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Yogurt makers cut sugar but add fat and convenience to meet consumer demands

Yogurt manufacturers continue to expand and evolve their portfolios with healthier and more convenient options that meet consumers’ growing demand for products that are lower in sugar, high in flavor...

Transitioning: Danone profits soar by 34% as firm outlines €1bn cost-cutting

A 34% rise in net profits for French dairy and nutrition giant Danone was backed up by the announcement of a €1 billion efficiency program as the firm continues its...

AGRANA Fruit acquires Argentinian company Main Process

Austrian fruit processing company AGRANA Fruit, part of the AGRANA Group, has consolidated its presence in the South American market through the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Main...

Prairie Farms embarks on $8.7m plant expansion to broaden dairy production

Prairie Farms Dairy has announced that its $8.7m 22,500-square-foot expansion investment at its Fort Wayne, Indiana, facility is under way, with construction beginning in April 2017 and taking an estimated...

Danone relocating US headquarters

Danone North America confirmed that it will move its headquarters from Greenburgh to White Plains, New York, remaining in the same county of Westchester.

Americas division helps Emmi sales

Swiss dairy company Emmi increased group sales by 1.4% to CHF 3.26bn ($3.26bn) in 2016, however, excluding currency and acquisition effects, this equates to a decline of 1.0%.

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Top 5 yogurt brands in Singapore

Yogurt is enjoyed by almost all age groups across all regions, and endorsed now more than ever due to its probiotic benefits and nutrition value.

Agropur to expand ice cream market presence with Scotsburn acquisition

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has acquired assets of Scotsburn Cooperative Services, expanding its presence in the ice cream and novelties market. 

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Dahlicious moves into new territory with almond milk yogurt and kefir

Dahlicious – a brand best-known for its cultured dairy product, lassi – is moving into new territory this year with the launch of almondmilk-based yogurt and kefir.

What's new in the dairy aisles for January?

It's our monthly round up of new products in the global dairy aisles.

Italian dairy country of origin labeling comes into force

Italy has introduced mandatory country of origin labeling for dairy products.

Opportunity exists for cultured dairy options such as quark

Relative newcomer Misha Quark is looking to edge its way into the crowded cultured-dairy market. 

Tesco partners with Yeo Valley to create yogurt from ‘imperfect’ apples

UK retailer Tesco and organic dairy Yeo Valley have joined forces to create a new yogurt variety to help tackle food waste and support food redistribution charity, FareShare.

EasiYo expands to Europe through Ornua Nutritional Ingredients partnership

Ornua Nutrition Ingredients (ONI), a supplier of nutrition ingredients, and EasiYo, a homemade yogurt brand from New Zealand, have entered into a supply partnership. 

Yogurt for healthy skin? Japanese researchers examine aloe sterol-fortified yogurt

Women who consumed aloe sterol-fortified yogurt daily over 12 weeks revealed statistical differences in skin elasticity, skin moisture, collagen score, and transepidermal water loss, compared to a placebo, says a new...

Emmi continues acquisitions with Italian Fresh Foods capture

Swiss company Emmi has signed an agreement to buy Italian Fresh Foods S.p.A. (IFF), based in Lasnigo, Como, Italy.

Milk is a top-performing rebate offer for mobile reward shopping app Ibotta

Shopping habits of US consumers have shown that dairy milk still ranks as one of the top essential items on their grocery lists, according to data analysis from mobile reward...

Chobani notched up double-digit US growth in 2016, has ‘no plan’ to head back to Europe right now

While growth in the US yogurt category fell into negative territory in 2016, Chobani's US operation notched up double-digit sales and volume growth last year, driven by a strong performances...

DuPont announces €57m European dairy investment

DuPont Nutrition & Health is to invest $60 million (€57m) in expanding dairy culture production sites in France and Germany.

US dairy groups react to dairy cutbacks in USDA WIC feeding program

US dairy groups have raised concern over the latest proposed changes by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the USDA’s WIC (women, infants, and children) feeding program guidelines.

TIC Gums introduces new yogurt application

TIC Gums has developed Dairyblend YG OG 6, an organic, non-GMO hydrocolloid system for use in indulgent yogurt applications.

Based on search term popularity, Instacart predicts 2017 will see more ‘delicious ways to ditch dairy’

Ice cream cravings among shoppers on the online service Instacart are strong—the brand topped Instacart’s trending brands of 2016 list, with a 919% increase of searches year-over-year ending December 2016.

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Dairy trends – what to look out for in 2017

Global market research company Canadean has identified areas of opportunity in dairy products in 2017. 

New and upcoming products in the dairy aisles

It's time for a look at some of the new products that launched in the month of December, as well as some that are 'coming soon.' 

Klöckner Pentaplast Group to propose public offering of its common stock

Kleopatra Holdings, the holding company for Klöckner Pentaplast Group has filed a statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to propose an initial public offering of its common stock. ...

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