Manufacturers

Fonterra's FY19 report will now be no later than September 30, 2019.

Fonterra confirms big losses and defers reporting date

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has changed the date for reporting its audited financial results for the 2019 financial year (FY19) ended July 31, 2019, as it confirmed losses for the financial year would be in the NZ$590m-NZ$675m (US$376m-US$430m)...

Dairy Dialog podcast 48: Kezzler and the Carton Council

Dairy Dialog podcast 48: Kezzler and the Carton Council

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast features two guests. The first is with Kezzler’s Per Christian Myklebost, talking about the company’s traceability and consumer engagement partnership with Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina on the dairy cooperative’s...

Fonterra's Darfield plant is one of six manufacturing sites aiming to reduce water use by 30% by 2030.

Fonterra targets water savings

By Jim Cornall

More than 3.4bn liters of water will be saved every year if new water targets Fonterra launched this week are achieved.

DMK said it expects there to be no job losses at the Hoogeveen plant as a result of the change in ownership.

DMK Group takes over joint venture DV Nutrition

By Jim Cornall

German dairy cooperative The DMK Group and UK-headquartered dairy nutrition company Volac have announced that they will bring their successful joint participation in DV Nutrition V.O.F. to an end, subject to receiving relevant approvals.

 “We want an ongoing relationship with China. We are in this for the long haul.

USDEC positive after China visit in spite of new tariffs

By Beth Newhart

Over the weekend, US president Donald Trump put into effect a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods, while the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) visited Chinese officials to preserve its relationship with China.

TINE said it is looking to streamline operations to save about $110m.

Jobs to go as TINE says it must change

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian dairy cooperative TINE SA said it will undergo “significant changes” over the next three years – including the loss of around 400 jobs – as the company faces major changes with the loss of Jarlsberg exports, tougher competition and changes in...

The new Lurpak Butterbox is a reclosable box.

Lurpak switches from foil to box

By Jim Cornall

Arla’s butter brand, Lurpak, is unveiling new block butter packaging in the UK with the launch of its new Butterbox.

“There has not been an innovation in shelf-stable milk for years.

Maple Hill launches milk in SIG cartons

By Beth Newhart

For the first time, Maple Hill Creamery will offer its organic, grass-fed milk in single serve SIG carton packs that have ‘minimal impact’ on the environment.

The pending location in south central Idaho is considered the heart of the state's dairy industry. Pics: The University of Idaho

Largest US research dairy set for Idaho

By Beth Newhart

The University of Idaho has planned the largest research dairy in the US, set to break ground in 2021. A demonstration farm and agro-tourism center will accompany the 2,000-cow dairy on Idaho’s campus.

Dairy Dialog podcast 47: Somerdale International, BrainMilk and Vegware

Dairy Dialog podcast 47: Somerdale International, BrainMilk and Vegware

By Jim Cornall

This week’s podcast features three interviews, with Stephen Jones, managing director of Somerdale International, whose cheeses have made it in to Costco’s first store in China; Aarti Arora-McLean, brand communications lead at Scottish eco-friendly packaging...