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Groupe Danone maintains its number one spot in Euromonitor's global dairy rankings for retail value sales.

Dairy in sales decline as Danone tops global dairy rankings again

By Jim Cornall

New research from Euromonitor shows continued economic and political instability in the world’s biggest economies is dramatically affecting the global performance of dairy, with what initially appears to be a 9% decline in retail value sales in 2015,...

An EBRD loan to the Kazakh dairy company FoodMaster is expected to raise dairy standards in Kazakhstan.

EBRD loan for Kazakh dairy FoodMaster

By Jim Cornall

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved the funding of a long-term loan of up to €15m ($16.8m) to FoodMaster, Kazakhstan’s biggest dairy.

Bottling it? Probiotic marketing is banned in the EU based on the opinions of 'ill-equipped' experts, according to professor Reid. © iStock

Probiotics expert: 'Disband EFSA' and end destructive category confusion

By Lynda Searby

A leading probiotics academic has called for EFSA to be “disbanded” saying that the effect of the EU’s central food science agency’s treatment of probiotic claims has been “confusion in Europe”, and that the EU could learn from the Canadian approach to...

'Regulation is important – but positioning needs work too. Probiotics need to be seen as the product for millennials,' says Euromonitor International. © iStock.com / ViktorCap

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Probiotic firms must refresh ‘mumsy’ marketing

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Probiotic players must engage the so-called millennial generation if they are to avoid being jostled out of the health yoghurt aisle, says Euromonitor International.  

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