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A DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences survey investigated how certain target groups perceive the yogurt category. Pic: Getty Images/cyano66

Dairy ingredients make nutrition personal

By Jim Cornall

Consumer surveys point to a growing market for personalized nutrition. The dairy sector is perfectly placed to make a splash – with innovative ingredient combinations and clear communication.

Consumers are are taking more steps than ever to manage their holistic health, including physical, mental and emotional well-being. Pic: Getty Images/kzenon

ADM looks at health and wellness trends

By Jim Cornall

Consumers seem more aware than ever about health and wellness. The pandemic has been a contributing factor, but what do consumers see as the priorities when it comes to products with health and wellness claims? And how has the pandemic changed – or accelerated...

In 2020, 33% of Ireland’s total food and drink exports headed to the UK.

Irish dairy exports to UK declined in 2020 says Bord Bia report

By Jim Cornall

New figures released in the annual Bord Bia Export Performance and Prospects report 2020/2021 show exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture to the UK declined by 5% in 2020, with a value of €4.3bn/$5.2bn (compared to €4.5bn/$5.5bn in 2019).

The three-year plan expects a significant growth in turnover in the 2021-2024 period, with a corresponding improvement in margins.

Italian cheese companies Agriform and Parmareggio merge

By Jim Cornall

On January 1, 2021, the largest Italian company in the world of PDO cheeses was born from the merger between Agriform and Parmareggio, two Veneto and Emilia Romagna companies in the sectors of Grana Padano PDO and Parmigiano Reggiano PDO, respectively.

The pandemic has affected trends for 2021, and probably beyond. Pic: Kerry

Kerry publishes 2021 Taste Charts predictions

By Jim Cornall

Kerry, the taste and nutrition company, has released its annual Taste Charts for 2021, uncovering flavors and ingredients it believes are set to inspire innovation and taste excellence across the food and beverage landscape.

The deal will see Somerdale acquire the full rights to brands including Tintern, Red Dragon and Harlech. Pic: Somerdale

Somerdale acquires Welsh blended cheese business

By Jim Cornall

UK cheese exporter Somerdale International has acquired the blended cheese business of the Welsh company Abergavenny Fine Food Co. (AFF) company for an undisclosed sum.

Available in six-count packages, Babybel Plus+ Probiotic and Babybel Plus+ Vitamins launch at US retailers next month. Pic: Babybel

Babybel goes functional with vitamins and probiotics

By Jim Cornall

To meet the rising consumer demand for functional products in 2021, Babybel is introducing a new range of functional dairy snacks in the US this month in two varieties, Babybel Plus+ Probiotic and Babybel Plus+ Vitamins.

Dairy Dialog podcast 114: Tetra Pak, DSM, University of Reading.

Dairy Dialog podcast 114: Tetra Pak, DSM, University of Reading

By Jim Cornall

There are three interviews on the last Dairy Dialog podcast of 2020. We had conversations with Ben Rutten, global business manager for milk at DSM; Dr Afroditi Chatzifragkou, lecturer in food processing at the Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences...

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