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Tetra Pak launches ice cream extrusion line for medium-sized producers

Tetra Pak has launched an ice cream extrusion line for medium-capacity producers.

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Checkweighers are increasingly becoming smarter thanks to Industry 4.0

‘Routinely used to monitor weight limits and product continuity, checkweighers can be seen as a basic piece of kit for the food sector.

China direct

Ice cream tastes changing as Chinese market thaws out

Half of urban Chinese consumers now snack on ice cream at home—an increase of 10 percentage points in just two years.

China Mengniu Dairy grows profits 4.7% with plans to partner with e-commerce giant Alibaba

China Mengniu Dairy reported a 4.7% year-over-year jump in profits to $172m (1.13bn RMB) for the first half of 2017 and announced plans to partner with Alibaba to develop its...

August dairy product launches

There is a wide range of product launches for the month of August in the global dairy aisles.


Size matters when it comes to dairy innovation

Fat globules are the secret to creating low-fat cream that’s easier to whip, cold butter that’s more spreadable and dairy cream powders that can be tailored for a range of...

McDonald's turns cup holder into limited edition Boombox

McDonald's Canada, the University of Waterloo's Audio Research Group and Stacklab have created McBoombox, which doubles up as a drinks tray and amplifier/speaker for a smartphone.


Rossi launches ice cream Birthday cake to celebrate 85th anniversary

From black ice cream, limited edition ice cream Birthday cake and a transition from cardboard packaging to printed containers, Rossi celebrates its 85th anniversary this month.

News in brief

My/Mo mochi ice cream to hit 6,000 stores in September

Mochi ice cream is quickly catching up to North American frozen treat staples like ice cream sandwiches and Klondike bars, according to category newcomer My/Mo, with market research firm IRI...

Dean Foods shuts down fluid milk processing plant in Virginia

Dean Foods is closing one of its fluid milk processing plants, PET Dairy, in Richmond, Virginia, as part of its company-wide plan to consolidate operations.

Yili jumps on gaming bandwagon

Yili has become the first dairy brand in China to participate in an interactive gaming event.

This week Down Under

Unilever acquires Aussie ice cream icon

Weis, one of Australia’s best-loved frozen bar manufacturers, has been snapped up by Unilever to bolster its ice cream range.


Ice cream war rages in court as Amul appeals against HUL ruling

A bitter row between two of India’s biggest dairy manufacturers has returned to the Bombay High Court with Gujurat co-operative Amul arguing for the reinstatement of an ice cream advert...

Ben & Jerry’s says product is safe after traces of glyphosate found in ice cream

Unilever-owned Ben & Jerry’s has said that its ice cream products are safe to consume after independent lab testing by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) found that certain ice cream...

Maltodextrin could replace fat in vanilla ice cream: Study

A study at Pennsylvania State University has revealed replacing fat in ice cream with maltodextrin (MD) causes minimal physical changes, and does not adversely affect consumer opinion of the product.

Emerging ice cream trends reveal sophistication, portion control and allergy-friendly

As the summer days heat up, so is the market for frozen desserts, including dairy- and nut-free options, high-protein ice creams, ice cream sandwiches, ice pops and indulgent flavors specially...

South Asia radius

Indian dairy brand owner turns to Belgian investor for round-B funding

The parent of Epigamia Greek yoghurt has raised INR900m (US$14m) in funding from a Belgian private equity group.

Ice cream survey underscores health awareness of consumers

Consumers are indulging more selectively, and more than half of Americans said they either do not eat ice cream or limit their consumption due to health concerns, according to national...

Tetra Pak introduces new high shear mixer

Tetra Pak has launched a high shear inline mixer, which it says will lower operating costs and eliminate production steps in some applications.

Asia scoops ice cream growth boost as West turns to East for flavours

Food historians credit China with inventing ice cream and Marco Polo for bringing it to Italy. Skip forward to the 21st century, and the rate at which Western ice-cream makers...

Vanilla beats chocolate to rank as the top-selling ice cream flavor in US

Despite the desire to experience multiple flavors, a majority of consumers buy ice cream products featuring one flavor, according to a survey of ice cream manufacturers and retailers conducted by...

International Paper agrees to pay $354m settlement to Kleen Products

International Paper has agreed to pay $354m to Kleen Products in an antitrust lawsuit settlement, but denies the allegations.

What’s new in the dairy aisles? June product launches

This month, yogurts, snack bars, kefir, and cheese are among the products launched.

Unilever and Nestlé dominate top 10 ice cream brands purchased online

Since 2014, the number of online ice cream orders have tripled during the summer months and over half of those purchases are made on grocery chain websites based on 1010data’s...

Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods to bode well for dairy

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn will improve the e-commerce juggernaut’s brand equity in its online grocery platform, AmazonFresh, where dairy is currently a top performer.

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