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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).

Fonterra looks at plant closure

Fonterra is in discussions to close its Kaikoura cheese-making site in New Zealand, with 22 full-time jobs at risk.

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.

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.

Emmi goes Dutch for goat’s milk

Emmi, Switzerland’s largest milk processor, is acquiring a 60% stake in Dutch goat milk business Bettinehoeve.

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Murray Goulburn nabs Coles cheese contract

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited has announced that it has entered into a five-year national private label contract to supply Coles brand Australian cheese.

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LALA buys Nicaraguan operation La Perfecta

Mexican company LALA has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Productos Lácteos La Perfecta S.A. shares.

REPORTS FROM THE 2016 IDFA DAIRY FORUM

Globalization and adaptation: The future of dairy cooperatives

Globalization, information and innovation will be essential components for dairy cooperatives over the next decade, industry executives said at the 2016 IDFA Dairy Forum.

Lactalis set to take over biggest Romanian dairy Albalact

Lactalis has agreed to purchase all of the shares of the largest Romanian dairy company, Albalact.

Emmi takes over Gläserne Molkerei

Swiss dairy company Emmi has purchased Gläserne Molkerei, a leading organic milk processor in Northeast Germany.

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ADL and Gay Lea Foods launch new co-op

Amalgamated Dairies Limited (ADL) and Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited (Gay Lea Foods) have announced the launch of the Co-operative Dairy Alliance (CDA) to strengthen co-operation between two of Canada's...

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Almarai buys land in California

Almarai Company, in Saudi Arabia, has announced the purchase of farm land in California, US, for $31.8m (SAR 119.3m).

Danone restructuring Russian production

Two Danone plants in Russia are closing as the company rearranges its capacities in both Siberia and the Volga region as part of its production optimization program.

Slow recovery starts for New Mexico and Texas dairy markets after storm

The slow recovery has begun in the Northwest Texas and East New Mexico dairy markets after Winter Storm Goliath hit the areas hard with snow and high winds.

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