Danone’s third quarter sales in 2017 grew by 4.7% to roughly $7.5bn, driven by its booming specialized nutrition business in China, which increased 17.8% in reported sales compared to the previous quarter.
ActiveSG, Singapore’s national movement for sport and physical activity, and FrieslandCampina Asia are to collaborate on Nurture Kids — a new physical activity and nutrition program for preschool children in Singapore.
Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has donated a portable motorized milking machine to FrieslandCampina WAMCO, while praising the company as the biggest investor in Nigeria’s dairy sector.
Ben & Jerry’s has agreed to implement the Milk with Dignity (MD) Program, a multi-year plan created by Migrant Justice in 2014, which aims to improve working conditions of dairy farm workers who supply the milk for the ice cream manufacturer.
Henk Kamp, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, has given out SDE+ (Encouraging Sustainable Energy Production) subsidies of more than €200m ($239m) for the installation of solar panels at the roofs of FrieslandCampina member dairy farms.
The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and Global Dairy Trade (GDT) have signed a letter of intent to evaluate the possibility of working together to set up and operate an auction mechanism for dairy products originating in Europe.