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Melamine takes its toll on ingredient sales in China

The impact of this year’s melamine dairy crisis has rumbled through the food chain and although quality assurance measures can benefit responsible firms, downturn in Chinese dairy has still led...

Cheese dairy dominance faces emerging market challenges

Cheese continues to dominate growing global dairy product demand, which has risen by 15 per cent to 40.9 million tonnes in the last five years, though the product’s dominance may...

China melamine scare may play into big dairy brands' hands

The global furore over the recent melamine contamination scandal in China appears to have driven major shifts in the country’s dairy industry, not all of them to the detriment of...

News briefs: Fonterra in China and Friesland Foods

This week, Fonterra announces support for a Chinese charity to protect infants and mothers in rural areas and Friesland says it will not budge on its provisional 2007 milk price.

Irish dairy board seeking higher sales to China

The Irish Dairy Board is eyeing China's foodservice market as an opportunity to add volumes to its growing retail business.

EU plays down impact of New Zealand-China dairy deal

The signing of a new free trade agreement between China and New Zealand predicted to open up numerous benefits for dairy trade will not setback the interests of producers in...

News briefs: Wiseman dairies outlook, Ben & Jerry vs China

This week, Robert Wiseman Dairies says it is on track to meet its 2007 profit expectations, and the founders of ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's takes a stand.

China driving European raw materials innovation

The improved quality of the Chinese ingredients supply chain is forcing European operators to lift their game, according to one leading UK-based supplier.

Unilever targets Russia for ice cream expansion

Unilever is to extend its presence within ice cream manufacture after announcing this week that it has agreed to acquire Russian ice cream company Inmarko.

Danone quiet on Indian milk buy talks

Danone yesterday remained tight lipped over the possibility of making an imminent acquisition into India's high growth dairy market, as part of the company's longstanding expansion aims for the country.

Nestle, Fonterra to milk Brazilian dairy demand

Nestle has confirmed that it will work with New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra in constructing and running a new dairy in Brazil as part of a joint $40m (€27m) investment...

Russian milk prices up despite production hike

Russian milk production remains well below the country's output targets for 2007, ensuring continued price hikes for the product on the back of increasing global demand, according to the US...

Danone freezes assets in China venture battle

France-based Danone has successfully frozen the assets of a number of enterprises allegedly linked to Chinese joint venture partner Wahaha, on the back of increasing legal pressure over property rights...

Raisio halts Russian margarine production

Raisio is to cease production of margarine at its plant in Istra, Russia from September, when it will transfer the operation to a subcontractor in an effort to reduce over-capacity...

Indian joint venture turns tables on Danone

Group Danone is experiencing further set backs to its plan to expand its presence into Asia's booming dairy markets, as an Indian joint venture partner turns the tables on the...

Wimm-Bill-Dann maintains Russian expansion

Dairy group Wimm-Bill-Dann has tightened its grip on the country's dairy market by increasing its holding in one of the country's major production facilities.

Vietnam next for Arla's emerging market drive

Sweden's Arla foods has today revealed it plans to enter Vietnam's dairy market in October to boost its presence in the dynamic emerging markets of Asia.

Tetra Pak to produce caps in Russia

Sweden-based Tetra Pak will produce caps in Russia in a bid to move its supply chain closer to customers.

Arla signs up for Russian dairy venture

Scandinavian dairy giant Arla Foods has agreed to form a joint venture with its Russian distributor, Artis, as competition for space on the growing Russian dairy market intensifies.

Tetra Pak to expand in China

Tetra Pak plans to tighten its grip on China's growing beverage and dairy markets with a €60m state-of-the-art packaging materials plant in the country, it announced Tuesday.

Nestlé opens factory for the poor in Brazil

Nestle announced it has opened a factory in Brazil to supply milk powder and coffee to low income families there, in yet another sign of ethics becoming big business.

Danone sets up joint venture with China's Mengniu

French biscuits, water and yoghurt group Danone said yesterday that it had signed a joint venture with China's leading dairy Mengniu to cooperate in the production and distribution of fresh...

Fonterra to set up dairy farm in China

New Zealand dairy co-op Fonterra said today that it will set up a best practice dairy farm in China to provide quality milk for Shijiazhuang SanLu, the Chinese dairy in...

Meiji launches fresh milk in China

Asia's biggest dairy, Japan's Meiji, has started shipping pasteurized milk directly to Shanghai from Japan, the first time a foreign dairy has supplied fresh milk to the rapidly growing market.

Yili forges ahead as Bright loses share in China's dairy sector

Chinese dairy Yili, one of the country's top two, has increased sales and profits in the first six months of the year despite rising raw material costs, reinforcing its market...

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