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Anchor launch puts organic milk 'in reach of more New Zealanders': Fonterra

Fonterra hopes to put organic milk "in reach of more New Zealanders" with the nationwide launch of Anchor Organic.

Vietnamese dairy Vinamilk in talks to acquire European operations: Reports

Vietnamese dairy giant Vinamilk is in talks to acquire dairy operations in Europe, according to reports from the South East Asian country.

Dean Foods brings US regional milk brands under DairyPure banner

Dean Foods has brought its 31 regional fresh milk brands under a single banner in a bid to increase its US market share.

Forte Gelato repositioned as a decadent dessert in pint-sized packages

The maker of Forte Gelato hopes to expand its consumer base beyond health-conscious shoppers, recovering patients and athletes to reach the mainstream consumer by repackaging its high-protein, low-fat dessert into...

First Milk turnaround could mean 70 job cuts

Up to 70 jobs could go at dairy co-operative First Milk as the business restructures after struggling with cash flow issues.

'It’s ambitious yet achievable': Irish dairy Ornua sets 2020 €3bn sales target

With European Union (EU) milk quotas abolished, Irish dairy cooperative Ornua expects revenue to rise to €3bn by 2020.

Fonterra slashes 2014/15 milk price forecast for fourth time

Fonterra has slashed its farm gate milk price (FGMP) forecast for the 2014/15 season for the fourth time since May 2014.

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Activia and ISIS: Al Safi Danone lays out dairy ambition in conflict-ridden Iraq

Islamic State (ISIS) attacks have disrupted Al Safi Danone Iraq deliveries, but have not deterred it from becoming Iraq's largest dairy manufacturer. 

Vitamin-enriched kids milk offers parents nutritional 'safeguard': Arla Foods

Arla Foods UK has launched a nutrient-enriched milk designed to ease the transition from breast milk and infant formula to fresh cow's milk. 

Tesco supply cull hits jobs at Rachel’s

Rachel’s is facing job losses as a result of the organic dairy producer losing a contract with Tesco amid the multiple’s drive to cull 30% of its stock keeping units...

Al Safi Danone investment will reduce Iraq's dairy import reliance: IFC

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) plans to invest up to US$18m in a subsidiary of Al Safi Danone to reduce Iraq's reliance on dairy imports. 

Murray Goulburn acquires Australian pizza cheese brand Caboolture

Australian dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn has acquired pizza cheese brand Caboolture for an undisclosed sum.

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Chobani CEO joins trade mission to Cuba led by Andrew Cuomo

Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya has joined other business leaders on a trade mission to Cuba led by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo - the first governor-led state trade...

FrieslandCampina completes Hungarian 'realignment' with dairy plant sale

FrieslandCampina has agreed to sell its plant in Debrecen, Hungary - a facility previously earmarked for closure - to local dairy Alföldi Tej.

Russian embargo hit Finnish dairy Valio to cut up to 320 jobs

Finnish dairy Valio - hit heavily by the Russian ban on Western goods - plans to reduce its workforce by up to 320 to cut costs to “correspond to the current...

Aussie dairy Murray Goulburn proposes AU$500m initial public offering

Australian dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn has revealed plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of a unit trust it hopes will raise AU$500m.

First shipment of Australian SADA Fresh milk arrives in China

SADA Fresh, the milk brand created by the South Australian Dairy Farmers Association (SADA), is set to debut in China.

Welsh dairy firm’s £6M cheese site to create 10 jobs

Welsh dairy co-operative South Caernarfon Creameries has invested £6M in a new cheese production facility at its existing site in Gwynedd, creating 10 new jobs.

Further Asian infant formula recovery drives Danone Q1 sales boost

Further recovery of Danone's infant formula business in Asia drove a 4.8% like-for-like increase in Q1 group sales, the French dairy announced today.

FrieslandCampina to close Dutch cheese packaging plant in efficiency drive

FrieslandCampina plans to close its Den Hollander Food cheese packaging plant, which it considers too small to meet future packaging requirements.

R&R acquisition of South African Nestlé ice cream business given go-ahead

R&R Ice Cream has been given the regulatory green light to complete its proposed acquisition of Nestlé South Africa's ice cream business.

Japanese dairy giant Meiji considering 'specific Bulgarian projects'

Japanese dairy giant Meiji will discuss "specific Bulgarian projects" during a visit by its president to the Eastern European country this week.

Move over fruit, it’s time for dairy! Yazoo sees yogurt smoothies soar as snackification strikes

FrieslandCampina’s milk drink and smoothie brand Yazoo is expanding availability of its on-the-go yogurt smoothies this month, seeing great potential for a ‘snack that provides sustenance.’

Tetra Pak expands its Serbia factory reducing loading times for foreign exports by 50%

Tetra Pak has opened a 4,000m² warehouse for finished products in Gornji Milanovac in Serbia, as part of a €11.9m two-year investment programme, creating 38 jobs.

Fonterra 'scanning the market' for new European whey sources

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is "scanning the market" for new whey sourcing partnerships in Europe.

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