All news articles for March 2020

Fonterra said it is operating in a different global context as a result of COVID-19.

Fonterra reports interim results

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has announced its 2020 interim results, which show the cooperative’s financial performance has improved with increased underlying earnings and reduced debt.

The annual survey is available for UK retailers until March 29. Pic: Getty Images/VLG

GCA annual survey open until end of March

By Jim Cornall

The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) in the UK has launched the annual survey, ten years after the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (the Code) came into force.

Nutricima is being sold by PZ Cussons.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO set to buy Nutricima

By Jim Cornall

PZ Cussons Plc, a consumer products group, has announced further progress in respect of its Focus, Scale and Accelerate strategy with the proposed sale of its Nigerian dairy business, Nutricima, and completion of the previously announced sale of its Polish...

US lays out new COVID-19 guidelines for food industry

By Beth Newhart

The Trump Administration released a set of coronavirus guidelines for all Americans, with special provisions for critical infrastructure industries like food and beverage. Brands have been adapting this week to the new reality, while keeping employee...

Retailers in the UK are imposing limits on stocks as stockpiling and panic buying continues, leaving many shelves bare.

COVID-19: What’s dairy doing?

By Jim Cornall

As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, governments are taking a range of actions to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Aurivo's Killygordon milk processing plant. Pic: GEA

Aurivo reduces fossil fuel consumption by 80%

By Jim Cornall

Ireland’s second largest liquid milk processing company, Aurivo, has cut carbon dioxide emissions at its Killygordon site by 80% and reduced fossil fuel consumption at the facility by 80%.

Sixty-one percent of Koreans said sleeping disorders impact their current health. Pic: Getty Images/zGel

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New health claim for Lactium in South Korea

By Jim Cornall

Ingredia’s product Lactium has been recognized by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety as a functional ingredient for health functional foods.

Rabobank is lowering its 2020 US demand growth projections from 0.8% to 0.5%, as consumers quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pic: Getty/Chinnapong

The ripple effects of COVID-19: A look into global dairy

By Beth Newhart

Rabobank assesses how the ‘corona hangover’ will impact global dairy markets in its latest report. Demand in China is already starting to bounce back after its virus exposure seems to have peaked, while the US will suffer in the coming months as cases...

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