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EBRD and FAO supporting Georgia dairy sector

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are joining forces to support Georgia’s dairy sector.

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Saboro brand marks Mahindra & Mahindra entry into dairy

The Agri Business sector of Indian multi-national Mahindra & Mahindra, has announced the launch of its first branded dairy products - Saboro.

Bel Group Côte d'Ivoire plant inaugurated

The Bel plant in Abidjan that makes The Laughing Cow cheese has been officially opened by Bel Group chairman and CEO Antoine Fiévet.

AgResearch studies could help NZ sheep milk industry

The second Sheep Milk NZ industry conference was held in Palmerston North, New Zealand recently, with more than 200 people attending.

Ireland pins ME growth plans on dairy demand

Ireland is aiming to nearly double its food exports to the Middle East, with a target of more than US$560m by 2020, and is counting on its newly quota-free dairy...

China sees baby food sales double in five years

Baby food sales in China almost doubled between 2010-15, with the country now estimated to consume around US$19bn worth of infant formula.

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Go Veggie upgrades Vegan Shredded Cheese, looking to unlock foodservice channels

Go Veggies, a Galaxy Nutritional Foods brand, has upgraded its Vegan Shredded Cheese, the company has announced.

Ornua opens cheese facility in Saudi Arabia

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has opened a new cheese manufacturing facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Cheese powder market continues to grow, especially in developing countries, new report shows

The cheese powder market in 2015 was estimated at $256.1m, with global demand expected to show a CAGR of 7.5% from 2015 to 2020, a new MarketsandMarkets report shows.

Murray Goulburn A$300m plant to go ahead

Australian cooperative Murray Goulburn has entered into a framework agreement to establish a supply alliance with global paediatric nutrition company Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN).

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Fonterra looks for Anmum success in NZ

Fonterra’s infant nutrition brand Anmum, which is currently available in Asia, can now be purchased by New Zealand families.

Parmalat directors quit in spite of positive 2015 results

Italian dairy company Parmalat’s net revenue for the financial year ending December 31, 2015, rose from $6.08bn (€5.5bn) to $7.1bn (€6.4bn), however, profits fell from $228m (€205m) in 2014 to $164m (€147.6m).

Nigerian F&B processing firm applies for $25m loan to modernize plant

Promasidor Nigeria Ltd (Promasidor), which manufactures powdered milk, food seasoning and packaged tea leaves, has applied for a $25m loan to modernize its plant in Lagos, Nigeria, to start operations...

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Merial and Zoetis partner on dairy products in India

Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, and Zoetis India Limited, a subsidiary of Zoetis Inc., have announced they have entered into an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement for medicines...

Ekosem-Agrar publishes preliminary figures for 2015

Ekosem-Agrar GmbH, the German holding company of Russian milk producer Ekoniva Group, says it has reached the targets set for 2015 according to preliminary figures.

GCC plans Greek yoghurt expansion

Turkish food producer Pinar plans to grow its presence in the GCC with new facilities and products, building on the high market penetration of its labneh in the region.

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Manpasand ties up with Baskin-Robbins in latest urban expansion deal

Baskin-Robbins India will now offer beverages in addition to ice creams after entering into an exclusive tie-up with fruit juice manufacturer Manpasand Beverages.

New markets and premium products are key says Euromonitor International

New markets are the key to responding to current over-production of milk, says Raphael Moreau, Food Analyst at Euromonitor International.

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).

Nestlé opens new milk chilling center in Sri Lanka

Nestlé, Sri Lanka’s largest private sector collector of fresh milk, has opened a new milk chilling center in the northeastern town of Vaddakkachchi.

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Nitropod expects to enlarge its manufacturing plant

The California-based liquid nitrogen ice cream company, Nitropod Industries Inc., plans on expanding its manufacturing plant and increasing the production this year, the company’s CEO, Scot Rubin, told DairyReporter. ...

Delta Food Industries opens UAE dairy plant

Delta Food Industries has opened a $10.9m (AED40m) dairy plant in the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) in the UAE.

Cash available for NZ-China dairy research

New Zealand Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has announced a call for proposals for three multi-institution New Zealand-China Research Collaboration Centres to be supported as part of the new...

Revenue up as Murray Goulburn announces infant formula launch

Murray Goulburn (MG) will launch Devondale Natra Start infant formula in Australia in March 2016, with the brand available in China shortly afterwards.

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Russia looks to UAE and Indian markets for dairy products at Gulfood

Indian and Russian representatives attending the Gulfood event in Dubai have discussed the export of Indian dairy products to Russia.

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