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Valio looks at job cuts following Russia export ban

Valio says it has started negotiations with the Finnish Act on Co-operation within Undertakings to talk about possible job cuts following a ban on exports to Russia.

China

New dairy culture sees explosive drinking yoghurt growth

For years a laggard in the dairy stakes, China is now seeing massive growth in its yoghurt drinks market largely because of significant investment and new demand for healthier drinks...

Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre to open in 2015

Plans to open a Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre in Ireland to serve the EMEA region are on-track and scheduled to open in early 2015.

Breaking News

Russia steps up food fight: Official ban on food imports signed by Russian PM

The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced a complete ban on the import of beef, pork, fruit, poultry, cheeses and milk from the EU, US, Australia, Canada and Norway,...

Arla Foods’ EGM Walhorn merger expands dairy farmer partnership

Arla Foods’ status as a multinational farmer-owned dairy company has been reinforced by its EGM Walhorn merger taking on the Netherlands.

Health reviving mature frozen desserts category: Packaged Facts

With nine out of 10 households regularly buying frozen desserts and ice cream, it’s safe to say that the $26 billion category is already mature. 

Gokul $1.5m state funding to expand dairy operations

Gokul dairy has received $1.5m state funding to set up a plant in Shirol tehsil, India.

SIG Combibloc completes Phase II €40m extrusion line

‘After China, Brazil has highest consumption of aseptic carton packs’

SIG Combibloc has started operations on a €40m extrusion line at its packaging plant in Brazil, to laminate unprocessed cardboard for carton packs.

News in brief

StimuLearn with Nestlé’s Nido

Nestlé’s milk drink brand Nido has launched a free interactive educational app called StimuLearn to improve children’s memory and attention.

China overtakes US to become world’s largest economy in PPP

An economic milestone occurs this year as China overtakes the US to become the world’s largest economy in purchase power parity, or PPP.

Sri Lanka will 'set the pace' for India in milk yield and quality: Wellard

Sri Lanka will soon "set the pace" for neighboring India in terms of milk quality and yield per cow, Australia's largest livestock exporter, Wellard Rural Exports, has claimed.

Canada-style EU GI cheese compromise 'entirely unacceptable': USDEC

The compromise reached by Canada and the European Union (EU) on geographical indications (GIs) would be "entirely unacceptable" to the US, the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) has said....

Russian manufacturers should target dairy-hungry over 55s: Canadean

Russian dairies are overlooking the opportunities that lie with older consumers, who eat traditional products such as kefir out of habit rather than for reasons of health or aging.

The highs and lows of organics: How to stimulate repeat and cross-purchases

Low cost organic products are more likely to be repurchased but a high price strategy could prove more effective in encouraging cross-purchasing across ranges, finds research.

Dairy co-op’s £8.5M boost to jobs and production

South Caernarfon Creameries is investing £8.5M in a new cheese production facility at its site in Chwilog, north Wales.

US, EU can reach compromise on geographical indications: EDA

The European Dairy Association (EDA) is confident EU and US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiators can reach a compromise on the "lingering issue" of geographical indications (GIs)....

Obesity quotes chart wide ranging webinar

Nearly 1,300 people registered for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour, independent webinar on the roots of Britain’s obesity crisis and its remedies. Here, we capture a flavour in quotes...

India

India leapfrogs EU as world's dominant milk producer

India is now the world’s biggest milk producer, having overtaken the European Union over the last 12 months, according to the latest edition of the government’s annual economic survey.

THE BEVERAGEDAILY BASEMENT TAPES: CHRIS HANNAWAY, OVERLY SPORTS DRINK

Sainsbury's listings at 19, a sports drink launch at 24: Overly entrepreneur on guessing Justin King's email and casting off wide-eyed innocence

Young entrepreneur Chris Hannaway and childhood friend Will Hammersley launched frozen yogurt brand Arctic Farm into Sainsbury’s at the tender age of 19. Now they’re back with sports drink Overly....

Smooth transition: Yogurt is doing fine without digestive health claims

Sales of yogurt in the UK have remained healthy, despite ditching digestive health positioning, according to Euromonitor. 

India

Thawing market prompts demand for ice cream to soar

New data indicates that India’s ice cream market is the fastest growing in the world, as the product quickly becomes part of the country’s modern culture. 

Camel milk company Desert Farms sees big potential

Camel milk chocolate, cheese and cosmetics – the future is bright for next ‘superfood’

Camel milk will be the next ‘superfood’ in the US, predicts the founder of Desert Farms, a company launched in January to offer the product to the American market.

Russia blocks more Ukrainian dairy products

Russia has banned more Ukrainian dairy imports, over alleged contamination and fatty acid content.

Australia

Yoghurt lovers: frequently fruity but getting back to nature

From bush honey to vanilla bean, Australian dairy sections boast a wide range of yoghurt flavours. But over the last five years, the country’s yoghurt-eating habits have shown a gradual...

‘Younger consumers aren’t the core market they have been in the past’

Success for ice-cream – but children aren't the main consumers

The German ice-cream market is the most valuable in Europe, worth $2.7b USD in 2013, according to market research firm Canadean – and it is older people, not children, who...

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