Big Brands

Fonterra's Te Rapa site is one of those to have benefitted from an expansion.

Foodservice grows to NZ$2bn business for Fonterra

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra’s Foodservice business, Anchor Food Professionals, has become New Zealand’s sixth biggest export business, having generated more than NZ$2bn (US$1.4bn) in annual revenue over the past year.

The ActiveSG program is aimed at tackling obesity in Singapore.

FrieslandCampina Asia partners on Singapore program

By Jim Cornall

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.

Managing director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Ben Langat; Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Senator Abdullahi Adamu; Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh; and Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Abubakar Bagudu Atiku, during the presentation of a milking machine by the Minister to FrieslandCampina WAMCO in Abuja.

Presentation made to FrieslandCampina WAMCO in Nigeria

By Jim Cornall

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.

Fonterra's Te Rapa plant was one of those benefiting from investments.

Fonterra 2017 revenue up but profits fall 15%

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra has announced its 2017 annual results, which show revenue up to NZ$19.2bn (US$14bn), but net profit after tax dropped by NZ$745m (US$542m), an 11% reduction.

Around 1,600 FrieslandCampina farms already have solar panels installed. Pic:©iStock/DutchScenery

FrieslandCampina taps in to dairy farm solar energy

By Jim Cornall

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.

GDT is looking into working with EEX on a European dairy auction plan.

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EEX and GDT to look into auction for dairy products in Europe

By Jim Cornall

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.