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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.

Whey is clear answer in sports nutrition, expert asserts

You can say what you like about the benefits of mixing protein sources, but for sports nutrition expert Chris Lockwood, PhD, there’s only one way to the answer the cost...

Canadean Dairy Summit - Amsterdam 2016

Canadean points to daypart marketing and other dairy trends

Targeting different parts of the day, snackifying, and alternative milks are some of the developing trends in dairy, according to research company Canadean.

Yashili’s Super α-Golden Stage formula launches in New Zealand market

Yashili’s infant formula Super α-Golden Stage is now available to New Zealand customers, with the product available in selected New World and Pak’n’Save North Island stores.

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Venture capital fund seeks start-ups: Must be sustainable, innovative & ready to make money

New Crop Capital is a venture capital fund that only invests in sustainable start-ups developing cultured and plant-based meat, dairy and egg products. But it's not just about saving the planet: “There...

Domty gets the cream as profits surge 355%

Egyptian dairy producer Domty is celebrating a 355% year-on-year rise in annual profits, netting US$14.5m, just days after its highly-oversubscribed launch on the Egyptian stock market.

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NFU won’t campaign, but opposes Brexit

The UK’s National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has said that after evaluating of the agricultural merits of the case, it is in favor of staying in the European Union (EU).

Arla works with Nigeria on developing its dairy sector

Following a meeting between Arla Foods and delegates from Nigeria, the Danish dairy cooperative is hoping it can help develop the dairy industry in that country, and find new markets...

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. ...

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