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

Fonterra's milk price calculation for the 2014/15 has been given final approval by the New Zealand Commerce Commission. 

Lifeway taps into 'limited run' flavor trend to bolster market-leading position in kefir category

Lifeway Foods, a manufacturer of kefir beverages, is tapping into an increasing trend toward flavor periodicity to extend its market leading position, said CEO Julie Smolyansky.

Fonterra further reduces GDT dairy commodity offering forecast

Fonterra has further reduced its Global Dairy Trade (GDT) offering forecast in anticipation of a fall in milk production.  

fairlife: ‘We’re responsible for a large portion of the growth in the value-added dairy category’

Coca-Cola-backed high-protein milk brand fairlife isn’t sharing any numbers, yet. But if you’re wondering how it’s performing, the answer is very nicely, says communications director Anders Porter, who says the...

Fonterra maintains milk production forecast but warns of farmer pull back

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has maintained its milk production forecast for the 2015/16 season, but has signaled it may decline later.

New Zealand dairy Fonterra opens first Indonesian manufacturing facility

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has opened a NZ$37m (US$23.5m) plant in Indonesia - its first manufacturing facility in the South East Asian country.

Dairy Crest to hold milk price for October

Dairy Crest will hold the milk price it pays its farmers for October, both for its Davidstow and liquid milk contracts, according to the business.

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FrieslandCampina completes acquisition of Belgian mozzarella producer

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has completed its acquisition of Belgian mozzarella producer, Fabrelac. 

Fonterra forms Ethiopian JV to launch its first African consumer product

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has partnered with Ethiopian manufacturer Faffa Foods to launch its first African consumer product. 

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. 

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