All news articles for March 2019

The changes are part of Valio's three-year program.

News in brief

Loss of 80 jobs at Valio

By Jim Cornall

Finnish dairy cooperative Valio has announced a reduction of 80 positions at the company.

Toyo Printing Inks Manisa plant. Photo: Toyo Ink.

Toyo Ink Group to expand in Africa

By Jenny Eagle

Toyo Ink Group has announced plans to open a sales subsidiary in Casablanca, Morocco, to expand across the African continent.

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Colombian company takes buffalo milk yogurt to US market

By Beth Newhart

Yogurt made from a base of water buffalo milk as an alternative to cow’s milk is popular in some markets, such as Italy. Colombian company Annabella produces its cheese, yogurt and dessert products in small batches for distribution in the US.

Dairy Dialog podcast 25: Expo West

Dairy Dialog podcast 25: Expo West

By Jim Cornall

The 2019 Natural Products Expo West show brought together more than 86,000 attendees from 136 countries this month in Anaheim, CA. As the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, it’s tricky to cover the entire floor of more than 3,600...

The show also includes 45 hours of educational programming.

What’s new at ProFood Tech 2019?

By Jim Cornall

ProFood Tech, which takes place March 26-28 at McCormick Place, Chicago, will deliver an array of best practices and innovative solutions in processing to food and beverage professionals.

Kroger has recently put new emphasis on its ecommerce platform by launching Kroger Ship last summer.

Peak Rock acquires Turkey Hill Dairy from Kroger

By Beth Newhart

Peak Rock Capital has signed an agreement to acquire the Turkey Hill Dairy business from The Kroger Co., known for ice cream, refrigerated drinks and other dairy products. It marks Peak Rock’s eighth current investment in the food and beverage industry.

There is genuine consumer demand for milk in Sri Lanka. Pic: ©Getty Images/chamski

Not enough joined-up thinking has gone into the island’s dairy plan, says Singaporean entrepreneur

Sri Lanka is full of potential, despite the government’s efforts to promote dairy

By Richard Whitehead

Sri Lanka is only currently producing about 30% of the milk it is capable of, according to a Singaporean entrepreneur who is desperate to increase this figure and turn what is largely subsistence farming into a viable industry.

The event takes place in Singapore in July.

Healthy Ageing APAC Summit: Snap up early bird tickets by March 29

By Gary Scattergood

Delegates wanting to discover the latest insights from PepsiCo, Nestlé, BioCeuticals, Kirin and Danone, alongside a raft of other big brands, leading academics and industry experts at the second Healthy Ageing APAC Summit, have until March 29 to take...