Consolidation

Land O'Lakes has held minority equity in Iowa-based Agren since 2016. Pic: ©GettyImages/Sasiistock

Land O’Lakes acquires soil software company Agren

By Beth Newhart

Land O’Lakes Inc. has announced that it has acquired Agren Inc., a company that develops soil health and conservation planning software. It will become a part of Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN, a farmer-focused division of the dairy company.

a2MC has increased its shareholding in ordinary shares of Synlait to 17.39%.

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Synlait not concerned by Ebert Construction receivership

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy company Synlait Milk Limited has sought to clarify its arrangements with Tetra Pak and Ebert Construction Ltd in the delivery of two capital projects at Synlait Pokeno and Synlait Dunsandel, following the announcement that Ebert Construction...

The transaction gives Arla Foods the rights to use the Yeo Valley brand in the UK for milk, butter, spreads and cheese under an intellectual property license with Yeo Valley.

Arla Foods UK and Yeo Valley partnership cleared

By Jim Cornall

Following the announcement in February this year of the partnership between Arla Foods and Yeo Valley on liquid milk, butter and cheese, Arla Foods said it is pleased the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has approved the deal following a Phase...

The AVH dairy office in Bergen, a coastal town north of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

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Emmi increases stake in Dutch company AVH

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company Emmi has held a stake in the goat’s and sheep’s milk product trader AVH dairy trade B.V. (AVH), based in Bergen, the Netherlands, since January 2013, and is now increasing its stake from 75% to 90%.

DMK, which launched many new products in 2017, said its reorganization will be completed by the end of June.

DMK Group benefits from reorganization

By Jim Cornall

Germany's largest cooperative dairy company, the DMK Group, says it has seen positive effects in the first year of its sweeping reorganization.

Yashili New Zealand Dairy is a joint venture between Yashili and Mengniu established in 2012.

Danone invests in Yashili New Zealand

By Jim Cornall

Danone and Yashili, a division of China’s Mengniu Dairy Co, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) whereby Danone acquires 49% of the shares of the dairy company Yashili New Zealand Dairy Co.

Arla said it is too early to disclose the total number of jobs that will be added or removed by the ongoing work, however the company expects the net number of positions to be lower.

More than 350 jobs at risk as Arla Foods starts changes

By Jim Cornall

More than 160 jobs are at risk as Arla Foods UK plans a reorganization of its cheese business and warehouse network, with another 195 people affected in support functions, primarily at the cooperative’s Aarhus, Denmark headquarters.

Hochdorf plans to expand Bimbosan's Swiss market share and grow internationally in China, Indonesia and Nigeria.

Hochdorf acquires Swiss baby care company Bimbosan

By Jim Cornall

Swiss nutrition company Hochdorf Swiss Nutrition Ltd has acquired the Swiss baby care producer Bimbosan AG in a cash and share deal (10% treasury shares) for an estimated price of CHF 30m, which the company said represents approximately 2.5x and 13x EBITDA...