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Intelligrated: Automation explosion due to high labour costs

High health care costs, a lack of interest in repetitive manual labour and rising worker wages has led to an explosion of automated machinery, according to Intelligrated.

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Dairy Farmers of America acquires Dairy Maid

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), the nation’s largest dairy farmer-owned milk marketing cooperative, has purchased milk, juice and fruit drink processor Dairy Maid Dairy.

Hummingbird Bakery seeks licensees for branded food products

London’s US-style store chain Hummingbird Bakery is seeking firms interested in making Hummingbird branded ice cream, confectionery, and long shelf-life bakery.

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UK freezer maker secures Thai ice cream contract

UK freezing and chilling systems manufacturer, Starfrost, has secured a contract to supply Thailand’s leading ice cream manufacturer, Minor Dairy, with a custom-designed “hardening system” for large containers of the...

Ben & Jerry's, adult film producer settle 'Ben & Cherry's' trademark lawsuit

The producer of the ‘Ben & Cherry’s’ adult DVD series has agreed to stop selling the blue movie range to settle a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Ben & Jerry's....

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Dunkin’ Brands cashing in on Royal baby hype

Dunkin’ Brands has launched two products to cash in on celebrations surrounding the birth of the Royal baby.

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Vanilla still most popular US ice cream flavor, says industry survey

Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor among Americans, a survey by the International Ice Cream Association (IICA) has found.

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Leeds ice cream plant closure ‘only viable financial option’, says R&R

British ice cream manufacturer R&R Ice Cream has announced plans to close it Crossgates processing facility in Leeds by the end of this year following a workforce consultation.

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Dean Foods offers $10,000 to catch employee’s killer

Oak Farms Dairy in Dallas, owned by Dean Foods, is offering a $10,000 reward to solve the murder of one of its employees.

What does your favorite ice cream flavor say about you?

Your favorite ice cream flavor could say more about you than you might think, US specialty ice cream store chain, Baskin Robbins, has claimed. What's you favorite flavor? 

Lactanz receivership will not create milk shortage, says Australian processor

Australian dairy processor Brownes has played down concerns about a potential summer milk shortage following the recent announcement that its supplier, Lactanz, has gone into receivership.

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DAIRY PRODUCT QUALITY TESTING

‘Agro-terrorism: One of the greatest terrorist threats we face’ – Professor

Top public health professor David Dausey warns that increasing global supply chain complexity carries with it a greater risk of product contamination, with potentially disastrous results for dairy brands and...

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Dairy industry, regulatory cooperation vital to identify emerging food safety threats – AB SCIEX

Staying “in tune” with regulators and the dairy industry to identify emerging food quality and safety threats is vital to the development of new, up-to-date product testing solutions, AB SCIEX told DairyReporter.com....

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Horse meat scandal ‘opened the eyes’ of dairy industry to adulteration dangers – FOSS

This year’s horse meat scandal has “opened the eyes” of European dairy processors to the dangers of adulteration, according to product testing solutions provider, FOSS.

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Leader of the pack: Innovations to boost dairy product quality and safety

A Mintel global packaging expert examines the potential that several packaging features have to boost dairy product quality and safety, from time temperature indicators (TTIs) to active packaging.

Manufacturer seeks partner to create smoky, glittery, glowing and effervescent ice cream

A leading ice cream manufacturer is looking for partners to help it create an ”innovative and surprising sensorial effects during the consumption of ice cream”. 

French private equity firm to acquire R&R Ice Cream

French private equity firm, PAI Partners, has entered into an agreement to acquire Europe’s largest private label ice cream manufacturer, R&R Ice Cream, for an undisclosed sum.

DAIRYREPORTER.COM SPECIAL: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

Product rejection: Quality and safety assurance drives down cost – FrieslandCampina

Product rejection and recall costs have the potential to run into the millions. Simply striving to drive up the quality and safety of finished products can reduce, or even avert,...

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Cut dairy packaging investment, risk profits and quality - Mintel

In the current economic climate, dairy processors are looking across their businesses for opportunities to reduce outgoings and increase margins. But firms that cut packaging investment are only risking profits...

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‘Quality’ dairy nutrients could slash US healthcare costs by billions: DRI president

Dairy products play an vital role in disease prevention, and could save the US healthcare system billions if consumers ate them at recommended levels, according to the Dairy Research Institute...

Unilever attempts to shake off Cornetto’s ‘seasonal’ image through rebrand

Unilever has attempted to refresh the reputation of its iconic Cornetto ice cream brand as a 'summertime treat' in favour of a more "youthful" image, the British design company drafted in...

R&R Ice Cream declines to comment on takeover reports

R&R Ice Cream – Europe’s largest private label ice cream manufacturer - has declined to comment on reports that it is on the verge of a takeover by French private...

Nestlé facing ice cream lawsuit over ‘monopolistic’ US practices

Nestlé is facing court in the US over allegations it used “unfair” and “monopolistic” business practices to limit the availability of Clemmy’s ice cream in a number of major supermarkets....

‘Indulgence without guilt’ driving ice cream innovation – Cosucra

Increasing public concern about health and weight management has led to demand for ice cream products that allow consumers to “indulge without guilt”, Belgian ingredients manufacturer Cosucra has claimed....

Callebaut ups Scandinavian capacity with $36m Carletti acquisitions

Barry Callebaut has acquired Sweden’s ASM Foods from Carletti and has taken over additional operations from Carletti in Demark to up its production capacity in Scandinavia.

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