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Emmi goes Dutch for goat’s milk

Emmi, Switzerland’s largest milk processor, is acquiring a 60% stake in Dutch goat milk business Bettinehoeve.

Coca-Cola moves for Nigeria’s Chi

The Coca-Cola Company is buying a 40% stake in Nigeria’s leading dairy and juice company, Chi.

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Private storage aid for butter and skimmed milk powder extended

The private storage aid for butter and skimmed milk powder has again been extended until September 30, 2016, following the approval by Member States of a proposal made by the European Commission.

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LALA buys Nicaraguan operation La Perfecta

Mexican company LALA has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Productos Lácteos La Perfecta S.A. shares.

Lactalis set to take over biggest Romanian dairy Albalact

Lactalis has agreed to purchase all of the shares of the largest Romanian dairy company, Albalact.

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New Munson ribbon blender meets USDA standards

A new Munson Ribbon Blender is now on the market that meets US Department of Agriculture (USDA) dairy standards, and blends up to 1.84 m3 of powders, pastes or slurries....

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Valio launches new quark spread

Finnish dairy company Valio has introduced a new quark spread to the market with Valio Better.

More research at new UCD facility

The new Dairy Research and Education facility at University College Dublin’s (UCD) Lyons Research Farm in Ireland has been officially opened by the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

REPORTS FROM IDFA FORUM 2016

Emerging markets essential to global growth in dairy

Dairy companies that want to capitalize on a growing global market will need to tap into emerging markets across the world, according to a presentation from McKinsey & Company at the...

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New non-dairy Flora spread introduced

Flora, Unilever UK’s spreads brand, has announced a $17.8m (£12.5m) brand repositioning campaign, ‘Powered by Plants,’ and a new dairy-free variant, ‘Flora Freedom.’

Emmi takes over Gläserne Molkerei

Swiss dairy company Emmi has purchased Gläserne Molkerei, a leading organic milk processor in Northeast Germany.

Arla takeover of Westbury Dairies welcomed

Arla’s move to acquire full ownership of Westbury Dairies – formerly operated with First Milk as a joint venture – has been welcomed by milk suppliers.

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ADL and Gay Lea Foods launch new co-op

Amalgamated Dairies Limited (ADL) and Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited (Gay Lea Foods) have announced the launch of the Co-operative Dairy Alliance (CDA) to strengthen co-operation between two of Canada's...

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Dairy sales grow as Almarai announces 2015 financial results

Almarai Company, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has announced its annual consolidated financial results for the year ending December 31, 2015.

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Danish EU cash headed to dairy farmers

Denmark’s Environment and Food Minister, Eva Kjer Hansen, has decided that the majority of the $12m (83m kroner) that the country receives from the EU emergency agriculture fund should be...

UK dairy industry needs to be proactive

Dr David Dobbin, chairman of Dairy UK, speaking at the Semex conference in Glasgow, said the UK dairy industry needs to take control of its own destiny to meet domestic...

EFSA panel says UV-treated milk is safe

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has delivered its opinion on ultra-violet (UV)-treated milk, and it concludes that the dairy product is...

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Sharpe appointed First Milk chairman

First Milk has announced the appointment of Clive Sharpe as chairman. Sharpe, who has had a career in food manufacturing spanning 35 years, will take over February 1. 

Slow recovery starts for New Mexico and Texas dairy markets after storm

The slow recovery has begun in the Northwest Texas and East New Mexico dairy markets after Winter Storm Goliath hit the areas hard with snow and high winds.

Ornua expanding presence in budding Nigerian market

The Nigerian population is slated to be the world's third largest by 2050, according to the United Nations, and Ornua says it wants to take advantage of the market's powerful...

Dairy market growth to slow over next decade: EC report

A European Commission report says the world market for dairy commodities and milk imports will grow 2.4% annually up to 2025.

Boosting cheese sales: Food pairings and placements in store can tempt consumers towards specialty products

Specialty cheese sales are growing in the US, but is the market’s potential being capped by a lack of retail connectivity?

Dairy can help reduce risk of stroke, hypertension: Study

Eating dairy, especially yogurt, could go a long way toward reducing the risk of hypertension and stoke, according to a recent study.

Dairy ingredient market to reach nearly $60bn by 2020

Dairy ingredients, including milk powder, whey, lactose and casein, are slated to reach $59.8bn by 2020 with yearly growth of approximately 5.6%, according to a recent report. 

Dairy companies can build trust through transparency

If dairy manufacturers want to build trust with consumers, improving transparency will go a long way, according to the Center for Food Integrity.

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