Arla is upping its marketing spend by 30 per cent in 2010, and plans to invest almost a billion DKK in more capacity increases and structural changes.
The Irish Dairy Industries Association (IDIA) has attacked a new carbon tax in Ireland saying that the measure will put jobs at risk.
The recession has not dented the will of consumers to pay price premiums for products that deliver digestive, bone and other benefits, according to European consumer research conducted by global...
International cheese and nutritional ingredients company Glanbia has said it expects a return to earnings growth in 2010 of 6 to 8 per cent.
PET packaging firm La Seda de Barcelona has announced an agreement to supply Grupo Leche Pascual with 5,000m preforms from next January.
DHA specialist Martek Biosciences Corporation fourth quarter results slipped three percent to $87.6 million from $90.4 in the corresponding 2008 quarter, but the company said net income rose 24 percent for the period.
Danisco has reported a drop in quarterly revenues but culture sales grew strongly thanks largely to continued conversion from bulk starter to Direct Vat Inoculation (DVI).
Danone has bought out its African joint venture Danone Clover for just under €100m to focus on growth opportunities in the region.
Omega-3 specialist Martek has signed an agreement with Fonterra to become its sole source supplier of DHA and ARA for infant formula and milk drinks aimed at young mothers and...
Swiss dairy processor Emmi is expanding its cheese business, buying stakes in packaging specialist Diprola in France and Venchiaredo, an Italian fresh cheese and mozzarella maker.
Dutch dairy co-operative FrieslandCampina has announced six site closures and 942 fresh job losses a year after its formation.
All the conditions set by the European Commission for the merger of Friesland Foods and Campina have been approved.
Dairy Crest has awarded a three-year contract renewal worth £5 million to Chep, a provider of pallet and consumer pooling services.
Nampak announced a 60 per cent fall in profits in 2009 as its chief warned that 20 per cent of its operations must either turnaround or face being closed or sold off.
Fonterra has sold its remaining 25 per cent stake in UK joint venture Arla Foods Fonterra (AFF) to majority owner Arla Foods.
A fund to help bolster the European dairy sector has been welcomed by the industry but the European Dairy Association (EDA) warns it must be spent appropriately.
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Kraft Foods is reportedly preparing a hostile bid for Cadbury three weeks after the confectionery company rejected a £10.2bn ($16.7bn) offering.
Cadbury has approached the UK’s Takeover Panel, asking it to impose a deadline for Kraft to make an offer.
Cadbury has given a confident presentation of its stand-alone strategy in the midst of speculation that the company is unlikely to hold onto its independence following Kraft’s failed take-over bid....
Cadbury has labelled Kraft “a low growth conglomerate” in a letter restating its rejection of the food giant’s £10.2bn ($16.7bn) takeover bid.
Danisco is confident in the long term strength and potential of food cultures – so much so it recently pledged €60m to expand capacity. That confidence is based on three...
Tate & Lyle is giving a boost to its Australian food systems business with the opening of a new R&D and manufacturing centre in Queensland.
Sales and profits at Arla Foods have fallen sharply in the first half of the year but the dairy co-op expects cost cutting measures to improve full year results.
The newly merged dairy co-op Royal FrieslandCampina has reported a sharp decline in the profitability of its ingredients business, as selling prices plummet.