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Almond milk sales continue to surge, as dairy milk contracts, Nielsen data shows

With plant-based diets all the rage in the US currently, milk alternatives – and particularly those from almonds – are seeing strong sales growth and increased innovation, while sales of...

WhiteWave launches banana milk drink, amid tanking dairy milk sales

North American dairy milk sales dropped 7.8% to $13.6bn in 2015 compared to 2014, according to data from Euromonitor International, but WhiteWave Foods launched Sir Bananas to attempt to resurrect...

Physician develops pasteurized probiotic cheese, available in US market

New Hampshire physician Mark R. Windt, M.D., decided to combine his passion for cheese and medical expertise by developing a pasteurized, probiotic cheese that is also lactose- and sugar-free. ...

Tesco sets up cheese group

UK retailer Tesco has announced it has created the Tesco Cheese Group (TCG), which will guarantee dairy farmers an above market price for the milk they produce for Tesco’s British...

WABEL summit unites buyers and suppliers

The traditional format for trade shows is becoming an “old concept” for those doing business, says WABEL’s co-founder and managing director.

Palsgaard celebrates CO2-neutrality milestone

Palsgaard, which makes emulsifier/stabilizer blends, which are used in products from cake mixes to chocolate, confectionery, dairy and ice cream, is the first Danish food producer to achieve CO2-neutrality....

Chr Hansen posts strong Q2 results – but nutrition growth ‘modest’

Downturn in yoghurt probiotic use propped up by supplements: Chr Hansen CFO

Chief financial officer (CFO) for ingredients giant Chr Hansen says there has been a downturn in use of probiotics in yoghurts over the last five years due to the EU’s...

2016 International Cheese Technology Expo to attract 3,500 visitors

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association and the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) are hosting the 2016 International Cheese Technology Expo (ICTE) April 12-14 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Canadean dairy summit to look at European dairy issues

The second Canadean Dairy Innovation Summit 2016 brings together European dairy cooperatives, manufacturers and private companies to provide an update one year on from the milk quota removal, explore the...

Emerging companies set to drive non-dairy beverage market, says Industry Arc

The dairy alternative beverage market is estimated to grow at CAGR rate of 15.5%, reaching $14.5bn by 2021, according to a report by research and consulting firm Industry Arc.  

Kantar report highlights Chinese dairy market opportunities

A new report by Kantar Worldpanel gives an overview of the state of the Chinese dairy market that says there are opportunities for international companies.

Special edition: Getting more from your milk

Whey permeate can help sports recovery drinks

Despite the current ‘war on sugar,’ carbohydrate energy is a consumer need in sports nutrition, backed up by the most recently EU-approved health claim related to carbohydrates and recovery from...

Scottish cheesemakers launch new group

Thirty-three Scottish cheesemakers have launched a new group, the Fine Cheesemakers of Scotland.

India’s dairy segment grows despite global slump

India has bucked the trend shown by the globally depressed dairy sector, and is expected to witness significant growth this year.

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Pulmuone taking over Vitasoy USA

Pulmuone Foods has announced its agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Vitasoy USA.

Special edition: Protein perspectives

Whistle stop tour: Protein global

Western Europeans are numero uno when it comes to per-capita protein consumption; bread is surprisingly the most popular protein medium; and protein has well and truly invaded the healthy snacking category....

East Europe Dairy Congress held in Kiev

The East European Dairy Initiative (EEDI) held its annual East Europe Dairy Congress earlier this month in Kiev, Ukraine.

EBRD and FAO supporting Georgia dairy sector

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are joining forces to support Georgia’s dairy sector.

FMI report says Greek yogurt still growing

A new report by Future Market Insights (FMI), Yoghurt Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 – 2025 is being published in May 2016.

Ireland pins ME growth plans on dairy demand

Ireland is aiming to nearly double its food exports to the Middle East, with a target of more than US$560m by 2020, and is counting on its newly quota-free dairy...

Report looks at Scottish butter and cheddar markets

Scottish processors struggle to create strong cheese and butter brands that can compete with large multinational processors, according to a recent report. 

China sees baby food sales double in five years

Baby food sales in China almost doubled between 2010-15, with the country now estimated to consume around US$19bn worth of infant formula.

Romanian cheese on European protected register

The European Commission has approved the addition of the first Romanian product to the register of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO).

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Synlait adds 28 more milk suppliers

New Zealand company Synlait now has 201 milk suppliers for 2016/2017 to meet forecast growth in its value-added nutritional product business.

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