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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.

Poland's meat and dairy sectors still struggling on EU compliance

The Polish government has announced that a significant number of the country's dairy and meat businesses are still struggling to comply with EU regulations which have to be met by...

One-day conference to discuss Welsh milk-pricing issues

A one-day conference is to take place next month to address the challenges facing the Welsh dairy industry.

Danone to increase dairy production in Russia

Danone has announced plans to increase the production capacity of two of its Russia-based dairies. The move has been influenced by the company's increased Russian profits caused by the growth...

Nestlé to change fat for insoluble fibre

Major Swiss food maker Nestlé is to add a novel fat replacer to its products, revealed the US-based Fiber Gel Technologies, manufacturer of the ingredient, last week.

Russia may increase cheese import duties

In an attempt to protect local producers from the competitive prices of cheese from Europe, Russia is considering increasing the import duty on cheese.

Dairy opportunities in the east

A new report entitled Consumption trends for dairy and livestock products and the use of feeds in production in the CEE Accession and Candidate Countries suggests that food manufacturers operating...

Poor prospects for French dairy market

The chances of growth returning to the French dairy market in the medium term are extremely slim, according to a recent report from French market analysts Xerfi.

Irish dairy wins Baileys contract

Lakeland Dairies, Ireland's fourth largest dairy processor, has won a contract to supply cream for the production of Baileys.

EU25: value-added dairy to offer gains

As 10 countries prepare themselves for accession to the European Union in April, a new report reveals food manufacturers entering, and already present in, these countries might want to start...

A natural solution to automatic milking

Scottish company IceRobotics is a step closer to bringing its robotic milking technology to market following a second round of investment from the National Endowment for Science, Technology & the...

Glanbia breaks ground on whey processing facility

Irish dairy group Glanbia has begun construction of a new cheese and whey manufacturing facility expected to generate sales of around $350 million per annum when completed next year.

Italy awaits milk price change

Uncertainties over milk purchasing levels and payments caused by the financial crisis at dairy giant Parmalat is forcing southern European farmers into a race to secure guaranteed sales that may...

Muller complains about Danone's advertising

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has received complaints from members of the public and from the dairy giant Muller about a Danone yoghurt advert published in a UK magazine. The...

Automatic milking in Northern Europe

The University of Maryland is embarking on a tour of the Netherlands and Denmark to discuss some of the problems that may face the users of milking machines that are...

Overproduction undermining price-war

Farmers in the UK have again been urged to cut the level of milk production by the milk year-end in March or face a 'super-levy' from the European Union.

Arla Foods ends feta production in Greece

Arla Foods and Delta Dairies have ended their joint venture in the production of feta cheese in Greece. The termination came into effect 1 January 2004.

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