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Lactalis' brands in Canada. Pic: Lactalis

Lactalis signs up with Cority

By Jim Cornall

Cority, a global enterprise environmental, health, and safety (EHS) software provider has partnered with the Lactalis Group, aimed at providing a simplified, integrated solution for managing the dairy group’s global health, safety, and sustainability...

Lactalis Canada brands. Pic: Lactalis Canada

Lactalis Canada launches program to focus on waste reduction

By Jim Cornall

Canadian dairy company Lactalis Canada, which owns brands like Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, Balderson, Astro and Lactantia and a subsidiary of France-based Lactalis Group, is unveiling Lactalis Canada NEXT Ventures – an innovation program designed to...

Lactalis UK & Ireland revealed its cheese trends for 2022.

Lactalis UK & Ireland reveals 2022 cheese tips

By Jim Cornall

Dairy manufacturer Lactalis UK & Ireland has shared what it says are the key trends cheese manufacturers and retailers need to consider to win big in cheese in 2022.

Pic: Lactalis

Lactalis completes acquisition of Leerdammer and Shostka

By Jim Cornall

Global dairy company The Lactalis Group has acquired the European cheese brand Leerdammer, in an operation that includes Royal Bel Leerdammer The Netherlands, Bel Shostka Ukraine, the commercialization of Bel products in Italy, Germany and Ukraine and...

The ACCC is seeking orders including penalties, declarations, injunctions, a corrective advertising order and costs. Pic: Getty Images/tomloel

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UPDATED: ACCC alleges Lactalis Australia Dairy Code breaches

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted Federal Court proceedings against Lactalis Australia Pty Ltd (Lactalis) for alleged breaches of the Dairy Code of Conduct, the first time the ACCC has commenced proceedings for alleged...

Dairy Dialog 128: Danone, Kerry, Veolia

Dairy Dialog podcast 128: Danone, Kerry, Veolia

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have three interviews on the podcast. We have conversations with Shannon Coco, strategic marketing director, food at Kerry North America, and Logan Cisewski, RD&A senior scientist at Kerry; Tim Duret, director of sustainable technology...

Since Bel bought it in 2002, Leerdammer sales and earnings have nearly doubled.  Pic: Groupe Bel

Lactalis set to buy Leerdammer cheese from Bel

By Jim Cornall

Bel Group and Lactalis Group said they have begun exclusive negotiations, with Bel Group set to sell Royal Bel Leerdammer NL, Bel Italia, Bel Deutschland, the Leerdammer brand and all related rights plus Bel Shostka Ukraine, to the French dairy giant.

Some of the Iögo, Iögo Nanö and Olympic brand products. Pic: Lactalis

Lactalis Canada buying Agropur's Canadian yogurt business

By Jim Cornall

Lactalis Canada Inc., formerly Parmalat Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Lactalis Group, has reached an agreement with Agropur Cooperative to acquire all shares of its Canadian yogurt business, Ultima Foods Inc.

Lactalis will acquire a portfolio of brands including Cracker Barrel, Breakstone’s, Knudsen, Polly-O, Athenos, Hoffman’s and, outside the US and Canada only, Cheez Whiz. Pic: Kraft Heinz

Lactalis to acquire Kraft Heinz’s natural cheese division

By Jim Cornall

French-headquartered Lactalis Group has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition by its US affiliate of Kraft Heinz’s natural, grated, cultured and specialty cheese businesses in the US, grated cheese business in Canada, and entire international...

Yili has overtaken Danone to become the most valuable dairy brand in the world, as well as claiming second position in the overall Brand Finance Food 50 2020 ranking.

Yili tops Brand Finance list of world’s most valuable dairy brands

By Jim Cornall

The food & drink sector is one of the few sectors that should suffer limited impact as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the world’s top food & drink brands unlikely to lose brand value, according to the latest Brand Finance Food & Drink...

Dairy companies and organizations responded swiftly to the latest IATP report.

Dairy sector takes issue with IATP report

By Jim Cornall

The dairy industry has been quick to respond to a new report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), Milking the Planet: How Big Dairy is heating up the planet and hollowing rural communities.

Lactalis Nestlé is donating product to hospitals in Guadalajara and Madrid, Spain.

Tetra Laval Group, Lactalis Nestlé and Danone make contributions

More coronavirus donations announced

By Jim Cornall

To support the global response to the coronavirus crisis, the Tetra Laval Group is donating €10m ($10.9m) to various voluntary organizations supporting the health care systems across the countries the company operates in.

Saputo's takeover of Dairy Crest in the UK was the sector's biggest acquisition in 2019.

Mergers and acquisitions up again in annual Zenith report

By Jim Cornall

Zenith Global has published its database of food and drink company mergers and acquisitions in 2019, and the data show the previous record high of 777 in 2018 was broken again, with 789, an average of 15 each week.

“We expect to see further growth from acquisitions, with a long-awaited shift in the top three of the global ranking likely.

Rabobank publishes Dairy Top 20

By Beth Newhart

Nestlé, Lactalis and Danone continue leading the global dairy industry, but could see some shakeups in the future, according to a new analysis from Rabobank.

Nestlé’s portfolio is the most valuable globally, with a combined brand value of $70.5bn, up 11% on the previous year. Pic: ©Getty Images/bluebay2014

Top 10 dairy brands: Yili closes gap on Danone

By Jim Cornall

The latest Brand Finance Food & Drink 2019 report shows that, again, Switzerland’s Nestlé tops the food ranking, although its brand value increased by just 1% year on year to $19.6bn.

The companies and organizations fined more than €80m are challenging the ruling. Pic: ©Getty Images/NiroDesign

Dairy companies set to fight Spanish fines

By Jim Cornall

The CNMC (National Commission on Markets and Competition) in Spain has fined eight companies who operate in the raw cow’s milk supply market for activities between the years 2000 and 2013.

Lactalis Group acquired Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy, the US yogurt business of Ehrmann AG.

Lactalis busy with North American acquisitions

By Jim Cornall

Following the purchase last week of Kraft Heinz natural cheese activities in Canada, French dairy company Lactalis has further dipped into the market by acquiring the US yogurt division of Ehrmann AG.

The organized dairy market, where Danone and Lactalis play, is dominated by cooperatives in almost every state. Pic: ©Getty Images/polybutmono

Powerful establishment has the cards stacked in its favor through margins and scale

India’s dairy market may not be as attractive as it seems, despite two deals in a month

By Richard Whitehead

Two multinationals have already invested in Indian dairy this year, with January still in play. By such a measure it would appear that the subcontinent market is an attractive place, but foreign majors still have their work cut out for them.

The transaction is expected to complete within the next six months.

Aspen sells nutritional business to Lactalis

By Jim Cornall

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited, a global pharmaceutical company based in South Africa, has announced today, in conjunction with the announcement of its annual results for the year ended June 30, 2018, that it has concluded an agreement to divest of...

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