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Food Union expands by buying Romanian ice cream company Alpin57Lux

Latvian dairy company Food Union has signed an agreement to take over the second largest ice cream producer in Romania, Alpin57Lux.

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French dairy’s Chinese joint-venture could boost Sodiaal’s fortunes

Candia, a French milk producer, has joined Zhejiang International Business in a joint-venture which it hopes will deliver EUR145m (US$161m) in sales of branded UHT milk and baby milk in...

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Chaotic distribution system provides fertile ground for fake formula

Chaotic sales channels are to blame for Chinese counterfeiting scandals such as the recent case involving 22,600 cans of fake milk powder produced and sold under the brands of US...

Arla works with Nigeria on developing its dairy sector

Following a meeting between Arla Foods and delegates from Nigeria, the Danish dairy cooperative is hoping it can help develop the dairy industry in that country, and find new markets...

WhiteWave launches banana milk drink, amid tanking dairy milk sales

North American dairy milk sales dropped 7.8% to $13.6bn in 2015 compared to 2014, according to data from Euromonitor International, but WhiteWave Foods launched Sir Bananas to attempt to resurrect...

Rabobank dairy report says upturn after challenging 2016

According to Rabobank, the global dairy market shouldn’t expect any growth until 2017. 

Emerging companies set to drive non-dairy beverage market, says Industry Arc

The dairy alternative beverage market is estimated to grow at CAGR rate of 15.5%, reaching $14.5bn by 2021, according to a report by research and consulting firm Industry Arc.  

Kuban Agro first to produce Holstein dairy embryos in Russia

Kuban Agro, the largest agricultural company in southern Russia, has produced 233 transplant dairy heifers over the last two years, becoming the first Russian agricultural company to adopt embryo transfer...

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Nutricia withdraws Karicare from Chinese market

Danone Nutricia has stopped supplying its Karicare brand in China more than two years after the New-Zealand made infant formula was at the centre of a botulism contamination scare.

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Arla to bring UK specialty cheddar cheese to the US

Arla Foods USA is bringing a UK-manufactured Castello Extra Mature Cheddar to the US market later this year, the head of Arla, Don Stohrer Jr., told DairyReporter.

Kantar report highlights Chinese dairy market opportunities

A new report by Kantar Worldpanel gives an overview of the state of the Chinese dairy market that says there are opportunities for international companies.

Mitsubishi Electric opens Factory Automation centres in Italy and South Africa

Mitsubishi Electric Europe has opened a Factory Automation (FA) centre in Italy and an FA satellite centre in South Africa, to provide automation product services to Southern Europe and Africa,...

Scottish cheesemakers launch new group

Thirty-three Scottish cheesemakers have launched a new group, the Fine Cheesemakers of Scotland.

India’s dairy segment grows despite global slump

India has bucked the trend shown by the globally depressed dairy sector, and is expected to witness significant growth this year.

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Minerva Dairy launching Amish Roll butter to tap artisan market

The oldest family-owned dairy in the US, Minerva Dairy, is releasing its new Amish Roll butter in May this year, the company announced. 

East Europe Dairy Congress held in Kiev

The East European Dairy Initiative (EEDI) held its annual East Europe Dairy Congress earlier this month in Kiev, Ukraine.

EBRD and FAO supporting Georgia dairy sector

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are joining forces to support Georgia’s dairy sector.

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Saboro brand marks Mahindra & Mahindra entry into dairy

The Agri Business sector of Indian multi-national Mahindra & Mahindra, has announced the launch of its first branded dairy products - Saboro.

Bel Group Côte d'Ivoire plant inaugurated

The Bel plant in Abidjan that makes The Laughing Cow cheese has been officially opened by Bel Group chairman and CEO Antoine Fiévet.

AgResearch studies could help NZ sheep milk industry

The second Sheep Milk NZ industry conference was held in Palmerston North, New Zealand recently, with more than 200 people attending.

Ireland pins ME growth plans on dairy demand

Ireland is aiming to nearly double its food exports to the Middle East, with a target of more than US$560m by 2020, and is counting on its newly quota-free dairy...

China sees baby food sales double in five years

Baby food sales in China almost doubled between 2010-15, with the country now estimated to consume around US$19bn worth of infant formula.

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Go Veggie upgrades Vegan Shredded Cheese, looking to unlock foodservice channels

Go Veggies, a Galaxy Nutritional Foods brand, has upgraded its Vegan Shredded Cheese, the company has announced.

Ornua opens cheese facility in Saudi Arabia

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has opened a new cheese manufacturing facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Cheese powder market continues to grow, especially in developing countries, new report shows

The cheese powder market in 2015 was estimated at $256.1m, with global demand expected to show a CAGR of 7.5% from 2015 to 2020, a new MarketsandMarkets report shows.

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