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Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya pledges $2m to help refugees on Turkish border

Chobani founder & CEO Hamdi Ulukaya - a Kurdish Turk who move to the US in the 1990s - has pledged $2 million to charities that are helping refugees escaping...

FrieslandCampina, Huishan Dairy form Chinese infant formula JV

FrieslandCampina and China Huishan Dairy have entered into a joint venture to produce and sell infant formula in China under one of the Dutch dairy's existing brands.

Pre-toasting cheese spread the ‘missing piece of the spread puzzle’: Meiji

Meiji has branded Apply Before Toasting Cheese Spread the "missing piece" of its spreads portfolio, which now controls a 38% share of the Japanese market.

Chobani and Green America to explore non-GMO feed options for dairy cows

Chobani is working with Green America (formerly Co-op America) to “discuss realistic and viable” ways to secure more milk from cows fed non-GMO animal feed.

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Food Union buys Premia Foods’ ice cream business for €27m

Latvia-based Food Union has agreed to buy the ice cream and frozen foods business of Estonia’s Premia Foods in a deal worth €27.1m, the company said on Monday.

FFA urged to 'stop and think' ahead of Müller Wiseman milk price protest

Müller Wiseman Dairies has urged Farmers for Action (FFA) to "stop and think" about the damage its planned milk price protests could have on the sector.

Nestlé CEO: ‘We have more headwinds; we just have to wake up half an hour earlier’

Tough markets and cautious optimism were among the main themes in presentations from the biggest food and consumer goods companies in Europe last month, according to investment analysis firm Sanford...

Fonterra pleads not guilty to buttermilk disposal and odor charges

Fonterra has pleaded not guilty to nine charges related to the 2013 disposal of, and odor caused by, more than 3m litres of buttermilk and contaminated milk.

FrieslandCampina acquisitions 'strengthen' Italian cheese and butter position

FrieslandCampina has acquired two Italian distributors in a bid to strengthen its position in the country's cheese and butter market.

Nestlé sells German baby food brands in infant formula refocus

Nestlé has agreed to sell its Alete and Milasan baby food brands to focus on its infant formula interests in Germany and Austria.

Synalit Milk granted China infant formula export approval

New Zealand infant formula firm Synlait Milk has been granted approval to export products it manufactures to China.

Meiji fragranced milk a 'new type of milk': Datamonitor

Meiji’s fragranced milk range - developed for those that dislike the regular smell - has been heralded by market intelligence firm Datamonitor as a “new type of milk.”

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Protein drink is 'upbeat' after award

Upbeat, a fresh dairy protein drink from The Good Whey Co., has won the Food Chain Marketing Award at the Cream Awards. 

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Chobani to power Team USA until 2020 after inking new deal with Olympic Committee

Chobani will serve as the official yogurt provider to Team USA for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil, the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea,...

Dairy Farmers of America tops Fonterra to take global milk intake crown

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has topped a list of the world's largest dairy processors in terms of milk intake - beating the likes of Fonterra, Lactalis, and Nestlé to...

Pumpkin Spice fastest growing SKU in our history says Chobani (and ‘natural’ claims still resonate, says marketing chief)

Chobani’s ‘limited batch’ Pumpkin Spice Greek yogurt has emerged as the “fastest-growing SKU in the history of the company” and its most successful new launch, following its debut on Labor...

Dairy Crest to close UK glass bottling and cream potting plants

British processor Dairy Crest plans to close two plants with the loss of approximately 260 jobs - a move it has attributed in part to the fall in demand for milk...

Nestlé Mexico makes strategic $53m investment to ensure milk supply

Nestlé Mexico will invest 700m pesos ($53m) over the next six years to increase milk production in the country. 

PLANS INCLUDE REGIONAL COFFEE HUB

Nestlé South Africa appoints new MD, announces $181m investment

Nestlé South Africa has announced a five-year $181m investment plan in the country and the appointment of Ian Donald as company chairman and MD.

Where is the ‘Muda’? MAI and Danone call for ‘innovation environment’

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) was a buzzword at the ECMA/ProCarton Conference in Sorrento, in Italy, this week but according to Gordon Crichton, director, Institut du Management de L’Achat Industriel (MAI)...

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Nesquik and Girl Scouts of the USA launch cookie-inspired flavored milks

Nesquik has partnered with the Girl Scouts of the USA to launch two flavored milk drinks inspired by the youth organization's famous cookies.

Yoplait Greek offerings drive 34% General Mills yogurt sales increase

Despite an overall fall in revenue and profit in Q1 FY 2015, sales of General Mills yogurt, driven by its Yoplait Greek and Greek 100 offerings, jumped 34%. 

New Zealand infant formula acquisitions 'key to restoring...trust': Nutricia ANZ

Nutricia Australia New Zealand’s (Nutricia ANZ) acquisition of Kiwi infant formula businesses the Sutton Group and Gardians is “key to restoring" consumer confidence lost as a result of the 2013 botulism scare....

Arla Foods tables takeover bid for Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy

Arla Foods has tabled a non-binding bid to acquire a stake of up to 100% in Arab Dairy Products Company, the Egyptian manufacturer of Panda brand cheese.

Arla Foods launches sustainable dairy farming plan

Arla Foods has launched Growing Together, a three-year sustainable dairy farming initiative, involving its 3,000 British farmers. 

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