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Tetra Pak expands its Serbia factory reducing loading times for foreign exports by 50%

Tetra Pak has opened a 4,000m² warehouse for finished products in Gornji Milanovac in Serbia, as part of a €11.9m two-year investment programme, creating 38 jobs.

Blendhub Corp opens food tech centre in Mexico with pilot plants for cheese and dairy applications

Blendhub Corp, which operates from Murcia (Spain), Mexico, Dubai (UAE) and Chennai (India) is launching an ambitious expansion strategy over the next three years expanding into 40 locations worldwide.

UAE dairy Al Ain claims world's first with camel milk powder and ice cream

Al Ain Dairy, the largest dairy processor in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has launched what it claims are the world's first camel milk ice cream and milk powder products available on...

SIG Combibloc Obeikan opens regional HQ in Dubai

‘MEA ambient beverage market has grown with more regionalization of brands and multi-national infiltration’

‘Despite the recent political and economic disruption, the MEA ambient beverage market has grown and remains one of our core markets’, says SIG Combibloc as it announced opening a joint...

China

Bright Food eyes new segments as it does due diligence on European buy

Bright Food, China’s second-biggest food company and one of the country’s most predatory companies in terms for its thirst for acquisitions, will move its focus from dairy, cereals and snacks...

Malaysia

Nestlé shows consumers how to tell fake Milo after counterfeit bust

Milo’s supposedly biggest market, Malaysia, was dealt a scare over the weekend after thousands of packs of the exceptionally popular chocolate milk powder were seized by inspectors in Negeri Sembilan....

Nestlé South Africa ice cream acquisition a 'springboard' for growth: R&R

British firm R&R Ice Cream has agreed to acquire Nestlé South Africa's ice cream business, which it hopes will be a "springboard" for growth on the African continent....

Efacec wins automated warehousing project with Indonesian dairy firm

Efacec has won a second consecutive project with PT Indolakto, a dairy producer in Indonesia. 

‘We are not on an anti-Tetra Pak mission’

Ecolean: 'European dairy consumption is going down replaced by water and juice'

Ecolean is expanding and will open an office in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, this year as part of its expansion in Southeast Asia.

Fonterra tables offer for 20% stake in Chinese infant formula firm Beingmate

Fonterra has tabled its pre-agreed RMB 18.00 (US$2.88, €2.54) per share offer to acquire up to 20% of its Chinese partner Beingmate.

Personality of the Year Winner, Agnieszka Maliszewska

Poland dairy sector 'will mark its presence on the world milk map'

The Polish dairy sector is ready to make its mark on "the world milk map," the 2014 DairyReporter.com Personality of the Year, Agnieszka Maliszewska, claims....

Mead Johnson 'can't predict how or when' SEC China infant formula probe will end

Mead Johnson Nutrition cannot foresee "how or when" the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will conclude its investigation into the promotional practices of its Chinese infant formula business....

Infant formula processing 'scan' could boost global output by 100,000 tonnes: NIZO

Infant formula manufacturers could collectively boost production by 100,000 tonnes a year by reviewing aspects of their operations, NIZO Food Research claims.

Nestlé contacts Ecolean following successful Olper’s rebranding in Pakistan

Nestlé has contacted Ecolean following a successful relaunch of Olper’s UHT milk, owned by Engro Foods in Pakistan.

F&N extends ASEAN Nestlé canned milk brand licenses

Fraser and Neave (F&N) has extended a series of licenses to manufacture and distribute several Nestlé canned milk brands in South East Asia.

'Great need for good nutrition' in malnourished Myanmar: ANZ Nutrition

Functional beverage firm ANZ Nutrition has developed two "competitively priced" dairy drinks "to boost the health status of Myanmar people."

News in brief

A’Safwah Dairy to launch Elopak Obeikan 250ml mini Pure-pak Diamond cartons

A’Safwah Dairy in Oman plans to launch its Elopak Obeikan 250ml mini Pure-Pak Diamond cartons in 2015.

India

Amul plans 10 new dairy plants as boss seeks to attract more farmers

Indian dairy giant Amul will invest Rs5,000 crore (US$812m) on around 10 milk processing plants over the next year as it targets revenues of 10 times that investment by 2020.

Arla creates Asian business unit to manage Chinese, SEA interests

Arla Foods has brought its Chinese and South East Asian interests under one roof, creating a new segment called Business Unit Asia.

Tetra Pak opens €5m technical training centre in Thailand

Tetra Pak has opened a €5m technical training centre in Rayong, Thailand, with courses in automation, filling line equipment, quality assurance and food safety for dairy and beverage producers.

Arcil acquires Dinieper FFS technology to expand in Brazil and Latin America

Arcil has acquired Dinieper which makes form-fill-seal (FFS) machines to grow its presence in Brazil and Latin America focusing on South America’s yogurt market.

Egyptian Lactalis business Al-Nour ups Arab Dairy takeover bid

Lactalis subsidiary Al-Nour for Dairy Industries has bumped up its offer to acquire sought-after Egyptian cheesemaker, Arab Dairy Product Company.

China second largest export market for Irish dairy: Bord Bia

Infant formula-hungry China is now the second largest export market for Irish dairy, according to Bord Bia (Irish Food Board).  

Arla updating human rights policy to avoid 'negative footprint' in Africa

Arla Foods is taking steps to update its human rights policy to ensure its operations in Africa and other developing regions do not leave a "negative footprint."

Meiji planning wider Chinese ice cream roll out after plant investment

Japanese dairy giant Meiji has opened a plant in Guangzhou that will enable it to expand the availability of its branded ice cream in China.

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