The Competition Commission's decision to investigate the proposed
merger between Arla UK and Express Dairies could have an adverse
effect on profits at the latter group.
Leche Pascual is to invest €33 million in a new milk processing
plant in Barcelona to supply the Catalan market, despite the recent
boycott of its products there.
Glanbia has joined forces with two leading US milk suppliers to
build a new cheese and whey production facility in the south
The European Agricultural Ministers' decision to reform the
European milk market last week has caused a degree of concern among
the continent's dairy producers.
Russian dairy group Wimm-Bill-Dann is in the final phase of
modernising two production facilities.
New supply contracts with the UK's leading supermarket groups have
helped Robert Wiseman Dairies get off to an excellent start in the
first three months of the financial year.
US dairy processor Dean Foods is set to acquire the 87 per cent
share of Horizon Organic that it does not already own for $216
The DrinkFit dairy drink brand acquired by Friesland Coberco as
part of its takeover of Nutricia's dairy unit has been sold to
Germany's Klaus Wiese group for an undisclosed sum.
US-based company CoolBrands International announced yesterday the
formation of Eskimo Pie Frozen Distribution.
Danone has recently increased its stakes in both Yakult and
Wimm-Bill-Dann, but claims it currently has no plans for a complete
takeover of either firm.
Nestlé Ice Cream, a branch of food giant Nestlé, has launched a
range of take-home ice cream products for the Thai market.
Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods (WBD) has announced its
financial results for the first quarter of 2003.
Dutch company DSM has further expanded its business with the
acquisition of cheese coating business Plasticoat.
Rhodia Food, a subsidiary of French company Rhodia, has
strengthened its position in Australia with the signature of a
distribution agreement with Australian chemical giant Orica.
Ireland-based Lakeland Dairies has acquired Northern Ireland firm
Pritchitts' Foods in a £13 million (€18.6m) deal.