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The deal is being reviewed by legal channels, and has not yet been signed by officials in either country. Pic: Getty/Christoph Burgstedt

US reaches new trade deal with China

By Beth Newhart

The US government announced a ‘Phase One’ trade deal on Friday that stipulates China will make substantial purchases of US goods and services in the coming years, including from agriculture.

Nestlé USA is the second largest ice cream manufacturer in the US, and Froneri will now be the second largest ice cream manufacturer in the world.

Froneri scoops Nestlé’s US ice cream division for $4bn

By Beth Newhart

Froneri started as an ice cream-focused joint venture between Nestlé and PAI Partners in 2016, and the relationship will be furthered by the acquisition of Nestlé USA’s collection of ice cream brands.

Hochdorf said it will in future increasingly work with the traditional Swiss brand Bimbosan and the Babina brand.

Hochdorf sells Pharmalys stake to Pharmalys Invest Holding

By Jim Cornall

The Board of directors of Switzerland’s Hochdorf Group has sold its 51% majority stake in companies of the Pharmalys Group acquired at the end of 2016 to Pharmalys Invest Holding, controlled by Amir Mechria.

There are 16 categories at the awards. Pic: Getty Images/magone

Entries for the UK National Ice Cream Competition open

By Jim Cornall

UK ice cream makers – whether artisan producer or supermarket supplier, ice cream parlor, café, restaurant chef or caterer – can enter the UK’s only National Ice Cream Competition 2020.

How can probiotic labeling improve in dairy?

By Beth Newhart

Regulations are loose on labeling in probiotic dairy products, but could this be changing? Experts say the ‘whole field would benefit’ from more descriptive labels.

The new production facility allows for the supply and manufacture of grass-fed and A2 milk.

Westland looking for opportunities at new segregation plant

By Jim Cornall

Westland Milk Products says it is working with milk suppliers to encourage more production suitable for its new NZ$22m (US$14.4m) segregation plant at its Hokitika production facility, exploring market opportunities and developing logistics to cater for...

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