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With heightened pressure to meet stricter environmental controls in manufacturing operations, the dairy industry must find ways to balance demands across the supply chain with consistent production.

More demand for ice cream with functional use, natural ingredients

The demand for healthier, more natural food has extended into the ice cream sector, according to a recent report from Technavio.

Waitrose issues 100 day grazing pledge

UK chain Waitrose has announced that dairy cows should spend at least 100 days with access to pasture during the grazing season in the summer months.

Nestlé and First Milk program looks for future dairy leaders

Nestlé and First Milk have launched the Next Generation Dairy Leaders Program.

Tetra Pak’s plant-based package to hit 100m mark in 2016

Tetra Pak has announced that the company expects to deliver more than 100m packs of its Tetra Rex Bio-based to customers during 2016.

News in brief

Petcore Europe to host workshop on tracers in plastic packaging material

The European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) industry association, Petcore Europe, is hosting a workshop on tracers in plastic packaging material at the VLEVA Conference Centre, in Brussels, Belgium, on February 24.

REPORTS FROM THE 2016 IDFA DAIRY FORUM

Globalization and adaptation: The future of dairy cooperatives

Globalization, information and innovation will be essential components for dairy cooperatives over the next decade, industry executives said at the 2016 IDFA Dairy Forum.

REPORTS FROM IDFA FORUM 2016

Emerging markets essential to global growth in dairy

Dairy companies that want to capitalize on a growing global market will need to tap into emerging markets across the world, according to a presentation from McKinsey & Company at the...

REPORTS FROM 2016 IDFA DAIRY FORUM

“Time for a change”: IDFA president and CEO Connie Tipton announces she will step down

Connie Tipton, the International Dairy Foods Association president and CEO, announced that she will step down at the end of 2016.

US Senate committee applauded by dairy industry on child nutrition initiative

New action by the US Senate “will help reverse the trend of declining milk consumption in schools” once it is approved, according to two dairy associations.

Heineken, SAB Miller, The Coca-Cola Company, Nestlè & PepsiCo.

CGF completes five-year project to install low carbon refrigeration systems

Members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) have completed a five-year project to install low carbon refrigeration systems in over 4,000 supermarkets, four million ice cream and drinks chiller units...

Global cheese market to exceed $100bn by 2019

The global cheese market has seen huge growth in the last few years and will continue to do so until it exceeds $100bn in 2019, according to a recent report.

Dairy permeate market starting to take off

Dairy permeates are becoming more well-known, according to a US Dairy Export Council official, but changes will need to be made for it to reach its full potential.

TINE to use environmentally-friendly milk cartons

Norwegian company TINE will be utilizing 100% renewable milk cartons from February 1, after good results from tests since fall 2015.

News in brief

Almarai buys land in California

Almarai Company, in Saudi Arabia, has announced the purchase of farm land in California, US, for $31.8m (SAR 119.3m).

BillerudKorsnäs partners with EcoXpac to make paper bottle

BillerudKorsnäs has acquired a 10% stake in Danish packaging company EcoXpac, to make a bottle made entirely out of paper.

Innovation Center for US Dairy looks to industry for sustainability guide review

The Innovation Center for US Dairy is seeking comment from the dairy industry on its Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for US Dairy.

US cheese production up for 18th straight year; exports on the rise

The US produced 5.3m MT of cheese in 2015, according to USDEC executives, up 2.2% from 2014.

Interest growing in animal welfare on dairy farms: Report

More citizens are becoming interested in the wellbeing of cows on dairy farms, according to a recent study.

Slow recovery starts for New Mexico and Texas dairy markets after storm

The slow recovery has begun in the Northwest Texas and East New Mexico dairy markets after Winter Storm Goliath hit the areas hard with snow and high winds.

Ornua expanding presence in budding Nigerian market

The Nigerian population is slated to be the world's third largest by 2050, according to the United Nations, and Ornua says it wants to take advantage of the market's powerful...

Mixed feelings from PRE, APEAL, EuPC, BPF

Debate rages on over revised Circular Economy Package

The debate surrounding the revised Circular Economy Package rages on as some associations are not happy with the decisions announced while others welcome the changes.

Q&A

DuPont sustainability manager talks environmental protection in dairy

DuPont's corporate sustainability manager details the company's 2020 Sustainability Goals in DairyReporter Q&A.

Dairy industry could see ‘sizable’ retaliation from WTO decision

Congress must act fast to address a decision from the World Trade Organization that would allow Canada and Mexico more than $1bn in retaliatory tariffs, according to two dairy industry...

Dairy market growth to slow over next decade: EC report

A European Commission report says the world market for dairy commodities and milk imports will grow 2.4% annually up to 2025.

News in brief

Danone and Veolia: We must transition into a circular economy

Danone and Veolia have partnered to tackle climate change through areas such as water resources and management of plastic packaging.

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