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Nestlé Spain is investing in its factory in the Asturias region. Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé Spain investing $2.5m in Sevares factory

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé Spain plans to invest €2.24m ($2.54m) in its production center in Sevares (Asturias) this year, to renovate a production line, and for modernization of the factory's quality control laboratory.

As required as part of the deal to complete the acquisition of WhiteWave, Danone is selling Stonyfield to Lactalis.

Lactalis buying Stonyfield from Danone for $875m

By Jim Cornall

French dairy company Danone has entered into a binding agreement with fellow-French company Lactalis to sell Stonyfield, one of its US dairy subsidiaries, for a purchase price of $875m.

Arla is moving production of its white mold cheese from Lillebælt Dairy to Troldhede Dairy.

Arla closing Lillebælt dairy

By Jim Cornall

Danish dairy cooperative Arla Foods is moving production of its Castello brand white mold cheese to its Troldhede dairy location, resulting in the loss of 66 jobs at Lillebælt Dairy, which will close by the beginning of 2019.

The New Zealand dairy industry is looking to tackle greenhouse gas emissions from dairy farms. Pic: ©iStock/blagov58

DairyNZ launches environmental plan

By Jim Cornall

On Wednesday, DairyNZ launched its Dairy Action for Climate Change document, which is designed to lay down the foundation to reduce greenhouse gasses on dairy farms.

An increased variety of dairy alternative drinks are being introduced to the market. ©iStock/miwa_in_oz

Booming plant-based drinks market set for more category innovation

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The explosive growth of the dairy alternative drinks market is driven by increased demand from consumers who do not want to fully commit to a plant-based diet but prefer to “pick and choose” to suit their lifestyle, according to Innova Market Insights.

Organic products may be good, but the ASA has ruled Arla can't say organic dairy farms are good for the land.

Arla ‘good for the land’ ad falls foul of ASA

By Jim Cornall

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has ruled an Arla Foods Ltd ad that appeared in a local newspaper in November 2016 was misleading and cannot be run again.

The Nature Energy plant is expected to be operational in 2018.

Xergi to supply Arla with biogas plant

By Jim Cornall

Xergi is to deliver its largest biogas plant to date, which will supply Danish dairy company Arla Foods with green energy for the production of milk powder in Videbæk, in western Denmark.