A supply deal with US space agency NASA has helped Scandinavian
dairy firm Arla Foods to develop a raft of cutting edge products it
now wants to adapt for consumers on earth.
Danone is once again at the centre of takeover speculation as
traders predict that American rival Kraft may make a bid for the
French food company.
The New Zealand dairy co-operative has bought a 43 per cent stake
in one of China's biggest dairy processors, as the world's dairy
giants scramble for position in one of the most promising markets.
Arla Foods UK has announced promising progress for the year but
warned farmgate milk prices were likely to fall and consumers will
have to pay more for steep input cost rises.
Unilever said yesterday that it had signed a deal with Maaf
Assurances that will see the French insurer reimbursing
policyholders for consumption of its cholesterol-lowering Pro-Activ
A reverse osmosis machine capable of extracting excess water from
milk is expected to significantly cut transport costs for New
Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra.
Lactalis, the largest French dairy processor, has struck a deal
with Dutch dairy Friesland Foods to combine the two groups'
marketing teams in Germany.
Arla Foods' plan to sell full-cream milk powder in Algeria makes
perfect business sense to a company looking to expand into
lucrative new markets.
New Zealand dairy firm Fonterra will spend around $15 million
upgrading its Northland site next year, it said today.
Technology able to isolate genetic information has uncovered a new
generation of enzymes in dairy cows' stomachs, as New Zealand dairy
group Fonterra looks to capitalise.
The French group launched its first dairy research centre in Asia
at the same time as raising its stake in China's Bright Dairy &
Food Co to 11.55 per cent.
Arla Foods' new full-cream milk powder factory underlines how tight
margins are forcing companies to focus on delivering value-added
Fonterra, the New Zealand dairy co-operative, is set to build a new
multi-million dollar research and development centre to help it
move ahead in global added value product trends.
The European Court of Justice's feta ruling may give sole rights to
Greece, yet one of Europe's leading dairy producers has been
preparing for years to find a way round the new rules.
The French dairy group will launch its successful Activia probiotic
yoghurts in the US at the start of next year as American consumers
catch on to the benefits of 'friendly bacteria'.