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Oato said each bottle is used on average 25 times, and the glass is then recycled. Pic: Oato

Oato added to UK doorstep delivery alongside milk

By Jim Cornall

Oato, an oat drink producer in Lancashire in the UK, has struck a national deal that will see its product distributed in reusable pint glass bottles nationally on milk floats, alongside traditional dairy milk.

ERS data show American dairy per capita consumption is increasing each year. Pic: Getty Images/bernardbodo

IDFA says USDA data show Americans eating more dairy

By Jim Cornall

New data from the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) on annualized per capita consumption of dairy point to cheese, butter and yogurt categories driving growth in the dairy sector, which reached a record high in 2019.

The company recently launched more than 100 new products in markets across Europe.

Food Union Group talks ice cream trends

By Jim Cornall

Latvia-based Food Union Group is a global dairy production and distribution group that recently launched more than 100 new ice cream products across Europe.

Dairy Dialog podcast 97: USDEC, Boss Dog and Innodelice

Dairy Dialog podcast 97: USDEC, Boss Dog and Innodelice

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s podcast - alongside our weekly look at the global dairy markets with Charlie Hyland from StoneX - we chatted with Annie Bienvenue, vice president, technical services, and Kristi Saitama, vice president, ingredient marketing from USDEC;...

Cucumber ice cream, which didn’t even make the top 12 unusual Lithuanian ice creams, at Gray's House.  Pic: LithuaniaTravel

12 bizarre ice cream flavors from Lithuania

By Jim Cornall

It seems plain vanilla ice cream might soon be out of fashion in Lithuania, where chefs are experimenting with natural flavors, including plenty not normally associated with ice cream.

Faireswiss milk is available as UHT full and partially skimmed milk in Tetra Edge packaging. Pic: SPAR

SPAR supporting Swiss dairy farmers

By Jim Cornall

All 180 SPAR Supermarkets and convenience stores in Switzerland now offer Faireswiss milk, a brand that guarantees dairy producers a fair purchase price of CHF1.00 ($1.05) per liter.

The new product will launch into ASDA in the UK in July. Pic: Norseland

Norseland creates vegan version of Mexicana

By Jim Cornall

UK speciality cheese company, Norseland, which created Applewood Vegan, has added to its range of vegan cheese alternatives with the launch of Mexicana Vegan.

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