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Lake District Dairy Co taps into foodservice market with quark catering tubs

First Milk has developed 2kg catering tubs for its Lake District Dairy Co quark, which will be used in its exclusive national listing with foodservice supplier Brakes. 

Private label evolving; hindered by still tepid economy

Private label growth has slowed from the last several years when consumers flocked to the category due to the recession, according to a report from Packaged Facts. While retailers continue...

Dale Farm dairy co-operative secures cheese export deal to Japan

UK dairy farm co-operative Dale Farm has secured its first cheese export deal with Japan, through a ‘significant contract’ with food manufacturer Hoko Co.

Dairy ingredients giant on Indonesia: ‘A lot of opportunities here’

Irish dairy and ingredients group Kerry sees a lot of potential in an Indonesian market where sophisticated nutritionals are gaining ground with a young demographic. It is upping investment in...

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: ICE CREAM

Japanese ice cream innovation 'couple of years ahead' of the West: Mintel

Japanese ice cream manufacturers are a "couple of years ahead" of their counterparts in Europe and North America in terms of innovation, says market research firm Mintel.

Food sector innovation is 'too cautious', says Rabobank

Innovation will be key for food and agribusiness (F&A) industry growth as food demand increases, according to a report from Rabobank.

NPD category busters: From ‘Teagurt’ to coffee fruit energy to Milo expansion

From tea yoghurt to coffee fruit energy, portable water enhancement  to Milo’s brand expansions, Mintel shared category-busting innovation at Food Ingredients-Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia, this week.

EC considering aid for embargo-hit dairy farmers in Finland, Baltics

The European Commission (EC) is considering financial aid for dairy farmers in Member States hit hard by the Russian embargo, such as Finland and the Baltic states.

Russia importing Belarus dairy products made with EU milk: DairyInfa

Russia is taking "the back way" to overcome its dairy import shortfall - importing Belarusian cheese made using milk sourced from blacklisted European countries, DairyInfa claims.

Producers in eight EU countries facing €409m milk quota fines

Eight European Union (EU) Member States look set to pay penalties totaling nearly €409m (US$517m) for exceeding their milk quotas. 

Russian food import ban: European farming group urges stronger action

European farming group Copa-Cogeca has said stronger action is needed to alleviate the impact of the Russian ban on EU food imports, although it has welcomed an aid package for...

Tetra Pak urges 'world view' to address dairy supply and demand imbalance

The "traditionally domestic focused" dairy industry must adopt a "world view" to ensure increasing global consumer demand does not outstrip milk supply, says Tetra Pak.

Emerging markets, infant formula drive H&W over €600bn

Ongoing bullish emerging markets and a strong infant formula sector have helped drive the global health wellness sector to $774bn (€614bn) this year, according to Euromonitor International.

‘Weekend warriors’ drive added protein demand

Weekend fitness fanatics are driving the demand for more mainstream food and drink products, such as milk, fortified with sports nutrition ingredients.

China to overtake US as largest dairy market by 2017: Euromonitor

China will overtake the United States to become the world’s largest dairy market by 2017, Euromonitor has predicted.

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL DAIRY

Datamonitor's Top Healthy and Functional Dairy Trends

Datamonitor researcher Louisa Sabin gave DairyReporter.com a rundown of her top healthy and functional dairy trends....

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL DAIRY

Western functional milk success limited, but 'different picture' in Asia: Euromonitor

The price and taste of fortified and functional fresh milk products will continue to limit demand in the West, but it is a "different picture" in Asia, says Euromonitor....

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL DAIRY

'Worrying signs' the US Greek yogurt boom is over: Sanford Bernstein

Wall Street brokerage Sanford Bernstein has highlighted "worrying signs" that growth in the US market for Greek yogurt is slowing to a halt.

Aussie calls to form Fonterra-style dairy giant 'not soundly based'

Calls for Australia to "emulate" the formation of New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra by relaxing competition laws are "not soundly based," a panel charged with reviewing the legislation has claimed....

What would a Scottish vote for independence mean for food?

As Scots head to the polls today, FoodNavigator asks, how would an independent Scotland affect the food industry there and in the UK as a whole?

Australia

Australians more intent on low-fat diet than reducing cholesterol

Australians have become less concerned with their cholesterol levels and more likely to try to eat less fat and additives, new consumer data suggests.  

UK dairies taking 'wait and see' approach to Scottish independence

Muller Wiseman Dairies, Arla Foods, and First Milk appear to be taking a “wait and see” approach to the prospect of Scottish independence.

Australia-China

Minister: Australia’s “food bowl of Asia” no threat to Chinese farmers

Agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce has assured Chinese farmers that Australia is “not a threat” to their livelihoods on a day when two Far East investment groups established a A$3bn (US$2.7bn)...

DISPATCHES FROM INTERNATIONAL WHEY CONFERENCE 2014

'It's business as usual': Davisco Foods on Agropur takeover

It's "business as usual" at Minnesota-based cheese and whey ingredients manufacturer Davisco Foods following its recent takeover by Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur.

Australia

Building site hipsters Down Under behind rise of coffee-flavoured milk

Australians are well known for fancying the odd flat white, but a new trend suggests they are also becoming quite partial to coffee-flavoured milk.

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