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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Largest European investment to date

Danone doubles Dutch baby milk production capacity

Danone-Nutricia has invested €240m in a new production plant in the Netherlands on the back of double-digit sales growth of infant formula products such as Aptamil and Nutrilon.

Excess of dairy may be at 400,000 tons across the world: USDEC

The dairy market is more than adequately supplied into 2016, as there is likely 400,000 metric tons of excess dairy across the world, mostly in the form of powder, according...

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Circular Economy: Part I – What does the future hold now?

The European Commission has adopted a revised Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers - "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use. ...

Circular Economy: Part II – Serious concerns over long-term plans for investment

EuropaBio said it has ‘high hopes’ for the European Commission’s Circular Economy strategy, but serious, ongoing concerns about the long-term framework conditions in place to attract business investment. 

Dairy market set for rough 2016, says USDEC

The US Dairy Export Council expects another challenging year for the dairy market in 2016 as Russia and China continue to reduce their reliance on imports.

Russians first to bring cheese to Europe 4,000 years ago: Study

Europeans who are able to easily digest cheese can thank Russian farmers from more than 4,000 years ago, according to recent DNA research.

Dairy ingredient market to reach nearly $60bn by 2020

Dairy ingredients, including milk powder, whey, lactose and casein, are slated to reach $59.8bn by 2020 with yearly growth of approximately 5.6%, according to a recent report. 

Dairy companies can build trust through transparency

If dairy manufacturers want to build trust with consumers, improving transparency will go a long way, according to the Center for Food Integrity.

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