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Danone sales up in 2021

By Jim Cornall

Danone has published what it said is “a solid set of full-year 2021 results.”

Fonterra, NZX and EEX will each holding a third of the shares in the GDT.

Fonterra, NZX and EEX to partner on GDT

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra has agreed a strategic partnership with New Zealand’s Exchange (NZX) and the European Energy Exchange (EEX) to each take ownership stakes in Global Dairy Trade (GDT) alongside the dairy coop.

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Arla sees increase in revenue

By Jim Cornall

Arla UK said its business delivered a solid performance throughout 2021 despite continued disruptions from the pandemic, labor shortages and renewed market volatility created by high inflation.

Orgain produces protein-based shakes, powders and snacks. Pic: Getty Images/RossHelen

Nestlé Health Science to buy majority stake in Orgain

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé Health Science has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Orgain, a plant-based nutrition company, from its founder Dr Andrew Abraham and Butterfly Equity, who will continue to be minority share owners.

The first solar park is expected to start delivering electricity by early 2023. Pic: Arla/Better Energy

Arla looks to solar for energy in Denmark

By Jim Cornall

Arla Foods is to collaborate with the renewable energy company Better Energy on four new solar parks that will cover approximately one third of Arla's electricity consumption in Denmark by 2024.

Fonterra said the increase is the result of consistent demand for dairy at a time of constrained global milk supply.  Pic: Fonterra

Fonterra hikes forecast Farmgate Milk Price range

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra Co-operative Group has boosted its 2021/22 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range to NZ$8.90 - $9.50 per kgMS (US$5.94-US$6.34), up from NZ$8.40 - $9.00 per kgMS (US$5.61-US$6.01).

Silk Nextmilk, from Danone North America, is now available in the US.

January: What’s new in plant based?

By Jim Cornall

While we generally wait until the end of the month, we've taken out some of the plant-based product Veganuary launches in January for our special newsletter. There are many plant-based launches in the alternative meat, seafood and dairy aisles, so...

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Fonterra revises milk collection forecast

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has revised the forecast for its 2021/22 New Zealand milk collections to 1,500m kilograms of milk solids (kgMS), down from its opening forecast of 1,525m kgMS.

Arla's Settle plant. Pic: Arla Foods

Arla doubles emissions target

By Jim Cornall

With plans to convert to fossil free trucks, green electricity and low-energy solutions, farmer-owned dairy group, Arla Foods is scaling up its climate target for operations from 30 to 63% by 2030.

Lactalis UK & Ireland revealed its cheese trends for 2022.

Lactalis UK & Ireland reveals 2022 cheese tips

By Jim Cornall

Dairy manufacturer Lactalis UK & Ireland has shared what it says are the key trends cheese manufacturers and retailers need to consider to win big in cheese in 2022.

The private placement by Yili attracted 53 institutional and individual investors from around the world. Pic: Yili

Yili raises $1.89bn from shares

By Jim Cornall

Yili Group has released its non-public offering announcement, signifying the finalization of the largest private placement in the consumer sector on China's A-share market.

The project is expected to create more than 5,000 new jobs for local communities, directly and indirectly. Pic: Yili

Yili Group developing ice cream production facility in Indonesia

By Jim Cornall

Chinese dairy giant Yili Group has officially launched the first phase of the Yili Indonesia Dairy Production Base. Upon completion of its second phase, it will become the country's largest ice cream factory with a daily production capacity of 4m...

The Protein Producer Index, now in its fourth year, assesses 60 publicly-listed animal protein producers.

FAIRR publishes fourth Protein Producer Index

By Jim Cornall

New data published by the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index says despite pockets of leadership and innovation the animal agriculture sector is unprepared for the decade of transition on climate change and risks looking “outdated and unattractive.”

Dairy emissions account for 22% of Starbucks global carbon emissions. Pic: Starbucks

Starbucks partnering with Arla on sustainable sourcing

By Jim Cornall

With dairy emissions accounting for 22% of Starbucks global carbon emissions, the coffee chain has partnered with dairy cooperative Arla Foods to work on a three-year pilot to create a sustainable sourcing blueprint. This blueprint will go on to support...

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NZMP partners with Sun Genomics on personalized probiotics

By Jim Cornall

NZMP, the ingredient-solutions brand of global dairy company Fonterra, and Sun Genomics, one of the world’s first, made-to-order probiotic companies, have established a partnership to undertake consumer studies to better understand the various health...

Arla Foods unveiled its new five-year strategy, Future26, during the COP26 meetings in Glasgow. Pic: Arla Foods

Arla Foods launches new strategy

By Jim Cornall

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods has unveiled a new five-year strategy, called Future26, on sustainable dairy production.