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Breakthrough for first commercial all-electric reciprocating blow molding machine

Velocity Equipment Solutions is realigning its business model ahead of its first commercialisation of its all-electric reciprocating blow molding technology.

Calcium doesn’t strengthen bones, study concludes

Taking into account studies from around the world, a group of researchers have concluded that calcium does not make for stronger bones.

More than half of consumers eat across a 15-hour span daily, study finds

Consumers end up eating for much longer stretches of the day than they had anticipated with over half of adults eating over a 15-hour span daily, says new research.

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Yakult wins Swiss probiotic health claim

Yakult has joined fellow probiotic giant Danone in winning health claims for its probiotic yoghurt drinks in Switzerland.

DuPont blends soy, casein and whey in beverage to ‘challenge industry standards’

DuPont Nutrition and Health is "challenging the norms" of the dairy industry with a concept that blends soy, whey and milk proteins.

Tetra Pak focuses on Europe and Japan with TR/G7 filling machine

Tetra Pak has launched TR/G7, a filling machine which has a capacity of 6500 gable top packages per hour, for chilled distribution.


Q&A: HP Hood on dairy innovation and the role of aseptic processing and packaging

Innovation is the driving force behind growth in the dairy industry, Jeffrey Andrews, senior director of contract manufacturing at HP Hood, told a crowd gathered at the 2015 International Dairy...

Dairy Farmers of America launches milk-based, caffeine-free energy drink

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has launched a milk-based energy drink that doesn't rely on caffeine or other stimulants.


5 things we learned about appealing to ‘healthy beverage shoppers’

Appealing to health-focused shoppers isn’t always easy. Linda Gilbert, the founder and CEO of EcoFocus Worldwide, LLC, had some tips to make it easier for the beverage and dairy industries....

Low-fat milk and yogurt consumption may help prevent frailty in aging, study finds

Consumption of low-fat milk and yogurt is associated with a decreased risk of frailty among the elderly, according to a recent study.

Children should be discouraged from consuming sugary beverages – but what should they drink instead?

Researchers suggest milk may be a good alternative to sugary drinks, among young children who are prone to obesity.

Blue Hill plans another industry first with move into drinkable savory yogurt

With its gourmet savory yogurts now gracing shelves at 800-900 stores in the US, Blue Hill is now looking to challenge the nation’s palate again, this time with a new...

Lewis Road Creamery partners with premium Kiwi brands to extend flavoured milk offering

New Zealand dairy Lewis Road Creamery has extended its flavoured milk offering after the success of its collaboration with a popular Kiwi chocolate brand. 

The future of milk? New technology increases milk’s shelf life, cuts carbon footprint

Two companies have come together to create a product they say will cut milk to 14% of its original weight - making it far easier to ship across the world.

Milk crisis nationalism is anti-EU, Dutch tell Commission

Calls from the French National Federation of Dairy Cooperatives (FNCL) to stop imports of foreign dairy products are contrary to EU single market principles, Dutch groups have complained to the...

Competition remains fierce in cholesterol-lowering niche

Benecol buy-back boosts Raisio Q2 results

Sales and profits were up in Q2 at Raisio, with CEO of the €500m Finnish agro-food player Matti Rihko content its re-housing of key brand Benecol was paying off.

Müller's Dairy Crest fresh milk acquisition step closer to approval

Müller is a step closer to acquiring Dairy Crest's fresh milk business after the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) accepted in principle its plan to quell competition concerns. ...

‘Small format packs expected to grow more than 50% until 2020’

SIG Combibloc launches smallest carton for first time in Indonesia

SIG Combibloc has launched its smallest carton pack 80ml into Indonesia for the first time.

Developing markets show more concern for environmentally sound packs than developed ones: Tetra Pak

Consumers demonstrate growing interest in environmentally sound packaging, with shoppers in developing countries wishing to secure a cleaner environment for their children, according to Tetra Pak. 

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PepsiCo and Starbucks join forces in Latin American RTD coffee market

PepsiCo and Starbucks are partnering to distribute RTD coffee and energy drinks from Starbucks in Latin America, eyeing up a market worth $4bn and projected to grow by 22% over...

Coveris Rigid signs deal for first UK lightweight closure caps with Arla Foods

Coveris Rigid has developed and put into production what it claims to be the lightest 38mm tamper evident cap for the dairy and beverage market, signing a deal with Arla...

Something about dairy? Delivery vehicle boosts probiotic efficacy: Studies

Probiotics are more effective when ingested with dairy products, UC Davis research suggests. 

Probiotic fermented milk may improve airway allergies: Danone study

Probiotic fermented milk may improve airway allergies through immune system shift, says Argentinian research funded by Danone.

'We wouldn't be able to compete if we brought out lassi in strawberry, vanilla and chocolate': Lashbrook Lassis

British spiced drinking yogurt brand Lashbrook Lassis says "pushing the boundaries" with flavour was key to separating itself from the pack.

Nestlé to open Digital Innovation Office in Silicon Valley in 2016

Nestlé: ‘Technology is fundamentally changing the way consumers buy our products and engage with our brands’

Nestlé is setting up a digital innovation team with staff drawn from the company’s marketing and technology groups, moving into an office in Silicon Valley co-located with swissnex, in 2016.

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