COVID-19

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

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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.