German dairy giant Müller is a more likely candidate than Groupe Lactalis to mount a takeover bid for Dairy Crest, one City analyst has told FoodManufacture.co.uk in light of recent...
Irish Dairy Board (IDB), the owner of the Kerrygold brand, has reported a slip in profits despite a 6 per cent improvement in total sales.
The FAO Food Price Index showed the first drop in March after eight months of continuous spikes – but it may not be a sure sign that the trend is reversing.
Fonterra has revealed that a proposal to merge its Chilean subsidiary, Soprole, with the fresh dairy operations of Nestle Chile has been scrapped.
Pre-close trading updates from Robert Wiseman and Dairy Crest today highlighted the continued turf wars between the major UK processors, with no clear winner in sight.
Dean Foods has agreed to sell a milk processing plant in Wisconsin as part of a settlement with the US Department of Justice over the acquisition of a division of...
The chances of Ferrero making a move on Parmalat to create an Italian food super-group have increased after the Italian government pushed through a decree to frustrate Lactalis’ bid to...
Lactalis has acquired a 29 per cent share in Parmalat as the Italian government looks into ways of preventing the dairy company from falling into foreign hands.
Dairy giant Fonterra is heading towards its “best year ever”, according to the firm, which reported a strong $293m half-year net profit.
Arla Foods is to establish a whey processing joint venture with the merged Nordmilch-Humana company DMK to produce whey protein concentrate (WPC) and lactose for the food industry.
General Mills has fought off big name bidders from across the global food industry to buy a 50 per cent stake in the French yoghurt maker Yoplait.
FrieslandCampina has reported a 10 per cent increase in annual revenue but the top-line has some way to go before reaching 2008 levels.
A leading businessman, tipped to become Parmalat’s interim CEO, has advocated an aggressive expansion strategy but a Nomura analyst cast doubt on the M&A prospects of the Italian dairy firm....
Further raw milk price increases are expected over the next six months as a projected recovery in demand for ice cream and other indulgence foods boosts the milk powder market,...
A new DairyCo report, surveying the performance and strategy of the main UK milk buyers, has drawn attention to an unrelenting price war between processors.
The merger of Arla Foods and German dairy firm Hansa-Milch is now set to go ahead after members of both co-ops voted in favour of the tie-up.
The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) says it is disappointed by Robert Wiseman Dairies' confirmation that it will close its Okehampton dairy and Cupar distribution depot with...
The Financial Times has reported that Bright Food of China has emerged as the biggest bidder in the auction to buy 50 per cent of the Yoplait yoghurt brand.
Irish dairy and nutritionals company Glanbia has reported a 22.8 per cent increase in annual operating profit, returning the company to pre-recession earnings figures.
Agrana is investing €27.6m in expending its Russian fruit processing capacity, as it anticipates growing demand for fruit containing products.
Standard & Poor’s has revised its rating outlook for Dean Foods warning that rising input costs are likely affect profitability at the company and other dairy processors.
Fonterra has raised its forecast payout to farmers for 2010/2011 following big increases in milk prices at its auctions over recent months.
Arla Foods claims to have put the recession behind it in 2010 despite coming under pressure from discount products in its domestic market.
When Tunisian street vegetable vendor Mohamed Bouazizi chose to end his life in fiery suicide, no one could have foreseen the firestorm his death would unleash across the Arab world....
Saputo has signed an agreement to acquire DCI Cheese Company and expand its presence in the US specialty cheese sector.