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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.

Russia looks to Vietnam and Thailand as $3.7bn dairy projects get off the ground

With a ban on EU dairy products entering the country, Russia has been busy on the dairy front this week, announcing the launch of two dairy projects and starting work...

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China and Estonia sign agreement for dairy products to be exported to China

Mei Kebao, the vice minister of general administration of quality supervision, inspection and quarantine of China (AQSIQ) visited Estonia this week.

Arla opens new production site in Senegal

Arla’s new Dano milk powder packaging facility is now operational in Dakar, Senegal.

Milkiland sees profits tumble in Q1

International dairy producer Milkiland said the lack of cheese exports from Ukraine and Poland to Russia, unfavorable global pricing for dry milk products, and currency devaluation, resulted in an almost...

Elopak enters Japanese market with Pure-Pak carton

Elopak has partnered with Nippon Paper Industries to launch its Pure-Pak carton in Japan.

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European market lagging behind US and Brazil in coconut beverage consumption and growth

Ready-to-drink (RTD) coconut beverages have rapidly gained popularity with consumers in recent years, with sales of packaged coconut water now estimated to be worth more than $1bn worldwide.

Is non-dairy milk poised to outpace dairy milk? Maybe not, Mintel suggests

Dairy milk may be nearing its maximum sales growth as more and more consumers are swapping out cow’s milk for non-dairy milks for both health reasons and personal preference, according...

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Exclusive: The state of the Russian dairy industry

In spite of the ban on European products – including dairy – entering Russia, the internal dairy industry seems to be on a firm footing in spite of some challenges,...

Marina launches ‘SunStar’ in combidome carton bottle

SIG Combibloc: ‘Investments in Iran should start to prove easier in the future’

Investments in Iran should start to prove easier in the future, according to SIG Combibloc as it partners with Zarin Jam Marina to launch 21 varieties of its SunStar beverage...

UK cheese exporter Somerdale wins Queen's Award

UK cheese exporter Somerdale International has been given the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.  

IDFA predicts 'bright future for US dairy' as TPP will lift Vietnam export tariffs

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will create new export opportunities for US dairy exports to Vietnam. 

Irish delegation promoting dairy in Iran

Bord Bia; the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; and 17 Irish food companies are visiting Iran on a trade mission - the first from Ireland since international sanctions...

Cottage cheese ‘deserves a comeback’: Good Culture co-founder and CEO says

Irvine, California-based Good Culture is leading a revival in the cottage cheese market with help from a $2.1m partnership with General Mills in March 2016.

Yashili’s Super α-Golden Stage formula launches in New Zealand market

Yashili’s infant formula Super α-Golden Stage is now available to New Zealand customers, with the product available in selected New World and Pak’n’Save North Island stores.

Domty gets the cream as profits surge 355%

Egyptian dairy producer Domty is celebrating a 355% year-on-year rise in annual profits, netting US$14.5m, just days after its highly-oversubscribed launch on the Egyptian stock market.

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. 

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