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Synlait to set up R&D center

New Zealand’s Synlait has announced it is to set up a research and development center in Palmerston North to ‘build expertise and capability in food technology.’

Tetra Pak makes $35.6m investment to meet US demand for on-the-go packaging

Tetra Pak is making a $35.6m (€30m) investment in factory upgrades at its packaging material converting factory in Denton, Texas, to address the growing demand for screw-cap beverages in the...

Lycored tests show natural colors are stable

Global food ingredients company Lycored carries out research into the stability of its naturally-sourced color solutions, and has recently undertaken trials on fruit preparation performance for yogurts.

SIG doubles its carton packs carrying the FSC label from 42% to 80%

SIG has doubled the number of carton packs carrying the FSC label from 42% in 2015 to more than 80% in September 2017, as customer demand soars for environmental responsibility. 

Fonterra 2017 revenue up but profits fall 15%

Fonterra has announced its 2017 annual results, which show revenue up to NZ$19.2bn (US$14bn), but net profit after tax dropped by NZ$745m (US$542m), an 11% reduction.

IDFA unhappy over trade agreement terms

The European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been provisionally implemented, however, the US dairy industry isn’t impressed with some European cheese names being protected.

Australia

Murray Goulburn struggling to find suitor for buyout

Troubled Australian dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn has called for an end to media speculation over a potential buyout—even calling into question the likelihood of a takeover itself. 

Guest article

South America’s road to recovery

South America boasts a dynamic dairy sector replete with opportunities for growth and development.  While 2016 was an incredibly challenging year for many stakeholders across the dairy chain, so far,...

ProcessExpo 2017

Processed Powder Solutions assures product safety with hands-free automated metal detector

Processed Powder Solutions’ (PPS) Magnattack magnetic separator has helped whey and lactose powder manufacturers avoid metal contamination by cutting down the number of risks that commonly occur in a traditional...

Award for Novozymes’ Saphera shows importance of Latin America market

Danish headquartered company Novozymes is doing well in the Latin American market, confirmed recently as the company’s dairy product, Saphera, took first place as most innovative functional ingredient at the...

News in brief

CCPR to exercise right to buy Itambé as part of Grupo Lala’s Vigor takeover

In August, Mexican dairy company Grupo Lala, S.A.B. de C.V., announced its acquisition of the Brazilian company Vigor Alimentos, S.A., which includes its shareholding in Itambé Alimentos, S.A....

Schenck Process to expand its international footprint

Schenck Process is entering an ‘exciting new chapter’ and expanding its international footprint following an agreement with Blackstone.

FI Asia 2017

DuPont: Ageing Asia creating vast potential but infant formula 'challenging for manufacturers'

DuPont is targeting innovation at both ends of the age spectrum as it seeks to meet the vast needs of Asia's ageing societies, while also helping infant formula firms overcome...

Guest article

Milking the Latin American dairy market

At $60bn, the Latin American market accounts for less than 15% of global dairy sales.[1] However, that is likely to change soon.

New Zealand endorses Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam

DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have endorsed the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam.

Funding for FrieslandCampina’s Cooperative Jumpstart project

Henk Kamp, the Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs, has given €130m ($155m) SDE+ (Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production) subsidy to Cooperative Jumpstart for the installation of 103 manure monofermentation systems...

Dairy Machinery UK and MDavis Group create JV

Dairy Machinery UK has formed a joint venture with the US sales company MDavis Group (MDG).

Nestlé-backed Swiss scientists create novel process for foams that last 'essentially forever'

Ever-lasting foam in ice cream or beer without artificial stabilisers? Swiss researchers have "for the first time" developed a novel strategy to make foam bubbles last "essentially ‘forever"....

Savola aims to claw back revenues through Almarai share sale

Savola Group will sell 2% of its stake in the Gulf's biggest dairy company in a bid to shore up its dwindling returns. 

News in brief

GDT Marketplace continues to grow

Global Dairy Trade says its GDT Marketplace has grown strongly over the past quarter, with a 40% increase in buyers and doubling of sellers since our June update.

Tetra Pak launches ice cream extrusion line for medium-sized producers

Tetra Pak has launched an ice cream extrusion line for medium-capacity producers.

Tokyo Olympics spurring dairy protein demand in Japan as wider region anticipates double-digit growth

The 2020 Olympics, 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the ageing population are contributing to ‘huge demand’ for protein products across Japan's sports nutrition and functional food space.

International Whey Conference 2017

Glanbia Nutritionals CEO: Largest growth in whey comes from emerging markets

Market demand for whey continues to rise and Glanbia Nutritionals sees the most opportunity for growth in emerging markets, particularly Asia Pacific. 

Synlait looks to accelerate infant formula business coming off record FY17

Ownership of the entire value chain and increased demand for higher-margin products in the infant formula market drove Synlait’s FY17 profit margins up 39%, according to managing director and CEO,...

Ripple Foods seeks to disrupt plant-based yogurt category: 'Let's not mince words... some of these products are terrible'

Plant-based Greek-style yogurts from Ripple Foods – slated to hit the market by the end of this year – will have a higher protein content (12g/serving) and superior texture to...

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