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Nestlé launches dairy development program in Sri Lanka

Nestlé has launched the ‘Kiri Govi Diriya’ dairy development program, with 3,000 Sri Lankan dairy farmers receiving training and development tools to learn about modern technologies and best practices. ...

Arla and First Milk increasing milk prices

UK company First Milk has announced a 2ppl (2.6 cents) milk price increase for October; its largest monthly increase since 2007.  Meanwhile, Arla Foods is raising its milk price by...

Vinamilk signs strategic cooperation with DSM

JSC Vietnam Dairy Products (Vinamilk) has signed a strategic cooperation with nutrition company Royal DSM, to apply international standards on nutrition powdered milk products for children and consumers in Vietnam.

Fonterra profits up 65%

New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group has announced a 65% increase in net profit after tax to NZ$834m ($604m) for the financial year ended July 31, 2016.

Clover Stornetta Farms makes non-GMO dairy pledge

California dairy Clover Stornetta Farms says all of its conventional milk products will be Non-GMO Project Verified within two years, with the first products featuring the stamp to hit shelves...

Chobani CEO unveils 2016-17 incubator class: ‘I don’t think there’s ever been a better time to be a food start up’

The first wave of entrepreneurial food companies selected by Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya to participate in Chobani's new food incubator scheme include chickpea pasta brand Banza and bone...

Schuman Cheese introduces trust mark to counter widespread adulteration of Italian cheeses

US-based Schuman Cheese is taking a stand against what the CEO described as widespread adulteration and fraud that currently are “diluting and polluting” some sectors of the Italian cheese market...

Dairy Crest to increase prices again in October and November

UK company Dairy Crest announced on Monday (September 19) a further 1.5ppl (1.95 cents) milk price increase to be phased in over two months from October 1, 2016.

Leadership changes at China Mengniu Dairy

The board of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited last week announced wholesale changes to its personnel.

Fonterra opens hub for China, invests in Tasmania

New Zealand’s Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the opening of the Fonterra Ying Hub in Ying County, Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province, China.

Cottage cheese innovator good culture lands $3 million investment

An infusion of $3 million from new and existing investors will help dairy innovator and industry newcomer good culture advance its mission “to bring cottage cheese back.”

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Fonterra says incident at Edendale plant not an explosion

Fonterra says all employees at its Edendale milk processing plant in New Zealand are safe following the collapse of a raw milk silo on Friday afternoon.

Second plant shutdown this year: Scotburn’s new CEO under ‘tremendous pressure’

Scotsburn Ice Cream Company, maker of frozen novelty desserts, will shut down its production facility in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, on Dec. 9, 2016, as the company is under...

Arla Foods looks to different innovation for consumers

Innovation can be driven by many things – from profits to shelf-life. However, according to Sven Thormahlen, head of strategic innovation at Danish dairy company Arla Foods, consumers often drive that...

Ornua opens Kerrygold Park to help develop from butter brand to dairy

Ornua, the Irish dairy board, has officially opened Kerrygold Park, a €38m ($43m) Kerrygold butter production and packing facility.

Dreaming Cow: ‘We were using grass-fed whole milk way before it was cool!’

‘Grass-fed’ is a hot trend in the dairy aisle these days, but back when Dreaming Cow started in 2009, it wasn’t something co-founder and CEO Kyle Wehner even thought about...

Danone considers calling time on Dumex infant products in Vietnam

Danone is reported to be considering a gradual withdrawal of its Dumex infant nutrition products from Vietnam.

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Meadows Foods secures investment for acquisition hunt

The UK’s largest independent dairy group, Meadow Foods, has secured investment from US-based investment firm Paine & Partners.

From Guava cheesecake to Guanabanana: Family company San Bernardo Ice Cream gets a flavor facelift

With a thriving foodservice division and both premium and value brands, San Bernardo’s secret to success so far has been to keep all bases loaded.

General Mills has firm plans to reinvigorate slumping yogurt category for FY17

General Mills has proposed a global strategy, based on past successes in its other core product categories, to reinvigorate the yogurt category, which has an estimated $8bn value in the...

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Watt’s buys Danone Chile

Chilean food company Watt's is acquiring 100% of the shares of Danone Chile S.A., a subsidiary of Danone Fresh Dairy Products in Chile.

Tchin Lait UHT plant opens in Algiers

Tchin Lait, a part of Candia Group, has opened a UHT dairy production plant in Algeria.

MALK organic cold pressed nut milks roll out nationwide at Kroger

Texas-based MALK Organics – which is carving out a niche at the premium end of the burgeoning nut milk category with its cold-pressed, clean-label organic pecan, cashew and almond milks...

TINE looks to reduce emissions through new Nikola One trucks

Norwegian company TINE is the first in the country to order a hybrid Nikola One truck to test the soon-to-be-launched vehicle on long hauls in Norway.

Müller hikes October UK milk price

Müller is the latest company in the UK to raise its milk price. The company has told its dairy farmers that the standard milk price will increase by an average of...

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