Whether it’s currency issues, slow sales in certain segments of the industry, trade deals, or weather problems, dairy is volatile, as can be seen by many of the recent results published by dairy companies.
So what are dairy companies around the world concerned about? And what are the opportunities that may arise from these challenges?
In October, DairyReporter asked representatives from several companies attending the Anuga trade show event in Cologne, Germany, during interviews, what their companies were experiencing.
The companies we spoke with vary in size and location, as well as the scope of their products. We interviewed ECCO-F, a cow and sheep milk cheese producer in Bulgaria; Dafni, a Greek producer of milk, yogurt and ice cream from sheep milk; Swiss dairy company Emmi; German lupin dairy alternative company Prolupin; Dutch dairy company Roerink; Belgian butter and milk fat company Corman (a division of Savencia); Finnish cooperative Valio; Mlekpol, a dairy cooperative from Poland; Malaysian ingredients supplier Promac; and DMK Group, from Germany.