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RPC Group to acquire North American plastic packaging firm for £552m

RPC Group has announced plans to acquire Letica, a North American manufacturer and distributor of rigid plastic packaging, for £552m ($691m).

Americas division helps Emmi sales

Swiss dairy company Emmi increased group sales by 1.4% to CHF 3.26bn ($3.26bn) in 2016, however, excluding currency and acquisition effects, this equates to a decline of 1.0%.

Saputo posts increased Q3 sales, slightly offset by decline in US dairy sector revenue

Canadian dairy processor and producer, Saputo Inc., posted increased quarterly profits helped by a boost in international prices for dairy products. 

What's new in the dairy aisles for January?

It's our monthly round up of new products in the global dairy aisles.

Dairy innovations will take butter to ‘new flavor places,’ Packaged Facts predicts

Taking advantage of butter’s current, albeit controversial, status as “back,” chefs and manufacturers are taking the ingredient to new levels with innovative flavors and formats.

Saputo looks to delist Warrnambool Cheese & Butter after share offer

Canadian dairy company Saputo has made an offer to buy out the remaining shares of Australian firm Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB).

Italian dairy country of origin labeling comes into force

Italy has introduced mandatory country of origin labeling for dairy products.

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Fonterra develops white butter for Middle East

Fonterra’s Research and Development Centre alongside its global ingredients business, NZMP, has developed a new white butter product for manufacturers in the Middle East market.

Why cardiovascular health functional foods are primed to take-off across APAC: Euromonitor

Despite Asia Pacific being a region with high incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), sales of cardiovascular health positioned foods and beverages are not high, writes Maria Mascaraque from Euromonitor International.

Boost in Arla Christmas cream sales

Arla Foods UK, a farmer-owned dairy company, produced and sent out nearly five times more cream than average in the week running up to Christmas.

France meat and dairy ‘country of origin labeling’ trial comes into force

France rolls out its two-year trial for mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for meat and dairy in prepared foods, this month.

Coveris to close US plant, axing 100 jobs

Coveris, which makes packaging for liquid milk products, yogurt, soft, processed and natural cheese, among others, will close its Anderson, US, facility, axing 100 jobs next year.

Irish researchers say green pastures mean better dairy products

Irish scientists say there is evidence that pasture-fed cows do produce better products.

Toray Plastics seals the deal for refrigerated and frozen dairy products with LumiLid XL7W

Toray Plastics has come out with LumiLid XL7W, a white, “easy-to-peel,” PET film for refrigerated and frozen dairy foods packaged in polypropylene (PP) containers. 

Unilever revamps margarine packaging to promote active plant ingredients

Unilever has partnered with Design Bridge design agency to change its Flora ProActiv spread packaging to promote a premium, healthy lifestyle message.

Milk powder seized due to food safety concerns

US Marshals have seized more than four million pounds of items made by Valley Milk Products due to Salmonella concerns.

Another study associating saturated fat with heart disease prompts calls for healthier dietary patterns

The question of whether butter, as a stand-in for saturated fat, “is back” and safe to eat in large amounts or not is a false and distracting dichotomy in the...

AIPIA Congress 2016

Thinfilm to launch smart labels for temperature sensitive dairy products

Thinfilm will launch a smart labels product line next year focusing on temperature sensitive products, such as dairy.

Coveris aims to be launch pad for dairy brands with blank slate packaging solutions

Chicago-based packaging and coating solutions provider, Coveris, introduced its Nextrus shrink bags highlighting its “glass like” clarity and a 15 to 20% waste reduction using one piece of flexible PET...

Dairy Crest profits up

UK company Dairy Crest has announced its interim results for the six months ending September 30, 2016.

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Daisy Brand wakes up sleepy sour cream category with squeezable packaging

Daisy Brand set out to transform how sour cream is usually consumed, shifting away from spooning it out from a plastic tub to a packaging that drives further usage.

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Ornua expanding German site to meet demand

Ornua is expanding its German production facility in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Düsseldorf for the third time, to meet growing demand for Kerrygold products in the region.

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Global Dairy Trade strengthens independence

New governance principles to monitor GDT Events, the twice-monthly auction held by Global Dairy Trade (GDT), have been approved by the GDT Events Oversight Board, at its second meeting held...

Lewis Road launches chocolate butter

Two New Zealand companies - Lewis Road Creamery and chocolate producers Whittaker’s - have partnered to create what Lewis Road believes is the world’s first chocolate butter.

Gay Lea Foods takes over Stirling Creamery, creates JV in Manitoba

Canadian company Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of The Stirling Creamery Limited, effective November 1, 2016.

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