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Reckitt Benckiser in $16.7bn takeover bid for Mead Johnson Nutrition

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) has confirmed it is in ‘advanced negotiations’ to acquire all Mead Johnson Nutrition shares for $90 each in cash, valuing Mead Johnson’s entire share capital...

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Brazil presents new market for Fonterra mozzarella

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has moved into the mozzarella market in Brazil with its extra stretch Individual Quick Frozen (IQF) mozzarella.

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Dahlicious moves into new territory with almond milk yogurt and kefir

Dahlicious – a brand best-known for its cultured dairy product, lassi – is moving into new territory this year with the launch of almondmilk-based yogurt and kefir.

Job losses likely at Westland

New Zealand cooperative Westland Milk Products has announced it is conducting a further review of staff roles throughout Westland Group (Westland Milk Products, Westland Shanghai and EasiYo).

Arla reveals $358m investment plans for 2017

Arla is planning to invest €335m ($358m) in its production sites around the world this year.

Black top Enjoy Milk to launch in spring

The Free Range Milk Marketing Board (FRMMB), representing a group of more than 700 dairy farmers in the UK, has launched a new campaign.

Saputo looks to delist Warrnambool Cheese & Butter after share offer

Canadian dairy company Saputo has made an offer to buy out the remaining shares of Australian firm Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB).

Glanbia working with DFA and other partners on new US cheese and whey facility

Glanbia plc, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA), Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) and Foremost Farms USA (Foremost Farms) are in advanced discussions to create a joint venture to build...

Gay Lea Foods to renovate and innovate in Canada’s dairy sector for 2017

Gay Lea Foods will be expanding its reach into more of Canada with an emphasis on research and development of dairy ingredients, president and CEO Michael Barrett said during the...

Mead Johnson full-year sales slip, but China and e-commerce performance 'strong'

Infant nutrition company Mead Johnson saw sales in Asia – its largest region – slip 9% year-on-year, 5% on a constant dollar basis, to $1.856bn – although the company recorded...

Hypoallergenic formula launched in Czechia and Slovakia

Mead Johnson Nutrition has signed an agreement with Swiss company Ewopharma, a distributor of pharmaceutical and nutritional products in Central Eastern Europe, to launch Nutramigen PURAMINO in Czechia and Slovakia.

Daisy Brand Ohio plant expansion to accommodate cottage cheese production

Sour cream and cottage cheese manufacturer, Daisy Brand, is expanding its facility located in the city of Wooster, Ohio, to accommodate increased production capacity.

DHA and ARA rule change crucial for Danone’s Indian expansion drive

The decision by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to approve DHA and ARA-enriched infant food was a crucial factor leading to Danone’s ambitious growth plans for...

Cheese residues bio-gas plant sees good results

In April 2016, DairyReporter ran an article on a new bio-energy plant at First Milk’s Aspatria creamery in the Lake District in the UK.

China

New regulations could force small formula companies to close

Last month’s decision by the Chinese food regulator to implement stricter food safety rules governing formulation and marketing is likely to wipe out a fair number of small- and medium-sized...

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Changes at DMK

The supervisory board of German dairy company DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH has elected Heinz Korte as its new chairman.

Asia growth: The main reason Nestle could be keen on Mead Johnson acquisition

The financial press is rife with chatter that Nestle is weighing up a bid for US infant formula firm Mead Johnson.

EasiYo expands to Europe through Ornua Nutritional Ingredients partnership

Ornua Nutrition Ingredients (ONI), a supplier of nutrition ingredients, and EasiYo, a homemade yogurt brand from New Zealand, have entered into a supply partnership. 

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Arla Foods UK opens new cheese storage and maturation facility

Arla, the farmer-owned dairy company and UK’s largest cheese manufacturer, has officially opened a new facility for the storage and maturation of its cheese.

Emmi continues acquisitions with Italian Fresh Foods capture

Swiss company Emmi has signed an agreement to buy Italian Fresh Foods S.p.A. (IFF), based in Lasnigo, Como, Italy.

Nestlé Lanka starts work on new facility

Nestlé has laid the foundation stone of a new manufacturing facility at its factory in Pannala, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.  

Danone’s Aptamil launched in India as part of nutrition and revenue growth plans

Aptamil, one of Danone’s infant formula brands sold in 45 countries, has been launched in India, with the company saying it plans to produce local supply at the company’s Lalru,...

Hochland SE acquires Franklin Foods

Florida-based Franklin Foods Holdings (Franklin), which produces cream cheese, has been taken over by German cheese company Hochland SE.

Sell-up: Analysts predict more gloom for infant formula firm Bellamy’s as shares slump continues

Replacing CEO Laura McBain hasn’t seen the end of financial turmoil at Australian infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s with shares continuing to slide amid gloomy forecasts from analysts.

Chobani notched up double-digit US growth in 2016, has ‘no plan’ to head back to Europe right now

While growth in the US yogurt category fell into negative territory in 2016, Chobani's US operation notched up double-digit sales and volume growth last year, driven by a strong performances...

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