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FrieslandCampina efficiency drive means job losses

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina says that its research has revealed ways to raise efficiency and reduce costs at its production locations in Lochem and Veghel.

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Minerva Dairy launching Amish Roll butter to tap artisan market

The oldest family-owned dairy in the US, Minerva Dairy, is releasing its new Amish Roll butter in May this year, the company announced. 

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Graham’s The Family Dairy inks deal with Brakes Scotland

Graham’s The Family Dairy has signed a new deal with Scottish food suppliers Brakes Scotland to provide milk, butter, cream, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese and crème fraiche to its customers...

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. 

Anger as new Eatwell Guide slashes dairy

Public Health England’s (PHE) launch of the new Eatwell Guide, which promotes more fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, and almost halves the amount of dairy in the diet, has drawn...

Dairy part of Courtauld Commitment 2025 to reduce by 20% and save £20bn

Arla, Nestlé UK and Ireland, Unilever and Dairy UK are among the more than 100 companies and organizations signing up to the Courtauld Commitment 2025.

Valio looks to 2016 after bad year

Finnish dairy farmer entrepreneurs and Valio had a bad 2015, according to the cooperative.

Feed your beard with dairy

The Italian dairy association, Assolatte, is encouraging fashionable beard maintenance, not with scissors, but with dairy.

UK should launch ‘3-a-day’ dairy program: report

A new report published by the UK Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) was launched in London Wednesday at the Houses of Parliament.

Fowler Welch set to take over Dairy Crest NDC transport

Dairy Crest has announced it is planning a strategic partnership with Fowler Welch at its National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Nuneaton in the UK.

Indian dairy industry growing: TechSci report interview

TechSci has published a new report on the Indian dairy industry.

FrieslandCampina pursues Pakistan company as profits rise

In its report for the financial year ending December 31, 2015, Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina announced net profits of $373m (€343m).

Record earnings for Land O'Lakes - but commodity woes take $2bn sales toll

Crop inputs and dairy goods supplier Land O’Lakes has reported record earnings in 2015 – although total sales were down almost $2bn on the previous year.

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Prosperity adds new baking buttery products, planning to double its organic business

Prosperity Organic Foods (Prosperity) has launched new buttery sticks and a probiotic buttery spread to its Melt line, according to the company’s president and CEO, Meg Carlson.

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Russia looks to UAE and Indian markets for dairy products at Gulfood

Indian and Russian representatives attending the Gulfood event in Dubai have discussed the export of Indian dairy products to Russia.

LALA looks to strong Central American growth in 2016

Mexican food company Grupo LALA has released its fourth quarter results for 2015, as well as its FY 2015 results for the year, announcing a 43% increase in net income.

Cheese and Dairy Products Show coming up

The biennial Cheese and Dairy Products Show will be held at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles in Paris, France, from February 28 to March 2.

US yogurt sales help push strong Danone results

Danone issued its fourth quarter and annual results for the year ending December 31, 2015 today, showing growth in most areas of its business worldwide.

CWT to help with 3.9m pounds of cheese and butter export sales

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 11 requests for export assistance from US member cooperatives.

Positives despite 'expected' Arla 2015 revenue decline

Arla has delivered its 2015 results, noting a 3.3% decline in revenue, and announcing cost-cutting measures up to 2020, starting with $111.5m (€100m) in 2016.

Big brand, big trust: Land O’ Lakes, Coca-Cola and Kellogg’s have consumers’ trust

Name recognition won the day in the 2016 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, as brands such as Kraft, Kellogg’s, and Folgers won big in their representative categories.

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Britannia announces Q3 profits

India’s Britannia Industries Ltd, a dairy and bakery supplier, has reported consolidated third quarter revenue growth of 10%, and 12% for the year up to December 31, 2015, at $325.4m...

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Savencia sales dip 3.6%

In 2015, French producer Savencia Fromage & Dairy achieved total net sales of $4,971m (€4,442m), down 3.6% over 2014.

Weak Canadian dollar helps Saputo earnings

Canadian dairy company Saputo Inc. reported its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, which ended on December 31, 2015.

Emmi goes Dutch for goat’s milk

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

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