Directors of Germany’s largest dairy company, Nordmilch, and Humana MilchIndustrie have proposed a merger to aid survival in a competitive international market.
Danone and Unimilk have agreed to merge their Russian and CIS dairy businesses to create a new entity with annual sales of about €1.5bn.
R&R Ice Cream is expanding its reach abroad with the planned acquisition of France’s third largest ice cream manufacturer.
Emmi has signed an agreement to buy specialty cheese producer Fromalp in an effort to further boost its international sales.
Mocon Inc has prioritised the development of a pathogen screening process for a range of foods after announcing it has acquired a 16.9 per cent stake in Irish company...
All the conditions set by the European Commission for the merger of Friesland Foods and Campina have been approved.
The management of NIZO Food Research has reached an agreement with the NIZO foundation to buy out 100 per cent of the shares in the research company, bringing to an...
Saputo, the largest dairy processor in Canada, has completed its $44.5 m acquisition of F&A Dairy of California, which manufactures mozzarella, provolone and whey products.
Arla Foods says it will immediately begin integrating the fresh dairy operations of FrieslandCampina into its own operations after obtaining regulatory approval from Dutch and European authorities.
US-based processor Dean Foods is expected to purchase the Santee Dairies milk processing operations from retail group Stater Bros., according to press reports.
Switzerland-based cheese maker Emmi hopes to push itself further into the US with the acquisition of Roth Käse, reflecting a wider international focus for its products.
Dairy co-ops Campina and Friesland are to become one at the end of this year, following competition clearance subject to conditions, and a favourable final vote by the councils of...
The future of Australian milk co-operative Dairy Farmers hangs in the balance as members decide whether to approve a take-over by National Foods; one of the country’s largest food and...
Danisco, hungry to boost its presence in cardiovascular health, has taken a minority stake in a New Zealand-based manufacturer of what it claims is a high concentrate beta-glucan.
The European Commission has published a new proposal to simplify company mergers and divisions, thereby reducing the administrative burden, especially for SMEs.
Monsanto has found a buyer for its bovine somatotropin growth hormone, despite growing concern in the US over the use of such products in dairy cattle, as manufacturers continue to...
An initial investigation of the European Competition Commission into the proposed merger of dairy cooperatives Friesland Foods and Campina has raised serious concerns, prompting the launch of an in-depth investigation.
Danisco has obtained European approval for its planned acquisition of ABF Ingredients' Abitec emulsifier business, which is expected to strengthen its position in some key European markets.
Swedish packaging firm Tetra Pak has acquired the assets of two Australian food processing companies, strengthening its portfolio of solutions for cheese and dairy powder.
This week, producers keen to purchase Australia-based Dairy Farmers are set to receive initial regulatory guidance and Nordic cheese manufacturers attempt to fight back against demand for French and Italian...
Danisco plans to further strengthen its health and nutrition ingredients offering in areas in which it is not a market leader, as it positions to for a bio-based future.
This week, Nestle continues to profit from its nutrition focus and the Bel Group looks to expand into Czech cheese production.
The European Commission (EC) has given the go ahead to the acquisition of Stork Food Systems (SFS) by Marel after an investigation by the European competition authorities.
Netherlands-based dairy rivals, Friesland Foods and Campina, have yesterday reached an agreement to combine their operations in a bid to maximize returns from their milk supply.
Danone remains tight-lipped over reports that it hopes to merge a number of rival companies run by the founder of its Chinese joint venture partner Wahaha into its own operations...