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Aptean: ‘Investments in CRM systems within the F&B industry have been low’

‘The Food and Drink manufacturing industry is typically an arena of tight margins.

Upturn in milkfat use means long-term benefits for US dairy farmers, DMI and NMPF say

The value of milkfat has increased significantly in the US market driven by changing consumer attitudes towards high-fat dairy products, according to new analysis by the National Milk Producers Federation...

Ice cream survey underscores health awareness of consumers

Consumers are indulging more selectively, and more than half of Americans said they either do not eat ice cream or limit their consumption due to health concerns, according to national...

EU agricultural outlook sees cereals dip but quota-free sugar surge

Cereal production in the EU is likely to dip in the short-term, as heatwaves and drought in various regions have a bearing on EU exports and on existing stocks, the...

India to become world’s largest producer of milk by 2026

Milk production is expected to accelerate worldwide especially in India where it will grow 49% by 2026, contrasting with the steady decline of milk consumption in developed markets like the...

Raising the profile of traditional Georgian dairy products

Developing and promoting Geographic Indications (GIs) and other origin-based labels for products can help countries preserve their often unique food heritage, while also driving economic growth.

Asia scoops ice cream growth boost as West turns to East for flavours

Food historians credit China with inventing ice cream and Marco Polo for bringing it to Italy. Skip forward to the 21st century, and the rate at which Western ice-cream makers...

Ingredient exports to benefit under EU-Japan trade deal

Last week the EU and Japan agreed to a bilateral trade agreement, which will set significant duty-free quotas on EU exports of ingredients such as starch, butter, whey and processed...

Dow/DuPont to divest plastics business amid price hike fears

The Canadian Competition Bureau has reached an agreement relating to the proposed merger between DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company regarding its plastic packaging.

European Commission clears Dow/DuPont merger, subject to conditions

The European Commission has approved the proposed merger between US-based chemical companies Dow and DuPont on condition of the divestiture of DuPont's pesticide business, including its R&D organization.

Del Monte Pacific and Fresh Del Monte Produce unite to target US

Del Monte Pacific Ltd (DMPL) and Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. have announced a series of joint ventures to offer expanded refrigerated offerings across the US.

What’s new for the European market of sports nutrition?

The sports and health nutrition industry is booming in Western Europe as more consumers look for a healthy lifestyle, according to market intelligence agencies.

Irish mission to Mexico looks to mitigate possible Brexit issues

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine, Michael Creed TD, has undertaken a series of engagements as part of the first Irish Ministerial agri-food trade mission to Mexico.

US dairy exporters to gain increased access to Chinese market through MOU

The US and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will increase market access for more than 200 US dairy exporters, allowing for more shipments of milk, cheese,...

Booming plant-based drinks market set for more category innovation

The explosive growth of the dairy alternative drinks market is driven by increased demand from consumers who do not want to fully commit to a plant-based diet but prefer to...

Scholle IPN expands in Latin America

Scholle IPN, which produces flexible packaging for wine, processed fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and aseptic juices in the Latin American market, has opened a manufacturing facility in Santiago, Chile.

US dairy groups urge prioritizing trade with Mexico when NAFTA renegotiation begins

When US negotiators begin the process of modernizing and updating NAFTA, US dairy groups have stated maintaining a dependable trade relationship with Mexico and removing trade barriers in Canada remain...

Can we learn to love cheese? It depends on the variety

Gorgonzola and Parmigiano-Reggiano won’t taste better no matter how many times you try them, according to a Korean study.

Danone and IDB announce partnership

Danone and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have announced they are joining forces with Livelihoods Funds and the Danone Ecosystem Fund in an attempt to boost economic growth in the...

LiquiGlide expands its CPG portfolio in condiments and dairy

LiquiGlide has taken on a general manager as it commercializes its first applications in packaging with coatings for condiments (mayonnaise, dressings and dips) and dairy (cream cheese, sour cream and yogurt), among...

Pecan Deluxe hires Chamber International to improve its export efficiency following Brexit

Pecan Deluxe which exports more than 75% of its bespoke cakes, biscuits, sauces and desserts to the EU, has hired overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, to offset any challenges posed...

Is dairy a hindrance and not a help for probiotics growth?

The vast majority of new product development for functional foods featuring probiotics “remains in the dairy space”, but this may be more of a hindrance than a help for the...

USDEC holds bullish outlook on EU milk production

The EU reported its first increase in milk production in nearly a year aided by the rising European milk prices and the USDEC expects the trend to continue. 

Convenience-seeking millennial moms lead the growth of infant formula, survey shows

A survey found that among 2,000 US mothers with children between the ages of one and three, 18% did not originally plan to give their newborn formula, but that number...

China's infant formula trends: Sales boom predicted with organic and premium brands leading the charge

China’s infant milk formula market is poised to boom in the next five years as a result of the new “two-child” policy, and tighter rules issued by regulators, analysts said...

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