Butters & Spreads

Demand is a little less robust for domestic cheese, director of Blimling & Associates said at the ADPI/ABI Annual Conference 2017. ©iStock/margouillatphotos

ADPI/ABI Annual Conference 2017

‘Demand is a bit off’ for dairy, Blimling & Associates director says

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Demand for cheese is up nearly 3% according to Nielsen data (ending 52 weeks Mar. 25, 2017), a slight drop from 2016 levels of 3.3% demand, but a minimal decrease in demand should not be overlooked, according to Blimling & Associates director, Phil...

Egli and Fasa machinery, as well as parts and servicing, is now available in the UK through Dairy Machinery UK.

Egli and Fasa butter machinery available in the UK

By Jim Cornall

Machinery from Swiss butter and margarine processing company Egli AG, and its partner packaging company, Lithuania’s Fasa, is now available to UK producers through Dairy Machinery UK.

Parmalat has acquired cheese making companies in Chile to expand in the region. Pic: ©iStock/mtrommer

Parmalat acquires cheese firms in Chile

By Jim Cornall

Parmalat S.p.A. has announced that its La Vaquita Holding S.p.A. subsidiary has acquired some companies in the Chilean cheese sector.

Swiss dairy company Emmi said while Switzerland accounts for the majority of its sales, there was growth in its Americas division.

Americas division helps Emmi sales

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company Emmi increased group sales by 1.4% to CHF 3.26bn ($3.26bn) in 2016, however, excluding currency and acquisition effects, this equates to a decline of 1.0%.

Fonterra has developed a white butter to meet demand in the Middle East and North Africa.

Fonterra develops white butter for Middle East

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra’s Research and Development Centre alongside its global ingredients business, NZMP, has developed a new white butter product for manufacturers in the Middle East market.