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Grupo Lala invests $30m to build dairy plant in Guatemala, growing presence in Central America

Grupo Lala will invest $30m investment to build a new dairy processing factory in Guatemala for the manufacturing of ice cream, milk, and other dairy products, creating approximately 4,000 jobs.

Barry Callebaut launches four cocoa powders for beverage and dairy applications

Barry Callebaut has added four new premium cocoa powders to its portfolio targeted for beverage and dairy applications.

Pecan Deluxe hires Chamber International to improve its export efficiency following Brexit

Pecan Deluxe which exports more than 75% of its bespoke cakes, biscuits, sauces and desserts to the EU, has hired overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, to offset any challenges posed...

What’s new in the dairy aisles for May?

The monthly round-up of products from the dairy aisle and dairy alternatives includes a variety of new spreads, ice cream and beverages.

Needham Coding to sell own-brand CIJ printers for first time

Needham Coding, part of The Needham Group, has launched its own-brand of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers to drive its growth strategy, having been previously recognized as a distributor of...

Does a high-fibre claim on premium ice cream still sound indulgent? Absolutely, says Koupe

Dutch start-up Koupe's high-fibre, high-protein ice cream is more than just a 'healthy' product, says its founder, who aims to compete with premium brands Häagen-Dazs and Magnum.

Dean Foods Q1 2017 sales hit $2bn as company expands footprint across categories

Dean Foods reported an increase in net sales for Q1 2017 reaching $2bn, up from $1.88bn from the same period last year, but registered a 1.3% decline in total volume...

Orkla Food Ingredients buys northern German ice cream company

Norwegian company Orkla Food Ingredients has, through its wholly owned subsidiary Eisunion GmbH, signed and completed an agreement to purchase 100% of the shares in the German sales and distribution...

April dairy product launches

There's a truly international flavor again to the new products hitting the dairy shelves in April.

Korozo Ambalaj flexible packaging to expand internationally

EBRD (the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and Esas Holding venture capital firm have acquired a majority stake in Korozo Ambalaj, in Turkey.

Ice cream doing well as Unilever shows Q1 growth

Unilever published its first quarter financial results this week, with ice cream doing well as the company reports solid growth.

Whey protein approach could cut calories in yogurts and ice-cream

Novel-textured, high-protein desserts may soon become available thanks to a method that uses whey protein and polysaccharides to reduce the calorie content of high-fat foods such as ice-cream.

News in brief

FRoSTA in discussions to buy Nestlé Italiana frozen food brands

German frozen food company FRoSTA AG has announced it is exclusively negotiating the purchase of the frozen food business of Italian company Nestlé Italiana S.p.A. with Nestlé.

Ledo ice cream debuts RPC Superfos EasySnacking pot

Ledo has partered with RPC Superfos to launch its Croatian ice cream dessert, Kremsnita, in an EasySnacking pack.

Pulse Flexible Packaging goes into administration

Administrators Jonny Marston and Howard Smith from KPMG have been called in as Pulse Flexible Packaging ceases production.

March product launches from around the world in the dairy aisles

There are more than 20 new products from around the world featured in our look at what's new in the dairy aisles for March. 

Russia proposes changes to dairy vs. non-dairy labeling to WTO

The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), the regulatory body of Russia, has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of amendments seeking to distinguish between dairy products with or without milk fat...

Roha launches Natracol Ultra Cran Red as an alternative to carmine in dairy products

Indian food company Roha Dyechem Pvt Ltd has created Natracol Ultra Cran Red (UCR), which it says capitalizes on the trend to move from synthetic dairy food colorants to natural...

Tate & Lyle unveils upgraded innovation center

Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has unveiled its upgraded Food Systems Global Innovation Centre in Lübeck, Germany. 

ProYo high protein ice cream rolls out nationwide as retailers expand better-for-you pint set

With frozen yogurt sales still “tanking,” retailers are increasingly turning their attention to ice cream products that offer similar benefits (more protein, less sugar and fat), but truly deliver on...

Scoop of the day! Ice cream fortified with chia seed oil found to be a ‘superb’ source of omega-3

This could be as close to guilt-free that ice cream is ever going to get: Researchers have revealed that fortification with chia seed oil ramps up omega-3 levels while maintaining...

Mintel market trends: Apac getting lairy for dairy

As Asian taste trends continue evolving across Asia-Pacific, manufacturers are being forced to cater for more discerning, better travelled consumers with greater culinary exposure to foreign cultures. 

My/Mo continues Mikawaya’s ice cream mochi legacy with conventional US ice cream flavors

A common dessert staple at Japanese restaurants in the US, increased familiarity to mochi ice cream hinted that the dessert was ready to enter mainstream grocery retailers. My/Mo seized the...

Lait Kaiser and Cult Yogourt to takeover Chagnon Dairy in Quebec

Lait Kaiser and Cult Yogourt of Quebec have purchased the assets of Chagnon Dairy, a local creamery and milk brand, to help strengthen manufacturing of Lait Kaiser to expand Cult...

Dairy product launches for February

There is an array of unusual flavors hitting the dairy shelves in February, from raspberry fig yogurt to chocolate orange blossom chewy ice cream.

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