All news articles for March 2020

Yogurt - which is generally associated with gut health and immunity - is selling well during the current crisis. Pic: Getty Images/Bet_Noire

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Coronavirus will drive sales of probiotic products

By Jim Cornall

Asia has been experiencing the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak ahead of Europe and observing various regional challenges - such as that faced by Japan - can help identify what comes next, says data and analytics company GlobalData.

“In times like this, the resilience of the human spirit is more visible than ever. It’s incredibly uplifting to see so many businesses and individuals stepping up.

Dairy donates time, money and food to the coronavirus pandemic

By Beth Newhart

The coronavirus is upending businesses and economies around the world, and the dairy sector isn't immune. While some aspects of the industry need stability and assistance, others are able to share their wealth and give back.

DFA is re-evaluating its options to submit another bid by the deadline.

DFA is no longer confirmed to purchase Dean Foods

By Beth Newhart

Though it was announced last month that Dean Foods and the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) entered into an asset purchase agreement, that has been mutually terminated. The co-op is still in the running but is no longer the ‘stalking horse’ bidder.

The EDA is looking to the European Commission to act on several recommendations for dairy products.

EDA looks to keep dairy open despite coronavirus challenges

By Jim Cornall

In an open letter sent out to the EU Commission, European Parliament’s COM AGRI and EU Member States’ / UK Agricultural Counsellors, Alexander Anton, secretary general of the European Dairy Association (EDA), set out an assessment of the current situation...

In 2020, the company said it will continue to promote the internationalization of the Bimbosan brand.

Challenging year for Hochdorf

By Jim Cornall

Hochdorf Group said 2019 was a year of transformation, caused in particular by acquisitions in recent years that did not develop as hoped.

“Do you provide paid sick leave for your employees? If not, will employees feel financially obligated to come to work even when sick?”

NMPF beefs up coronavirus resource website for dairy

By Beth Newhart

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) in the US has set up a designated website for those in the dairy industry to utilize during the health crisis. It’s updating regularly with general information, work permit templates and multimedia resources.

Ariel's range of formula with lactoferrin. Pic: Ariel

Ariel launches formulas with lactoferrin

By Jim Cornall

Ariel, a brand founded by Australia Origin Biotechnology PTY Ltd (OBP) that specializes in the nutritional supplement industry, has launched a series of products including formulas with lactoferrin.

Milk powder sales in the US have risen 375% since the coronavirus pandemic. Pic: Getty Images/ddukang

Milk powder sales rocket during coronavirus crisis

By Jim Cornall

Catalina Marketing, a company that specializes in shopper intelligence and personalized digital media for CPG brands and retailers, has continued to mine its Buyer Intelligence Database for the fourth consecutive week to track sales in those categories...

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