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Lait Kaiser and Cult Yogourt to takeover Chagnon Dairy in Quebec

Lait Kaiser and Cult Yogourt of Quebec have purchased the assets of Chagnon Dairy, a local creamery and milk brand, to help strengthen manufacturing of Lait Kaiser to expand Cult...

Orkla Food Ingredients takes over Dutch ice-cream company

Norwegian company Orkla Food Ingredients (OFI) has signed and closed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Netherlands sales and distribution company Laan Heiloo B.V.

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a2 Milk Company buys shares in Synlait

Australia’s a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has announced it will acquire approximately 8.2% of the shares of Synlait Milk Limited.

New appointments in the world of dairy

The Sodiaal Group in France has announced the appointment of Yves Legros as chief executive officer of Candia, replacing Giampaolo Schiratti.

Can Japanese be the next Greek? Morinaga preps ALOVE Japanese-style yogurt launch in US

Through its Nutritional Foods arm, Japanese dairy giant Morinaga is entering the US dairy market with the launch of its ALOVE aloe vera yogurt, which will debut at the Expo...

Could Vietnamese yogurt join the ranks of Greek and Icelandic varieties one day?

YaÜ Vietnamese yogurt may be the next newcomer to the dairy aisle after the start-up raised more than triple their Kickstarter fundraising goal of $10,000.

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Parmalat acquires cheese firms in Chile

Parmalat S.p.A. has announced that its La Vaquita Holding S.p.A. subsidiary has acquired some companies in the Chilean cheese sector.

FrieslandCampina looking to sell its Riedel business

Dutch dairy cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina is looking to sell its fruit juices and drinks manufacturer Riedel to focus on its dairy portfolio.

Aussie dairy majors endure a rollercoaster week

Dairy industry boardrooms have seen some turbulence over the last week, with two majors announcing widely differing commercial fortunes, and one formula maker facing the future with a very different...

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Fonterra introduces products to Puerto Rico

Fonterra is introducing its Anchor and Mainland brands onto the market in Puerto Rico.

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Mead Johnson sets up agreement in Australia with Bega Cheese

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has announced an agreement to acquire spray drying and finishing capabilities in Australia from Bega Cheese Limited.

Changes at Bellamy’s after meeting

An extraordinary general meeting held February 28 at Bellamy’s Australia Limited to consider resolutions to remove four of the company’s directors resulted in major changes at the company.

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals takes over former Dean Foods Pennsylvania plant

Atlanta-based Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is taking over a former Dean Foods production facility in Belleville, Pennsylvania, and will make a multi-million investment to increase capacity and make improvements to the plant’s...

Kerry Group sees revenue growth

Kerry Group has released its financial results for 2016, and announced group revenue increased slightly by 0.4% to €6.1bn ($6.43bn).

Arla profits grow despite revenue decline

Danish dairy co-operative Arla Foods has released its 2016 financial results, which show a decline in revenue as a result of the global price environment, but due to moving more...

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Kerry Group selects new CEO

The board of the Irish food and ingredient manufacturer has chosen Edmond Scanlon, the current chief executive of the group’s Asia-Pacific operations, to become the new CEO.

TINE and Tetra Pak investigated by Norwegian crime unit

Dairy cooperative TINE SA has contacted the Norwegian authorities after a report in a local newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) claimed to have exposed an improper supplier relationship between TINE and...

Company to sell 60% stake in Dairy Ireland to Irish co-op

Strong results reiterate Glanbia's nutrition focus; as firm announces Dairy Ireland spin-off

Glanbia reported better than expected growth in 2016 with performance nutrition driving revenue and profits, said the firm as it announced the part sell-off of its Irish dairy business. 

Grupo LALA posts solid Q4 results with plans to invest in US and Central America for 2017

Mexico-based Grupo LALA registered a 14.6% sales increase for the fourth quarter of 2016 posting $720m (14.5bn pesos), up from $620m (12.5bn pesos) for the same period last year. 

Vitasoy and URC form plant-based beverage JV

Hong Kong’s Vitasoy Group (Vitasoy) and Universal Robina Corporation (URC) in the Philippines have established a joint venture to explore the potential of plant-based sustainable beverages in the Philippines.

The Dairy Aisle: La Colombe’s clever strategy to stand out in the crowded cold coffee category

Around 80% of La Colombe’s Draft Latte product is milk, so why not place it in the dairy section? That’s what ran through the mind of EVP of sales Kyle...

Lowered demand for milk hurts Dean Foods’ Q4, but focus on ice cream melts away fears for 2017

Dean Foods saw an 0.8% decline in fluid milk volume sales during Q4 and a 2.1% decrease for the full-year 2016, mirroring a similar trend reported by the USDA, which...

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Savencia announces drop in sales for 2016

French dairy company Savencia has announced net sales of €4.42bn ($4.69bn) for 2016, which the company says is a 0.5% decline compared to 2015.

No issues for Danone Chile takeover

Chile’s Fiscalia Nacional Economica (FNE), the country’s competition authority, has said that a takeover of Danone Chile by Watt’s can go ahead.

‘Chewy’ ice cream from Lezzetli stretches Americans’ imaginations and palates

Typically considered smooth and creamy, the idea for most Americans that ice cream also could be chewy might seem like a stretch – and it is. Literally. 

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