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France creates new ice cream trade group

Nestlé, Unilever and General Mills are among the founding members of France's new ice-cream industry group.

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Slovenian dairies cleared to export to China

Ljubljanske mlekarne, Mlekarna Celeia, Pomurske mlekarne and Mlekarna Planika have been informed by Chinese authorities that they can export dairy products to China.

TINE savings mean potential plant closures

TINE SA has announced changes that will affect several of its Norwegian plants.

US launch of Icelandic Provisions skyr to capture those with ‘high food IQ,’ says chairman

Icelandic Provisions has launched its line of Icelandic skyr in the US, ushering in a new form of high-protein dairy for the US market. 

Arla Food Ingredients opens protein hydrolysates factory

Arla Foods Ingredients has strengthened its position in the global dairy protein hydrolysates sector with the opening of a dedicated factory in Nr. Vium, Denmark.

Hershey's India donating nutritional beverages to drought-affected region

Hershey India has pledged to supply 30,000, 200ml packs of SOFIT nutritional beverages for residents of Karmala Block in the Solapur District in India who have been severely affected by drought.

Dean Foods finalizes ‘Friendly’ ice cream deal

Dean Foods has completed the acquisition of the manufacturing and retail ice cream business Friendly’s Ice Cream for $155m.

Chobani promotes yogurt dip line with vegetable-filled NYC townhouse

Following the launch of its Meze dip line this June, the company’s first departure from the dairy aisle, Chobani will offer a four-night stay in an “edible” living space in...

Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch: From meals for Moms-to-be, to spicy yogurt and prebiotic pouches

FoodNavigator-USA's latest pick of entrepreneurs to watch in the US food and beverage market features a clutch of firms developing innovative concepts from plant-based ‘seafood,’ cold-pressed babyfood and spicy savory...

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LATRAPS takes over Latvian Milk

Latvia’s Competition Council (CC) has approved the Agricultural Services Cooperative Society (LATRAPS) ​acquisition of SIA Latvian Milk.

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Fonterra’s NZ$8m upgrade for lactose

An NZ$8m ($5.6m) upgrade is under way at Fonterra’s Edgecumbe site to capture lactose that previously could not be extracted from the site’s waste stream.

G. Willi-Food extends Arla Foods exclusivity deal

Arla Foods has extended the distribution agreement with Gold Frost that gives the Israeli company an exclusive non-transferable right in Israel to import, export, market and distribute cheese and butter...

Which companies pay the most for milk?

The international Milk Price Review shows the standardized milk price calculations for April 2016 deliveries.

Tip Top dips into China ice cream market

Will Hokey Pokey be a hit in Hangzhou? New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is hoping so, as it tries out its Tip Top ice cream in the Chinese market through...

Belgium to reduce nation's calorie intake by 5%

Belgian manufacturers and retailers have signed a voluntary convention with the Health Minister to cut the nation's calorie intake by 5% by next year - but without independent monitoring, critics...

Danone adjusts 2016 guidance

Danone has changed its outlook for 2016, upgrading its trading operating margin target from ‘solid improvement’ to a range of 50 to 60bps, and sales growth guidance in the range of 3% to 5%.

How can food manufacturers incentivise sustainability and boost growth?

From green bonuses for Dutch dairy farmers to better crop efficiency for Italian wheat growers, European manufacturers are finding ways to make agricultural sustainability good for the planet and good...

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Milk collecting company S J Bargh Group acquires R G Bassett & Sons

S J Bargh Group, which provides logistics in the UK, including milk distribution, has announced the acquisition of transport company R G Bassett & Sons.

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Bright Dairy must rebuild reputation after three incidents in May

Having been singled out three times in May alone by China’s food inspectors, Bright Dairy risks significant harm to its corporate image as consumers continue to doubt the safety and...

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Arla opens distribution terminal near Hamburg

Arla has opened a distribution terminal with a combined 10,000m² warehouse with cooling areas and office buildings in Heidenau, near Hamburg, Germany.

Yakult’s probiotic fermented milk drink reaching new heights

Yakult was founded in Japan in the 1930s, and the probiotic fermented milk drink has been expanding around the world ever since.

Chaat takes Indian street food to US dairy aisle

The street food of India, called chaat, has inspired a newly-launched US brand of healthy dairy products aimed at afternoon snacks.

Healthy products and innovation drive Laura Chenel’s goat cheese

Americans’ desire for healthy products, exotic flavors, and local clean label products is good news for the goat cheese category, says Laura Chenel’s general manager, Philippe Chevrollier.

Who are the world’s top 20 milk processors?

IFCN, the Dairy Research Network, has released the IFCN Top 20 Milk Processor list.

General Mills and Organic Valley enter dairy partnership

General Mills has entered a strategic sourcing partnership with Wisconsin-based dairy cooperative Organic Valley that will help roughly 20 dairy farms add around 3,000 acres to organic dairy production over...

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