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Growing Asia-Pacific demand drives cautious global dairy growth

With three of the world’s leading dairy brands, Asia-Pacific will drive modest growth in the global market, alongside increased demand from the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Arla Foods Ingredients looks to add dairy to fufu to improve nutrition

A field study by Arla Food Ingredients of low-income families in the Democratic Republic of Congo has found an opportunity to improve the nutritional quality of the staple diet at...

DSM says health appeal of lactose-free is opportunity in emerging markets

DSM’s latest Global Insight Series report says the main reason consumers purchase lactose-free dairy products in emerging markets such as Colombia and China is the health appeal of the products,...

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Biosearch Life probiotic approved in China for infant formula use

Spanish probiotics, omega-3 and extracts supplier Biosearch Life has been given approval for the sale of its Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 LC40 probiotic strain by China’s Family Planning and National Health...

Milk powder producers prep for future global demand despite tanking milk prices

US milk powder producers said they plan to expand production capacity, which could translate into 440m pounds per year of additional milk powder, tacking on to the already mounting global...

EBRD supports innovation in Armenia’s dairy sector

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting Armenia’s dairy sector.

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Chilean dairy farm to become world’s biggest robotic farm

Fundo El Risquillo, a farm in Chile with 6,500 dairy cows, has signed an agreement to install 64 DeLaval VMS milking robots, making it the world's largest robotic milking farm.

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Vinamilk organic milk products meet USDA organic standards

Vinamilk is the first dairy company in Vietnam to launch a premium fresh organic milk product line in accordance with US USDA organic standards.

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Slovenian dairies cleared to export to China

Ljubljanske mlekarne, Mlekarna Celeia, Pomurske mlekarne and Mlekarna Planika have been informed by Chinese authorities that they can export dairy products to China.

US launch of Icelandic Provisions skyr to capture those with ‘high food IQ,’ says chairman

Icelandic Provisions has launched its line of Icelandic skyr in the US, ushering in a new form of high-protein dairy for the US market. 

Hershey's India donating nutritional beverages to drought-affected region

Hershey India has pledged to supply 30,000, 200ml packs of SOFIT nutritional beverages for residents of Karmala Block in the Solapur District in India who have been severely affected by drought.

Study shows complex Chinese preferences for flavored milk

Companies interested in selling flavored milk in China might find it a little more complicated than simply getting it on the shelves.

G. Willi-Food extends Arla Foods exclusivity deal

Arla Foods has extended the distribution agreement with Gold Frost that gives the Israeli company an exclusive non-transferable right in Israel to import, export, market and distribute cheese and butter...

Tip Top dips into China ice cream market

Will Hokey Pokey be a hit in Hangzhou? New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is hoping so, as it tries out its Tip Top ice cream in the Chinese market through...

Danone adjusts 2016 guidance

Danone has changed its outlook for 2016, upgrading its trading operating margin target from ‘solid improvement’ to a range of 50 to 60bps, and sales growth guidance in the range of 3% to 5%.

US dairy producers join forces to boost Michigan dairy industry

The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Foremost Farms USA and Michigan Milk Producers Association are exploring joint ownership of a cheese processing plant in the state of Michigan. 

Japanese consumption, Chinese growth spur global demand for probiotics

Probiotics manufacturers are increasingly witnessing the rising importance of Asia-Pacific as growing awareness of the health benefits of “good” bacteria continue to drive global growth.

EMB says EU-Africa partnerships should be avoided due to crisis

The European Milk Board (EMB) and farmers in Burkina Faso have appealed to policy-makers in Europe and Africa to advocate for fair and responsible solutions to the milk market crisis.

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Companies must act now to prepare for new Chinese rules in spite of grace period

The Chinese government has announced the introduction of a one-year grace period for Cross-border Ecommerce (CBEC), which includes imported infant formula and dairy products. 

EBRD loan for Kazakh dairy FoodMaster

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved the funding of a long-term loan of up to €15m ($16.8m) to FoodMaster, Kazakhstan’s biggest dairy.

Yogurt market can hit $1bn by 2021 in India: Report

International dairy companies can tap in to a growing demand for yogurt in India, according to a recently-published report by TechSci Research.

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Kiwi whole milk powder prices buoyed by reduced Chinese stocks

New Zealand whole milk powder prices increased by 7% in May over the corresponding period last year, driven by decreased supply and increased export demand from China. 

Which dairy companies make their mark in Kantar’s global top 50 brand rankings?

Kantar Worldpanel has published its 2016 rankings of the world’s most popular 50 brands, with Danone, Yili and Yakult among those making this year’s report.

Kite Hill closes $18m funding round led by Gen Mills 301 Inc & CAVU: 'We are growing very aggressively'

Kite Hill - a San Francisco-based brand on a mission to disrupt the dairy case with its cultured nut milk products – has closed an $18m fundraising round led by...

Emmi increases stake in Chile’s Surlat

Swiss dairy company Emmi, through its subsidiary, Kaiku Corporación Alimentaria, is increasing its stake in Chile’s Group Surlat S.A.

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