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Lactalis enters race to acquire Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy

French dairy giant Lactalis has entered the race to acquire Arab Dairy Products Company with an offer that tops all earlier bids for the Egyptian cheesemaker.

Dairy Crest dairies sale welcomed by analysts

Dairy Crest’s £80M sale of its diaries to Müller UK & Ireland Group has drawn praise from City analysts.

Dairy Crest to sell dairy assets to Müller in £80m deal

Dairy Crest has agreed to sell dairy assets, including its fresh milk business, to British rival Müller UK & Ireland for £80m (US$127.5m, €102m).

Aspen reveals China infant formula ambitions following NZNM investment

South African pharmaceutical giant Aspen has set its sights on China after agreeing to acquire a 50% stake in infant formula manufacturer, New Zealand New Milk (NZNM).

Mead Johnson Nutrition takeover 'not discussed' by Danone board

French dairy giant Danone has rubbished reports it has targeted US infant formula manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition for acquisition.

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'It's business as usual': Davisco Foods on Agropur takeover

It's "business as usual" at Minnesota-based cheese and whey ingredients manufacturer Davisco Foods following its recent takeover by Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur.

Parmalat set to acquire Brazilian UHT milk and cheese operations

Parmalat looks set to acquire the UHT milk and cheese operations of Brazilian dairy Lácteos do Brasil (LBR), which filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013, for R$250m (US$110m, €83m)....

Agropur to double US presence with Davisco Foods acquisition

Canadian dairy Agropur has agreed to acquire the processing assets of Minnesota cheese and whey ingredients manufacturer Davisco Foods International - a deal that will double its US operational presence.

Canadian coop Agropur continues domestic dairy expansion

Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur has furthered its domestic expansion efforts - announcing two acquisition agreements in less than a week.

Fonterra and Dairy Crest enter infant formula ingredients partnership

Dairy Crest and Fonterra have entered into a strategic partnership to produce and market infant formula ingredients, demineralized whey powder and galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS).

Fonterra, Dairy Crest quiet on demineralized whey partnership reports

British firm Dairy Crest has confirmed it will be “partnering with someone” to supply demineralized whey powder for infant formula, but declined to confirm reports it is close to sealing...

News in brief

Arla Foods given go-ahead to complete EGM Walhorn merger

Arla Foods’ has been given the green light by relevant competition authorities to complete its merger with European dairy cooperative Eupener Genossenschaftsmolkerei Walhorn (EGM Walhorn).

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Hormel Foods to acquire CytoSport and its Muscle Milk Sports Nutrition Products

Muscle Milk maker CytoSport is being acquired by Hormel Foods for a tasty $450 million.

R&R Ice Cream boasts 'unique presence' through Australian Peters deal

Europe's largest private label ice cream manufacturer R&R has acquired Australian rival Peters Food Group - a deal that gives it a "unique presence in the European and Australian markets."...

Parmalat 'strengthens its position' in Australia with Harvey Fresh buy

Italian dairy giant Parmalat has moved to strengthen its market position Down Under through the acquisition of Australian dairy and juice product manufacturer Harvey Fresh.

Arla unveils proposed merger with Belgian coop EGM Walhorn

Arla Foods cooperative membership could be extended to the Netherlands "for the first time" through its proposed merger with Eupener Genossenschaftsmolkerei Walhorn (EGM Walhorn).

Majority of Parmalat board resigns in wake of LAG probe

With the criminal investigation into Parmalat's May 2012 acquisition of Lactalis American Group (LAG) now seemingly closed, nine members of Italian firm's board have resigned.

Glanbia quiet on Muscle Milk firm takeover reports

Irish dairy giant Glanbia has declined to comment on "speculation" that it is in advanced talks to acquire the American company behind the popular Muscle Milk protein drink brand....

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'Share the pain and gain' within the dairy value chain: Tetra Pak

Competitive pressure within the dairy industry as a result of "industry consolidation and raw rising material costs" has become a key driver of technological developments at Tetra Pak, the company's...

Dean Foods, DFA facing alleged 'conspiracy not to compete' lawsuit

A dismissed antitrust lawsuit alleging a “conspiracy not to compete” between Dean Foods, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and National Dairy Holdings (NDH) has been reinstated by a US federal...

Australian regulator blocks Saputo WCB takeover bid

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has been ordered by the Australian Takeovers Panel not to process any acceptances received under its latest bid for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB), following a...

Murray Goulburn attempts to block Saputo's 'simplified' WCB takeover bid

Murray Goulburn has asked the Australian Takeovers Panel to force Saputo to drop its recent “improved and simplified” offer for in-demand Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB), and reinstate previously proposed special dividends....

Saputo launches ‘improved and simplified’ WCB takeover bid

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has tabled an “improved and simplified” takeover offer for in-demand Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).

Farmers march on Canberra to question Saputo's foreign ‘advantage’

Dairy leaders from the Australian state of Victoria have descended on Canberra to petition lawmakers for a more “level playing field” as the local industry fights against foreign imports and...

Warrnambool backs latest 'superior' Saputo takeover bid

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has again given its backing to the latest takeover bid by Canadian dairy giant Saputo, rejecting rival offer by Murray Goulburn and Bega Cheese.

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