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Mϋller: Intensified competition may weaken yoghurt growth

M?ller, the UK's leading short-life dairy producer, claimed that aggressive competition in the sector may drive down market growth as a whole.

Chocks away!

This week the new product releases in the region focus on the confectionery sector, with a series of launches in Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary which reflect the growing popularity...

Added value driving global dairy growth

Milk and cheese remain staples of diet in most parts of the world, but yoghurt continues to be the main engine for growth in the global market, not least because...

Arla UK disposal

Arla Foods has announced the sale of its chilled distribution business at Alcester in the Midlands, UK.

Bulgaria sets up milk board

The Bulgarian government has confirmed that it is establishing a National Milk Board to help consolidate, grow and administer this important sector of the country's food industry.

Sweet is the 'whey' to go in eastern Europe

Countdown to the integration of 10 new member states in Europe this April begins under the aegis of the Irish presidency. For manufacturers, a clear understanding of the marketplace in...

New formats, flavours to drive ice cream growth

Ice cream manufacturers are capitalising upon a growing consumer desire for high quality, indulgent foods, which has helped to fuel increasing sales.   For details of how to order your copy of...

WBD gets further investment

Leading Russian dairy and juice processor Wimm-Bill-Dann has confirmed that Emerging Markets Growth Fund has raised its stake in the company to 5.6 per cent.

UK dairy producers call for arbitrator

The debate over UK milk pricing and supermarket market dominance, has long been an issue for farmers in the industry. Following the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select committee meeting...

Russian dairy proliferates

In recent years the Russian dairy sector has undergone tremendous upheaval, with the consolidation of old dairy plants changing the face of the industry. We spoke to the Russian National...

Parmalat faces uncertain future in Central Europe

The financial troubles of Italian food group Parmalat stretch well beyond the home front. In both Romania and Hungary the company's divisions are facing acute problems that threaten its future...

Northen Foods to sell Eden Vale yoghurt

In an attempt to focus on other aspects of the company's business, Northern Foods is considering selling its Eden Vale yogurt facility.

Richmond set on market leaderhip

UK ice cream manufacturer Richmond Foods has acquired ice cream company De Roma. The acquisition is in line with Richmond's efforts to gain a 20 per cent stake in the...

UK Parmalat employees fear future

Workers at the UK Parmalat site in Kendal fear that the Italian company's financial misfortune could affect their pension plans in the future. According to local report, union members are...

Dairy progress relieves margins

Stronger sales in North America and developments in the dairy industry helped beat the impact of dollar-euro currency conversions in the first three months of the year. Weak growth in...

Polish dairy may compete with Danone

Polish milk processing company Mlekovita witnessed strong growth in 2003. This has secured the company third place in terms of market position in the country. It is now Poland's third...

Economy key to Russian dairy equipment suppliers

The Russian dairy market has seen phenomenal growth in recent years, driven largely by the development of Wimm-Bill-Dann and other western dairy companies. France-based dairy equpment supplier Erca-Formseal shares its...

Czech dairy upgrades facilities

Leading Czech dairy producer Madeta, has announced that it will invest CK150 million (€4.6 million) to expand production and modernise its existing plant in Cesky Krumlov, southern Bohemia.

Bulgarian dairies boosted by EU trade

The Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture has revealed that dairy exports to the EU tripled in 2003 and that in the light of further demand from the EU overall dairy production...

Arla launches cheaper milk range in Denmark

Arla Foods has released a new cheaper milk range that will be sold in Denmark. The launch of the new product is to counteract Aldi's recent price cuts in dairy...

$5 million in new ice cream tech for diet market

Millions of dollars in investment poured into a new technology may pay off for US food manufacturer Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings. Targeting the low-fat market, the company said that...

Milk production gets smarter for Robert Wiseman Dairies

Robert Wiseman has purchased a route software package that will help the company to become more efficient in the collection and delivery of milk.

Danish Minister: Arla abusing market status

Arla Foods is the largest company in the Danish milk sector. It has a 93 per cent share of the market. But The Danish Business Minister, Bendt Bendten, believes that...

Asda looks for single milk supplier

UK retailer Asda is planning to consolidate its milk supply chain in a move that could spell an end to some of the contract of its major suppliers.

Unilever ice cream freezer case continues

Unilever has appealed against last October's European Court's decision that ordered the company to allow competitors to display their ice cream in its freezers cabinets.

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