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Danone, WhiteWave deal ‘raises serious questions about the future of the organic milk supply market’ Cornucopia Institute tells FTC

Danone’s proposed acquisition of WhiteWave Foods will “have a serious anti-competitive effect on the organic yogurt and organic fluid milk markets in the US,” the Cornucopia Institute has told the...

Bel Group to acquire MOM Group from LBO

The Bel Group and MOM Group’s management team have agreed to undertake exclusive negotiations with LBO France to acquire the MOM Group.

Emmi takes over Mittelland Molkerei

Swiss dairy company Emmi, which already had a 60% stake in Mittelland Molkerei AG, is acquiring a 40% share package from AZM Verwaltungs AG, the investment firm of the Mittelland...

TINE savings mean potential plant closures

TINE SA has announced changes that will affect several of its Norwegian plants.

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Arla opens distribution terminal near Hamburg

Arla has opened a distribution terminal with a combined 10,000m² warehouse with cooling areas and office buildings in Heidenau, near Hamburg, Germany.

Probiotic pick up: Probi to double sales with Nutraceutix acquisition

Probi has acquired US probiotic player Nutraceutix for a preliminary cash price of $105m (€92.41m), a move which takes the Swedish supplier’s US client base from just a handful of...

Probiotic pick up: Probi to double sales with Nutraceutix acquisition

Probi has acquired US probiotic player Nutraceutix for a preliminary cash price of $105m (€92.41m), a move which takes the Swedish supplier’s US client base from just a handful of...

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Valio looks to close dairy plant

Valio is expecting to close its Tampere facility in Finland, with 50 jobs potentially affected.

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Grupo LALA taking over Laguna Dairy assets

Mexican dairy company Grupo LALA has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets from Laguna Dairy's branded business in the US for $246m.

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Gay Lea taking over Black River Cheese Company

Canadian cooperative Gay Lea Foods is acquiring Black River Cheese Company.

Emmi buys US cheese company

Swiss dairy company Emmi has entered into a merger with the US cheese company Cowgirl Creamery Corporation and the associated Tomales Bay Foods, based in Petaluma, California.

Dean Foods scoops up Friendly's ice cream retail and manufacturing business

Texas-based Dean Foods has announced that it has agreed to acquire the manufacturing and retail ice cream business of Friendly's Ice Cream.

China’s Fuyuan taking over Burra Foods

Australian dairy ingredient processor Burra Foods has announced a change in shareholding in the company as part of its plans to improve market access and raise capital to expand its...

Nestlé and R&R ice cream company create $2.8bn JV Froneri

Nestlé and UK-based ice cream firm R&R have established the joint venture Froneri.

Bureau Veritas and AsureQuality acquire Dairy Technical Services

Fonterra Australia has signed an agreement to divest its 36.02% shareholding in Dairy Technical Services (DTS) to a consortium comprising Bureau Veritas Singapore and AsureQuality Limited.

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Fonterra consolidating warehouses with new distribution center at Auckland Airport business park

Auckland Airport is to build a new distribution centre for Fonterra’s New Zealand consumer business (Fonterra Brands New Zealand), the two companies have announced.

Müller announces £15m investment and potential dairy closures

As part of a review of its Scottish dairy network, Müller Milk & Ingredients is investing £15m ($21.6m) over the next three years in Scotland’s largest fresh milk dairy at...

Valio announces new $190m dairy snacks factory

Valio is set to open a new €170m ($190m) dairy snack factory in Herajoki, north of the Finnish capital Helsinki, in 2017.

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Brown's Dairy New Orleans plant closing with loss of 185 jobs

Brown’s Dairy, a part of Dean Foods, is closing its New Orleans, Louisiana, dairy plant, with the loss of approximately 185 jobs.

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Graham’s The Family Dairy inks deal with Brakes Scotland

Graham’s The Family Dairy has signed a new deal with Scottish food suppliers Brakes Scotland to provide milk, butter, cream, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese and crème fraiche to its customers...

Fowler Welch set to take over Dairy Crest NDC transport

Dairy Crest has announced it is planning a strategic partnership with Fowler Welch at its National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Nuneaton in the UK.

Aseptia sells Carolina Dairy and Wright Foods

US food technology company Aseptia has completed the sale of Carolina Dairy and Wright Foods to a newly-formed subsidiary of AmeriQual Group Holdings.

R&R Ice Cream's turnover surges towards €1bn

R&R Ice Cream boosted its annual turnover to just shy of €1bn for the year to December 31, 2015, at €992M compared with €838M the previous year.

Less dairy as Landcorp changes plans

Landcorp, New Zealand’s largest farming company, is revising its land-use expansion program at Wairakei Estate near Taupo to include fewer dairy farms.

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).

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