Ice Cream

The new tubs will be rolled out across Europe in 2020 and globally in 2021.

Magnum launches tubs made with recycled plastic

By Jim Cornall

UK ice cream brand Magnum has launched its ice cream tubs range in the UK using packaging made with recycled plastic. Following a successful pilot last year, Magnum is the first ice cream brand to use recycled polypropylene plastic in packaging.

Food Union's production facility. Pic: Food Union

Ice cream 60% of revenue for Food Union

By Jim Cornall

European ice cream and dairy company Food Union Group ended 2019 with €277m ($326m) in net revenue and a gross profit of €104m ($122.6m).

Cucumber ice cream, which didn’t even make the top 12 unusual Lithuanian ice creams, at Gray's House.  Pic: LithuaniaTravel

12 bizarre ice cream flavors from Lithuania

By Jim Cornall

It seems plain vanilla ice cream might soon be out of fashion in Lithuania, where chefs are experimenting with natural flavors, including plenty not normally associated with ice cream.

Dairy Dialog podcast 92: Danone, Food Union, SwissDeCode, Digi.Bio  Pics: Danone, Food Union, Getty Images/pixinoo

Dairy Dialog podcast 92: Danone, Food Union, SwissDeCode, Digi.Bio

By Jim Cornall

Guests on the podcast this week are Normunds Staņēvičs, CEO of Food Union, Europe; Paul Kennedy, global nature & sustainability manager, Specialized Nutrition at Danone; and Federico Muffatto, CEO at Digi.Bio and Brij Sahi, co-founder & CEO at...

The new ice cream range consists of seven flavors. Pic: fairlife

fairlife moves into ice cream

By Jim Cornall

US dairy firm fairlife, LLC, which launched ultra-filtered milk in 2015, has partnered with Boardwalk Frozen Treats, LLC, to enter the ice cream category. It is the Coca-Cola Company owned firm's first venture away from beverage-related products...

The company said the new production capacity will not compromise its CO2-neutral status. Pic: Palsgaard

Palsgaard invests €100m to double capacity

By Jim Cornall

Emulsifier manufacturer Palsgaard A/S, which creates a variety of products for the dairy industry, has announced the investment of €100m ($112.5m) to more than double production capacity at its Danish facility by 2024.

Hjem-is.dk, an e-shop based in Denmark, is one of four e-commerce sites Food Union has launched. Pic: Food Union

Food Union launches e-commerce platform for consumers

By Jim Cornall

Baltic-headquartered Food Union, a global dairy production and distribution group, has launched an e-commerce distribution service in four European countries, delivering ice cream, dairy products, pastry and frozen food directly to customers.

The company has launched the products throughout northern Europe.  Pic: Food Union

Food Union launches more than 100 new ice cream products

By Jim Cornall

Food Union, a global dairy production and distribution group headquartered in Latvia, is using insights from sensory and behavioral research and development to launch new products into northern Europe.

Dairy Dialog podcast 86: Tate & Lyle, Royal DSM, Crisp. Pics: (Computer) Getty Images/simpson33; (field) Tate & Lyle; (pizza) Royal DSM

Dairy Dialog podcast 86: Tate & Lyle, Royal DSM, Crisp

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s Dairy Dialog’s podcast, we have three guests: Anna Pierce, director of sustainability at Tate & Lyle; Bob Savage, product application expert, cheese, at DSM; and Are Traasdahl, co-founder and CEO of Crisp. We also have our weekly look...

The company said e-commerce frozen sales are up +31% since the COVID crisis started. Pic Alden's Organic.

Alden’s Organic pivots to e-commerce

By Jim Cornall

US organic ice-cream producer Alden’s Organic has responded to the coronavirus lockdown by making its ice cream, novelties and new dairy-free frozen desserts available for purchase on the brand’s website, delivering to consumers doorsteps nationwide.

DFA to purchase a portion of Dean Foods’ assets for $433m

By Beth Newhart

After several months of back and forth following the Dean Foods bankruptcy, the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) co-op is acquiring a majority of its assets for $433m. Prairie Farms Dairy will also get a portion for $75m.

Dairyworks supplies New Zealand consumers with cheese, butter, milk powder and ice cream.

Synlait receives approval for Dairyworks acquisition

By Jim Cornall

Synlait Milk Limited says the Overseas Investment Office in New Zealand has granted consent under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 to its purchase of the shares in Dairyworks Limited.

Dairy Dialog podcast 71: Froneri’s RØAR, PreScouter and Danone. Circular economy illustration: Getty Images/DragonTiger

Dairy Dialog podcast 71: Froneri’s RØAR, PreScouter and Danone

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast, we have three interviews. We talk to David Boulanger, senior vice president, operations, Danone Specialized Nutrition; Ryan LaRanger, project architect, PreScouter; and Alicia Munday, global marketing manager, Froneri.

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.

Ice cream has an application with adults, and the occasion of eating ice cream before bed aligns with CBD’s relaxation properties. Pic: Getty/belchonock

Does CBD have a place in dairy?

By Beth Newhart

The use of non-psychoactive CBD as a food, beverage or supplement ingredient is still illegal in the US. But that hasn’t stopped the market from exploding, with dairy already playing catch-up.