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Ekosem-Agrar publishes preliminary figures for 2015

Ekosem-Agrar GmbH, the German holding company of Russian milk producer Ekoniva Group, says it has reached the targets set for 2015 according to preliminary figures.

Fonterra drops milk price again

Fonterra has reduced its forecast farmgate milk price for the 2015/16 season by 6% from $2.80 (NZ$4.15) per kgMS to $2.63 (NZ$3.90) per kgMS.

Aseptia sells Carolina Dairy and Wright Foods

US food technology company Aseptia has completed the sale of Carolina Dairy and Wright Foods to a newly-formed subsidiary of AmeriQual Group Holdings.

India

Manpasand ties up with Baskin-Robbins in latest urban expansion deal

Baskin-Robbins India will now offer beverages in addition to ice creams after entering into an exclusive tie-up with fruit juice manufacturer Manpasand Beverages.

Arla plans to close Hatfield Peverel dairy by July

Arla has announced that it plans to close its fresh milk processing plant at Hatfield Peverel in Essex, UK within five months, with the potential loss of 200 jobs.

Arla partnering with international non-profit EAT

Danish dairy company Arla has announced it is partnering with the EAT international non-profit initiative.

Less dairy as Landcorp changes plans

Landcorp, New Zealand’s largest farming company, is revising its land-use expansion program at Wairakei Estate near Taupo to include fewer dairy farms.

Glanbia explains strong results

Glanbia released its financial results recently, as well as plans to expand its cheese factory in Wexford. DairyReporter took the opportunity to go a little deeper behind those financial results...

Record earnings for Land O'Lakes - but commodity woes take $2bn sales toll

Crop inputs and dairy goods supplier Land O’Lakes has reported record earnings in 2015 – although total sales were down almost $2bn on the previous year.

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Nitropod expects to enlarge its manufacturing plant

The California-based liquid nitrogen ice cream company, Nitropod Industries Inc., plans on expanding its manufacturing plant and increasing the production this year, the company’s CEO, Scot Rubin, told DairyReporter. ...

Delta Food Industries opens UAE dairy plant

Delta Food Industries has opened a $10.9m (AED40m) dairy plant in the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) in the UAE.

Fonterra looks at plant closure

Fonterra is in discussions to close its Kaikoura cheese-making site in New Zealand, with 22 full-time jobs at risk.

Food Vision 2016 preview - Cannes, France March 2-4, 2016

Trailblazers: Whey, wheatgrass and ‘zenverages’ win Unilever innovation awards

Whey-based ice cream, an organic wheatgrass supplement and a herbal relaxing drink have won the Trailblazers contest hosted by Unilever and William Reed Business Media’s Food Vision event.

Revenue up as Murray Goulburn announces infant formula launch

Murray Goulburn (MG) will launch Devondale Natra Start infant formula in Australia in March 2016, with the brand available in China shortly afterwards.

New Fonterra plants open

Fonterra has officially opened four new plants in New Zealand across the South Island.

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Prosperity adds new baking buttery products, planning to double its organic business

Prosperity Organic Foods (Prosperity) has launched new buttery sticks and a probiotic buttery spread to its Melt line, according to the company’s president and CEO, Meg Carlson.

LALA looks to strong Central American growth in 2016

Mexican food company Grupo LALA has released its fourth quarter results for 2015, as well as its FY 2015 results for the year, announcing a 43% increase in net income.

US yogurt sales help push strong Danone results

Danone issued its fourth quarter and annual results for the year ending December 31, 2015 today, showing growth in most areas of its business worldwide.

Glanbia plans to double capacity at Wexford Cheese plant

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) is seeking planning permission for an expansion at its Wexford cheese plant. 

Parmalat completes purchase of Fonterra yogurt and dairy business in Australia

Italian dairy company Parmalat has announced it has completed the acquisition of Fonterra’s yogurt and dairy dessert business.

Shredded Parmesan market growing despite wood pulp controversy

After various media outlets reported that much of the shredded 100% Parmesan cheese in the US contains wood pulp this past week, sources told DairyReporter that the shredded Parmesan cheese...

ÅF to create goat dairy plant for DalsSpira Mejeri

Swedish engineering and consulting company ÅF has signed a contract with DalsSpira Mejeri for the delivery of a new dairy plant that will cover goat and cow milk production.

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New dairy project set for Zambia

Xantium Dairies Zambia has been awarded land to invest in a dairy facility.

TINE launching new products

TINE says its first round of dairy-related product launches for the Norwegian market for 2016 respond to consumers' demands for products with less fat and sugar and more protein.

Dairy down slightly as Nestlé profits drop

In its 2015 financial report issued today, Nestlé announced sales of $89.5bn (CHF 88.8bn), stating that this equated to 4.2% organic growth and 2.2% real internal growth.

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