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A plant-based toddler formula and a cultured, lab-grown breastmilk are trending in US infant nutrition this week, Pic: Getty/kuppa_rock

Alternatives to traditional infant nutrition hit US market

By Beth Newhart

Market trends and unique consumer needs in infant nutrition have producers thinking outside the realms of tradition. New launches from Else Nutrition and Biomilq have recently hit the US, forming new categories.

If agreed, DFA will acquire 44 of the company’s fluid and frozen facilities and the real estate, inventory, equipment, and all other assets necessary to operate such facilities.

Dean Foods enters into asset purchase agreement with DFA

By Jim Cornall

Dean Foods Company has announced that it and certain of its subsidiaries have entered into an asset purchase agreement with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), through which DFA will acquire a substantial portion of Dean Foods’ business operations.

The Norwegian company is still looking to cost savings in 2020. Pic: TINE

TINE Group sees expected decline in 2019

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian dairy company TINE said it will be looking at the viability of some of its facilities as it announced expected losses in 2019 in spite of cost savings and growth in flavored milk and cheese.

Environmental challenges may lead to a new dependence on imported milk and products. Pic: Getty Images/Ram Tekale

US president to travel to Delhi later this month to reopen negotiations

Trump’s hopes of a trade deal with India may again be dashed

By Richard Whitehead

A feeling of victory among the Indian dairy industry has turned into one of tension as it anticipates a visit by the American president, who is expected to come armed with a new trade deal.

Hälsa called oats one of the most environmentally friendly ingredients for making plant-based milk, but the US does not currently produce oats that meet Hälsa's quality standards. Pic: Hälsa

Hälsa Foods to convert dairy farms for organic oats

By Beth Newhart

A new program from oat-based yogurt alternative brand Hälsa Foods will partner with dairy farms, and support them converting to farmlands for growing organic oats. It will be led by a team of Scandinavian farmers, researchers and environmental experts.

Dairy Dialog podcast 69: Algenuity, IDFA, Fructital

Dairy Dialog podcast 69: Algenuity, IDFA, Fructital

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast, we chat to Tom Bailey, senior dairy analyst at Rabobank; Andrew Spicer, Ph.D. CEO of Algenuity; Stefania Bertone from Fructital, and Robert Chesler, executive director of global dairy & food groups at INTL FCStone.

The California Milk Advisory Board event takes place February 22.

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First dairy dispensary to launch in Los Angeles

By Jim Cornall

In an attempt to capitalize on the CBD movement, the California Milk Advisory Board is promoting what it calls California Based Dairy (CBD) with a California Dairy Dispensary pop-up event February 22 in Los Angeles.

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