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Arla's 'Calcium' cost-cutting program will take effect throughout the company, covering production, products, procurement, promotional marketing and people.

Arla to cut €400m in costs

By Jim Cornall

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods has launched an internal transformation program called “Calcium,” which is set to deliver more than €400m ($492m) of savings by the end of 2020.

The EMB's new president, Erwin Schöpges, left, with outgoing president, Romuald Schaber.

New president for EMB

By Jim Cornall

Following the general assembly of the European Milk Board (EMB), the organization has a new president, Erwin Schöpges.

Valio said the milk market situation remains challenging despite overall economic growth.

Valio reports better sales in 2017

By Jim Cornall

Finnish company Valio said 2017 was a good year from a business development perspective: net sales increased by 4.3%, and it was able to pay the co-operatives a steady milk price despite the challenging market situation.

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What’s the real reason behind Halo Top’s success? Mintel explains

By Mary Ellen Shoup

‘Dieting’ and ‘reduced fat’ have become passé phrases in the world of packaged food replaced with terms like ‘clean label’ and ‘locally-sourced’, so what can explain low-calorie ice cream alternative Halo Top’s dramatic takeover of the frozen dessert...

NFU Scotland's milk committee chairman said in Mull of Kintyre and Arran cheddar, both creameries are making world-famous cheese and both sites should be hugely attractive to potential buyers.

First Milk to sell two Scottish creameries

By Jim Cornall

UK dairy company First Milk has announced it will be offering its creameries in Scotland, on the islands of Arran and in Campbeltown, for sale, saying the operations need significant investment.

Müller Direct farmers will be offered the option to secure up to 50% of their milk supply at 28ppl fixed price for up to three years, to fulfill Lidl’s requirement for fresh milk. Pic: ©iStock/Tomasz Wyszołmirski

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Müller offers farmers fixed price following Lidl deal

By Jim Cornall

In the UK, Müller Milk & Ingredients has confirmed details of a new initiative it said will help British dairy farmers manage the impact of extreme farm gate milk price volatility.

The Creamery will include a cafe and a variety of dairy products, including cheese curds, artisanal cheeses, ice cream and convenience items.

DFA constructing new Utah store to inform consumers

By Jim Cornall

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative, has broken ground for the construction of a new retail store and dairy information center, The Creamery, in Beaver, Utah, which will replace the existing cheese store currently on the site of DFA’s...

a2MC said South Korea is an attractive market opportunity, given high per capita dairy consumption and a fast-growing e-commerce channel. Pic: ©Getty Images/HStocks

a2 Milk Company signs South Korea deal

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is entering the South Korean market after signing an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with Yuhan Corporation to promote and distribute a2MC’s branded products.