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Will some of the empty shelves being seen due to stockpiling in the UK be repeated in Asia?

Major food shortages possible in Asia says FIA

By Jim Cornall

In light of the increasing number of nationwide lockdowns and border restrictions, Food Industry Asia (FIA) and the ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA), the regional associations representing Asia and ASEAN’s food and beverage (F&B) industries...

Snacks and plant-based products showed growth in Finland.

Valio issues 2019 financials

By Jim Cornall

Finnish dairy cooperative Valio Group’s net sales were €1,787m ($1.98bn) in 2019, representing 3% growth from the previous year.

The recruitment drive is due to strong consumer demand for dairy products like fresh milk, yogurts and butter.

Müller launches major recruitment drive in UK

By Jim Cornall

Müller UK & Ireland has launched a significant recruitment push for up to 300 additional key workers to help feed the UK as the country tackles the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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