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Arla gets the Danish blues

Arla gets the Danish blues

Claims by Swedish dairy company Arla that its Rosenborg cheese is
the most popular blue cheese in Britain have caused offence to
Stilton producers, who argued successfully that their cheese is by
far the most widely sold UK brand.

Danone interested in Numico?

Danone interested in Numico?

Dutch nutrition company Numico is struggling to stay afloat at the
moment, but rumours in the Dutch press suggest French dairy giant
Danone could be interested in a bid. An odd choice for the French
company which has been streamlining...

Danone on target in Q3

Danone on target in Q3

French food and drink producer Danone highlights its positive
like-for-like sales growth in the year to date, even though sales
in actual terms were lower than in 2001 as a result of exchange
rate concerns.

Danone increases WBD stake

Danone increases WBD stake

A spokeswoman for Russian dairy and fruit juice group
Wimm-Bill-Dann reports that France's Danone recently increased its
stake in the company. An indication that WBD's policy of rapid
expansion is the right way to go?

Fonterra - the next move

Fonterra - the next move

Fonterra Cooperative, a New Zealand based dairy products company,
said on Monday that it has various growth options but remained coy
on its intentions towards Australia's National Foods, reports Dow
Jones.