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‘It’s always better to push on an open door’: Ex US trade rep

Rather than pine over the export potential of inaccessible India, the US dairy industry should focus on the opportunities that lie in South East Asia, former US Trade Representative, Ron...

India’s milk prices hiked again, though much of it is adulterated

As milk prices go up by a further Rs2 per litre, India’s Supreme Court has gone on record to acknowledge milk adulteration as “serious”, and has demanded that individual states...

Arla Foods unveils 2014 export-boosting investment plan

Arla Foods has pledged nearly $400m over the next 12 months to improve its environmental image and boost production of dairy products for export to its strategic growth markets.

Live from Probiota 2014

Data eater: EU probiotic yoghurt market to drop 4.5% by 2018; supplements on the up

The market for probiotic yoghurt in 20 key European Union markets will fall 4.5% in the five years between now and 2018, but the overall sector trend remains positive, Euromonitor...

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Nutricia India bribed doctors to prescribe infant formula, whistleblower claims

Danone Group subsidiary Nutricia India approved illegal payments to doctors across the country to promote and prescribe its baby nutrition products, a whistleblower has claimed.

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Cows' milk makes kids behave likes cows: Ghanian health expert

Stressing the need for mothers to exclusively breastfeed, the president of the Ghana Heart Foundation reportedly said that parents who feed their child cows’ milk risk seeing them grow-up to...

Turkish dairy sector 'very attractive' investment opportunity

Turkey’s young population and the gaining pace of its move from open to packaged products made the country’s dairy industry a “very attractive” venture opportunity, the European Bank for Reconstruction...

Fonterra raises 'dim sum' funds for China expansion

New Zealand dairy major Fonterra has raised RMB1.25bn (US$210m) through a five-year offshore “dim sum” bond issue to to repay debt and expand its operations in China. 

Bega’s share shed paves the way for Saputo takeover of Warrnambool

The announcement today by Australia’s Bega Cheese to sell its stock in Warrnambool leaves the way clear for Lion to follow suit, while Canadian dairy company Saputo should now be...

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Bill Gates charity to fund East African dairy project expansion

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $25.5m (€18.75m) to Heifer International to expand its East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project - a program designed to assist small scale farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania “profitably...

Danone quiet on Kenyan Brookside Dairy acquisition 'rumours'

Danone has declined to comment on reports that it is in talks with private equity firm The Abraaj Group to acquire its minority stake in Kenyan dairy manufacturer, Brookside Dairy.

UK, China drive record €3bn Irish dairy exports: Bord Bia

The value of Irish dairy exports increased by 15% in 2013 to exceed €3bn ($4.1bn) for the first time, the Irish Food Board, Bord Bia, has revealed.

Vinamilk gets government go-ahead for Cambodian dairy deal

The Vietnamese government has given Vinamilk the go-ahead by to pursue its latest international investment – the purchase of a majority stake in Cambodian dairy processor, Angkor Dairy Products.

Adoption of western style products in ready-to-drink market

Oystar sees surge for iced coffee drinks in Japan

Oystar, which supplies packaging machinery to companies including Danone, Nestlé and Müller, has seen a surge in iced coffee drinks in Japan.

FDA China dairy export list 'won't disrupt trade': USDEC

A new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) procedure, which requires US dairy manufacturers to register their interest in exporting to China, will not be "burdensome or disrupt trade", the US Dairy...

WhiteWave jumps into Chinese dairy market

WhiteWave Foods Co. is joining forces with China Mengniu Dairy Co. to help quench the country’s growing thirst for milk and other dairy products.

Lactalis to acquire Indian dairy Tirumala Milk Products

French dairy giant Lactalis has agreed to acquire a 100% stake in Indian dairy, Tirumala Milk Products Company - marking its entry into the world's largest dairy market.

INSIDE... TETRA PAK MODENA

Emerging market dairy customers 'setting a standard': Tetra Pak

The once clear divide between the technological demands of dairy manufacturers in developed and emerging markets has become increasingly blurred, Tetra Pak’s VP of technologies and service products has claimed....

Biostime eyes China infant formula growth through Changsha Yingke buy

Biostime looks set to acquire Chinese infant formula manufacturer Changsha Yingke Nutrition - a deal it believes will further the success of its French-made ADIMIL milk powder range.

Takeover Panel steps in to bring order to Warrnambool mess

Australia’s Takeover Panel has called the revisions made to the fraught takeover deal by Saputo of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter “confusing” and “disrupting” as it attempted to simplify the heated...

Dairy Partners Americas investment shows ‘commitment’ to Brazil: Nestlé

The latest investment by Dairy Partners of Americas, the South American joint venture between Nestlé and Fonterra, in its Brazilian operations shows its “commitment” to the country, Nestlé has claimed....

BRIC healthy dairy boom blooms; Europe down but not doomed

Brazil, Russia, India, China – as well as Mexico – are the fastest growing markets for functional dairy products, according to a Euromonitor International presentation given last week at the Healthy...

Barry-Wehmiller acquires Danone supplier Arcil

Barry-Wehmiller Companies has made its first acquisition in France claiming its annual revenue will hit $1.7bn in 2014.

US COMMODITIES CORNER

How is the US keeping up with SMP export demand?

The US is producing and exporting more skim milk powder (SMP) than ever - but at the expense of nonfat dry milk (NDM). DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger,...

African UHT milk demand will drive future aseptic orders: SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc expects its aseptic carton and filling business to “grow exponentially” in Africa in coming years as consumer demand for long-life dairy products rockets.

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