Butters & Spreads

Dean Foods is ‘engaged in advanced discussions’ with the Dairy Farmers of America regarding a potential sale of all company assets.

Dean Foods files for bankruptcy in Texas

By Beth Newhart

One of the most well-known dairy companies in the US is prepared to sell its business after years of disappointing numbers. The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) may be a potential buyer of the Dean Foods assets.

Trade tensions between the US and China have finally started to ease, but US consumers might see the tariffs reflected in retail prices soon. Pic: Getty/Lumineux_Images

Dairy prepares for potential 2020 recession

By Beth Newhart

Global dairy markets are expected to remain firm through mid-2020, but Rabobank predicts that the second half of the year will be tighter in the face of a possible global recession.

Producing the Plant Butter generates less than half the greenhouse gas emissions that producing dairy butter does.

Country Crock introduces butter alternative

By Beth Newhart

After 30 years of manufacturing plant oil ‘buttery spreads,’ Country Crock has introduced a line of certified dairy-free spreads and sticks products.

The new Lurpak Butterbox is a reclosable box.

Lurpak switches from foil to box

By Jim Cornall

Arla’s butter brand, Lurpak, is unveiling new block butter packaging in the UK with the launch of its new Butterbox.

Concerns are growing over a no-deal Brexit's effect on the agriculture industry. Pic: ©Getty Images/Issaurinko

UK cheese exports could be hit with tariffs in no-deal Brexit

By Jim Cornall

Britain’s National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for an urgent review of the government’s no-deal trade tariff policy that would come into effect if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Pic: Getty/Baris-Ozer

What's new in US dairy: August

By Beth Newhart

DairyReporter brings you its monthly round-up of what’s new in the US dairy aisles for August 2019.

The high price of milkfat means it is susceptible to replacement by other animal fats or vegetable oils. Pic: Getty Images/maxsol7

IDF issues guidance to help determine milkfat purity

By Jim Cornall

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has issued guidance on the determination of milkfat purity, providing additional direction to those involved in the testing of milk and dairy products.