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Fonterra profits more than double

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has announced its first half results for the six months ending January 31, 2016.

Arla and DFA to create New York State cheese plant

Arla and Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) have agreed to enter into a joint venture that includes the construction of a small dairy plant in Linwood, New York, for cheddar...

Hochwald baby and infant food facility officially opened

German dairy company Hochwald has inaugurated its new facility for the production of demineralized whey powder.

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Saboro brand marks Mahindra & Mahindra entry into dairy

The Agri Business sector of Indian multi-national Mahindra & Mahindra, has announced the launch of its first branded dairy products - Saboro.

Bel Group Côte d'Ivoire plant inaugurated

The Bel plant in Abidjan that makes The Laughing Cow cheese has been officially opened by Bel Group chairman and CEO Antoine Fiévet.

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Graham’s The Family Dairy inks deal with Brakes Scotland

Graham’s The Family Dairy has signed a new deal with Scottish food suppliers Brakes Scotland to provide milk, butter, cream, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese and crème fraiche to its customers...

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Go Veggie upgrades Vegan Shredded Cheese, looking to unlock foodservice channels

Go Veggies, a Galaxy Nutritional Foods brand, has upgraded its Vegan Shredded Cheese, the company has announced.

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Chobani growing in Idaho

US yogurt producer Chobani has announced an approximately $100m expansion to its manufacturing facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, which will be used to expand production capability to meet demand for...

Walmart to build milk processing plant in Indiana

Walmart, the US’ largest grocer, announced plans today to establish a milk processing plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a move that will create more than 200 jobs ranging from milk...

Ornua opens cheese facility in Saudi Arabia

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has opened a new cheese manufacturing facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Valio looks to 2016 after bad year

Finnish dairy farmer entrepreneurs and Valio had a bad 2015, according to the cooperative.

Murray Goulburn A$300m plant to go ahead

Australian cooperative Murray Goulburn has entered into a framework agreement to establish a supply alliance with global paediatric nutrition company Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN).

Burger cheese galore at Fonterra Eltham plant

The first slices of cheese have rolled off the new slice-on-slice line at Fonterra’s Eltham plant, in Taranaki, New Zealand.

Agri-Mark to invest $30m in NY cheese plant

US dairy cooperative Agri-Mark is investing nearly $30m to expand its cheese manufacturing facility in Chateaugay, NY.

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Fonterra looks for Anmum success in NZ

Fonterra’s infant nutrition brand Anmum, which is currently available in Asia, can now be purchased by New Zealand families.

Parmalat directors quit in spite of positive 2015 results

Italian dairy company Parmalat’s net revenue for the financial year ending December 31, 2015, rose from $6.08bn (€5.5bn) to $7.1bn (€6.4bn), however, profits fell from $228m (€205m) in 2014 to $164m (€147.6m).

Glanbia and partners launch dairy farmers loan fund

Glanbia, the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Rabobank and Finance Ireland have announced plans for a new $110m (€100m) Glanbia MilkFlex Fund.

Ekosem-Agrar publishes preliminary figures for 2015

Ekosem-Agrar GmbH, the German holding company of Russian milk producer Ekoniva Group, says it has reached the targets set for 2015 according to preliminary figures.

Fonterra drops milk price again

Fonterra has reduced its forecast farmgate milk price for the 2015/16 season by 6% from $2.80 (NZ$4.15) per kgMS to $2.63 (NZ$3.90) per kgMS.

Aseptia sells Carolina Dairy and Wright Foods

US food technology company Aseptia has completed the sale of Carolina Dairy and Wright Foods to a newly-formed subsidiary of AmeriQual Group Holdings.

India

Manpasand ties up with Baskin-Robbins in latest urban expansion deal

Baskin-Robbins India will now offer beverages in addition to ice creams after entering into an exclusive tie-up with fruit juice manufacturer Manpasand Beverages.

Arla plans to close Hatfield Peverel dairy by July

Arla has announced that it plans to close its fresh milk processing plant at Hatfield Peverel in Essex, UK within five months, with the potential loss of 200 jobs.

Arla partnering with international non-profit EAT

Danish dairy company Arla has announced it is partnering with the EAT international non-profit initiative.

Less dairy as Landcorp changes plans

Landcorp, New Zealand’s largest farming company, is revising its land-use expansion program at Wairakei Estate near Taupo to include fewer dairy farms.

Glanbia explains strong results

Glanbia released its financial results recently, as well as plans to expand its cheese factory in Wexford. DairyReporter took the opportunity to go a little deeper behind those financial results...

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