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Saputo boosts specialty cheese offering with Woolwich Dairy acquisition

Saputo has moved to increase its presence in the North American specialty cheese category with the acquisition of goat's cheese producer, Woolwich Dairy. 

Nestlé and R&R in 'advanced talks' on global ice cream joint venture

Nestlé and R&R Ice Cream have announced they are in "advanced talks" on the establishment of an ice cream joint venture.

Yashili set to acquire infant formula business from parent company Mengniu

Chinese dairy Yashili has agreed to acquire infant formula business Oushi Mengniu from its majority shareholder, Mengniu, for around $165m.

Müller's Dairy Crest fresh milk acquisition step closer to approval

Müller is a step closer to acquiring Dairy Crest's fresh milk business after the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) accepted in principle its plan to quell competition concerns. ...

Müller moves to alleviate UK competition concerns over Dairy Crest acquisition

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has "in principle" accepted a proposal that would reduce competition concerns and allow Müller to acquire Dairy Crest's fresh milk business....

Freedom Foods and mystery international dairy considering a2 Milk takeover bid

Australian firm Freedom Foods and an "unnamed leading international" dairy have lodged a non-binding bid to acquire the a2 Milk Company (a2MC).

Arla to sell stake in Belgian joint venture Walhorn AG to Lactalis

French dairy giant Lactalis has agreed to buy Arla Foods' stake in Walhorn AG, the companies' Belgian dairy joint venture.

FrieslandCampina, Huishan Dairy establish Chinese infant formula JV

Friesland Huishan Dairy - FrieslandCampina's newly established Chinese infant formula joint venture - will introduce a new brand in China "in the near future."

Dairy Crest assets sale 'remains on track' as deal referred back to UK authority

Dairy Crest's £80m sale of assets to Müller "remains on track" after being referred back to the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) by the European Commission (EC)....

Irish agri firm Aurivo buys UK sports nutrition player

The Irish agri-business Aurivo Co-operative Society has acquired London-based sports nutrition company My Goodness Ltd in an attempt to gain access to the protein drinks market.

'We won the race': Pioneers Holding claims victory in battle to acquire Arab Dairy

Pioneers Holding has "won the race" to acquire control of Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy following a lengthy bidding war with Lactalis.

Aussie dairy Warrnambool to acquire Lion everyday cheese business

Saputo-owned Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has agreed to acquire the "everyday cheese" business of Australian rival Lion Dairy and Drinks (LDD) for AU$137.5m (US$107m, €95m)....

Obram 'well situated' for Russian trade embargo cheese opportunities: Tetra Pak

Polish cheesemaking technology company Obram is "well situated" to take advantage of the opportunities created by the Russian trade embargo, says new owner, Tetra Pak.

Parmalat set to acquire regional Italian dairy Latterie Friulane

Parmalat has agreed to acquire Consorzio Cooperativo Latterie Friulane for around €11.5m (US$13.7m) in the hope of reversing the regional Italian dairy's recent downturn.

Parmalat to acquire Australian dairy Longwarry Food Park

In a bid to boost its export capabilities Down Under, Parmalat has agreed to acquire Australian dairy Longwarry Food Park.

Arla drops out of race to acquire Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy

Arla Foods has decided not to make a formal bid for Egyptian cheesemaker Arab Dairy Products Company after an assessment of the company.

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.


'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.

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