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GCC plans Greek yoghurt expansion

Turkish food producer Pinar plans to grow its presence in the GCC with new facilities and products, building on the high market penetration of its labneh in the region.

Arla partnering with international non-profit EAT

Danish dairy company Arla has announced it is partnering with the EAT international non-profit initiative.

Yogurt is a suitable matrix to deliver vitamin K2, says study

Vitamin K2-enriched yogurt and soft gels are effective for booting levels of the vitamin, says a new study from The Netherlands.

FrieslandCampina pursues Pakistan company as profits rise

In its report for the financial year ending December 31, 2015, Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina announced net profits of $373m (€343m).

Record earnings for Land O'Lakes - but commodity woes take $2bn sales toll

Crop inputs and dairy goods supplier Land O’Lakes has reported record earnings in 2015 – although total sales were down almost $2bn on the previous year.

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Russia looks to UAE and Indian markets for dairy products at Gulfood

Indian and Russian representatives attending the Gulfood event in Dubai have discussed the export of Indian dairy products to Russia.

Dispatches from Probiota 2016

Must read: Many, many things you need to know about probiotics until 2020

The global probiotics market is worth €32bn according to latest Euromonitor data and analysis presented recently at Probiota in Amsterdam – and that excludes fermented sour milks worth another €5.8bn.

LALA looks to strong Central American growth in 2016

Mexican food company Grupo LALA has released its fourth quarter results for 2015, as well as its FY 2015 results for the year, announcing a 43% increase in net income.

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Printpack plant equipment to be sold in auction

New Mill Capital Holdings and Tiger Capital Group, have acquired Printpack's flexible packaging, printing and tamper-evident label manufacturing facility in Fredericksburg, Virginia, US.

US yogurt sales help push strong Danone results

Danone issued its fourth quarter and annual results for the year ending December 31, 2015 today, showing growth in most areas of its business worldwide.

Parmalat completes purchase of Fonterra yogurt and dairy business in Australia

Italian dairy company Parmalat has announced it has completed the acquisition of Fonterra’s yogurt and dairy dessert business.

The Barton Group files a patent on its Stand Up SqueezyStraw Pouch

The Barton Group of New York has partnered with Multivac to create a Stand Up SqueezyStraw Pouch.

ÅF to create goat dairy plant for DalsSpira Mejeri

Swedish engineering and consulting company ÅF has signed a contract with DalsSpira Mejeri for the delivery of a new dairy plant that will cover goat and cow milk production.

TINE launching new products

TINE says its first round of dairy-related product launches for the Norwegian market for 2016 respond to consumers' demands for products with less fat and sugar and more protein.

Dairy down slightly as Nestlé profits drop

In its 2015 financial report issued today, Nestlé announced sales of $89.5bn (CHF 88.8bn), stating that this equated to 4.2% organic growth and 2.2% real internal growth.

Lion optimistic of growth

Australian company Lion has announced its trading update for the year ended September 30, 2015 in conjunction with Kirin Holdings’ full year announcement.

Wensleydale Creamery heads to Gulfood with UKTI

Yorkshire cheese and yogurt producer Wensleydale Creamery is hoping to build on its exports to the Middle East when it participates in a UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) mission to...

Tesco extends winter payments for dairy farmers

UK retailer Tesco has announced it is extending its winter supplement payment to British dairy farmers.

Printpack to expand manufacturing operations despite closing Virginia factory last year

Printpack, a US flexible packaging converter, will invest $25.7m to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, Virginia, despite closing its Fredericksburg plant last June.

Ingredion report shows power of clean labels

‘Cracking the Clean Label Code’, a study of 1,000 consumers, which was commissioned by ingredient provider Ingredion, promotes the clean label opportunity for manufacturers and retailers in the dairy and...

Consumers may add too much sugar to yogurt: French study

Consumers who add their own sugar to yogurt may be adding too much, according to a recent French study.

Dairy organization, NFL create $35m grant for kitchen equipment

US Department of Agriculture and dairy farmers announced during Super Bowl weekend that they would be providing a $35m grant to schools across the US to upgrade kitchen equipment and...

Emmi happy despite decline

Swiss dairy manufacturer Emmi generated net sales of $3.2bn (CHF 3,213.9m) in 2015, a decline of 5.6 % over the previous year.

500 job losses as Arla restructures

Arla has announced structural changes to its organization that it says will enable the business to deliver on its Good Growth Strategy 2020.

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Valio reduces sugar in children’s snacks

Following the results of a customer survey on sugar, which received almost 3,000 responses, Finnish dairy company Valio has introduced new yogurt and yogurt puddings, aimed at children, with less sugar...