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Up to two thirds of Lidl's core products are sourced from UK suppliers.

Lidl UK announces dairy partnership with Müller

By Jim Cornall

Grocery chain Lidl UK has announced it has launched a Grassroots Dairy Partnership, with Müller Milk & Ingredients, which marks the latest development in their work together to secure a sustainable end-to-end dairy supply chain, from the grassroots...

Cargill reports a 20% earnings loss in Q2

By Beth Newhart

Cargill took a hit in its second quarter with a 20% drop in net earnings compared to the year-ago period. It cited a ‘world of uncertainty’ affected by the struggling US dairy industry and lingering trade wars throughout 2018.

The sale is expected to boost Axéréal's global malt footprint.

Cargill sells malt business to Axéréal

By Beth Newhart

French grain cooperative Axéréal will acquire Cargill’s malt business under the Axéréal malt subsidiary Boortmalt, affecting 15 global facilities and more than 500 people.

Retail sales volumes of all key dairy categories have declined in the US since 2017, excluding natural cheese. Pic: ©GettyImages/sergeyryzhov

Tight margins and bad weather affected 2018 global milk production

By Beth Newhart

Rabobank has published its Dairy Q4 Quarterly report, which states the US saw just 1% growth in milk production in 2018, the lowest year-on-year (YOY) growth since 2013. Milk production was also down in the EU and Australia last year, but rose in New...

Singapore’s biggest dairy manufacturer is Malaysia Dairy Industries. Pic: ©Getty Images/ronniechua

Dairy innovator first to introduce cattle successfully to tropics

Paving of Singapore’s original dairy farm takes away chunk of pioneering past

By Richard Whitehead

When last September United Engineers lodged a winning tender worth S368.8m, it signaled that some of the land that was once the world’s most successful tropical dairy farm will soon be paved over to make way for new housing.

FrieslandCampina acquires second US company

By Beth Newhart

The Dutch Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., a global dairy brand, closes out a busy December with the announcement that it has acquired Best Cheese Corporation USA, importer and vendor of specialty cheeses. It’s the second US company it has picked up this...

New evidence suggests any kind of light can spoil dairy products

By Beth Newhart

Light protection services and certification company Noluma has released new research that tackles the effects of light exposure on milk and other dairy products. Vitamin A, vitamin D and riboflavin levels in milk all begin to deplete after just two hours.

Dr Frank Claassen becomes the new DMK CFO in July, 2019.

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DMK Group appoints new CFO

By Jim Cornall

Dr Frank Claassen will become the new chief financial officer of the German dairy cooperative, Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH (DMK Group). He succeeds Volkmar Taucher, 62, who will hand over his position in July 2019.