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Vegemite set for cheesy overhaul

Vegemite, an Australian brand of yeast extract synonymous with the country, is reportedly to undergo a brand overhaul with the launch of a new variety of the product that will...

France to intensify supermarket milk price scrutiny - report

As protests continue around Europe from dairy farmers concerned about covering their costs in the current market, French producers appear to have succeeded in speeding up government scrutiny of supermarket...


IFT '09: In defence of trade shows

As the dust settles on another IFT the absence of several big players has left some questioning the relevance of trade shows in the 21st Century.

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DHA pregnancy sales drive Martek sales growth

DHA supplier Martek Biosciences has said growth in its product sales in the second quarter was led by the pregnancy and nursing market, whereas sales in the infant formula category...

Dairy Farmers of Britain succumbs to price pressures

A UK cooperative representing 10 per cent of the country’s supply chain has fallen victim to wider uncertainty gripping the European market after going into receivership this week.

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PepsiCo steps up Middle East dairy focus

PepsiCo says it is to boost its presence in the Middle Eastern dairy market through a new acquisition in Jordan. acquired by William Reed Business Media

Decision News Media, publisher of and 16 other websites serving the international food, nutrition, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, has been acquired by UK business-to-business publisher William Reed Business Media....

Retailers still under pressure over milk price-role

British retailers are facing calls to increase support for the country’s dairy farming sector amidst wider European concerns about the role of stores in maintaining a profitable milk supply.


Economic depression a stimulus for fresh business

The economic recession is biting across the globe, and bleeding casualties litter all industries, but now is not the time to cower. Those willing to spend may provoke a stimulation...

EU milk farmers maintain quota cut-calls

Turmoil has continued to rock the EU dairy sector this week as the European Commission pledged balancing its support for milk producers with ensuring wider commitments to market deregulation.

Fonterra launches Obama dairy deal criticism

New US initiatives to support milk export producers in the country against rival subsidised production has come under fierce attack from rivals in New Zealand, which accuse the country of...

Danone’s bid for €3bn cash rocks stocks

Danone has surprised traders with the announcement of a €3bn rights issue in a bid to reduce debts and have cash to hand for acquisitions.

Manure and messaging strategies emerge amidst milk protests

The agricultural minister of Belgium has expressed similar price concerns shown by some French farmers this week in calling for further reassessment by the European Commission of the use of...

Dairy Farmers of America still focused on value added production

US-based cooperative group Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) says it remains committed to production of value added products despite the sale of its stake in processing group National Dairy to...

Dairy market will find route to sustainability, Carbery chief

As the depressed dairy demand, falling commodity prices and less support from Europe take their toll, it will be down to the dairy market to find its way to sustainability,...

Arla completes FrieslandCampina buy

Arla Foods says it will immediately begin integrating the fresh dairy operations of FrieslandCampina into its own operations after obtaining regulatory approval from Dutch and European authorities.

Unilever finds strength in emerging markets and innovation

Unilever’s activities in the developing and emerging markets and the US have proved key to growth in Q1, but private label presents a challenge to brands.

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Americans support subsidy cuts for large farms, says survey

Most Americans support cutting farm subsidies to large farming businesses, according to a new survey from .

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FiE to take trend approach in Frankfurt

This year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, will focus on key trends such as fat, sugar and salt reduction, global sourcing, and satiety.

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Fonterra divests in Oz and India

Fonterra has this week confirmed that it is divesting a number of its operations in Australia and India as it focuses on what it calls core strategic objectives.

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Symrise appoints new member of supervisory board

Dr Thomas Rabe is follows in the footsteps of Klaus Kühn, CFO at Bayer, who stepped down the board at the end of last year....

Arla targets supply chain balance in cost cut plans

As European farmers’ associations call for better cooperation between processors and milk suppliers over pricing, a leading cooperative groups says it is already having to tighten its budget across the...

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Dean Foods targets Santee Dairies buy - report

US-based processor Dean Foods is expected to purchase the Santee Dairies milk processing operations from retail group Stater Bros., according to press reports.

Dairy farmers renew processor profit assistance calls

German and Irish dairy farmers have renewed their protests this week over concerns about payments for their produce, calling on processors across the bloc to help find a solution to...


Food supplements proving recession-proof

The ongoing slide of global capitalism is decimating industries, but the food supplements industry is not one of them as fraught consumers turn to its potential low-cost, anti-medical, wellness promise.

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