Manufacturers

Cottage cheese ‘renaissance’ heats up in the US

By Beth Newhart

The meteoric rise in popularity of Greek yogurt over the last decade has shown that consumers respond well to high-protein dairy snacks. Cottage cheese falls into that category and has been making a mainstream comeback with single serves.

In the UK, 97% of flower meadows have disappeared since 1945; development of land for property and changes to farming methods are primarily responsible.

Arla UK farmers buzzing over bees

By Jim Cornall

A group of farmers from the Arla Foods dairy cooperative has launched a trial initiative to try and help increase wild bee populations given the crucial role they play in supporting ecosystems.

More than 61m gallons of milk are wasted by households in the UK every year, at a cost of £25m. Pic: Getty/Anon_Pichit

Could better packaging revive the milk industry?

By Beth Newhart

A study commissioned by Noluma International, which offers light protection services and certification for CPG products, suggests that proper light-protective packaging could help stem the decline in fluid milk consumption.

Oatly, available in more than 20 countries worldwide, is looking to replicate in China the impact it has already had in Europe and North America.

Dairy alternative brand must first raise awareness of ‘oat nectar’

Oatly has sights set on great march into China

By Richard Whitehead

Swedish alternative milk brand Oatly is well aware that nearly all Chinese consumers have some level of lactose intolerance. In fact, it is banking on it.

Synlait said its forecast relies on pricing remaining robust throughout the season. Pic: ©Getty Images/pavlinec

Synlait sets 2019/20 forecast milk price

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy company Synlait Milk has set its opening forecast base milk price for the upcoming 2019/2020 season at NZ$7.00 kgMS (US$4.58).

Edge believes the aid will provide only partial and short-term relief for farmers. Pic: Getty/Annimei

USDA authorizes $16bn aid package for US farmers

By Beth Newhart

US President Donald Trump and US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced ‘several actions’ to help farmers in the wake of the recent trade war with China, including $16bn in aid.