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Danone Danio yogurt slapped with UK ‘Greek yogurt’ labelling injunction

Danone has been handed an interim injunction by the UK High Court preventing its use of the term ‘Greek yogurt’ to market its recently-launched brand, Danio.

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Agropur announces proposed Canadian co-op merger

Agropur – Canada’s largest dairy co-operative - has announced plans to merge with Farmers Co-operative Dairy Limited.

Nestlé facing Pfizer Nutrition re-brand under South African approval

The South African Competition Tribunal has approved Nestlé’s takeover of Pfizer Nutrition – but only under the condition that the acquired infant formula brands are licensed out and re-branded in...

Big Interview: Michael Shoretz, founder and CEO, Enlightened Ice Cream (Beyond Better Foods LLC)

Enlightened Ice Cream CEO: Our ice cream is actively good for you, not just ‘less bad’ than the rest

Can ice cream actually be good for you - as opposed to just a little less bad for you? And if it can, will it sell? One man on a...

First Milk ups farmer capital to fund added-value dairy future

British dairy processor First Milk is increasing the amount of capital that its farmer members are required invest in the business, in an attempt to speed up the growth of...

a2 Milk UK aiming to reproduce Australian success

a2 Milk UK is confident that it will mirror the achievements of its Australian counterpart by claiming a share of the UK mainstream fresh milk market – despite only launching...

Dairy Crest ‘on track’ to exceed cost-saving target

Dairy Crest has revealed that it is “on track” to exceed its cost saving target for the year – an achievement it hopes to mirror in 2013.

SA anti-trust authority recommends Nestlé-Pfizer Nutrition deal

The South African Competition Commission has given its blessing to Nestlé’s $11.85bn global acquisition of Pfizer Nutrition – leaving it in the hands of the country’s Competition Tribunal to approve...

General Mills agrees to $8.5m settlement over YoPlus health claims

General Mills has agreed to pay $8.5m to settle a lawsuit that alleged it launched a national marketing campaign for its Yoplait YoPlus probiotic yogurt products in the US based on misleading...

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Nestlé India to acquire 26% stake in local milk collector

Nestlé India has entered into an agreement to acquire a minority stake in milk collector Indocon Agro and Allied Activities Private Limited.

TruMoo reformulation boosts nutritional value - Dean Foods

Dean Foods has developed a reduced-sugar version of its popular TruMoo chocolate milk product in an attempt to increase the “nutritional value” of the product in the eyes of mothers and schools....

Danone rubbishes Yakult shareholding increase rumours

Danone has dispelled rumours that it is seeking to increase its stake in Yakult – declaring that it has no plans to mount a “hostile bid” for the Japanese company....

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Dannon extends Fellowship program to support next generation of probiotic researchers

A $25,000 scholarship is up for grabs from Dannon to support the next generation of researchers, with the company extending the focus for its probiotics fellowship program to include the...

Big interview: Drew Harrington and Amanda Klane, co-founders, Yasso

Get him to the Greek! The meteoric rise of Yasso

It’s a runaway success story that will either inspire budding entrepreneurs across the nation or have them seething with jealousy... But it’s hard to think of a better example of...

Danone juice JV with Chiquita dogged by ‘mismanagement’: Industry source

With rumors emerging that Danone is selling its 51% stake in its fruit juice JV with Chuiquita Brands International, one industry source told that the French firm was likely...

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‘International search’ begins to replace retiring Fonterra CFO

Fonterra’s chief financial officer Jonathan Mason will retire in the next six months, the New Zealand-based dairy exporter has announced.


Chobani’s global ambitions: Too much, too young?

At just seven years old, Chobani is a poster boy in the eyes of some, a market-devouring monster in the eyes of others. The New York-based Greek yogurt giant’s expansion...

Arla plans 2013 production capacity expansion to meet export demand

Arla Foods plans to invest more than DKK 2bn ($357m) over the next 12 months to increase its global dairy processing capabilities, boost efficiency, and reduce its impact on the environment.

Dairy Farmers of America agrees to $156.8m milk price fixing settlement

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has agreed to pay $158.6m to settle a 2007 lawsuit that alleged it conspired with Dean Foods and others to suppress raw milk prices across...

Chobani confirms then denies Canada pull-out

Greek yogurt giant Chobani has confirmed, then denied, that it is pulling out of Canada “for the time being” following the postponement of its nationwide launch in the country....

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Yoplait targets tweens with Pro-Force Greek yogurt

Yoplait is expanding its portfolio in the fast-growing Greek yogurt sector with a new product targeting tweens.

Canadian milk supplier in the dark over delayed Chobani construction plans

Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) has been offered no “further details” of Chobani’s Canadian manufacturing plant construction plans - despite being lined-up to supply the Greek yogurt giant’s proposed new facility....

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Mengniu clarifies that China Modern Dairy acquisition talks not in progress

Chinese dairy Mengniu has further extinguished rumours that it is in talks to acquire milk supplier China Modern Dairy in a clarifying statement filed with the Stock Exchange of Hong...

Müller Dairy UK reveals £17m butter processing investment

Müller Dairy UK has announced plans to invest £17m ($27.3m) in a new butter manufacturing plant at its existing Market Drayton site – marking its entry into the British butter...

‘We need to address the issue of colours’, says Chr. Hansen CEO

Danish ingredients company Chr. Hansen has reported increased profit and revenue in the first quarter, although lower carmine prices and volumes continued to hit its natural colours division.

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