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Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.

Turkish dairy sector 'very attractive' investment opportunity

Turkey’s young population and the gaining pace of its move from open to packaged products made the country’s dairy industry a “very attractive” venture opportunity, the European Bank for Reconstruction...

Bega’s share shed paves the way for Saputo takeover of Warrnambool

The announcement today by Australia’s Bega Cheese to sell its stock in Warrnambool leaves the way clear for Lion to follow suit, while Canadian dairy company Saputo should now be... 2014 Special Editions... Get involved!

Over the next 12 months, we’ll be examining everything from product quality testing to healthy dairy ingredient trends. Read more about’s 2014 special edition editorial calendar...

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Bill Gates charity to fund East African dairy project expansion

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $25.5m (€18.75m) to Heifer International to expand its East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project - a program designed to assist small scale farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania “profitably...

UK, China drive record €3bn Irish dairy exports: Bord Bia

The value of Irish dairy exports increased by 15% in 2013 to exceed €3bn ($4.1bn) for the first time, the Irish Food Board, Bord Bia, has revealed.

FDA China dairy export list 'won't disrupt trade': USDEC

A new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) procedure, which requires US dairy manufacturers to register their interest in exporting to China, will not be "burdensome or disrupt trade", the US Dairy...

WhiteWave jumps into Chinese dairy market

WhiteWave Foods Co. is joining forces with China Mengniu Dairy Co. to help quench the country’s growing thirst for milk and other dairy products.

Neogen buy targets ‘one stop shop’

Neogen Corporation has acquired the stock of Chem-Tech Ltd., a manufacturer of insecticides for the animal and food industries.

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

With 2013 fast drawing to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we took the chance to catch up with analysts and experts at Mintel to ask them what...


It's Quizmas!'s Big Quiz of 2013

We've had a word with Santa Claus (Father Christmas, Pere Noel, Papa Noel, Weihnachtsmann) and he's agreed to give you all an early Christmas present: a fun Elf-sized quiz that tests your... Biggest Stories of 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, takes a look back at some of the biggest dairy industry news of the last twelve months.

Whole Foods to drop Chobani in early 2014

Whole Foods said Wednesday it plans to dump Chobani as a yogurt supplier at the beginning of 2014, citing a number of reasons—primarily that it has become more selective in...

BRIC healthy dairy boom blooms; Europe down but not doomed

Brazil, Russia, India, China – as well as Mexico – are the fastest growing markets for functional dairy products, according to a Euromonitor International presentation given last week at the Healthy...

Got Chocolate Milk? Olympic campaign will 'extend product equity'

The new Built with Chocolate Milk campaign, the flavored, mustache-free sister of Got Milk?, will provide the US dairy industry with an opportunity to develop the "brand and nutritional equity"...

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What is the functional food magic number? Why, 0.84 of course…

At what point are consumers prepared to purchase fortified or functional foods and drinks? That’d be 0.84 according to the fortified/functional (FF) curve. Say what?...Euromonitor International analyst Diana Cowland explains...

Greek yogurt 'opened up the market' for healthy dairy: Chr Hansen

The continuing popularity of high-protein Greek yogurt in the US has opened up the market for similar dairy products, such as quark, kefir, and drinking yogurt, according to Chr Hansen.

Danone to 'Brogurt': New directions in functional dairy 2013

We cast an eye over key dairy NPD in 2013, as Powerful Yogurt flexes its ‘brogurt’ muscles and one startup hopes its German-style quark can sweat a new US dairy category.

Milk price hike ‘least likely' dairy cliff outcome: NMPF

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has played down concerns that US milk prices will rocket as a result of the looming ‘dairy cliff’, branding it the “least likely outcome.”...

Protein overtaking probiotic claims in yogurt market

The trend for high-protein products is gathering pace globally, with more than 10% of new launches using protein claims, as a softer approach to health moves the industry away from...

Innova: More than a third of new yogurt launches in US feature protein claims

More than a third of new products launched in the US yogurt market in the year to September 2013 featured protein claims, according to new data from Innova Market Insights.

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What could be the next Greek yogurt?

In 2007 Greek yogurt accounted for just 1% of US yogurt sales. Six years later, the product now commands more than a third of the sector. This led Innova Market...

Dispatches from #FIE2013

Another BRIC in the weight management wall as sector hits $150bn globally in 2013

Nestlé may have canned Jenny Craig, and regulators clamped down on the sector's claim-making, but weight management products are booming globally, especially in increasingly image driven emerging economies like India and...

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FSA warns dairy farmers about sourcing

Dairy farmers are being warned not to add milk from other sources into their supply by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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