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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...

FrieslandCampina Ingredients looks at Pic: FrieslandCampina Ingredients

FrieslandCampina Ingredients – responding to a changing world

By Jim Cornall

It has been almost a year since the coronavirus pandemic took hold, and the world has changed in many ways. One major shift is that consumers have altered their shopping habits, with an increase in online purchasing, but what they are looking for, and...

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).

Dairy Dialog podcast 117: Quantec, Kerry, Chobani. Pics: Kerry, Chobani, Getty Images/inkoly

Dairy Dialog podcast 117: Quantec, Kerry, Chobani

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have conversations with Quantec founder Dr Rod Claycomb and CEO Raewyn McPhillips; Christina Matrozou, marketing manager for taste in Europe and Russia at Kerry, and Chobani chief corporate affairs officer, Cristina Alesci.

Arla has set a goal to have 10% of all retail sales across core European markets come from e-commerce. Pic: Arla Foods

Arla Foods to supercharge sales in E-commerce

By Jim Cornall

Arla is fast tracking its plans to become European dairy market leader for e-commerce and aims to double its sales via its customers’ online platforms to €600m ($729m) across Europe.

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.

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.

The investment has helped fund product development, which includes 120ml mini pots of ice-cream and gelato products such as cakes, gelato sticks and filled chocolates. Pic: Red Boat Ice Cream

Red Boat Ice Cream unveils expansion plans

By Jim Cornall

Red Boat Ice Cream, which has four ice-cream parlors across Anglesey and north Wales in the UK, has invested £400,000 ($544,000) in a new ice-cream production lab at its Llangefni hub on Anglesey.

In December Diversey announced its Oxivir Excel Wipe neutralizes coronaviruses in as little as 15 seconds. Pic: Getty Images/anyaivanova

Diversey moves into Eastern Europe with SaneChem acquisition

By Jim Cornall

Diversey, a South Carolina-headquartered global provider of hygiene, infection prevention and cleaning solutions for the institutional and food & beverage markets, has announced the acquisition of SaneChem, a Polish-based supplier of specialist hygiene...

Food Union launched more than 100 products in 2020 and increased exports into South East Asia. Pic: Food Union

Food Union sees 2020 sales increase

By Jim Cornall

Food Union (Europe), a global ice cream and dairy producer and distributor headquartered in Latvia, will wrap up 2020 by posting strong financial results and delivering outstanding commercial performance despite the global uncertainty caused by the covid-19...