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Baby food and probiotics driving expectations for a €1.7bn colostrum market within the decade

The global colostrum market is expected to hit a valuation upwards of €1.7bn ($1.9bn) by 2026 with baby food and probiotics leading the way, analysts predict.

Big increase in UHT milk consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dairy market specialist Proteus Insight says that by the end of 2015, consumption of UHT white milk in Sub-Saharan Africa increased at an average annual rate of 22% since 2013.

Danish project targets safer and expanded use of camel milk

A Danish development project is aiming to make African camel milk safer to drink and develop methods for further processing.

Reaction as WPO creates Iran Packaging Institute after economic sanctions are lifted

The World Packaging Organization (WPO) has created an Iran Packaging Institute (IRIP) after the US and other countries agreed to lift an economic embargo imposed in 2012 to curb Iran's...

Greiner Packaging secures joint venture for milk and ice cream packaging in India

Greiner Packaging has expanded in India by partnering with Century Ultrapack in Delhi.

Australian wine and crackers buyers buck decline in cheese sales

Cheese sales may be gradually declining in Australia, but market research suggests that certain consumers remain devoted to local brands.

Irish dairy campaign packs protein punch in hard times for sector

Ireland’s National Dairy Council has put protein at the heart of its new Powered by Dairy marketing campaign, targeting sports enthusiasts and supporting value-added products such as protein milk.

Chocolate ice cream flavor overtakes vanilla for the first time in eight years

Nearly 22% of ice cream products launched in the UK in the past 12 months were chocolate flavored, compared to vanilla at 18%, caramel or caramelized flavors at 13% and...

EU's appetite for foreign land to produce its food is unjust & unsustainable: FOE report

The EU requires almost 270 million hectares of agricultural land to produce its food and almost 40% of this land lies outside Europe. It is unjust, irresponsible and unsustainable, according...

Arla Food Ingredients taps into dairy potential of toddler market

Products formulated for toddlers with nutrition-rich dairy ingredients represent a major untapped opportunity for food and beverage brands, according to Arla Food Ingredients. 

Grupo LaLa Q2 sales bump shows continued market value for dairy products

Grupo Lala reported an 8.9% quarterly increase in net sales closing at $684.8m (12,903m pesos) for its second quarter, largely driven by sales of its non-dairy products and strong continued...

spotlight on Ireland

Ireland – aiming to become a world leader in sustainability with Origin Green

In spite of low farmgate prices for milk, the Irish dairy industry – with its 18,000 dairy farmers – is seen as a world leader, thanks in part to its Origin Green program.

Irish exporters attend Bord Bia Brexit meeting

The Irish food board, Bord Bia, recently brought together more than 180 Irish food and drink exporters and experts from the UK food retail market to share information on the...

New €500m support package for European farmers includes €150m for dairy

The European Commission has today presented a new package of measures worth €500m ($553m) from EU funds to support farmers in the face of ongoing market difficulties, particularly on the...

Australia

Soy drinks’ growing popularity not just among health watchers

New market research has revealed that soy drinks are now more popular with Australians than energy drinks, sports drinks, iced teas or breakfast drinks.

DairyReporter Brexit poll reflects uncertainty

The DairyReporter Brexit survey results are in, and it seems that – not unlike the rest of the world – respondents are split as to exactly what the UK leaving...

Just in time for 'National Ice Cream Month': The Museum of Ice Cream to open in NYC

The Museum of Ice Cream, a pop-up museum dedicated to all things ice cream, is set to open in New York City’s Meatpacking District at the end of the month....

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Arla launches milk brand to give back to its farmers

Arla Foods amba has introduced Arla Farmers Milk in the UK, so consumers can pay more for milk knowing that 25p (32c) of each unit sold will go directly to...

Mérieux NutriSciences buys Lactolab to expand dairy testing market share

Mérieux NutriSciences has expanded its dairy testing capabilities in South Africa by acquiring Lactolab.

Takeover of the ice cream sandwich? Nielsen report reveals Americans want to indulge without compromise when it comes to ice cream

A recent report by Nielsen reveals that sales of more decadent forms of frozen dairy treats have grown within the last year as consumers look to indulge in premium ice...

Summer Fancy Food Show

Lotito Foods’ Folios could revolutionize how consumers use cheese

Consumers walking down the dairy aisle at a typical grocery store see a wide variety of cheese formats – from blocks to bricks to strings to shakers – but now...

Methods to verify Irish cheese investigated

Analytical methods and models to ensure cheese labelled as from Ireland actually was and protect against potential fraud have been investigated as part of a study.

Growing Asia-Pacific demand drives cautious global dairy growth

With three of the world’s leading dairy brands, Asia-Pacific will drive modest growth in the global market, alongside increased demand from the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.

DSM says health appeal of lactose-free is opportunity in emerging markets

DSM’s latest Global Insight Series report says the main reason consumers purchase lactose-free dairy products in emerging markets such as Colombia and China is the health appeal of the products,...

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Tesco unveils Fair For Farmers Guarantee on milk

UK retailer Tesco has announced a ‘Fair For Farmers Guarantee’ on all its fresh milk.

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