All news articles for November 2017

Ekosem-Agrar is growing with acquisitions as well as adding more staff. Pic: Ekosem-Agrar

Ekosem-Agrar boosts growth in Russia

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar GmbH, the German holding company of Russian milk producer Ekoniva Group, continued its growth in 2017, the company said.

Saputo is to close its plant in Fond du Lac, and move production to its Almena plant. Pic:©GettyImages/jamirae

Saputo to close Wisconsin cheese plant

By Jim Cornall

Saputo Inc. has announced the closure of its cheese manufacturing facility in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, US, with the loss of 126 jobs.

Seydaco prodcues bakery and confectionery carton boxes. Pic: Seydaco.

Graphic Packaging to acquire Seydaco Packaging

By Jenny Eagle

Graphic Packaging International and Graphic Packaging International Canada have agreed to acquire Seydaco Packaging Corp and its affiliates National Carton and Coating Co., and Groupe Ecco Boites Pliantes Ltée.

While knowledge of hay milk may be high in Austria, a recent survey found the product isn't so well understood in Germany, where it is also sold. Pic:©GettyImages/FooTToo

TÜV SÜD survey: What’s hay milk?

By Jim Cornall

‘Hay milk’ is a special dairy product popular in many areas including Germany. However, it appears few consumers know what’s really behind the name.

Dairy Crest said sales of GOS and demineralized whey would accelerate in the second half of the year.

Revenues up 16% for Dairy Crest

By Jim Cornall

UK’s Dairy Crest Group plc has published its interim results for the six months ended September 30, 2017, which shows revenue up 16% compared to the same period in 2016.