Glanbia is still dealing with the rippled effects of a few key acquisitions in the last year and a half. It brought in €3.875bn ($4.24bn) in 2019, and is banking on its performance nutrition segment to grow in 2020.
Even a 30-day disruption to China’s dairy supply chain can have lasting, months-long effects. With the region crippled by coronavirus quarantines and no clear end in sight, dairy organizations look to offset the losses.
Market trends and unique consumer needs in infant nutrition have producers thinking outside the realms of tradition. New launches from Else Nutrition and Biomilq have recently hit the US, forming new categories.
Packaging with QR codes and a new digital platform make up Danone’s Track & Connect service for baby formula products. It is available in China, with launches in France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand soon.
US President Donald Trump is due to visit India next week, and early reports speculated the announcement of a new trade deal between the two nations. Trump now anticipates a ‘big deal’ later this year.
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) wants plant-based dairy alternatives in the US to be barred from using dairy terms in product labeling. But right now it’s not a fair fight, they say, because the focus is not on public health.
A new program from oat-based yogurt alternative brand Hälsa Foods will partner with dairy farms, and support them converting to farmlands for growing organic oats. It will be led by a team of Scandinavian farmers, researchers and environmental experts.
Danone North America is trying to be a leader in US agriculture by converting farms to regenerative practices. New partnerships in 2020 will help Danone’s farmer build ‘economic resilience’ in the face of climate change.
A new online training course from North Carolina State University is designed for dairy processors. It helps improve their environmental monitoring programs (EMP) for better food safety and pathogen control.
Some top priorities for US dairy farmers in 2020 are future planning, risk management and secure milk supplies. All were examined at the Dairy Business Association’s (DBA) Dairy Strong conference in Wisconsin in January.
Three years after its first introduction to the Senate, the divisive Dairy Pride Act is still on the minds of US dairy. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) made a case for stricter labeling guidelines while the FDA is stalled.