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Arla Foods UK is warning specialty cheese could be ‘very scarce’ and other dairy products an ‘occasional luxury’ if a London School of Economics report on Brexit scenarios comes to fruition. Pic: Getty Images/Azure-Dragon

Arla foresees post-Brexit dairy problems for UK consumers

By Jim Cornall

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods says Brexit could leave UK consumers with less choice and higher prices, turning everyday staples, like butter, yogurts, cheese and infant formula, into occasional luxuries, and making speciality cheeses ‘very scarce.’

The transaction gives Arla Foods the rights to use the Yeo Valley brand in the UK for milk, butter, spreads and cheese under an intellectual property license with Yeo Valley.

Arla Foods UK and Yeo Valley partnership cleared

By Jim Cornall

Following the announcement in February this year of the partnership between Arla Foods and Yeo Valley on liquid milk, butter and cheese, Arla Foods said it is pleased the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has approved the deal following a Phase...

Sales of whole milk products are growing

Got milk? Yes, but not as we used to know it, Jim

By Elaine Watson

While sales of plain dairy milk have been declining for years, and US yogurt production has dropped off after peaking in 2014, new data shows the continued growth of cheese, butter, and ready-to-drink coffee, yogurt drinks and protein beverages featuring...

Dairy UK and the European Dairy Association have emphasized the importance of dairy in Breixt negotiations. Pic: ©Getty Images/pavlinec/Irina_Qiwi

Brexit could hurt dairy in UK and Europe, EDA and Dairy UK say

By Jim Cornall

With less than a year to go until Brexit, Dairy UK and the European Dairy Association (EDA) have jointly developed a ‘Future UK-EU Dairy Framework’ setting out the outcomes the dairy sector hopes to be achieved in the current negotiations between the...

Fonterra's products, such as Anmum, Fernleaf and Anchor, will now be available through Lazada to 560m consumers in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Fonterra partners with online company Lazada

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand cooperative Fonterra, the world’s largest dairy exporter, is expanding its online presence to consumers in Southeast Asia for the first time through a new partnership with Lazada, an online shopping destination in the region.

In 2017, approval was given for Lithuanian dairy products to be exported to Algeria, Mexico and New Zealand.

Lithuanian dairy exports on the rise

By Jim Cornall

According to information from Lithuania’s State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS), the country’s dairy producers are successfully expanding the export of milk products.

March was a busy month for launches in dairy aisles around the globe. Pic: ©Getty Images/piixypeach

March: What's new in the dairy aisles?

By Mary Ellen Shoup and Jim Cornall

It's time for our monthly round-up of some of the new products being launched in the dairy aisles around the world.

Foremost Farms expects the plant located in central Michigan to be fully operational by 2019.

Foremost Farms Michigan plant gains key state funding

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Foremost Farms received a $12m bond from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) to support construction of a 55,000-square-foot dairy processing plant in west central Michigan, estimated to cost $57.9m.

Arla Foods will have the rights to use the Yeo Valley brand in the UK for milk, butter, spreads and cheese, but not yogurt, ice cream, cream and desserts, which will continue to be part of the independent Yeo Valley Group.

Arla Foods in Yeo Valley Dairies takeover

By Jim Cornall

The Danish headquartered cooperative said it is looking to significantly step up its ambitions for its organic dairy business in the UK, and now Arla Foods Limited, a subsidiary of Arla Foods amba, has announced it will acquire Yeo Valley Dairies Limited,...

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).

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Ornua and Irishgold reach settlement on trademark dispute

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Irish dairy manufacturer Ornua, maker of Kerrygold butter, has won a trademark dispute against Wisconsin-based Old World Creamery over use of the name “Irishgold” on its butter and cheese products. 

India is expected to maintain its position as the world's largest butter producer through the forecasted period. ©iStock/Grigorenko

India to become world’s largest producer of milk by 2026

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Milk production is expected to accelerate worldwide especially in India where it will grow 49% by 2026, contrasting with the steady decline of milk consumption in developed markets like the US, according to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026.

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