All news articles for October 2017

This month's new products cover all aspects of the dairy sector. Pic:©GettyImages/denisgorelkin

October dairy product round-up

By Mary Ellen Shoup and Jim Cornall

It's the time of the month when we take a look at some of the new products launched in the dairy aisles around the world.

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Yoghurt soars as China develops new dairy foothold

By RJ Whitehead

Cheaper production costs and higher quality products have led foreign companies to dominate most Chinese dairy markets, but high margins and booming demand have put local firms in pole position in the yoghurt market.

Saputo's takeover of Murray Goulburn is expected to close in the first half of 2018.

Saputo to take over Murray Goulburn for $1bn

By Jim Cornall

After many rumors over the potential sale of Australia’s Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Co. Limited, Canadian dairy company Saputo Inc. has emerged as the company that will take over the cooperative.

With the acquisition of Vigor, Grupo Lala will gain some leading Brazilian yogurt and cheese brands.

Grupo Lala completes Vigor Alimentos acquisition

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Grupo Lala has completed the acquisition of a 99.9% share of Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos, S.A. in a deal worth $1.3bn, aligning with the company’s strategy of expanding its value-added dairy business in South America.

Three new companies from Ireland, the US and New Zealand have joined GDT Marketplace as sellers.

Three new sellers join GDT Marketplace

By Jim Cornall

Global Dairy Trade has announced three additional dairy ingredient suppliers are to participate on GDT Marketplace, its 24/7 dairy trading platform.

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