Dairy emissions account for 22% of Starbucks global carbon emissions. Pic: Starbucks

Starbucks partnering with Arla on sustainable sourcing

By Jim Cornall

With dairy emissions accounting for 22% of Starbucks global carbon emissions, the coffee chain has partnered with dairy cooperative Arla Foods to work on a three-year pilot to create a sustainable sourcing blueprint. This blueprint will go on to support...

Halo Food recently changed its name from Keytone Dairy.

Halo signs $40m deal with Theland China

By Jim Cornall

Halo Food Co. Limited, which recently changed its name from Keytone Dairy Corporation Limited, has announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Keytone Enterprises (NZ) Company Limited has signed a memorandum of strategic cooperation with Theland New Cloud (Shanghai)...

The company said the product has “an umami and tangy taste profile.

Microalgae-based cheese alternative developed

By Jim Cornall

Sophie's BioNutrients, a food production technology company, together with Ingredion Idea Labs innovation center in Singapore, have collaborated to produce the company’s first microalgae-based cheese alternative from Sophie's BioNutrients'...

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BiaVest and Development Capital to acquire Nomadic Dairy for €29m

By Jim Cornall

Food investment group BiaVest has partnered with Development Capital to acquire Donegal-based Nomadic Dairy from Donegal Investment Group plc for an upfront amount of €23m ($26.7m) and up to €6m ($7m) deferred consideration, contingent on FY 2022 financial...

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News in brief

Hello Halo: Keytone changes name

By Jim Cornall

The Australia and New Zealand based dairy company Keytone Dairy Corporation Limited has a new name: Halo Food Co. Limited.

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Saputo net earnings down in second quarter

By Jim Cornall

Canadian dairy company Saputo Inc. has reported its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2021.

Arla Foods unveiled its new five-year strategy, Future26, during the COP26 meetings in Glasgow. Pic: Arla Foods

Arla Foods launches new strategy

By Jim Cornall

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods has unveiled a new five-year strategy, called Future26, on sustainable dairy production.

The first phase of building works is under way and expected to be completed in the second half of 2022. Pic: Norco

Norco ice-cream factory to get $30m upgrade

By Jim Cornall

Australian farmer-owned dairy cooperative Norco is set to boost production at its Lismore ice-cream facility with a A$30m (US$22.3m) factory upgrade.

Dairy Dialog podcast 157: Bubs, Ornua

Dairy Dialog podcast 157: Bubs, Ornua

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have interviews with Rick Pedersen, president, Ornua Ingredients North America, and Dennis Lin, chairman of Bubs. We also have our weekly look at the global dairy markets with Charlie Hyland at StoneX.

Dairy Dialog podcast 156: Anuga, Arla Foods Ingredients

Dairy Dialog podcast 156: Anuga, Arla Foods Ingredients

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s podcast we talk to Arla Foods Ingredients’ Mads Dyrvig, head of sales development, business unit health & performance, and two more interviews from the recent Anuga event in Cologne, Germany: Soriya Jamet, export sales & marketing...

Granarolo said its strategic plan includes other acquisitions with a focus on dairy producers in strategic markets. Pic: Granarolo

Granarolo buys US company Calabro Cheese

By Jim Cornall

Granarolo S.p.A. has announced the acquisition of 100% of Calabro Cheese Corp. a US company based in East Haven, Connecticut, which produces and markets fresh dairy products, in particular ricotta, mozzarella and burrata.

Danone's plant in Brazil. Pic: Danone

Danone sales up in third quarter

By Jim Cornall

Danone saw third quarter sales of €6.158bn ($7.18bn), up 5.8% on the previous year’s third quarter.

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Stonyfield steps in for Northeast milk producers

By Jim Cornall

Organic yogurt maker Stonyfield Organic has announced plans to help save at-risk Northeast organic family farms by inviting some farms into their direct supply program during the coming months.

The new DMK plant-based offerings under the MILRAM brand will launch in 2022.

DMK dives into plant based

By Jim Cornall

The biggest German dairy cooperative, DMK Group, provided a glimpse of a new business segment at this year's Anuga trade show in Cologne, announcing it is dipping into the plant-based sector.

Ornua's facility in Wisconsin. Pic: Ornua

Ornua acquires US cheese company Whitehall Specialties

By Jim Cornall

Irish dairy cooperative, Ornua, has completed the acquisition of US cheese ingredients business, Whitehall Specialties Inc (WSI) for an undisclosed sum from Mason Wells, a private equity firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Pic: N2 Applied

First N2 Applied and Arla agtech trial shows near-zero emissions

By Jim Cornall

N2 Applied, the Norway-headquartered agricultural technology company, has announced the results of sustainable fertilizer testing that show practically all ammonia emissions were successfully trapped in converted cow manure when applied to fields.

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Lactalis completes acquisition of Leerdammer and Shostka

By Jim Cornall

Global dairy company The Lactalis Group has acquired the European cheese brand Leerdammer, in an operation that includes Royal Bel Leerdammer The Netherlands, Bel Shostka Ukraine, the commercialization of Bel products in Italy, Germany and Ukraine and...

The Dairy Code applies to all processors in Australia with an annual aggregated turnover of A$10m.  Pic: Getty Images/nedjelly

Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative pays penalty

By Jim Cornall

The Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative Limited (DFMC) has paid a penalty of A$11,100 (US$8,070) after the ACCC issued it with one infringement notice for allegedly failing to comply with its publishing obligations under the Dairy Code.

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