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Yakult sees net sales growth

Japanese dairy products company Yakult has released its financial results for the year ending March 31, 2016, and they show an increase in net sales of 5.9%.

Friendly’s acquisition dominates Dean Foods Q1 results announcement

Dean Foods has reported its first quarter 2016 results, ending March 31, 2016, with the takeover of Friendly’s ice cream business proving to be the center of attention at the...

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South Caernarfon Creameries opens new cheese production unit

Welsh dairy cooperative South Caernarfon Creameries has opened its new cheese production plant.

Fonterra seeing rise in demand for organic milk

Fonterra says increased demand in the marketplace for organic milk means prices are higher for farmers supplying it to the New Zealand cooperative.

China’s Fuyuan taking over Burra Foods

Australian dairy ingredient processor Burra Foods has announced a change in shareholding in the company as part of its plans to improve market access and raise capital to expand its...

April new product round-up

A look at some of the new products on the shelves in April

This month, there are new products featured from cottage cheese to protein drinks, ice cream to yogurt and milk to smoothies. If you have a new product that you'd like...

Chobani CEO gives 10% ownership stake to 2,000 employees

Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya rewarded 2,000 Chobani employees with 10% of the company’s shares, he announced in person at one of Chobani’s factories in New Berlin, New York.

Murray Goulburn slashes milk prices under revised trading outlook

Australia’s largest dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn (MG) has reviewed the expected performance of the business for the balance of FY16 and is dropping its farmgate milk price (FMP) by slightly...

Nestlé and R&R ice cream company create $2.8bn JV Froneri

Nestlé and UK-based ice cream firm R&R have established the joint venture Froneri.

Dannon ‘pledge’ to declare GMOs with natural ingredients push

Dannon, the US arm of French company Danone, has committed to declare its GMO ingredients by December 2017 as it transitions to natural formulations for flagship yogurt brands.

Spotlight on start-ups: 'Made in Africa' chocolate, food waste fruit jerky and umami butter

FoodNavigator will be starting a weekly feature ‘Spotlight on Start-ups’ where we interview some of the most innovative food start-ups operating in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Here we...

Momenti Spirited Ice Creams opens first factory for alcohol-infused ice creams & sorbets

Momenti Spirited Ice Creams has opened its first manufacturing facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, to freeze and infuse ice creams and sorbets with wine and spirits using a patent-pending process.

Raw foods on the rise as clean-label consumers crave more

From snack bars to spreads, chocolate to cheese, the trend for raw ingredients in processed foods is spreading across Europe, says Mintel, as consumer attention goes beyond the ingredient list...

Müller won’t close Hanworth dairy

One of the UK’s largest glass bottle milk factories, at Hanworth, near London, won’t be closing after all.

Cottage cheese ‘deserves a comeback’: Good Culture co-founder and CEO says

Irvine, California-based Good Culture is leading a revival in the cottage cheese market with help from a $2.1m partnership with General Mills in March 2016.

Creating ‘farmers by proxy’: 1871 Dairy evokes small-batch milk nostalgia

Travis Pyykkonen, founder of 1871 Dairy, wants to restore Chicago to the dairy epicenter by making small batch grass-fed cow’s milk more readily available to consumers.

Digestive issues attributed to lactose intolerance may be caused by A1 beta-casein protein, suggests study funded by a2 Milk

New clinical research – funded by the a2 Milk Company – lends credence to its claims that many consumers who believe they can’t tolerate lactose (milk sugar) should really be...

Ornua continues to grow profits with 18% increase in EBITDA

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has announced an 18% increase in EBITDA for the 2015 financial year.

Food Union expands by buying Romanian ice cream company Alpin57Lux

Latvian dairy company Food Union has signed an agreement to take over the second largest ice cream producer in Romania, Alpin57Lux.

Chobani continues Olympic Team USA sponsorship with launch of Rio-inspired yogurt flavors

Chobani Greek Yogurt has introduced a line of three limited edition yogurt flavors, inspired by the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games in Rio de Janiero. 

Danone Q1 results in line with expectations

Danone has issued its Q1 2016 results, showing sales of fresh dairy products down compared to the previous first quarter of 2015.

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French dairy’s Chinese joint-venture could boost Sodiaal’s fortunes

Candia, a French milk producer, has joined Zhejiang International Business in a joint-venture which it hopes will deliver EUR145m (US$161m) in sales of branded UHT milk and baby milk in...

Chr. Hansen’s new culture helps manufacturers offer premium cheese on a budget

Today’s shoppers are demanding higher quality cheeses with new flavors and convenient formats, but often are unwilling to pay the higher prices necessary to cover the added cost of innovation...

Almarai Q1 results: Bakery outperforms dairy and poultry divisions

Saudi Arabian food and drink business Almarai has reported a surge in profits from its bakery division, while increased costs have hit profits from its dairy business.

Retailers slammed for fictitious own-brand farm names - but is all fair in love, war and marketing?

Retail giant Tesco faced a backlash for using fictitious British farm names to sell produce from as far afield as Chile but it’s an EU-wide practice that hits farmers and...

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