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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.


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.


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).'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.

Emerging market processed cheese starch demand up: Ingredion

Ingredion has extended the capabilities of its analogue and processed cheese starch range to meet increasing demand for cheaper cheese in emerging regions, such as the Middle East and North...

Danone WPC dispute talks 'not working out': Fonterra

Fonterra may still face legal action from Danone over the recent whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, the New Zealand-based dairy cooperative's CEO has admitted.

FAO backs dairy to raise nutrition among poorest people

Dairy products have an important role to play in improving nutritional levels among the world’s poorest people, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) says in a new book.


West African consumers ‘don’t want to walk 10 miles to buy an ice cream’: Fan Milk

In this, the first instalment of our Eye on Emerging Markets series, one of West Africa’s most successful dairy brands, Fan Milk, pinpoints the key to cracking the region - street...

Nestlé denies link to Colombian anti-union violence as murder probe begins

Nestlé has rubbished suggestions by a Colombian trade union that it has been complicit in "acts of violence" against striking workers, following the murder of an employee from its Bugalagrande condensed...


Which categories are driving US dairy export growth?

While Mexico remains the largest export market for US dairy products, shipments to Asia and other emerging markets are on the up. Here,'s US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice  blogger, John Geuss,...


Sustainability 'playing a big role' in US dairy: IDFA caught up with International Dairy Show organizer, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), at the four-day event to examine the factors driving technological innovation in the ever expanding US...

Australia one step closer to allowing more raw milk products

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for submissions on a proposal that will permit production and sale of an increased range of raw milk products in Australia.


Dairies 'taking hardline' on milk powder adulteration: PerkinElmer

Dairy processors are "taking a hardline to try to eradicate" adulterants, such as urea and melamine, from milk powder, PerkinElmer has claimed following the launch of its new DairyGuard milk powder analyzer....

Irish Dairy Board invests $27m in Saudi halal cheese production

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has invested €20m ($27m) in a dairy manufacturing and technology facility in Saudi Arabia, “to access the important dairy growth markets in the Middle East...

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