Ice Cream

The region has some powerful reasons to attract Chinese companies. Pic: ©Getty Images/PytyCzech

Thailand and Indonesia in particular will take over from 10-year antipodean foray

SE Asia’s perfect storm of factors lures Chinese dairy investment

By Richard Whitehead

Dominating the news headlines twice in one week is not something done often by dairy majors anywhere in the world, never mind Southeast Asia. But Chinese dairy giants have now signaled their intent to set up a major presence in a region ranked the world’s...

“Ice cream is the perfect vehicle for innovative flavors and ingredients, not only being neutral by its nature but also an object of craving and an indulgent treat that doesn’t break the bank.

Trend alert: Traditional dairy takes a cue from culinary trends

By Beth Newhart

The dairy industry has room to grow in 2019 and consumers can expect to see launches that reflect popular culinary-inspired trends seen in other food categories. Premium indulgence, sophisticated flavors and a global influence will all find a place in...

Siggi’s and Halo Top named to 2018 breakthrough products list

By Beth Newhart

The Nielsen Company released its Top 25 Breakthrough Innovations list for 2018, awarding products that ‘reshaped today’s US consumer landscape’. Halo Top light ice cream and Siggi’s yogurt represents dairy items on the list.

Dean Foods reveals disappointing Q3 with seven plant closures

By Beth Newhart

Dean Foods posted a loss of 28 cents per share, or $26.4m in its third quarter. It also closed and consolidated seven manufacturing facilities within six weeks, racking up ‘significant transitory costs’ that are expected to continue.

“The frozen novelty category had been ripe for innovation and My/Mo brought excitement back to the category.

Mochi ice cream looks to revolutionize novelty desserts

By Beth Newhart

My/Mo Mochi is expanding its US line of mochi ice cream, a novelty dessert of Asian origin that consists of ice cream wrapped in dough. The brand will launch a Triple Layer variety after January 1.

A look at the potential for a plastic tax in the UK, and the growth of an ice cream companyin Northern Ireland. Pic: ©Getty Images/sergeyryzhov

Dairy Dialog podcast: Plastic tax and ice cream expansion

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast explores the recently-announced potential for tax on plastics in the UK, with an in-depth and far-reaching interview with PFF Packaging Group’s Kenton Robbins, and the expansion of Morelli’s, a fast-growing ice-cream company...

Invited guests witnessed Yili's launch of Joyday ice cream in Indonesia.

Yili launches in Indonesia

By Jim Cornall

In Jakarta, Indonesia, China's largest dairy company, Yili Group, held a product launch event on October 23 which heralded the company’s entrance into the Indonesian market.