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China

New dairy culture sees explosive drinking yoghurt growth

For years a laggard in the dairy stakes, China is now seeing massive growth in its yoghurt drinks market largely because of significant investment and new demand for healthier drinks...

Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre to open in 2015

Plans to open a Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre in Ireland to serve the EMEA region are on-track and scheduled to open in early 2015.

Gokul $1.5m state funding to expand dairy operations

Gokul dairy has received $1.5m state funding to set up a plant in Shirol tehsil, India.

The ban came into force July 28

Russia bans all dairy and milk from Ukraine

A ban on the import of all dairy products and milk from Ukraine came into force in Russia this month.

Breast is best: Punjab gov sets new infant formula labelling rules

Labelling of infant formula sold in the Pakistani department of Punjab must now include the warning “mother’s milk is the best food for your baby and helps in preventing diarrhoea and...

Malaysia

Chobani to hit Malaysian shelves as yoghurt demand grows in SE Asia

Chobani, America’s top-selling brand of strained yogurt that has been gaining a massive global following through its slick marketing, will soon be available in Malaysia.

China overtakes US to become world’s largest economy in PPP

An economic milestone occurs this year as China overtakes the US to become the world’s largest economy in purchase power parity, or PPP.

Sri Lanka will 'set the pace' for India in milk yield and quality: Wellard

Sri Lanka will soon "set the pace" for neighboring India in terms of milk quality and yield per cow, Australia's largest livestock exporter, Wellard Rural Exports, has claimed.

a2 Milk Company to resume China infant formula shipments

The a2 Milk Company has received approval from Chinese authorities to resume shipments of its a2 Platinum brand infant formula after a break of more than two months.

Danone to acquire 40% stake in Kenyan dairy Brookside

Danone has agreed to acquire a 40% stake in East Africa’s largest dairy manufacturer Brookside Dairy - its second investment on the African continent in less than a year.

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Molkerei Ammerland joins GlobalDairyTrade with sweet whey offering

German dairy cooperative Molkerei Ammerland has joined the GlobalDairyTrade platform in the hope of increasing its access to increasing worldwide dairy demand.

China

Abbott and Fonterra to join forces in widespread China expansion

A US-based infant formula major and New Zealand’s biggest exporter have joined forces to build up to five dairy farms in China to secure supply for China’s newfound voracious appetite...

India

India leapfrogs EU as world's dominant milk producer

India is now the world’s biggest milk producer, having overtaken the European Union over the last 12 months, according to the latest edition of the government’s annual economic survey.

India

Thawing market prompts demand for ice cream to soar

New data indicates that India’s ice cream market is the fastest growing in the world, as the product quickly becomes part of the country’s modern culture. 

Asian investors plough $106m into ambitious Chinese dairy Huaxia

A coalition of Asian investors is ploughing US$106m (€77.7m) in to Huaxia Dairy Farm to fund an expansion of the Chinese company's farming and processing operations.

Chinese organic dairy Shengmu launches expansion-driven IPO

Shengmu Organic, China's largest organic dairy player, is seeking to raise up to HK$1.3bn (US$169m, €124m) through an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in Hong Kong.

25% of milk produced in Tanzania wet season is wasted

Travesty of poor refrigeration in developing countries

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has launched a report which claims 25% of food wastage in the developing world could be eliminated with better refrigeration equipment. 

Fourteen firms in race to acquire Brasil Foods' dairy business

A total of 14 firms are battling it out to acquire the dairy assets of Brasil Foods (BRF), the Brazilian food giant has confirmed.

China

Bright Food eager to snap up more big international acquisitions

Unbowed by the decision by credit agency Moody’s to downgrade its outlook last month to “negative” following the recent near-billion-dollar Tnuva buy-in, Bright Food is now said to be looking...

Davisco Foods ‘not taking shotgun approach’ to Africa

Having secured sales in South Africa, US dairy protein specialist Davisco Foods is examining further opportunities in Africa - but insists it will not take a "shotgun approach" to the...

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Yogurt can be 'reinvented' in traditional Turkey: Danone

More than 1,000 years since its alleged conception in the country, Danone has envisioned opportunities for yogurt “to be reinvented” in Turkey.

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Don't get emotional, enter strategic alliances: Dairy Farmers of America

Strategic alliances have enabled Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) to overcome the “emotion” that comes with attempting to enter emerging markets such as China.

Wensleydale Creamery sets sights on Chinese export expansion

With the temporary Chinese ban on British cheese exports now lifted, Wensleydale Creamery has revealed plans to expand its distribution channels in dairy-hungry China.

Production capacity to reach 9.8bn packages by 2015

Tetra Pak unveils €60m Turkish packaging plant upgrade

Tetra Pak will invest a further €36m in its packaging material plant in Izmir, Turkey to complete a €60m technology upgrade it started in 2012.

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New Singapore facilities aim to bring market closer to CP Kelco

Speciality hydrocolloid manufacturer CP Kelco has opened a hub for South Asia alongside a dairy beverage centre of excellence in Singapore, with hopes to strengthen the company’s global innovation footprint....