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The intended closure of the Genk location, with the loss of 211 jobs, is expected at the end of 2021. Pic: FrieslandCampina

FrieslandCampina to close Belgian cheese facility

By Jim Cornall

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina said it is restructuring its cheese packaging activities and intends to close its location in Genk, Belgium, with the loss of 211 jobs.

The company's earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose by 85%. Pic: Ekosem-Agrar

Ekosem-Agrar earnings grow for the first nine months of 2020

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, continued to expand its operating activities in the first nine months of 2020. Sales revenues increased by around 27% to €338.7m ($411.8m).

The new Chobani Probiotic yogurts and yogurt drinks have a blend of probiotic strains with multiple benefits for immune, digestive and gut health. Pic: Chobani

Chobani debuts new products with probiotics and expands oat line

By Jim Cornall

Chobani, US maker of Greek yogurts, oat milks, probiotic drinks, and creamers, announced the debut of the new World of Chobani Probiotics, a full portfolio of probiotic yogurts and drinks, kids pouches and shakes, and non-dairy functional beverages with...

Greenfields is a leading brand in the fresh pasteurized milk and the stirred yogurt categories in Indonesia.   Pic: Getty Images/SB

Japfa set to sell 80% of dairy business to TPG and Northstar for $236m

By Jim Cornall

Asian agri-food company Japfa Ltd has announced an agreement with TPG, a global investment firm, and Northstar Group, a private equity investor in Southeast Asia, to forge a strategic partnership that is expected to strengthen its position as a branded...

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