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Got Milk to increase UK conumption

The US milk consumption campaign, Got Milk is set for UK release this month. The UK's Milk Development Council (MDC) will begin to start offering its trademark in England Wales...

World vanilla crops hit by cyclone

The key ingredient in the most popular ice cream in the world faces a rise in price, already at a 10 year high, as the worst cyclone in two decades...

Russian ice cream maker goes west

Russian ice cream producer AlterVest has bought up two major production facilities, one in Germany and one in Poland, in an effort to spread its business reach and to reduce...

Added-value pays off for UK cheesemaker

A UK business rooted in sheep milk products and originally set up to help people with allergies has won the Great British Food Award presented by the UK's National Farmers...

Ireland encourages innovation-led food industry

Input into new technology moves up a gear in Ireland with the country's food development agency announcing a link up with Dublin university.

Healthy cow, healthy milk, and smoother butter

A diet of rapeseed oil fed to dairy cows can produce healthier milk and butter to beat their artery-clogging equivalents, find British scientists, signalling future gains for suppliers of ingredients...

Latvian dairy goes multi-functional

Latvian dairy producer Rigas Piensaimnieks has made an interesting side-step into the world of multifunctional manufacturing in an effort to increase its market share and maintain future growth. Sauces and...

Little bottles making it big in functional dairy

The success of the 'little bottle' or 'daily dose' format in the probiotics sector is encouraging companies to launch new functional products in the handy sized bottle, leaving out the...

Milko invests in distribution centre

Milko is investing €30m in a temperature-controlled distribution hub at St Dizier in Eastern France. The company says that the move is part of its strategy to make its European...

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...

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