Arla absorbs boycott loss
Profits were better than predicted for Scandinavian dairy group
Arla Foods last year, prompting optimism about the firm's ability
to bounce back from a consumer boycott in the Middle East.
International focus boosts Emmi
Swiss dairy group Emmi said it planned to expand in the US over the
next year as it looked to continue promising growth in its
Danone signs dairy joint venture in Colombia
French dairy giant Danone has continued its quest for new markets
by signing a joint venture deal in Colombia.
Sainsbury's 'open' to milk price rise
A little piece of Fairtrade Fortnight touched the UK dairy industry
this week as the head of the Sainsbury's supermarket told farmers
he was willing to pay more for their milk.
Nestlé profits from health focus
Sales at the group rose to CHF98.5 billion (€60.5bn) while organic
growth was 6.2 per cent and net profit was up 13.8 per cent to a
record CHF9.2 billion (€5.6bn).
Friesland Australian joint venture targets prebiotics
Friesland Foods is to enter a joint venture with Australian dairy
group Warrnambool as part of plans to help meet growing demand in
the country for prebiotic ingredients.
Egypt opens door to Fonterra dairy
Egypt has lowered tariffs for dairy imports from New Zealand,
providing stiffer competition for Europe's dairy firms in the key
Middle East region.
Healthy products breed healthy sales for Danone
Danone gave a bullish account of its 2006 performance, citing
strong growth for blockbuster dairy brands and an 'outstanding'
performance in beverage markets.
Danone loses appeal in EU cartel case
France's Danone must pay a €42m fine for its role in a cartel in
Belgium, an EU court has ruled, backing Commission plans to get
tough on repeat offenders.
Unilever claims progress in Europe
Unilever crawled back to positive sales growth in Europe during
2006 with solid performances in ice cream, tea and heart health
Tensions rise over US dairy subsidies
America's dairy industry has ripped into the Bush administration's
'ineffective' spending plans for the sector, warning the proposals
will not help domestic farmers or improve prospects of a world
Another victory for Parmalat
Parmalat has been awarded €25m from Banca Popolare di Milano as
part of its ongoing fight to recover money from financial
institutions allegedly implicated in the firm's collapse.
Healthy promise prompts Danone Japan buyout
French dairy group Danone has bought complete control of its
Japanese joint venture, lured by the promise of riches from rapidly
growing consumer demand for healthy dairy products.
Retailers 'receptive' to milk price increases
Supermarkets in the UK have softened their stance on farmgate milk
prices in recent weeks, as public scrutiny of the dairy supply
chain has grown.
Petition keeps UK dairy farmers in the spotlight
Public pressure on UK supermarkets and dairy firms over farmgate
milk prices grew this week when a consumer group handed a petition
to Parliament, calling for government action.