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The new Chobani Probiotic yogurts and yogurt drinks have a blend of probiotic strains with multiple benefits for immune, digestive and gut health. Pic: Chobani

Chobani debuts new products with probiotics and expands oat line

By Jim Cornall

Chobani, US maker of Greek yogurts, oat milks, probiotic drinks, and creamers, announced the debut of the new World of Chobani Probiotics, a full portfolio of probiotic yogurts and drinks, kids pouches and shakes, and non-dairy functional beverages with...

Organizers hope the event can be held later in the year.

UK Dairy Expo 2021 postponed

By Jim Cornall

Harrison & Hetherington, organizers of the Borderway UK Dairy Expo, have postponed the event scheduled to take place in March 2021.

The MOU allows the EPA to participate as a member of the Dairy Sustainability Alliance. Pic: Getty Images/Lemaniah

Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and EPA announce MoU

By Jim Cornall

The checkoff-founded Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it said will open doors for increased collaboration in areas of mutual interest and allow...

The new packaging marks the reopening of Bubbies Mochi Self-Serve Freezers. Pic: Bubbies

Bubbies Ice Cream unveils individually-wrapped mochi

By Jim Cornall

Bubbies Ice Cream, the US frozen novelty brand best known for its Mochi Ice Cream, will begin shipping its product in new individually-wrapped packaging to grocery stores and natural retailers across the country this fall.

Dairy Dialog podcast 104: SternWywiol Planteneers, Elopak, Spoonshot

Dairy Dialog podcast 104: SternWywiol Planteneers, Elopak, Spoonshot

By Jim Cornall

This week we have three interviews. We chat with Dr Dorotea Pein, head of product management, and Dr Matthias Moser, managing director of the food ingredients division of Stern-Wywiol Gruppe; Kishan Vasani, co-founder and CEO of Spoonshot; and Elopak’s...

Through the Dairy Processing Investment Fund, the Government of Canada has approved more than C$28m (US$21.1m) in funding for 29 projects across Ontario that will benefit cheese, yogurt, cream and butter processors. Pic: Getty Images/Rowena Kong

Government of Canada kicks in $2.5m for Ontario dairy processors

By Jim Cornall

Neil Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, has announced funding of more than C$2.5m (US$1.88m) under the Canadian Dairy Processing Investment Fund to support Empire Cheese...

Dairy Dialog podcast 101: NIZO, Kerry, Casper’s Ice Cream

Dairy Dialog podcast 101: NIZO, Kerry, Casper’s Ice Cream

By Jim Cornall

We have three interviews, and four guests, on this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast. We chatted with Robyn Eijlander, senior project manager microbiology and food safety at NIZO; Keith Lawes, VP of Sales and Marketing at Casper’s Ice Cream; and two people...

Fonterra said it has continued to reduce its environmental footprint, including hitting the 2020 target to reduce energy intensity across its New Zealand manufacturing sites by 20%. Pic: Fonterra

Fonterra announces annual results and return to paying dividend

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has announced its annual results, final Farmgate Milk Price of NZ$7.14 (US$4.79) per kgMS and a dividend of 5 cents per share for the 2019/20 season, bringing the final cash payout for farmers to NZ$7.19 (US$4.83) per...

can access insights on key market trends and ingredient solutions for a variety of applications. Pic: Getty Images/Space_Cat

CP Kelco launches virtual experience

By Jim Cornall

Nature-based ingredient solution provider CP Kelco has launched a new virtual experience, allowing customers, partners and other industry stakeholders to discover CP Kelco’s insights and portfolio of offerings through a virtual-reality environment.

So far, the Farmers Feeding Families Fund has raised more than $650,000 and distributed more than $225,000 to rural and community food banks. Pic: Getty Images/johnrandallalves

DFA donating refrigeration to rural food banks

By Jim Cornall

Through the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) Cares Farmers Feeding Families Fund, the nationwide dairy cooperative’s 13,000 family farm-owners are donating refrigeration to rural and community food banks across the country and pledging to keep them stocked...

Aluminum lidding sealing to glass. Pic: Chadwicks

Chadwicks sees challenges and opportunities for dairy packaging

By Jim Cornall

COVID-19 has created widespread economic uncertainty resulting in many sectors critically reviewing their business models. The dairy packaging sector is no exception and across the supply chain companies have had to innovate and respond quickly to changes...

Yili has overtaken Danone to become the most valuable dairy brand in the world, as well as claiming second position in the overall Brand Finance Food 50 2020 ranking.

Yili tops Brand Finance list of world’s most valuable dairy brands

By Jim Cornall

The food & drink sector is one of the few sectors that should suffer limited impact as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the world’s top food & drink brands unlikely to lose brand value, according to the latest Brand Finance Food & Drink...

Arla said it still expects to meet its expectations for the full year.

Arla delivers strong results despite pandemic

By Jim Cornall

Danish-headquartered dairy cooperative Arla Foods said in spite of the global coronavirus pandemic, in the first half year, its global branded sales volumes grew an unprecedented 10.4% and the cooperative delivered a strong and competitive performance...

The virtual event will be held in January.  Pic: Getty Images/Maksymowicz

news in brief

Dairy Strong conference going virtual

By Jim Cornall

Dairy Strong, an annual conference in the US that brings together farmers and a wide variety of others connected to the dairy community, will move to an online-only format in January, the Dairy Business Association (DBA) has announced.

Dairy Dialog podcast 98: Conagen and Ornua Ingredients Europe

Dairy Dialog podcast 98: Conagen and Ornua Ingredients Europe

By Jim Cornall

On the Dairy Dialog podcast we have two interviews this week, with Conagen VP of innovation, Dr Casey Lippmeier, and we also talk to Joan Bombardo, managing director of Ornua Ingredients Europe. We also have our weekly look at the global dairy markets,...

Emmi delivers growth during crisis

Emmi delivers growth during crisis

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company Emmi increased sales by 6.6% to CHF1,773.5m ($1.95bn) in the first six months of the financial year, a period dominated by the coronavirus crisis.

Dairy Dialog podcast 97: USDEC, Boss Dog and Innodelice

Dairy Dialog podcast 97: USDEC, Boss Dog and Innodelice

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s podcast - alongside our weekly look at the global dairy markets with Charlie Hyland from StoneX - we chatted with Annie Bienvenue, vice president, technical services, and Kristi Saitama, vice president, ingredient marketing from USDEC;...

Keytone has launched its new Immunity Booster product, as its plant-based range secures distribution nationwide in Australia.

Keytone launches Immunity Booster Powder

By Jim Cornall

Keytone Dairy Corporation Limited has secured national ranging at Coles Supermarkets in Australia for its new Tonik plant range, and has launched an Immunity Booster Powder product under its proprietary brand, KeyDairy.

Hochdorf said at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, panic buying resulted in an increase in sales and revenue for Bimbosan AG.

Hochdorf restructuring leading to better results

By Jim Cornall

Swiss-headquartered dairy company Hochdorf Group has published its financial statements for the first half of 2020, and the company said it is starting to see positive results from restructuring.

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