woolworths’ private label milk supplier in Victoria and Western Australia “will impact volumes” at two plants.

Parmalat 'strengthens its position' in Australia with Harvey Fresh buy

Italian dairy giant Parmalat has moved to strengthen its market position Down Under through the acquisition of Australian dairy and juice product manufacturer Harvey Fresh.

Arla unveils proposed merger with Belgian coop EGM Walhorn

Arla Foods cooperative membership could be extended to the Netherlands "for the first time" through its proposed merger with Eupener Genossenschaftsmolkerei Walhorn (EGM Walhorn).

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A2C 'unifies' a2 milk businesses under new trading name

A2 Corporation (A2C) and its operations in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and China will from 8 April be unified under one common trading name, The a2 Milk Company Limited, the...

Food Vision 2014

Final preparations underway for Food Vision 2014

Final preparations are underway for Food Vision 2014, the event that brings together global food and drink industry leaders at Cannes in the south of France to discuss key topics...

Saputo to close North American dairies in latest efficiency drive

Canadian dairy giant Saputo plans to close four North American plants under its latest raft of measures “aimed at improving its operational efficiency” in Canada and the US.

Pilgrims Choice Crumbles 'version 2.0 of grated cheese': Adams Foods

British dairy Adams Foods has launched a range of diced cheese products under its Pilgrims Choice brand - a development it describes as grated cheese “version 2.0." 

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