All news articles for February 2019

Grupo Lala's profits as reported were up by 13.4% compared to 2017, and milk remained the top-earning segment of the business.

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze products are coming to Mexico

By Beth Newhart

Grupo Lala announced this week that it reached a deal with Blue Diamond Growers to distribute Blue Diamond Almond Breeze almond beverages in Mexico. It also released fourth-quarter and full-year financial reports from 2018.

Dean Foods plans to invest in its core capabilities, technology, infrastructure, people and systems.

Sharp loss in profit forces Dean Foods to consider sale

By Beth Newhart

A disappointing fourth quarter for Dean Foods rounded out an under-performing 2018, causing the dairy giant to explore alternatives in its ‘business transformation.’ It is considering a joint venture, business combination or even a sale.

Digestive wellness is one of the top 5 dairy trends for 2019, according to NZMP. Pic: ©Getty Images/ChrisChrisW

NZMP picks top 5 dairy trends for 2019

By Jim Cornall

NZMP, the global ingredients brand of Fonterra, has studied insights from some of the world’s largest food and nutrition research providers to create its top five dairy trends for 2019.

Motif’s biotech team will harness genetic science and fermentation technology to re-create and sell animal proteins and food ingredients, including those similar to dairy ingredients. Pic: ©Getty Images/gorodenkoff

Fonterra buys in to bio-engineered food company

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has taken a stake in Motif Ingredients, a US-based food ingredients company that develops and commercializes bio-engineered animal and food ingredients.

Antica Luna is supplying cheeses to the food service industry, including hotels and restaurants in Bangkok. Pic: ©Getty Images/Kinwun

One town boasts two artisanal cheesemakers, though locals couldn’t give a hoot

Who said there’s no decent cheese in Thailand?

By Richard Whitehead

Thailand isn’t well regarded for dairy consumption, never mind production, so it might be surprising that a small city in the country’s heartland is building a reputation for its cheesemaking.

Jarlsberg cheese plate kits will be given away throughout 2019 to draw in younger customers.

Looking to millennials to expand Jarlsberg brand in US

By Beth Newhart

Jarlsberg has been available in the US since the 1960s, and the company that produces it, Norseland (a subsidiary of Norwegian cooperative TINE), is attempting to extend what it says is a typical baby boomer audience to capture the interest of a younger...

Ice cold: winter ice cream round-up

Ice cold: winter ice cream round-up

By Beth Newhart

Freezing temps across the US haven’t discouraged ice cream brands from expanding their portfolios. From boozy flavors to low-cal pops, here are the freshest launches within the US frozen dessert category.

Glanbia has acquired Watson, a US non-dairy ingredient solutions business.

Glanbia finalizes acquisitions, wraps up 2018

By Beth Newhart

Glanbia plc released its 2018 financials this week, revealing growing profits on the back of a few high-profile acquisitions. The nutritional ingredients and dairy business is dipping into the non-dairy sector and reorganizing its board of directors in...