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Fire at Dairy Crest’s Davidstow site

A fire at Dairy Crest’s Davidstow cheese production facility in Cornwall has left the site’s biomass boiler in need of repair.

Lewis Road Creamery partners with premium Kiwi brands to extend flavoured milk offering

New Zealand dairy Lewis Road Creamery has extended its flavoured milk offering after the success of its collaboration with a popular Kiwi chocolate brand. 

a2 Milk Company takeover talks with Dean Foods 'ceased': Freedom Foods

Freedom Foods has "ceased detailed discussions" with US dairy giant Dean Foods on their failed joint bid to acquire the a2 Milk Company (a2MC).

Arla boosts West African 'distribution backbone' with JVs in Nigeria and Senegal

Arla Foods has partnered with companies in Nigeria and Senegal to boost its "distribution backbone" in West Africa. 

China and Russia likely to put 'considerable pressure' on H2 dairy sales: FrieslandCampina

Lagging Chinese demand and the impact of the Russian embargo are likely to put "considerable pressure" on FrieslandCampina's sales in the second half of 2015.

Yakult USA confident of "eventual and ultimate vindication" in probiotics class action

Probiotic specialist Yakult USA has challenged allegations in a class action alleging it is misleading US shoppers about the digestive health benefits of its fermented drinks and says it is confident...

Fonterra boosts Chinese kids' milk presence with 'ultra-premium' Anchor launch

Fonterra has moved to strengthen its position in China's kids' milk market with the launch of a vitamin-enriched "ultra-premium" product.

Optiwell has potential to create new UK dairy beverage sub-category: FrieslandCampina

Optiwell drinking yogurt has the potential to create a "new sub-category" within dairy beverages in the UK, says FrieslandCampina. 

Nutrilac protein tackles problem of 'runny' cottage cheese: Arla Foods Ingredients

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed a clean-label solution its claims overcomes “the long-standing problem" of watery low-fat cottage cheese.

Russian butter production 'does not compensate' for embargo losses: Valio

Production of Viola butter in Russia "does not compensate" for the loss of business caused by the Russian embargo, says Finnish dairy Valio. 

'No further' takeover talks with Dean Foods and Freedom Foods: a2 Milk Company

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has had "no further communication" with Dean Foods and Freedom Foods since it rejected the takeover bid tabled by the pair.

Performance nutrition boosts Glanbia plc’s financials

Glanbia’s Global Performance Nutrition (GPN) unit was the star performer as the nutritional ingredients and dairy firm reported increased H1 profits.

Russia lifts 2013 botulism scare ban on imports from Fonterra plants

Russia has partially lifted restrictions on Fonterra dairy imports implemented in the midst of the 2013 whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare.

School Lunch Program will create a generation of Greek yogurt eaters: Chobani

Chobani hopes to create a generation of Greek yogurt eaters by supplying the US National School Lunch Program in the long-term.

Fonterra 2014/15 milk price calculation gets NZ Commerce Commission approval

Fonterra's farm gate milk price (FGMP) calculation for the 2014/15 season has been given the New Zealand Commerce Commission's stamp of approval.

Muller Quaker Dairy combines yogurt and the 'delicious decadence' of dessert

PepsiCo's US yogurt venture Muller Quaker Dairy has launched a new range that combines the "goodness of yogurt" with "delicious decadence" of dessert. 

Former Dean Foods chairman subject of SEC, US Attorney's Office insider trading probe: Reports

US authorities are reportedly investigating whether former Dean Foods chairman, Tom C Davis, leaked information about the company’s 2012 spin-off of WhiteWave Foods to a professional gambler. 

Fonterra placed on S&P credit watch following milk price forecast cut

Fonterra has been placed on negative credit watch by ratings agency Standard and Poor's on the same day it announced plans to reduce its Global Dairy Trade (GDT) offering.

Japanese low-purine trend inspires Meiji PA-3 yogurt development

Greater awareness about gout and low-purine diets has not only inspired innovation by Japan's major breweries, but the country's largest dairy, Meiji. 

Competition remains fierce in cholesterol-lowering niche

Benecol buy-back boosts Raisio Q2 results

Sales and profits were up in Q2 at Raisio, with CEO of the €500m Finnish agro-food player Matti Rihko content its re-housing of key brand Benecol was paying off.

US dairy Dean Foods stays quiet on chairman's sudden departure

US dairy giant Dean Foods has refused to be drawn on the reasons for the sudden departure of its chairman, Tom C Davis.

Müller's Dairy Crest fresh milk acquisition step closer to approval

Müller is a step closer to acquiring Dairy Crest's fresh milk business after the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) accepted in principle its plan to quell competition concerns. ...

Chobani founder invests in upmarket coffee roaster La Colombe; no comment on reports it is exploring sale of minority stake

Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya has invested an undisclosed sum in upmarket coffee firm La Colombe Coffee Roasters that will make him the majority owner, but says he will not take...

WhiteWave expands in competitive U.S. yogurt category with Wallaby acquisition

Undeterred by the ongoing “fistfight” in the U.S. yogurt category, WhiteWave Foods Co. expands its presences in the segment with the $125 million cash acquisition of California organic yogurt maker Wallaby...

Social media warning: Engaging with customers leads to more complaints

Companies that engage with customers on Twitter beware: responding to complaints on social media has the side effect of triggering new complaints, according to new research.

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