Butters & Spreads

Butter prices rose again as the GDT Marketplace continues to expand. Pic:©iStock/Roel Smart

GDT Marketplace continues to grow

By Jim Cornall

Global Dairy Trade says its GDT Marketplace has grown strongly over the past quarter, with a 40% increase in buyers and doubling of sellers since our June update.

GDT is looking into working with EEX on a European dairy auction plan.

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EEX and GDT to look into auction for dairy products in Europe

By Jim Cornall

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and Global Dairy Trade (GDT) have signed a letter of intent to evaluate the possibility of working together to set up and operate an auction mechanism for dairy products originating in Europe.

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Size matters when it comes to dairy innovation

By RJ Whitehead

Fat globules are the secret to creating low-fat cream that’s easier to whip, cold butter that’s more spreadable and dairy cream powders that can be tailored for a range of products from milk to cheese to yoghurts.

Scottish butter from Orkney can be found in the restaurant at the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai. Pic:©iStock/ihab

Scottish island butter aims high in Dubai

By Jim Cornall

Butter may be in the news because of potential short supply, but butter from the Scottish Orkney Islands has reached new heights not of price, but in terms of elevation.

Grupo Lala's aquisition of Vigor Alimentos S.A. of Brazil will give it access to the largest dairy consumer market in Latin America. Pic: Vigor

Grupo Lala to acquire Vigor Brazil

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Grupo Lala has agreed to acquire 91.99% equity share of Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos S.A., as well as its shareholding in Itambé Alimentos S.A., for US$1.8bn (R$5,725m).