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Nestlé and Emmi unite

Nestlé and Emmi unite

Nestlé may be
the world's biggest food company but this does not mean that it is
not averse to teaming up with smaller local players to give it a
helping hand with production or distribution of its brands.

Nestlé buys Volyn Holding

Nestlé buys Volyn Holding

Nestlé continues to pursue its strategy of getting a foothold in
just about every food market in the world. The recent purchase of
Ukrainian food processor Volyn Holding is the latest in a list of
acquisitions designed to cement the...

Cutbacks at Frisco

Cutbacks at Frisco

Staff cuts and closures are looming at Frico Cheese as the company
sets out to restructure its cheese maturation and packaging
activities. The firm has warned that 192 jobs out of a workforce of
2,140 are likely to be lost.

Bel sells to Forlasa

Bel sells to Forlasa

Fromageries Bel, the French cheese maker, has sold its Manchego
cheese operations in Spain to local group Forlasa for an
undisclosed sum as part of its ongoing efforts to focus on
profitable, high-margin businesses.

Semi-slimmed baby milk?

Semi-slimmed baby milk?

A major trial on European children is to examine how early
childhood diet can reduce the risk of obesity in later life. The
findings could lead to a developmentin new infant foods.

Ireland to invest

Ireland to invest

Ireland's minister for agriculture and food, Joe Walsh, has
stressed the importance of investment in research and development,
he outlined several key recommendations in the dairy processing
sector.

Lid lifted on Lidl

Lid lifted on Lidl

Swedish dairy firms have refused to supply German discount chain
Lidl with milk. The supermarket group, which operates around ten
stores in the country, wanted to sell milk under its own label.

Saucy salads!

Saucy salads!

Suppliers of whey, dairy proteins and emulsifiers for salad
dressings will welcome a survey that reveals most Americans eat
salad regularly and perceive others that do so as healthier and
apparently sexier.

Dairy FiE finalists

Dairy FiE finalists

Our run up to the Food Ingredients Europe exhibition in Frankfurt
continues with a look at some of the dairy ingredients nominated by
the jury for the most innovative food ingredient award.

Good networking

Good networking

Europe has launched a new functional food network for the European
food industry in a bid to strengthen innovation in this burgeoning
area.