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Mengniu brand value plummets in 2012 as the Yili brand soars

Mengniu saw its brand value plummet by more than 30% in 2012, as Chinese public concern over the safety of domestically-manufactured dairy products continued to turn consumers towards ‘safer’ international brands.

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Mengniu clarifies that China Modern Dairy acquisition talks not in progress

Chinese dairy Mengniu has further extinguished rumours that it is in talks to acquire milk supplier China Modern Dairy in a clarifying statement filed with the Stock Exchange of Hong...

Global probiotics market to grow 6.8% annually until 2018

A new market analysis says the global probiotics market will surge by 6.8% a year for the next five years, driven by an Asia-Pacific, “expected to be the most prominent market...

US ‘on the road’ to becoming major global dairy exporter - USDEC

The US dairy industry is on the road to becoming a “consistent global dairy supplier” after maintaining its export market share in 2012, the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) has claimed....

Arla intends to build on Mengniu interest, not invest elsewhere in China

Arla Foods has no plans to acquire, merge or partner with any other Chinese dairy industry players under its recently-unveiled five-year strategy, a spokesperson for the Denmark-based co-operative has revealed.

SIG Combibloc steps up Brazilian investment pace

Buoyed by 60% growth in Brazil, SIG Combibloc says it has brought forward a planned, phased investment project in a Paraná state plant to produce aseptic carton packs.

Mengniu and China Modern Dairy deny acquisition talks…..again

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu has denied that it is in talks to acquire farming company China Modern Dairy, after reports emerged that discussions regarding a deal were on-going.

Chinese dairy Yashili announces New Zealand processing investment

Chinese dairy processor Yashili has announced plans to establish infant formula manufacturing operations in New Zealand – becoming the latest in a growing line of Chinese dairy processors to make...

Irish dairy export prospects 'positive' going into 2013 - Bord Bia

Irish dairy export prospects remain “generally positive” going into 2013 despite a fall in dairy and ingredients exports in 2012, research by Bord Bia (the Irish Food Board) has found.

Arla Foods reveals five-year growth markets focus

Arla Foods intends to increase its focus on growth markets such as Russia, China, the Middle East and Africa over the next five years, in a strategic move away from...

Yili to invest in NZ infant formula processing

Chinese dairy giant Yili has announced plans to invest CNY 1.1bn ($176m) in the development of a New Zealand-based infant formula manufacturing plant.

China will continue to drive global infant formula sales – Euromonitor

Chinese consumer demand for infant formula products looks set to continue to drive global sales, according to Euromonitor.

Danone heralds India’s strength by predicting doubled sales

With the growth of nutritional foods in India outpacing that of China, Danone’s subcontinent head for nutrition has announced plans to double sales in India over the next three years....

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Third-time lucky for solo Fonterra operation in India

The first two endeavours might have been abortive, but it seems that Fonterra might finally see success in its third, solo attempt to move into India.

Arla teams up with Fonterra and Foss to develop milk screening method

Arla Foods and Fonterra have teamed up with Danish analytical solutions provider Foss to develop a screening method to determine whether milk has been tampered with for financial gain.

First Milk eyeing expanding Asian dairy markets

UK dairy processor First Milk has set its sights on the rapidly expanding market for dairy products in Asian countries such as China, after identifying demand for British cheeses.

Infant formula manufacturers opposing proposed Hong Kong promotion ban

Six of the world’s leading infant formula manufacturers are opposing a Hong Kong government proposal to ban the promotion of baby food products for children under the age of three....

Government backing British dairy industry to grab Chinese opportunity

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is spearheading a campaign to help British dairy industry players increase their presence in the rapidly-expanding Chinese market.

China seizures raise fears for New Zealand's global dairy reputation

Numerous consignments of baby formula made in New Zealand have been prevented from entering China after authorities branded them substandard. Now it has come to light, the issue is raising...

Chinese farm agreement will complete dairy ‘hub’ - Fonterra

Fonterra has signed an investment agreement with Chinese authorities to develop two more large-scale dairy farms – the latest step in the firm’s strategy to build a sustainable fresh local...

a2 fresh milk manufacturer eyeing ‘attractive international markets’

A2 Corporation (A2C) – the manufacturer of a2 brand fresh milk – is eyeing a number of “attractive international markets” including North America and Europe as part of an effort to maximise...

Majority of Indian milk violates standards - government

More than two-thirds of milk in India violates national food safety standards, the Indian government has revealed to the country’s Supreme Court.

Emerging markets continue to drive Nestlé sales

Food and nutrition giant Nestlé has reported improved sales in its 9-month results driven by growth in emerging markets, but Q3 was a little slower than last year.

Israel dairy import increase unlikely despite duties cut - Rabobank

The influx of Western brands into the Israeli dairy market is unlikely, despite government plans to reduce long-standing import duties on milk-based products, Rabobank has claimed.

Bright Dairy issues apology over 2012 food safety scandals

Chinese dairy processor Bright Dairy Co has issued a public apology to consumers following a series of food safety scandals relating to its products.

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