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New Zealand and Lithuania discuss dairy

New Zealand Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Lithuanian Agriculture Minister Bronius Markauskas have met in Vilnius, Lithuania, to discuss agricultural issues – including dairy – in the two countries.

NATURAL PRODUCTS NEW ZEALAND SUMMIT 2017

NZ government backs natural products innovation as exports help offset dairy slump

The New Zealand government is committed to helping natural products and supplements firms meet their export potential by removing barriers to innovation, according to the country’s environment minister.

Top beverage firms want 100% sustainable juice and puree by 2030

Döhler, FrieslandCampina Riedel, Refresco and Verbruggen Juice Trading Sustainable Products have signed an agreement to supply 100% sustainable juice and puree by 2030.

Dairy snacks lead growth of US processed food exports, particularly in China

Dairy products are expected to be the fastest growing segment of US shipments of processed foods due to rising consumer demand for snacks with more natural ingredients and higher amounts...

Non-dairy creamer market growth driven by new flavors, Technomic says

With 14.2% year-over-year sales growth, manufacturers are seeing an increasing demand for dairy-free creamers made with plant-based milks, a recent Technomic report found.

Better knowledge and more dairy: How Malaysia can help tackle national diabetes surge

There is vast scope to improve glycaemic control among type 2 diabetics in Malaysia by boosting nutrition knowledge and the intake of dairy, a cross-sectional study has found.

Government survey shows Swiss aren’t eating enough dairy

Switzerland may be famous for its cheese, but a government survey looking at the nation’s nutrition strategy finds its residents aren’t eating enough dairy.

US dairy milk sales expected to decline until 2020, Mintel report shows

A recent Mintel report says the US dairy category will see a continuous sales decline, in contrast to its strong growth in 2014 when there was a combination of high...

USDEC CEO to Mexico: ‘US dairy industry is fighting hard to ensure that NAFTA is here to stay’

Three leaders of US dairy organizations traveled to Mexico City to reaffirm their commitment to maintaining a positive trade relationship with Mexico’s dairy industry and consumers. 

EBRD and FAO host first Caucasus Dairy Congress in Georgia

Georgia has hosted an event on how to improve the country’s dairy industry.

Ausnutria seemingly unaffected by new China infant formula rules as revenues rocket

Revenues at Hong Kong-listed infant nutrition company AusNutria soared by 30.3% to RMB2,740.3 million (US$396 million) for 2016, despite intense market competition, most notably due to new regulations in China.

NMPF president warns that US dairy labor shortage could become ‘dire’

The US dairy industry has faced labor shortage issues for years, but the situation may become more unfavorable under the Trump Administration as its immigration policies will likely hit the...

Mintel market trends: Apac getting lairy for dairy

As Asian taste trends continue evolving across Asia-Pacific, manufacturers are being forced to cater for more discerning, better travelled consumers with greater culinary exposure to foreign cultures. 

USDEC data shows global dairy exports on the rise despite slowdown of exports to Mexico

USDA data showed that whey and milk powder export volumes have increased for the eighth month in a row, but the data also confirmed a slowdown of dairy exports to...

Food Vision 2017

From marketing to taste: How virtual reality will change the food industry

Virtual reality has arrived and is set to change the way the food industry engages with consumers and even the way consumers taste food by creating multisensory experiences, according to...

Kiwi supplement and health food firms targets for Chinese takeovers as dairy deals come under increased scrutiny

New Zealand supplement and health food manufacturers are likely targets for merger and acquisition activity over the next year, with private equity firms, notably from China, increasingly looking to splash...

'Kids throw milk at each other...it's a waste of public money'

Sri Lanka students shun nutritious food and dairy due to raft of ‘social and cultural factors’

Students in Sri Lanka are not eating healthy diets and are shunning school milk programmes due to social and cultural factors, and until these are tackled the country’s double burden...

VIDEO: Talking trends – Chr. Hansen on the probiotics and healthy dairy boom driving growth across Asia Pacific

Probiotics, functional dairy and natural colours – combined with Asia’s rapidly changing lifestyle and health needs – are among the top factors driving industry growth in the region.

News in brief

Tetra Pak and Lahore University sign dairy sector agreement

Tetra Pak Pakistan has joined forces with Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to sign a dairy sector agreement.

China direct

Dairy firms missing out on retail as China's cheese market booms

China’s cheese manufacturers are missing out on an important market segment as they vie for position in a lightning-fast cheese market. 

‘C'est qui le patron’ brand success leads to expansion into butter, crème fraiche and yogurt

A fair-trade milk scheme where shoppers set fair prices for farmers has seen initial success with its C'est qui le patron? (Who is the boss) brand selling five million cartons...

US Dairy Program set to change following House Agriculture Committee Hearing

Members of the USDA House Agriculture Committee are looking for incentives for dairy farmers to join and stay in the US Dairy Program as net farm income is expected to...

Cooperatives can improve India’s dairy industry, NDDB chair says

Shri Dilip Rath, chairman of India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), said dairying in India is more about livelihoods for millions of smallholders than simply a business.

‘Cream of the crop’: Brazil co-op expands SIG carton pack production

The Co-operativa Central Gaúcha Ltd (CCGL) in Brazil has increased production capacity at its Cruz Alta plant with the purchase of a filling machine from SIG Combibloc.

Say vegan cheese! Miyoko’s Kitchen raises $6m in series B financing round

Artisanal vegan cheese maker Miyoko’s Kitchen has completed a $6m series B financing round led by JMK Consumer Growth Partners and supported by Obvious Ventures, Stray Dog Capital, and CircleUp’s...

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