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Sales fall 1.3% at R&R Ice Cream

R&R Ice Cream has posted a 1.3% drop in sales for the first quarter of 2016 as its acquisition of Nestlé’s South Africa business, fluctuating exchange rates, and tough European...

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IPA & Probiota Americas partnership set to break records this week

Chicago will witness the biggest ever meeting of experts from the global pre- and probiotics industry, running today (May 31) until Thursday (June 2). The combined IPA World Congress and...

Europe divided

Russia to extend EU embargo until late 2017

Russia’s embargo of EU food products will be extended until the end of 2017 but the list of banned foods or countries affected will not change, according to a draft...

Gondi to buy Constantia Flexibles folding carton business

‘Mexico experiencing growth in high value-added packaging market’

Constantia Flexibles Group, which makes flexible packaging and labels for the food, beverage, dairy and confectionery market, is selling its non-core folding carton business in Mexico, Aluprint Plegadizos, to Grupo...

Ditching 'diet' and laying off 'light': Consumers mistrust healthy processed foods, says Mintel

The National Obesity Forum's advice to shun processed foods such as low-fat yoghurts and cheeses for whole foods this week has provoked mixed reactions – but consumers are already turning...

Special edition: Omega-3s

Omega-3 hits €28bn in 2015 – growth predicted

The global omega-3 finished product market was worth €28 billion in 2015 and is set for pan-sector growth in the coming years to add €5bn by 2018, despite sustainability and scientific challenges.

Multinational firms sell poorer quality (but more expensive) food to Eastern Europeans

Multinational food firms are manufacturing poorer quality, unhealthier (but sometimes more expensive) versions of their trademarked brands for the Eastern Europe market, says the Czech Republic, which wants to see EU legislation to...

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Kiwi whole milk powder prices buoyed by reduced Chinese stocks

New Zealand whole milk powder prices increased by 7% in May over the corresponding period last year, driven by decreased supply and increased export demand from China. 

US specialty and natural cheese market booming, hitting $17.4bn in 2015

A report by Packaged Facts estimates the total US retail sales of the natural and specialty cheese market at $17.4bn, growing at CAGR of 4.1% since 2011, largely driven by...

Russia looks to Vietnam and Thailand as $3.7bn dairy projects get off the ground

With a ban on EU dairy products entering the country, Russia has been busy on the dairy front this week, announcing the launch of two dairy projects and starting work...

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China and Estonia sign agreement for dairy products to be exported to China

Mei Kebao, the vice minister of general administration of quality supervision, inspection and quarantine of China (AQSIQ) visited Estonia this week.

Arla opens new production site in Senegal

Arla’s new Dano milk powder packaging facility is now operational in Dakar, Senegal.

Summer promises new frozen desserts with function, bold flavors and admirable missions

Summer is around the corner, which means retailers are stocking up on the latest innovations in frozen desserts to help shoppers stay cool. Here is a selection of new flavors...

‘We’re going to eat our way through it:’ Rabobank analyst on US cheese surplus

At the end of March, the USDA reported that the US has a cheese inventory that weighed in at 1.2bn lb, the highest it has been since 1984. 

Dean Foods scoops up Friendly's ice cream retail and manufacturing business

Texas-based Dean Foods has announced that it has agreed to acquire the manufacturing and retail ice cream business of Friendly's Ice Cream.

Trendspotting at The Healthy & Natural Show: Millennials shake-up uses of horchata

Elmhurst Naturals, a line of beverage products made by Steuben Foods, has seen a growing interesting from millennials in its line of dairy-based horchata drinks. 

Coconut Cloud cracks the code with dairy-free, gluten-free creamer

The idea for Tundalaya’s newly launched Coconut Cloud, a minimally processed non-dairy creamer made from coconut milk powder, came from founder and CEO Kerry Carlson’s personal health journey.

Top 10 EU dairy exporters revealed in European Milk Market Observatory 2015 data

Which European country exported the most cheese in 2015? Which trading partner outside of the EU bought the most whey powder?The European Milk Market Observatory (EMMO) has published data on...

Swedish cheese slices are too thick – so Valio steps in

Finnish dairy producer Valio is increasing cheese exports to Sweden  with new sliced cheeses.

Is non-dairy milk poised to outpace dairy milk? Maybe not, Mintel suggests

Dairy milk may be nearing its maximum sales growth as more and more consumers are swapping out cow’s milk for non-dairy milks for both health reasons and personal preference, according...

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Exclusive: The state of the Russian dairy industry

In spite of the ban on European products – including dairy – entering Russia, the internal dairy industry seems to be on a firm footing in spite of some challenges,...

Marina launches ‘SunStar’ in combidome carton bottle

SIG Combibloc: ‘Investments in Iran should start to prove easier in the future’

Investments in Iran should start to prove easier in the future, according to SIG Combibloc as it partners with Zarin Jam Marina to launch 21 varieties of its SunStar beverage...

UK cheese exporter Somerdale wins Queen's Award

UK cheese exporter Somerdale International has been given the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.  

Irish delegation promoting dairy in Iran

Bord Bia; the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; and 17 Irish food companies are visiting Iran on a trade mission - the first from Ireland since international sanctions...

Creating ‘farmers by proxy’: 1871 Dairy evokes small-batch milk nostalgia

Travis Pyykkonen, founder of 1871 Dairy, wants to restore Chicago to the dairy epicenter by making small batch grass-fed cow’s milk more readily available to consumers.

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