Danone cashing in on new products, markets
Emerging markets and new 'health products' helped Danone to
continue its strong sales growth in the second quarter of 2006,
though the group has struggled to turn around losses on its home
Irish dairy to milk multi-million euro funding
A €300m investment package will be handed to Ireland's dairy
processing industry over the next three years to help it meet
market challenges that lie ahead, the country's government has
Zidane to join team Danone?
Yes, that's right. Freshly retired French footballer Zinedine
Zidane may yet be selected to join the board of dairy, water and
biscuit giant Danone, says a report.
Record ingredient sales at Fonterra after good milk year
New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra sold almost a tenth more
milk-derived ingredients this year than the previous 12 months,
pushing its overall revenue up 6 per cent to NZ$13 billion
(€6.4bn), it reported yesterday.
WTO food talks end in suspension and failure
Pascal Lamy will demand a suspension of the Doha round of
agriculture talks this week, after WTO members failed to reach a
Dairy Crest buys Arla's Express Dairies in UK
Dairy Crest has signed a deal to buy the doorstep milk delivery
business of rival Arla Foods UK, claiming the prospect of cost
savings outweighs falling demand in the sector.
Opus Dei, Parmalat and a dead Italian banker
A Milan banker linked to the collapse of Italian dairy firm
Parmalat has been found dead, after disappearing on his way back
from a meeting of conservative Catholic group Opus Dei.
Dairy Crest shares soar, chief exec retires
Dairy Crest's shares rose to their highest point since early March
Friday morning, after the group reported in-line trading and the
retirement of its chief executive.
EU should consider capping the CAP, says commissioner
Mariann Fischer Boel, EU commissioner for agriculture, said Monday
that the commission could consider putting limits on the Single
Payment Scheme if it is found that the scheme is not efficient.
Vinamilk set to seek new investors
Vietnam's biggest dairy, commonly called Vinamilk, is set for a
change of ownership, after the government revealed plans to reduce
its controlling stake in the company.
Cost pressures knocking EU milk prices
Farmgate milk prices have continued to fall across the European
Union and most rapidly in France over the last year, new figures
show, increasing tension between producers and processors.
Last ditch struggle to save global food trade talks
The WTO is in crisis following the dismal failure of last week's
agriculture talks in Geneva.
Lactalis slams Sodiaal in French milk price row
Rows over farmgate milk prices have intensified in France, with
leading French dairy processor Lactalis accusing its rival Sodiaal
of irresponsibly cutting the price it pays to producers.
Branded milk still lifting Wiseman sales
UK dairy processor Robert Wiseman said sales were up two-and-a-half
per cent in its first quarter thanks to a new milk supply contract
and continued branded milk growth.
Fonterra reports record sales rise
Fonterra, the New Zealand dairy co-operative, said it sold more
dairy ingredients this May than in any other month ever, as it
continues to expand on the world dairy market.