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The company portfolio now consists of 71 products across Russia. Pic: Ekosem-Agrar

Ekosem-Agrar growth continues

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, said the volume of dairy products sold rose by 76% year on year to more than 131,000 tons, with revenues also picking up at a rate of more than 75% to just under €80m...

Dairy Dialog podcast 164: NextFerm, NSF International, Uli’s Gelato

Dairy Dialog podcast 164: NextFerm, NSF International, Uli’s Gelato

By Jim Cornall

We’re back with the weekly podcast, and this week, there are conversations with Janatha Stout, head of operations agriculture and supply chain northern Europe at NSF International; Ulviyya Nasibova, founder of Uli’s Gelato; and Elzaphan Hotam CEO of NextFerm...

Pic: Fonterra

Fonterra revises milk collection forecast

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has revised the forecast for its 2021/22 New Zealand milk collections to 1,500m kilograms of milk solids (kgMS), down from its opening forecast of 1,525m kgMS.

Arla's Settle plant. Pic: Arla Foods

Arla doubles emissions target

By Jim Cornall

With plans to convert to fossil free trucks, green electricity and low-energy solutions, farmer-owned dairy group, Arla Foods is scaling up its climate target for operations from 30 to 63% by 2030.

Pic: Darigold

Darigold to get new CEO

By Jim Cornall

US dairy company Darigold, Inc. has announced president and CEO Stan Ryan will retire at the end of the co-op’s fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, after leading the global dairy company for six years.

Sigep - The Dolce World Expo will now take place March 12 to 16.

Current covid situation sees Sigep postponed until March

By Jim Cornall

Due to increased numbers of omicron Covid-19 infections, and the subsequent reduction in travel, organizers of Sigep - The Dolce World Expo, scheduled for January, have postponed the event to March 12 to 16.

Ashers Ice Cream received funding from the Bank of Scotland to help purchase new vehicles and convert two others. Pic: Ashers Ice Cream

Expansion plan at Scottish ice cream company

By Jim Cornall

A third-generation Scottish company has introduced three electric ice cream vans to its fleet as it looks to a greener future through the construction of a new facility.

Pic: Getty Images/Kiwis

New products in the dairy aisles: December

By Jim Cornall

It’s a limited round-up of products this month, partly because we’re publishing a week early, but also because there aren’t as many launches this month.

Lactalis UK & Ireland revealed its cheese trends for 2022.

Lactalis UK & Ireland reveals 2022 cheese tips

By Jim Cornall

Dairy manufacturer Lactalis UK & Ireland has shared what it says are the key trends cheese manufacturers and retailers need to consider to win big in cheese in 2022.

The Welsh dairy cooperative has increased its turnover by 100% over the past five years. Pic: South Caernarfon Creameries

Welsh dairy company expanding with “Project Dragon”

By Jim Cornall

Processing equipment company Gemak has been awarded the contract for Project Dragon to manufacture, install and commission a whey processing and concentration facility and a cheese C.I.P. plant for South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC) as part of its £15m...

Oddlygood products are currently sold in Finland, Sweden, the UK, US, Russia and the Baltic countries.  Pic: Valio

Funding for Oddlygood Global plant-based business

By Jim Cornall

Oddlygood Global, which aims to be a leader in plant-based products, has closed its first round of financing, with Mandatum Asset Management investing €25m ($28m) in the company, which was spun off from Valio earlier this year.

The company saw record sales in the US. Pic: Somerdale

Profit grows at Somerdale

By Jim Cornall

Somerdale International Limited, an exporter of British cheese and dairy products, has published its report and accounts for the year ended March 31, 2021.

The private placement by Yili attracted 53 institutional and individual investors from around the world. Pic: Yili

Yili raises $1.89bn from shares

By Jim Cornall

Yili Group has released its non-public offering announcement, signifying the finalization of the largest private placement in the consumer sector on China's A-share market.

The project is expected to create more than 5,000 new jobs for local communities, directly and indirectly. Pic: Yili

Yili Group developing ice cream production facility in Indonesia

By Jim Cornall

Chinese dairy giant Yili Group has officially launched the first phase of the Yili Indonesia Dairy Production Base. Upon completion of its second phase, it will become the country's largest ice cream factory with a daily production capacity of 4m...

Hart Dairy products are available in more than 1,900 retail locations. Pic: Hart Dairy

Hart Dairy receives $20m investment

By Jim Cornall

US company Hart Dairy, a producer of pasture-raised and grass-fed 365-days-per-year milk, has successfully raised a $20m investment to advance the long-term trajectory of the company.

Dairy Dialog podcast 161: BENEO, FAIRR on COP26, GNT

Dairy Dialog podcast 161: BENEO, FAIRR on COP26, GNT

By Jim Cornall

This week, we feature interviews with two companies involved with the upcoming FiE event. We have conversations with Rudy Wouters, head of the BENEO Technology Center and Myriam Snaet, head of market intelligence and consumer insights at BENEO; and Maartje...

At first, the new Dutch manufacturing facility will add 40,000 tons of yogurt production capacity each year. Pic: Getty Images/Andrey Elkin

News in Brief

FAGE to construct new €150m facility in the Netherlands

By Jim Cornall

Greek dairy company FAGE said due to increased sales volumes in Europe, it plans to increase production capacity by constructing a new manufacturing facility at the Riegmeer Hoogeveen business park in the Netherlands.

Dairy Dialog podcast 160: Defend Our Health, DSM, Milcobel

Dairy Dialog podcast 160: Defend Our Health, DSM, Milcobel

By Jim Cornall

This week on the podcast, we have interviews with Pim van Hee, innovation manager dairy and dairy alternatives, and Eric van den Berg, product application expert phages, at DSM Food Specialties; research analyst at Defend Our Health, Roopa Krithivasan;...

Watch: Anuga – Szega

Watch: Anuga – Szega

By Jim Cornall

Szega Foods, a company from Hungary, introduced a range of plant-based products at Anuga.

Watch: Anuga – Alpenhain

Watch: Anuga – Alpenhain

By Jim Cornall

German dairy company Alpenhain was debuting several new products at the recent Anuga event held in Cologne, Germany.

Watch: Anuga – Magda

Watch: Anuga – Magda

By Jim Cornall

Polish company Jogurty Magda was turning heads at the Anuga event held in Cologne, Germany.

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