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Wimm-Bill-Dann goes east as Russia approves PepsiCo deal

Wimm-Bill-Dann has acquired a dairy plant in eastern Russia as the government gives its approval for PepsiCo to acquire the company.

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Russian dairy market takes on multinational flavour

Once dominated only by local players, the Russian dairy market has now taken on an international flavour. With PepsiCo and Danone both deepening their footprint in Russia, we take a...


PepsiCo pays a high price for a gamble in Russian dairy

When PepsiCo put up $5.4bn last week to acquire Wimm-Bill-Dann, it was seduced by the promise of high revenue growth but like any high-yield investment the Russian deal does not...

Rabobank changes view on future dairy role of China and India

Rabobank has changed its view on the likely role of China and India in global dairy markets. It has abandoned the view that the countries will reach self-sufficiency soon and...

Danone targets emerging markets for continued growth

Emerging markets will be the target for continued growth Danone announced yesterday, as Asian markets contributed significantly to the company’s 15 per cent growth.


SPX hungry for growth in food, brewing and emerging markets caught up with Patrick Dowling of SPX Flow Technology at IPA 2010 to talk about the company’s strategies for acquisition and sector growth.

China arrests six in latest melamine milk powder scare

Executives at another Chinese dairy company have been arrested for allegedly producing milk powder tainted with the industrial contaminant melamine.

Yakult Danone India expands probiotic operations

The Indian joint venture between Yakult and Danone established in 2005 to bring Yakult probiotic drinks to the Indian market is expanding with Bangalore targeted as the point of entry...

China makes arrests after latest melamine scare

Chinese police have arrested six people for allegedly distributing melamine tainted milk powder, following the seizure of more contaminated materials in July.

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Russians lift restrictions on Finnish dairy products

Recently imposed restrictions on the export of Finnish dairy products to Russia are to be lifted at the end of the week.

DuPont and USDA team up to tackle emerging food safety threat

A new joint project between DuPont Qualicon and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) aims to develop testing to detect hard-to-identify strains of E.coli that are not regulated and have...

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GEA wins €20m milk line order on surging China dairy demand

GEA Group has won a €20m-order for a milk powder processing plant in New Zealand as companies there boost capacity to meet growing demand for dairy products in China.

China reduces minimum protein levels to combat melamine

China has lowered minimum protein levels in raw milk in the country’s latest effort to stamp out the use of melamine in the dairy industry.

China uncovers more melamine tainted dairy materials

More melamine tainted dairy materials have been seized by Chinese food safety authorities, raising suspicions that it may be from the same batch that should have been destroyed following the...

Oystar doubles capacity at Indian subsidiary

Oystar is planning to double the manufacturing base of its Hassia Packaging subsidiary in India to target the growing processed dairy sector in the country.

Brazilian carton plant to meet aseptic demand growth - SIG

SIG Combibloc has unveiled plans to invest €90m in a giant packaging plant in Brazil as it seeks to tap into an explosion in demand for aseptic carton packs in...

EU dairy exports to Russia show tasty growth

Exports of EU dairy produce to Russia could show strong growth this year, according to a report from Irish Food Board Bord BIA.

Martek debuts DHA in China

Global omega-3 DHA leader Martek Biosciences Corporation has launched its life'sDHA ingredient in China after signing a five-year deal with local dairy, Mengniu.

Analyst outlines emerging market opportunities for dairy firms

Growth forecasts from Leatherhead Food International for different dairy product sectors suggest that processors have plenty to gain from investment in emerging markets.

New culture could bring Russian milk drink to new markets

Danisco is introducing a new culture to make industrial production of ryazhenka easier and more consistent, and is expecting the traditional Russian milk drink to garner interest worldwide in the...

Tetra Pak banks on emerging markets for growth

Tetra Pak said stronger sales in the final quarter of 2009 and emerging markets offset declining demand in Eastern Europe and Central Asia as it posted an increase in...

China melamine-tainted milk health threats assessed

Tens of thousands of Chinese children sickened by melamine-tainted milk showed signs of kidney damage months afterwards - with the potential for long-term harm a serious concern, said new research.

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Most melamine contaminated product destroyed, says China

China declared this week that most melamine-tainted dairy products have been destroyed over the past three months.

Bag-in-box specialist targets Russian market

DS Smith has set up a Russian subsidiary that will enable bag-in-box specialist Rapak to develop its position in the region.

China forced to relaunch food safety crackdown

China is launching a new national food safety drive following a wave of recent damaging revelations over melamine-tainted milk products in the country.

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