All news articles for January 2018

Arla Foods has announced its biggest investment ever for 2018 as it pursues its 2020 goals.

Arla Foods to invest €527m in 2018

By Jim Cornall

In the biggest single investment announced in the Danish-headquartered dairy cooperative’s history, Arla Foods says it will invest more than half a billion euros ($656m) in 2018 to deliver on its 2020 growth ambition.

New products for January include skyr in Scotland and breakfast on-the-go products in New Zealand. Pic:©GettyImages/pioneer111

New products in the dairy aisles in January

By Mary Ellen Shoup and Jim Cornall

The New Year has started with new product launches around the world. This month, some of the products include vegan desserts for Veganuary, new breakfast drinks, ice cream, cheese and skyr.

Duravant to acquire Key Technology. Pic: Duravant

Duravant to acquire Key Technology for $175m

By Jenny Eagle

Duravant has signed an agreement to acquire Key Technology, which designs and manufactures digital sorting, inspection, conveying and processing equipment.

Aspen's infant formula brand, Alula, recently received approval to be registered for sale in China.

News in Brief

Aspen reviewing infant formula unit

By Jim Cornall

South Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare has announced it is exploring options ‘to enhance the value of its global nutritionals business’ since receiving an unsolicited approach in the third quarter of last year.

Woodlands Dairy markets some of its products under the FIRST CHOICE brand.

Woodlands Dairy and Fairfield Dairy merger gets go-ahead

By Jim Cornall

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved a merger between Gutsche Family Investments Proprietary Limited (GFI), which controls Woodlands Dairy, and Fairfield Diary Proprietary Limited.