All news articles for December 2020

The intended closure of the Genk location, with the loss of 211 jobs, is expected at the end of 2021. Pic: FrieslandCampina

FrieslandCampina to close Belgian cheese facility

By Jim Cornall

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina said it is restructuring its cheese packaging activities and intends to close its location in Genk, Belgium, with the loss of 211 jobs.

The company's earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose by 85%. Pic: Ekosem-Agrar

Ekosem-Agrar earnings grow for the first nine months of 2020

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, continued to expand its operating activities in the first nine months of 2020. Sales revenues increased by around 27% to €338.7m ($411.8m).

Starbucks has formalized its 2030 environmental goals to cut its carbon, water, and waste footprints by half. Pic: Starbucks

Starbucks joins US dairy Net Zero initiative

By Jim Cornall

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has announced Starbucks’ intent to support the Net Zero Initiative (NZI), a partnership of the US dairy community seeking to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions, optimize water usage and improve water quality...

The new Chobani Probiotic yogurts and yogurt drinks have a blend of probiotic strains with multiple benefits for immune, digestive and gut health. Pic: Chobani

Chobani debuts new products with probiotics and expands oat line

By Jim Cornall

Chobani, US maker of Greek yogurts, oat milks, probiotic drinks, and creamers, announced the debut of the new World of Chobani Probiotics, a full portfolio of probiotic yogurts and drinks, kids pouches and shakes, and non-dairy functional beverages with...

Sugar reduction and clean label are two of the most common requests from dairy manufacturers who seek help with product reformulation.  Pic: DuPont

Five ways to naturally better yogurt

By Jim Cornall

Sugar reduction and clean label remain popular trends in the yogurt category. Five parameters hold the key to solving most of the quality challenges, according to DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences.

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