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Fonterra's innovation efforts look to nutrition and wellness / Pic: GettyImages-fizkes

Fonterra focuses on innovation in ‘cognition, sight and stress’

By Katy Askew

Dairy cooperative Fonterra outlined its strategic innovation priorities – with a focus on nutritional benefits such as ‘cognition, sight and stress’ – as it noted higher milk prices were squeezing the margins of dairy processing business.

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...

Asparagopsis is a common seaweed native to the waters of Tasmania and New Zealand. Pic: Fonterra

Fonterra expands seaweed trial

By Jim Cornall

In partnership with Australian company Sea Forest, Fonterra is looking at the potential Asparagopsis seaweed has in reducing methane in a grass-fed farming system.

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...

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Space: The next frontier for dairy at Yili

By Jim Cornall

A day after China’s Shenzhou 13 crew returned to Earth, dairy company Yili Group announced a collaboration with the China Center for Aerospace Science and Technology International Communications (CCASTIC), an affiliation of China Aerospace Science and...

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Sales up in Q1 at Danone

By Jim Cornall

French food company Danone has published its first quarter financial report, which shows net sales of €6.236bn ($6.76bn) in the first quarter, up 7.1% on a like-for-like basis, with price up 4.9% and volume/mix up 2.2%, while net sales rose by 10.2% on...

Arla's brand DANO is consumed in one in every three households in the country with a population of 165m. Pic: Getty Images/Vladimir Molnar

Arla sees bright future in Bangladesh

By Jim Cornall

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods said it sees great potential in Bangladesh and has big plans for what is already its biggest market in Southeast Asia.

AMBPOMIAL is based upon the Greek word Ambrosial.  Pic: Yili

Interview: Yili’s AMBPOMIAL brand

By Jim Cornall

Dairy Reporter recently had the opportunity to dig a little deeper into one of Yili’s brands, AMBPOMIAL, with Dr Zhanyou Yun, assistant president of Yili. The yogurt brand launched in 2013.

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NZMP to supply Maypro with probiotics

By Jim Cornall

NZMP, Fonterra’s ingredients brand, and Maypro, a global suppliers of nutraceutical ingredients and fine chemicals, have entered into an agreement whereby Maypro will be an authorized reseller of NZMP's BifidoB HN019 and LactoB HN001 probiotic strains...

Jobs will be lost at FrieslandCampina's facilities in Leeuwarden and Rotterdam. Pic: FrieslandCampina

Job losses at FrieslandCampina in Leeuwarden and Rotterdam

By Jim Cornall

FrieslandCampina is planning to merge its Dutch production and logistics for fresh-daily dairy in Rotterdam with its production for fresh-daily dairy in Maasdam and to close two milk powder towers in Leeuwarden.

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Fonterra reports interim results

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has announced its 2022 interim results, which show the coop has delivered a half year profit after tax of NZ$364m (US$249m), a total group normalized EBIT of NZ$607m (US$416m), which is a drop of 11%, and a decision...

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Danone Oceania joins B Corp

By Jim Cornall

Danone is joining the B Corporation (B Corp) movement in Australia and New Zealand by certifying its wholly owned businesses in the region.

Danone's facility in Wexford, Ireland. Pic: Danone

Danone unveils new strategic plan

By Jim Cornall

At a capital market event today, Danone CEO Antoine de Saint-Affrique, together with a strengthened leadership team, presented Danone’s new strategic plan, called Renew Danone.

The move will see the brand use 93% less plastic per pack. Pic: Unilever

Unilever switches Carte D’Or ice cream to paper tubs

By Jim Cornall

Unilever has switched its range of Carte D’Or ice cream in the UK from plastic packs to responsibly sourced, recyclable paper tubs and lids in a move that will save more than 900 tons of virgin plastic each year.