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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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Fonterra drops anchor deal in Egypt

Fonterra has reached an agreement with a leading Egypt-based dairy supplier for licensed production of its Anchor range of goods in the country.

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Emmi acquires majority share of Nutrifrais

Emmi has reached an agreement with Switzerland’s LRG Group to acquire a 60 per cent share of Nutrifrais, in a bid to build its market share in yoghurts and dairy...

Consumers seek out cheaper organics, says Soil Association report

The UK organic sector is cheered by a 1.7 per cent increase in the market in 2008 despite the gloom of recession, as a report from the Soil Association sees...

Fonterra optimistic over milk price rises

Fonterra says it has recorded a second consecutive monthly rise in the prices being paid to its member farmers for their milk, reflecting possible stabilisation in the supply chain.

Dairy Crest sticking with brands despite Yoplait sale

UK-based Dairy Crest says that it remains committed to branded dairy production despite its decision to offload its yoghurt operations that it ran as a joint venture Yoplait.

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DSM builds China presence

  DSM has linked with the North China Pharmaceutical Group Corporation in three separate projects that will see DSM take a minority 10 per cent share in the Chinese company.

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Second Sanlu auction date set

A second auction designed to dispose of the assets from the bankrupt Sanlu dairy joint venture is expected to go ahead on 7 April, according to press reports.

Irish profit protests mirror EU milk supplier woes

Irish farmer’s groups have added their voices to growing dissent among European milk suppliers, claiming that some producers in the country potentially face an entire year of financial loses unless...

Private label innovation looms over big brands

Innovation is increasingly being marked out as a way for private label firms to gain market share – and for big brand players to keep it.

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New FAO food price database launched

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a new online tool to track food prices in 55 developing countries, as part of its food price spike response.

Report stresses price importance for Danone sales strategy

Danone’s financial outlook implies tough times may be ahead for dairy producers, with the company facing stagnant organic sales value growth despite some resurgent demand, suggest analysts.

Arla’s eyes remain on Europe following Dutch deal

As Arla Foods drives ahead with plans to bolster its operations in whey and finished dairy products, the group says its latest acquisition highlights wider interest in the markets of...

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