Processing & Packaging

Dairy Dialog podcast 45: Rabobank and Pack Expo

Dairy Dialog podcast 45: Rabobank and Pack Expo

By Jim Cornall

The podcast this week features two interviews. The first is with Thomas Bailey, executive director of dairy research at Rabobank North America, talking about Rabobank’s latest report, ‘Making Milk Cool Again.’

“Everyone’s trying to crack the code--how do we get American dairy consumption to keep rising?

Wünder expands US quark options in a sparse market

By Beth Newhart

The curdled, cultured dairy product quark has a huge presence in Europe and Asia, but little to no competition in the US. For five years, Wünder Creamery has been trying to change that.

“We expect to see further growth from acquisitions, with a long-awaited shift in the top three of the global ranking likely.

Rabobank publishes Dairy Top 20

By Beth Newhart

Nestlé, Lactalis and Danone continue leading the global dairy industry, but could see some shakeups in the future, according to a new analysis from Rabobank.

Alfa Laval OptiLobe rotary lobe pumps. Pic: Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval launches new Optilobe rotary lobe pumps

By Jim Cornall

Alfa Laval has launched OptiLobe rotary lobe pumps, which the company says are cost-effective, reliable and versatile alternatives for general applications requiring gentle product treatment and easy serviceability.

Dairy farmers called the picnic setting “casual, comfortable and efficient,” for fostering discussions. Pic: DBA

DBA ‘policy picnics’ bolster member engagement

By Beth Newhart

This summer, the Dairy Business Association (DBA) has hosted ‘policy picnics’ in collaboration with the Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. The member events brings together the dairy community during a time of economic stress.

The St. Albans board of directors will become part of DFA’s Northeast Area Council. Pic: Getty/Georgy Rozov / EyeEm

DFA closes merger with St. Albans Co-op

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) started the process of merging with the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery in June; the deal closes this week.

Grupo Lala has been setting its sights on more premium products, like Promised Land's high-protein and high-calcium milk.

Grupo Lala’s Q2 shows growth in US premium products

By Beth Newhart

Mexican dairy producer Grupo Lala's 2019 second quarter sales netted 14,467m pesos ($758m) in Mexico, a 3.9% increase from Q2 2018. The company cited “innovation and an improved mix” of its ‘value-added dairy’ offerings as reason for the jump.

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