Ice Cream

Unilever acquires Aussie ice cream icon

This week Down Under

Unilever acquires Aussie ice cream icon

By RJ Whitehead

Weis, one of Australia’s best-loved frozen bar manufacturers, has been snapped up by Unilever to bolster its ice cream range.

Part of the advert which compares Amul ice cream with a frozen dessert

India

Ice cream war rages in court as Amul appeals against HUL ruling

By RJ Whitehead

A bitter row between two of India’s biggest dairy manufacturers has returned to the Bombay High Court with Gujurat co-operative Amul arguing for the reinstatement of an ice cream advert that had been blocked following a complaint by Hindustan Unilever...

US consumers haven't lost the taste for ice cream, they're just eating less of it, according to a Toluna survey. ©iStock/badmanproduction

Ice cream survey underscores health awareness of consumers

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumers are indulging more selectively, and more than half of Americans said they either do not eat ice cream or limit their consumption due to health concerns, according to national survey conducted by Toluna.  

Tetra Pak said homogenization can be removed from the production of some types of ice cream with its new high shear inline mixer.

Tetra Pak introduces new high shear mixer

By Jim Cornall

Tetra Pak has launched a high shear inline mixer, which it says will lower operating costs and eliminate production steps in some applications.

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Asia scoops ice cream growth boost as West turns to East for flavours

By RJ Whitehead

Food historians credit China with inventing ice cream and Marco Polo for bringing it to Italy. Skip forward to the 21st century, and the rate at which Western ice-cream makers are looking to the East for inspiration promises to see renewed momentum—with...

Whole Foods will add to the credibility of AmazonFresh where dairy is the second highest grossing category. ©iStock/krblokhin

Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods to bode well for dairy

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn will improve the e-commerce juggernaut’s brand equity in its online grocery platform, AmazonFresh, where dairy is currently a top performer.