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The whey to succeed

Glanbia , the Irish dairy group, is to form a three-way partnership with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers which will extend production of...

Arla MD confident about the future

The European Agricultural Ministers' decision to reform the European milk market last week has caused a degree of concern among the continent's dairy producers. Arla...

WBD invests in the future

Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, the Russian dairy and fruit juice company which is thought to be a possible takeover target for Danone, is continuing its rapid expansion...

Wiseman in the pink

Robert Wiseman Dairies, the UK milk and dairy products processor, has reported a solid start to the current financial year, with sales volumes in the...

Dean Foods seeks new horizons

US dairy processor Dean Foods is set to acquire the 87 per cent share of Horizon Organic that it does not already own for $216...

Klaus Wiese acquires dairy drink brand

Dutch company Friesland Coberco Dairy Foods is to sell its German-based dairy drink brand DrinkFit to the Klaus Weise company for an undisclosed sum. The...

CoolBrands forms distribution business

US-based company CoolBrands International announced yesterday the formation of Eskimo Pie Frozen Distribution, a wholly owned subsidiary of CoolBrands that will own and operate the...

Danone plays it cautious

French company Danone is linked with almost any potential takeover target in the dairy sector these days, or so it seems, and the group has...

Nestlé to lick Thai market

Nestlé Ice Cream, a branch of food giant Nestlé , has launched a range of take-home ice cream products for the Thai market. The move is...

Healthy quarterly results from WBD

Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods (WBD) has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2003. The figures show steady growth in the dairy...

DSM acquires cheese-coating business

Dutch company DSM continues its strategy to develop activities in the field of life sciences with the announcement this week that it has acquired Plasticoat,...

Rhodia Food expands interests in Oz

Rhodia Food, a subsidiary of French company Rhodia, has strengthened its position in Australia with the signature of a distribution agreement with Australian chemical giant...

Lakeland Dairies finalises acquisition

Ireland-based Lakeland Dairies has acquired Northern Ireland firm Pritchitts' Foods in a £13 million (€18.6m) deal. The newly merged business will be the largest UHT...

Invensys wins cheese contract

Arla Falkenberg, the Swedish cheese producer, has awarded Invensys APV a contract valued at €4.5 million to design and install a new cheese production line....

WBD and Danone in talks

Rumours of a possible takeover of Russia's leading dairy group Wimm-Bill-Dann by French dairy giant Danone have been circulating for some time, but have both...

Indian dairy looks to Europe

India-based Amrit Foods is in talks with European dairy producers with a view to establishing a joint venture to manufacture and sell a number of...

Express Dairies looks to the future

With solid gains in underlying profits and the proposed merger with Arla Foods expected to lead to further improvements, there is plenty for UK dairy...

Dairy giants seek approval

Two of Europe's leading dairy companies are currently negotiating takeover bids with national competition authorities. But while Nestlé 's long-delayed acquisition of Dreyer's could finally get...

Saputo acquires blue cheese business

Canadian dairy firm Saputo has increased its US holdings by buying two brands of blue cheese and other assets from ConAgra Foods. The Montreal-based company...

Dairy Crest confident despite sales dip

Dairy Crest , the UK dairy products group, has reported a 3 per cent drop in sales for the year to March 2003 but stressed that...

For feta or for worse

Arla Foods is involved in a joint feta venture with the Greek dairy company, Hellas. The move is designed to strengthen the Scandinavian dairy's presence...

Rumours persist over future of WBD

The rapid - and broadly successful - expansion of Russia's leading dairy products and fruit juice company Wimm-Bill-Dann has led to inevitable speculation that it...

Unilever makes African acquisitions

The South African arm of Anglo-Dutch consumer goods producer Unilever has acquired two leading ice cream retail brands from the local company Pleasure Foods. The...

Pot plant operational

Graham Packaging Company has begun production of polypropylene containers for yoghurt at a new plant in southern France. Six production lines in the 23,000-square-foot plant...

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