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Arla opens distribution terminal near Hamburg

Arla has opened a distribution terminal with a combined 10,000m² warehouse with cooling areas and office buildings in Heidenau, near Hamburg, Germany.

Yakult’s probiotic fermented milk drink reaching new heights

Yakult was founded in Japan in the 1930s, and the probiotic fermented milk drink has been expanding around the world ever since.

Chaat takes Indian street food to US dairy aisle

The street food of India, called chaat, has inspired a newly-launched US brand of healthy dairy products aimed at afternoon snacks.

Healthy products and innovation drive Laura Chenel’s goat cheese

Americans’ desire for healthy products, exotic flavors, and local clean label products is good news for the goat cheese category, says Laura Chenel’s general manager, Philippe Chevrollier.

Who are the world’s top 20 milk processors?

IFCN, the Dairy Research Network, has released the IFCN Top 20 Milk Processor list.

General Mills and Organic Valley enter dairy partnership

General Mills has entered a strategic sourcing partnership with Wisconsin-based dairy cooperative Organic Valley that will help roughly 20 dairy farms add around 3,000 acres to organic dairy production over...

Danone enters FTSE4Good Index

Danone has announced its entrance into the FTSE4Good Index, a global responsible investment index designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

Probiotic pick up: Probi to double sales with Nutraceutix acquisition

Probi has acquired US probiotic player Nutraceutix for a preliminary cash price of $105m (€92.41m), a move which takes the Swedish supplier’s US client base from just a handful of...

Probiotic pick up: Probi to double sales with Nutraceutix acquisition

Probi has acquired US probiotic player Nutraceutix for a preliminary cash price of $105m (€92.41m), a move which takes the Swedish supplier’s US client base from just a handful of...

Mixed fortunes for Saputo as annual results are released

Canadian dairy company Saputo has issued its financial statements for the year ending March 31, 2016.

Tea-rrific! Ice Cream founder sees floral and savory replacing salted caramel as ‘new hot flavor’

Connecticut-based Tea-rrific! Ice Cream is competing in the ice cream market by offering floral and herbal premium ice cream flavors.

South Caernarfon Creameries taking over Sainsbury’s Basic Cheese contract

Welsh dairy company South Caernarfon Creameries has announced it has been awarded the contract to supply UK supermarket Sainsbury’s with its Basics Cheese range.

Unite union taking legal action on Arla plant closure

UK union Unite says it has instigated legal proceedings claiming Arla Foods failed to properly consult the workforce and their union when it announced 230 jobs were under threat at...

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Valio looks to close dairy plant

Valio is expecting to close its Tampere facility in Finland, with 50 jobs potentially affected.

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Grupo LALA taking over Laguna Dairy assets

Mexican dairy company Grupo LALA has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets from Laguna Dairy's branded business in the US for $246m.

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TINE to partner with Dairygold to produce Jarlsberg in Ireland

Norwegian dairy company TINE is partnering with Dairygold to create a plant in Ireland to expand production of its Jarlsberg cheese.

Multinational firms sell poorer quality (but more expensive) food to Eastern Europeans

Multinational food firms are manufacturing poorer quality, unhealthier (but sometimes more expensive) versions of their trademarked brands for the Eastern Europe market, says the Czech Republic, which wants to see EU legislation to...

Fonterra forecasts higher milk price

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has announced an opening forecast Farmgate Milk Price of NZ$4.25 ($2.86) per kgMS for the 2016/17 season, an increase of NZ$0.35 ($0.24) on the forecast...

EBRD loan for Kazakh dairy FoodMaster

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved the funding of a long-term loan of up to €15m ($16.8m) to FoodMaster, Kazakhstan’s biggest dairy.

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Gay Lea taking over Black River Cheese Company

Canadian cooperative Gay Lea Foods is acquiring Black River Cheese Company.

Dannon grows as it fulfills promise to improve its products’ nutrition, fund healthy eating research

As The Dannon Company nears the finish line for fulfilling its promise to improve the nutrition of its products that it made three years ago to the Partnership for a...

Ethical labels are worth €709 billion globally - so which one is best for your product?

Fairtrade in France but organic in Austria? Euromonitor analysed 26,000 products across the world to help manufacturers understand which ethical labels work best for their products, depending on the country, category...

Dairy Crest releases year-end financials

Dairy Crest revealed in its FY2016 results that revenue dropped by 6%, adjusted profit before tax dropped 2%, but profit before tax rose 23%.

Kite Hill closes $18m funding round led by Gen Mills 301 Inc & CAVU: 'We are growing very aggressively'

Kite Hill - a San Francisco-based brand on a mission to disrupt the dairy case with its cultured nut milk products – has closed an $18m fundraising round led by...

Emmi increases stake in Chile’s Surlat

Swiss dairy company Emmi, through its subsidiary, Kaiku Corporación Alimentaria, is increasing its stake in Chile’s Group Surlat S.A.

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