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Australian dairy industry calls for selfies to raise FTA awareness

New Zealand’s dairy industry is milking its Australian counterpart out of A$30m a year, according to a dairy farming lobby group that is calling for a free-trade agreement to level...

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FoodNavigator-USA is hiring!

Do you understand the implications of POM vs Coke? Are you excited by innovation and entrepreneurs? And could you produce articles to match our award-winning content? If yes, we want...

Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition

It’s free, jammed full of sports nutrition sector insights – and it’s just days away: Sports Nutrition 2014 .

'We couldn't guarantee a safe Summit': IDF cancels event in Israel

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit 2014, scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv in October, has been cancelled as a result of the recent conflict in the nearby Gaza...

Companies expanding into Asia must first understand local physiology

Back when Europe and North America were there dominant growth markets for the food industry, Asia was considered as little more than an extension of their traditional business and dominated...

VIDEO: Californian 'got milk?' ads target parents in two languages

The California Milk Processor Board has unveiled an English and Spanish language TV advertising campaign to encourage parents of all ethnicity to buy milk for their children.

Chinese retailer introduces infant formula recall insurance

Chinese retailer Suning Redbaby has reportedly begun offering an infant formula insurance policy that compensates customers in the event of a recall.

Finns call for EC dairy compensation to offset Russian embargo impact

European Commission (EC) compensation will be required to shore up Finnish producers facing a double-digit fall in milk prices as a result of the Russian embargo, farmer representative MTK has...

‘The fall in production may lead to unpaid lay-offs’

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.

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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.

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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...

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