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Ripple Foods seeks to disrupt plant-based yogurt category: 'Let's not mince words... some of these products are terrible'

Plant-based Greek-style yogurts from Ripple Foods – slated to hit the market by the end of this year – will have a higher protein content (12g/serving) and superior texture to...

Plant to double in size as Müller looks to expand with £100m investment

Müller said it will invest £100m ($113m) over the next three years to develop, manufacture and market a new generation of branded and private label yogurt and desserts products made...

Hydrosol turning whey into valuable products

The manufacture of 1kg of cheese results in 9kg of whey as a by-product, and German company Hydrosol says its new stabiliser, Stabisol JOC, can turn whey into new products...

Agropur takes over Agrifoods' share in Ultima Foods

Canadian dairy cooperatives Agropur Cooperative and Agrifoods International Cooperative Ltd. have concluded an agreement whereby Agropur will become the sole owner of Ultima Foods Inc.

Australia

Monash launches food incubator in partnership with Chobani

Monash University has named Chobani as the first client of its A$3m Food Innovation Centre.

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.

WORLD FOOD SUMMIT 2017

Chr Hansen CEO: Fighting food waste is part of our business plan

Chr Hansen's bioprotective cultures are so effective at extending shelf life, the firm has set itself an ambitious target: to reduce global yoghurt waste by 2% before 2020, its CEO says.

CTI launches heat-activated ‘Tamper Alert’ for dairy

Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) has developed a ‘Tamper Alert’ with irreversible, heat-activated ink technology

Australia

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...

Greiner Packaging acquires remaining share of Turkish dairy packaging firm

Greiner Packaging has acquired the remaining shares of Istanbul-based Teknik Plastik Greiner Ambalaj from the Özata Group.

News in brief

Dairy Fresh Foods to close, axing 180 jobs

Dairy Fresh Foods, a distributor of cheese, yogurt, butter, and snacks is closing its doors in October, axing 180 jobs.

China will overtake the US as the largest dairy market by 2022

China will overtake the US as the largest dairy market by 2022 whilst India takes fourth place from 2021, according to research by Euromonitor International.

Valio opens $199m snack plant with plans to expand into reduced sugar recipes

Valio has opened a five-storey, 265,000m² snack plant in Riihimäki, Southern Finland, investing €170m ($199m).

Greece looking into protection of the name Greek yogurt

Greece’s Ministry of Agriculture is setting up a working group to coordinate information on the production of Greek yogurt.

Yogurt with probiotics can protect elderly from respiratory infections: Study

A study in the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging said yogurt supplemented with probiotics can protect healthy elderly people from respiratory infections.

Grupo Lala to acquire Vigor Brazil

Grupo Lala has agreed to acquire 91.99% equity share of Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos S.A., as well as its shareholding in Itambé Alimentos S.A., for US$1.8bn (R$5,725m)....

Sonoco to close one of its US factories this year

Sonoco will close its Boone, South Carolina factory in October, axing 35 jobs.

Arla Foods Ingredients ‘Pure Dairy’ campaign illustrates clean-label opportunities for dairy

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a “Pure Dairy” campaign focusing on its Nutrilac dairy ingredients in an effort to capture mounting consumer demand for clean-label dairy products.

Sanyuan and Fosun to acquire St- Hubert healthy-spreads company

Beijing Sanyuan Foods Co. (Sanyuan) and Fosun Group (Fosun) have agreed to jointly acquire Brassica TopCo and PPN Management, the controlling shareholders of St- Hubert.  

Essentra Packaging to consider plant closure after $4.4m operating loss

Essentra, which makes beverage, dry foods and dairy packaging, has entered a consultation process to close a factory in Newport, Wales, affecting 150 jobs.

News in brief

Man dies in industrial accident at Berry Plastics

A 46-year-old man has died at Berry Plastics plant in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, after claims he was struck by a piece of industrial machinery.

Grupo Lala says yogurt will play big role in developing US and Central American markets

Grupo Lala reported increased operating income of 5.9% for Q2 2017, driven by its emerging businesses in the US and Canada, with strong performance in Mexico compensating for additional costs...

Kikkoman to launch Tonyu-inryo soy milk yogurt drink developed with NIZO

Kikkoman Corporation of Japan and NIZO of the Netherlands have collaborated on R&D to create a new soy milk yogurt drink to be launched in Japan in August 2017.

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.

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