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Danone to buy YoCream for $103m

Danone has signed an agreement to acquire YoCream, the leading producer of frozen yogurt in the US, for $103m.

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General Mills agrees to buy Mountain High Yoghurt

 General Mills agreed to buy the Mountain High Yoghurt business and Mountain High brand from Dean Foods, the company has said.

Emmi to further its foothold in Europe through Onken acquisition

Emmi is to gain the brand rights to Onken yoghurt as part of its wider plan to further its sales growth in the UK and Germany.

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Vinamilk buys two GEA dairy processing lines

Vietnam-based Vinamilk has placed a €30m order with GEA Process Engineering for two complete dairy processing lines to be used in the production of infant formula.

Graham's grabs bigger share of milk market with Claymore buy

Scotland’s leading independent dairy business, Graham’s, has boosted its share of the regions’ milk market by buying out rival Claymore Dairies amid the current highly competitive trading environment for the...

Arla buys into Westbury joint venture

Arla Foods is to join First Milk and Milk Link as a shareholder in the joint venture company Westbury Dairies.

Amcor full year profits drop on Alcan takeover costs

Amcor said its full year profits fell by 13.5 per cent to A$182m (US$ 161.4m) as it revealed the cost of taking over rival Alcan was A$226m.

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Lactalis gets EU backing in Puleva buy out

Lactalis has secured regulatory approval from the EU to buy Puleva Foods - the dairy arm of Spanish food giant Ebo Puvela.

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Bemis completes sell-offs as part of Alcan takeover

Bemis has completed the sell-off of two flexible packaging operations to Exopack Holdings for US$82m.

ONC buys into new omega-3 technology

Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC) has added a new microencapsulation technology to its offerings buy purchasing a five-year license to the fish oil business and encapsulation technology of Austrian tech firm,...

Kerrygold Company and North Downs Dairy sign merger deal

Irish Dairy Board subsidiaries Kerrygold Company and North Downs Dairy are to merge their operations to create a £335m business called Adams Foods.

Top German dairy producer plans merger

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 sign Russian merger deal

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.

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R&R buys into French ice cream market

R&R Ice Cream is expanding its reach abroad with the planned acquisition of France’s third largest ice cream manufacturer.

Emmi to buy Fromalp in international cheese push

Emmi has signed an agreement to buy specialty cheese producer Fromalp in an effort to further boost its international sales.

Mocon buys into Irish bioscience firm

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...

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FrieslandCampina fulfills last merger condition with Bleskensgraaf sale

All the conditions set by the European Commission for the merger of Friesland Foods and Campina have been approved.

NIZO management buy-out breaks with the past

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...

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Saputo completes acquisition of F&A Dairy of California

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 completes FrieslandCampina buy

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.

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Dean Foods targets Santee Dairies buy - report

US-based processor Dean Foods is expected to purchase the Santee Dairies milk processing operations from retail group Stater Bros., according to press reports.

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Emmi targets US with cheese buy

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.

Campina and Friesland get merger green light

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...

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Dairy Farmers vote on takeover bid

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 spies cardiovascular potential in beta-glucan buy

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.

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