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Dairies must work 'safely and sustainably' to meet the world's growing dairy nutrition needs: IDF

Dairies must learn to work "safely and sustainably" to meet the nutritional requirements of the world's growing population, says the man behind the upcoming International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy...

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Food industry fail? Elderly nutrition

The food industry is missing a billion euro trick when it comes to ageing population, says Lauren Bandy, senior nutrition analyst at Euromonitor International.

Lack of dairy-based fat in human diet may lead to prediabetes, dolphin study suggests

Heptadecanoic acid, a saturated fat found in dairy products, may actually help stop prediabetes in its tracks, says a National Marine Mammal Foundation study.

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PepsiCo and Starbucks join forces in Latin American RTD coffee market

PepsiCo and Starbucks are partnering to distribute RTD coffee and energy drinks from Starbucks in Latin America, eyeing up a market worth $4bn and projected to grow by 22% over...

Canada dismisses US call to 'commit' to TPP dairy market access talks

Canada has dismissed a call from 21 US Congressmen to "commit" to dairy market access negotiations during Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks.

Price war fallout to worsen as retailers produce their own goods

Manufacturers are already on the brink but they now face a "nightmare scenario" as more retailers begin producing their own goods, says a market report - so what can industry...

Private label nutrition equal to national brands

There are no major differences in nutritional content between private labels, national brands and hard discount goods – although private labels come out top for nutrition labelling, according to a French...

China overtakes US to become ice cream market 'powerhouse': Mintel

China has overtaken the US to become the “powerhouse” of the global ice cream market, says Mintel.

Iran 'a potential target market' for Russian embargo dairy surplus: Euromonitor

Iran could become a target market for the dairy surplus created by the Russian embargo if Western economic sanctions are lifted, says Euromonitor.

Australia

Brand names can't trump supermarket cheese hegemony

Australians still enjoy their cheddar. Market research by Roy Morgan Research shows that almost 85% of Australian shoppers buy some kind of cheese at least once each month

Cash for Cheese: The bank that accepts Parmigiano Reggiano as loan collateral

Cash for cheese may sound like a parody of the cash for gold scheme, but in Italy it's a reality for many Parmigiano Reggiano producers seeking quick cash.

What do protected origin labels mean to consumers?

EU quality labelling schemes showing product origin do not always connect with shoppers, says research.

Brazil, Kenya and Iran: Three markets to watch in cheese

Latin America, the Middle East and Africa are hot on the heels of the US and Europe in packaged cheese, and growth is set to stir up plenty of future...

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Greiner Packaging expands in Turkey

Greiner Packaging has acquired a 51% majority in Teknik Plastik and Teknik IML from the Özata Group, in Turkey. 

Drinkable yogurt, dairy-based smoothies could help counter declining consumption of fluid milk

Individually packaged drinkable yogurt and dairy-based smoothies are increasingly popular as more convenient and modern alternatives to fluid milk, the consumption of which has declined in recent years, according to...

Milk price recovery 'unlikely to emerge' until late 2015: Rabobank

Supply continues to outweigh demand in the global milk market, although the imbalance looks set to be corrected in the second half of 2015, says Rabobank.

Whole milk, cheese and butter surge ahead; margarine, skim milk and frozen yogurt fall backwards

Who are the winners and losers in the US dairy products market?

New data on the US retail market for dairy products reveals strong dollar sales growth for butter, whole milk, cream, kefir, and natural cheese, but a lackluster performance from low...

More than half of UK consumers willing to pay more for milk: Mintel

Despite UK milk prices falling significantly in recent years, consumers are willing to pay more for their milk, according to new research.

Special edition: Immunity

Pre- & Probiotics market snap-shot; ban to cost €1.5bn by 2020 in EU6

The EU’s ban on prebiotics and probiotics as marketing tools has cost the market €500m and will cost a further €1bn by 2020 according to Euromonitor International data – and...

Rising packaged food sales make Turkey top export destination

Turkey is an attractive destination for European food exports with niche opportunities in dairy, bakery, health and wellness, say market analysts.

How food industry can boost milk’s value: fortify it

Fortified milk could help to boost the value of milk sales, despite supermarket price war slashing the price of the white stuff to as little as 89p for a four...

Cheese could be the next health food, industry expert suggests

The tide may be changing for cheese, as science helps re-position the dairy food as a protein-dense, calcium-rich, healthy snack rather than as a high-fat and -sodium food to be...

Benecol enters China

Finnish food-agriculture giant Raisio has launched its cholesterol-lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand in China in a powder form via mostly medical channels in its big coastal cities.

HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL DAIRY SPECIAL EDITION 2015

Consumers want milk ‘with benefits tailored to them’: Datamonitor

Dairies can recover market share lost to non-dairy alternatives, such as almond milk, by developing milk products tailored to the meet the nutritional needs of specific groups, says Datamonitor Consumer.

HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL DAIRY SPECIAL EDITION 2015

Origin yogurts ‘will continue to sell’ despite consumer bombardment: Euromonitor

Despite the bombardment of consumers with high-protein origin yogurts, products like Icelandic Skyr, and Greek and Australian yogurt "will continue to sell," says Euromonitor.

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