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GualapackGroup takes over Mexican company and partners with Aptar on premade "no-spill" spouted pouch

Italy’s GualapackGroup has bought Mexican company Excel Nobleza S.A.P.I. de C.V., after announcing earlier in the month it had partnered with Aptar to launch a premade "no-spill" spouted pouch....

DuPont’s probiotic strain registered for Foods with Function Claims in Japan

Dupont’s probiotic strain Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 has been has been registered for Foods with Function Claims in Japan.

Danone and Abraaj Group expand Fan Milk capacity in Ghana to launch new product

Danone, and investors The Abraaj Group (Abraaj), have added three new production lines to Fan Milk’s factory in Accra, Ghana.

AGRANA Fruit expands into India through acquisition

Austrian fruit ingredient company AGRANA Fruit, part of the AGRANA Group, has acquired a fruit processing plant from the Indian company Sai Krupa Fruit Processing Pvt. Ltd.

PerkinElmer Food Business Unit targets dairy growth through Bioo Scientific acquisition

The food business unit of PerkinElmer consists of Perten Instruments, Delta Instruments, and most recently, Bioo Scientific, to now cover the full spectrum of dairy processing and food safety.

Eat more yoghurt for better bones, says study

Higher hip bone density and a reduced risk of osteoporosis have been found to occur after increased consumption of yoghurt in older women and men in Ireland.

Yakult adjusts ten-year plan

In 2011, Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. formulated a long-term business management vision “Yakult Vision 2020,” which it split into three phases. The company has just released its Phase III Plan...

Ornua publishes 2016 review

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products, has published a review of its 2016 operational and financial performance, as well as a goal to build revenues of €3bn...

Chobani CMO on Greek yogurt: ‘We think the category should be double what it is today’

Greek yogurt accounts for about 54% of the overall yogurt category in the US, coming a long way from less than 1% of the market nine years ago when Chobani...

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group eyes Danone’s Stonyfield in $850m bid

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., China’s largest dairy manufacturer by retail sales, has made an $850m bid for Danone-owned Stonyfield Farm, producer of organic and Greek yogurt products. ...

Interpack 2017

Constantia Flexibles: ‘Current megatrends are affecting the development of packaging tech’

Urbanization, sustainability, changing demographics, brand protection, responsibility and globalization are six megatrends affecting the development of packaging technology today says Constantia Flexibles.

Interpack 2017

Bosch CPI software connects yogurt packaging to IoT Cloud

Bosch is showcasing a machine for yogurt packaging that connects to CPI (Connected Packaging Industry) software transferring information to the IoT (Internet of Things) Cloud.

Parmalat buys specialty US dairy companies

Parmalat S.p.A. has announced its LAG Holding Inc. subsidiary has acquired two US dairy companies.

April dairy product launches

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

Grupo LALA sees growth in all products segments in Q1 2017

Grupo LALA posted $789m in net sales for the first quarter of 2017, an 18.3% increase compared to the same period last year, which the dairy company credits to a...

Unleash your inner Viking! Saga Dairy takes its grass-fed Icelandic yogurt nationwide with Sprouts

Viking Icelandic Yogurt – which hit the market in 2015 as grass-fed products started to gain traction in the dairy case - is launching nationally with Sprouts starting April 17,...

PMMI: Dairy industry posts largest increase in shipments and equipment purchases

Dairy showed the largest six-year shipment value increase compared to any other food and beverage segment, according to PMMI’s 2017 Trends in Food Processing Operations report.

Danone looks to growth through WhiteWave acquisition

Danone has published its first quarter results, and forecast improvements due to completion of the WhiteWave acquisition.

Ametek to acquire Mocon for $182m, expanding into the F&B package testing market

Ametek has agreed to acquire Mocon for $182m, with the deal expected to close in Q2, 2017.  

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.

ProFood Tech 2017

DuPont targets $800m lactose-free dairy market with GODO-YNL2 enzyme

DuPont Nutrition & Health is targeting the growing $800m lactose-free dairy market with its GODO-YNL2 Lactase enzyme for use in yogurt, milk, and dairy-based beverages. 

Interpack 2017

Greiner Packaging: ‘It is a challenging time delivering from the EU to the UK’

Greiner Packaging has spoken about the challenges of Brexit, US President Trump, sustainability and future packaging trends in the run up to Interpack 2017.

Dannon awards $50K for yogurt, probiotics & gut microbiome research

The effects of probiotics during breastfeeding and how to identify unique chemical signatures to elucidate the benefits of probiotic yogurt are the two research projects on the receiving end of...

Klöckner Pentaplast Group to acquire Linpac

Klöckner Pentaplast Group (KP) will acquire Linpac for an undisclosed sum to expand into the rigid and flexible film market, focusing on consumer demand for healthy and safe food with...

News in brief

Gizeh creates twin chamber cup for Müller yogurt dessert

Gizeh has developed a twin chamber cup for a yogurt dessert line by Müller.

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