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Nutpods offer non-dairy alternative to half-and-half

Approximately 40m US residents are lactose intolerant, but until recently, there was no non-dairy alternative to half-and-half on the market. Green Grass Foods, Inc. founder and CEO Madeline Haydon wanted...

Ornua continues expansion with Shanghai dairy manufacturer purchase

Irish dairy cooperative Ornua has acquired the Shanghai-based dairy manufacturer, Ambrosia Dairy, which becomes its first manufacturing base in China.

GPS app boosts Arla sales in China

Arla is using GPS technology to improve sales in China – and the company says it’s already reaping the rewards

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Sharpe appointed First Milk chairman

First Milk has announced the appointment of Clive Sharpe as chairman. Sharpe, who has had a career in food manufacturing spanning 35 years, will take over February 1. 

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GEA reports record order intake

At an investor conference in New York, GEA announced an order intake for the fourth quarter of 2015 of at least $1.35m (€1.24m), narrowly beating the old record of Q2...

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Almarai buys land in California

Almarai Company, in Saudi Arabia, has announced the purchase of farm land in California, US, for $31.8m (SAR 119.3m).

Vilkyskiu Pienine to open whey processing plant

Lithuanian dairy processor Vilkyskiu Pienine has announced plans to build a whey processing facility in the western city of Taurage.

After Chobani launch, Savory yogurt may be next category shift: Mintel analyst

Chobani’s newest sweet and spicy line, including pineapple chipotle and mango sriracha, may be a sign of what’s next in the yogurt market, a Mintel analyst said.

Canny launches all-natural milkshakes

A new range of 100% naturally-flavored milkshake drinks from Newcastle in the UK has been launched, with potential sales in India on the horizon.  

Fonterra breaks its export volumes record

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited announced it exported record volumes for the month of December 2015.

Danone restructuring Russian production

Two Danone plants in Russia are closing as the company rearranges its capacities in both Siberia and the Volga region as part of its production optimization program.

Chobani unveils media campaign to support Simply 100 Greek yogurt: ‘It’s a choice between natural and artificial’

Chobani has launched a multi-media campaign homing in on the ‘all-natural’ credentials of its Simply 100 Greek yogurt range and drawing shoppers’ attention to ‘artificial’ ingredients in rival products.

New dairy giant Müller can ‘revitalise’ sector, md claims

Newly-formed dairy firm Müller Milk & Ingredients can play a major role in revitalising the sector but must “integrate with pace” to realise its potential, its boss has claimed.

Dairy Crest buys out prebiotic joint venture partner for £6M

Dairy Crest has bought out its joint venture partner for £6M as it prepares to start selling a prebiotic widely used in infant formula.

Qalaa sells off F&B assets in $10m deal

Egypt’s Qalaa Holdings has sold a mothballed cheese company and the Sudanese division of its sweets producer in deals totalling almost US$10m, the group announced this month.

Ornua expanding presence in budding Nigerian market

The Nigerian population is slated to be the world's third largest by 2050, according to the United Nations, and Ornua says it wants to take advantage of the market's powerful...

Cheese firm plans to replace fire-ravaged factory

Abergavenny Fine Foods plans to build a new food production unit after a huge blaze forced the closure of its previous factory.

Clean label trend drives flavored whey company to natural sweetener

The clean and clear label trend is coming to the world of whey, as BiPro USA has removed artificial sweeteners from its products and will begin using natural sweeteners for...

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Danone and Veolia: We must transition into a circular economy

Danone and Veolia have partnered to tackle climate change through areas such as water resources and management of plastic packaging.

Largest European investment to date

Danone doubles Dutch baby milk production capacity

Danone-Nutricia has invested €240m in a new production plant in the Netherlands on the back of double-digit sales growth of infant formula products such as Aptamil and Nutrilon.

Danone sells scandal-hit China formula unit to Yashili

One of France’s biggest dairy companies has unloaded its failing Chinese infant formula unit to Yashili in a deal worth US$159m

Yuengling’s Ice Cream launches Cinnamon Churro and other new flavors for 2016

With the aim of attracting a new generation of ice cream fans, Yuengling’s Ice Cream will launch Cinnamon Churro and three other new flavors in 2016.

UBM says security and comfort of attendees is ‘paramount’; registrations up 6%

32 firms pull out of FiE in wake of Paris attacks

Around 32 of 1400 exhibiting companies (3%) have pulled out of the industry event Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) next week in Paris following the city’s fatal attacks, despite efforts from...

Will Ben and Jerry’s hit the mark with vegan ice cream?

Known for creamy, dairy filled pints of ice cream, Ben and Jerry’s will soon try something new: Going vegan.

Nestlé Jamaica to divest local dairy business to focus on international brands

Nestlé has agreed to sell its Jamaican dairy brands business to focus on the international brands it offers in the country.

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