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Fonterra to boost organic milk payment to farmers as Asian demand soars

Fonterra will offer organic milk producers an additional NZ$0.45 per kg of milk solids (kgMS) in a bid to boost supply and meet growing demand from Asia and the US.

China

Bright Food eyes new segments as it does due diligence on European buy

Bright Food, China’s second-biggest food company and one of the country’s most predatory companies in terms for its thirst for acquisitions, will move its focus from dairy, cereals and snacks...

Fonterra acquires 18.8% stake in Chinese infant formula partner Beingmate

Fonterra has acquired an 18.8% stake in its Chinese infant formula partner Beingmate for around US$550m.

Lights, camera, action! a2 Milk outlines its US game plan at Expo West

Digestive issues after drinking milk are often attributed to milk protein allergy (which can be severe) or intolerance to lactose (milk sugars). But what if both of these have been...

News in brief

First Milk appoints former Mars boss as ceo

First Milk has appointed Mike Gallacher as its new chief executive, following Kate Allum’s decision to quit the co-operative after five years in the role.

Russian import ban knocked €80m off FrieslandCampina 2014 operating profit

The Russian ban on Western food imports knocked approximately €80m (US$84m) off FrieslandCampina's 2014 operating profit, the Dutch dairy giant has estimated.

News in brief

Arla given go-ahead to acquire Swedish premium cheese brand Falbygdens

Arla Foods has been given the regulatory green light to complete its acquisition of Swedish premium cheese brand, Falbygdens. 

Nestlé South Africa ice cream acquisition a 'springboard' for growth: R&R

British firm R&R Ice Cream has agreed to acquire Nestlé South Africa's ice cream business, which it hopes will be a "springboard" for growth on the African continent....

Irish agri firm Aurivo buys UK sports nutrition player

The Irish agri-business Aurivo Co-operative Society has acquired London-based sports nutrition company My Goodness Ltd in an attempt to gain access to the protein drinks market.

Dairy crisis

First Milk finances ‘stabilised’, says Paice

First Milk has “stabilised” its finances and is on track to recover from the cash flow problems that emerged earlier this year, according to chairman Sir Jim Paice.

Hey Big Collectors! Europe's Top 10 Dairy Cooperatives

A total of 31 dairies made it into Copa-Cogenca's list of the top 100 European Union (EU) agricultural cooperatives. Here's the top 10...

Russian Valio dairy sales fell €120m in 'annus horribilis' 2014

Sales of Valio dairy products in Russia fell €120m (US$133m) to €258m (US$285m) in 2014 - a year it branded its “annus horribilis.”

News in brief

Müller Dairy appoints new boss

Müller UK & Ireland has appointed Bergen Merey as md of its Müller Dairy business.

Arla’s milk supply faces hit as strike threat looms

Strike action could hit supplies of Arla Foods’s milk unless it protects the terms of drivers it plans to outsource to third-party firm Moran Logistics, trades unions have warned....

'We won the race': Pioneers Holding claims victory in battle to acquire Arab Dairy

Pioneers Holding has "won the race" to acquire control of Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy following a lengthy bidding war with Lactalis.

Nestlé #notjustaboutfood! Multinational launches internship contest with Twitter

Nestlé UK & Ireland is launching a joint internship scheme with Twitter, a programme that will help it draw in talent from previously untapped areas. 

Aussie dairy Warrnambool to acquire Lion everyday cheese business

Saputo-owned Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has agreed to acquire the "everyday cheese" business of Australian rival Lion Dairy and Drinks (LDD) for AU$137.5m (US$107m, €95m)....

‘The milk that might change everything’? a2 milk to hit stores in California in April

a2 Milk – milk from cows that only produce A2 beta casein protein -  is set for an April launch in California, where brand owner The a2 Milk Company hopes...

Ice Cream Inspired yogurt combines indulgence and goodness: Muller Quaker

PepsiCo's US yogurt venture, Muller Quaker Dairy, has launched a new range that combines the "indulgence of ice cream with the goodness of yogurt." 

Alleged French yogurt price fixing cartel members facing fines: Reports

The French Competition Authority (Autorité de la Concurrence) is reportedly preparing to hand down fines to members of an alleged French yogurt price fixing cartel.

Irish Dairy Board to become Ornua ahead of EU milk quota abolition

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) plans to go back to its roots, with an Irish language name change, ahead of the April 2015 European Union (EU) milk quota abolition.

ESSNA non-compliance campaign is ‘coming of age’ for sports nutrition sector

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance’s (ESSNA) campaign against non-compliance has already seen its membership double and more than 60 cases investigated over the last 18 months, something it hoped would...

Skåne Food and Packbridge create ‘Open Up’

Tetra Pak, Fonterra, BioGaia and BillerudKorsnäs in social media partnership

Skåne Food Innovation Network (SFIN) has partnered with Packbridge packaging organization to kickstart ‘Open Up’, a social media platform for people in the F&B industry.

French dairy Danone forecasts 'difficult and unstable' year ahead

With economic conditions expected to "remain difficult and unstable" in 2015, Danone has forecast organic sales growth of no more than 5% for the year ahead.

Mead Johnson to expand US infant formula capacity to meet online Chinese demand

Mead Johnson Nutrition plans to boost its US infant formula manufacturing capabilities to supply the e-commerce channels opening up between the US and China. 

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