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Australian dairies invest $15m in innovation

Australian dairies will drum up A$15 million in funding over the next three years to support a new innovation centre that will be tasked with finding ways to better compete...

CoolBrands to sell dairy ingredients division

Eskimo Pie Corporation, a subsidiary of CoolBrands International, is to sell its dairy ingredients division to a leading manufacturer of specialty flavors for the ice cream industry, it emerged last...

Australians seduced by posh Lurpak

Sales of Lurpak butter are expected to treble in Australia this year, according to its maker Arla Foods, highlighting a potential market 'down under' for luxury dairy brands from Europe.

Lactalis targets African dairy with Celia takeover

French dairy firm Lactalis has bought out domestic rival Celia in its latest move to expand, giving the group a foothold in the emerging North African dairy market.

Yili forges ahead as Bright loses share in China's dairy sector

Chinese dairy Yili, one of the country's top two, has increased sales and profits in the first six months of the year despite rising raw material costs, reinforcing its market...

Arla using cheese to conquer America

Americans are eating Danish havarti cheese faster than Arla Foods can make it for them, the firm has said, helping it to build a better foothold across the Atlantic.

Ice Cream boosts Nestlé dairy division

Ice cream and bottled water sales were saved from a rather disappointing first half in Europe by the heatwave that has swept across the continent this summer.

Dairy Crest milkman deal goes through

Dairy Crest officially became Britain's biggest 'milkman' this week, after competition authorities cleared it to take over the doorstep delivery business of rival Arla Foods UK.

Wiseman cleared for Milk Link deal in UK

Britain's competition watchdog has cleared dairy firm Robert Wiseman to take over the liquid milk business of rival group Milk Link, as the industry continues to consolidate.

Danone eyes acquisition trail

French food and water giant Danone has built up a war chest of up to €1bn to spend on acquisitions over the next three to five years, according to a...

Middle East boycott hits Arla profits

A boycott across the Middle East on dairy products made by Denmark's Arla Foods has hit the group's profits in the first of half of the year, it has announced.

Added value steers Milk Link sales

Fresh dairy ingredients and Stilton cheese have helped Britain's Milk Link to improve both turnover and profit margins over the last year, the group has said.

Milk Link ups prices to supply Britain's organic milk boom

UK dairy processor Milk Link will pay farmers more money for their organic milk from this October as the industry attempts to keep pace with soaring demand.

Danone cashing in on new products, markets

Emerging markets and new 'health products' helped Danone to continue its strong sales growth in the second quarter of 2006, though the group has struggled to turn around losses on...

Irish dairy to milk multi-million euro funding

A €300m investment package will be handed to Ireland's dairy processing industry over the next three years to help it meet market challenges that lie ahead, the country's government has...

Zidane to join team Danone?

Yes, that's right. Freshly retired French footballer Zinedine Zidane may yet be selected to join the board of dairy, water and biscuit giant Danone, says a report.

Record ingredient sales at Fonterra after good milk year

New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra sold almost a tenth more milk-derived ingredients this year than the previous 12 months, pushing its overall revenue up 6 per cent to NZ$13 billion...

WTO food talks end in suspension and failure

Pascal Lamy will demand a suspension of the Doha round of agriculture talks this week, after WTO members failed to reach a meaningful consensus.

Dairy Crest buys Arla's Express Dairies in UK

Dairy Crest has signed a deal to buy the doorstep milk delivery business of rival Arla Foods UK, claiming the prospect of cost savings outweighs falling demand in the sector.

Opus Dei, Parmalat and a dead Italian banker

A Milan banker linked to the collapse of Italian dairy firm Parmalat has been found dead, after disappearing on his way back from a meeting of conservative Catholic group Opus...

Dairy Crest shares soar, chief exec retires

Dairy Crest's shares rose to their highest point since early March Friday morning, after the group reported in-line trading and the retirement of its chief executive.

EU should consider capping the CAP, says commissioner

Mariann Fischer Boel, EU commissioner for agriculture, said Monday that the commission could consider putting limits on the Single Payment Scheme if it is found that the scheme is not...

Vinamilk set to seek new investors

Vietnam's biggest dairy, commonly called Vinamilk, is set for a change of ownership, after the government revealed plans to reduce its controlling stake in the company.

Cost pressures knocking EU milk prices

Farmgate milk prices have continued to fall across the European Union and most rapidly in France over the last year, new figures show, increasing tension between producers and processors.

Last ditch struggle to save global food trade talks

The WTO is in crisis following the dismal failure of last week's agriculture talks in Geneva.

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