Emerging Markets

Arla's brand DANO is consumed in one in every three households in the country with a population of 165m. Pic: Getty Images/Vladimir Molnar

Arla sees bright future in Bangladesh

By Jim Cornall

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods said it sees great potential in Bangladesh and has big plans for what is already its biggest market in Southeast Asia.

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Baladna acquires stake in Egypt’s Juhayna Food Industries

By Jim Cornall

Baladna, a Qatar Public Shareholding Company, has acquired a 5% stake in the Egyptian company Juhayna Food Industries Company, which is listed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange, through several purchases of shares from the market.

DMK plans to launch more new products in the retail sector in the future. Pic: DMK

DMK dips into dairy alternatives

By Jim Cornall

As part of its Strategy 2030, DMK Group is expanding its product range to include plant-based products.

AMBPOMIAL is based upon the Greek word Ambrosial.  Pic: Yili

Interview: Yili’s AMBPOMIAL brand

By Jim Cornall

Dairy Reporter recently had the opportunity to dig a little deeper into one of Yili’s brands, AMBPOMIAL, with Dr Zhanyou Yun, assistant president of Yili. The yogurt brand launched in 2013.

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NZMP to supply Maypro with probiotics

By Jim Cornall

NZMP, Fonterra’s ingredients brand, and Maypro, a global suppliers of nutraceutical ingredients and fine chemicals, have entered into an agreement whereby Maypro will be an authorized reseller of NZMP's BifidoB HN019 and LactoB HN001 probiotic strains...

Eatlean has created a range of on-the-go snacking solutions, which can help support post-exercise recovery.  Pic: Eatlean

Guest article

Protein for protection

By Eatlean

Interest in wellness is on the rise. People want to live better, live longer, and stay healthier.

The California Milk Advisory Board announced three contests for 2022. Pic: CMAB

California Milk Advisory Board announces new milk contests

By Jim Cornall

The Foodservice Division of the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has announced the kickoff date for the 4th Annual Real California Pizza Contest, the return of the CADairy2Go competition and the rollout of a new culinary event focusing on Cal-Mex...

Grow With Aldi is a UK competition to discover and stock new products from small and medium food and drink businesses. Pic: Aldi

Aldi contest looks for new dairy products

By Jim Cornall

Supermarket chain Aldi has launched Grow With Aldi, a UK competition to discover and ultimately stock new products from the UK’s best small and medium food and drink businesses.

DA secretary William Dar met with DTI secretary Ramon Lopez and Baladna independent board member Aidan Tynan in Dubai, UAE. Pic: Philippines Department of Agriculture.

Philippines and Qatar to partner on $500m integrated dairy project

By Jim Cornall

The Philippines, through the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has partnered with Baladna Qatar Public Shareholding Company (QPSC) for the establishment of a $500m integrated dairy facility in the Philippines.

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Samail Industrial City attracts Omani dairy company

By Jim Cornall

Oman’s Samail Industrial City has succeeded in attracting Al Habib Food Industries, which specializes in the production of milk and its derivatives, in a record time of 30 minutes after receiving the investment application on Madayn's website.

GFI is a plant-based food and ingredients company based in Toronto, Canada. Pic: Getty Images/pichet_w

GFI acquires plant-based brand YoFiit

By Jim Cornall

Canadian company Global Food and Ingredients Inc. (GFI) has completed the acquisition of Your Fitness Dish Inc., a plant-based milk alternatives and snack food company operating under the brand YoFiit.

Afreximbank said the investment is an opportunity to develop local manufacturing capacity in Mauritania. Pic: Getty Images/mtcurado

Investment made to boost dairy production in Mauritania

By Jim Cornall

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced an investment by the Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA), its development impact-oriented subsidiary, into TND SA, an FMCG company in Mauritania.

Orgain produces protein-based shakes, powders and snacks. Pic: Getty Images/RossHelen

Nestlé Health Science to buy majority stake in Orgain

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé Health Science has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Orgain, a plant-based nutrition company, from its founder Dr Andrew Abraham and Butterfly Equity, who will continue to be minority share owners.

Dairy Dialog podcast 167: Kezzler, Lubey, Lyras

Dairy Dialog podcast 167: Kezzler, Lubey, Lyras

By Jim Cornall

There are three interviews this week on the podcast, with Rasmus Mortensen, founder of Lyras; Ulrich Peinhardt, co-founder and CEO of Lubey; and Christine C. Akselsen, CEO of product digitization and traceability company Kezzler.

Sustainability is one of the drivers of the next wave of plant-based.  Pic: Getty Images/AnastasiaNurullina

New materials and technologies helping improve dairy alternatives

By Jim Cornall

DairyReporter recently had the opportunity to find out from ingredients company ADM what some of the trends are in the dairy alternatives space. We have a Q&A with Katie Kolpin-Gustafson, principal scientist, creation, design and development at ADM...

Silk Nextmilk, from Danone North America, is now available in the US.

January: What’s new in plant based?

By Jim Cornall

While we generally wait until the end of the month, we've taken out some of the plant-based product Veganuary launches in January for our special newsletter. There are many plant-based launches in the alternative meat, seafood and dairy aisles, so...

There will be more than 10,000 new brands in 2022, abillion predicts. Pic: Getty Images/klenova

abillion's top 10 plant-based trends in 2022

By Jim Cornall

abillion, a social e-commerce platform designed to help people and businesses around the world be more sustainable, has identified the plant-based trends it believes will define the year ahead.

The company portfolio now consists of 71 products across Russia. Pic: Ekosem-Agrar

Ekosem-Agrar growth continues

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, said the volume of dairy products sold rose by 76% year on year to more than 131,000 tons, with revenues also picking up at a rate of more than 75% to just under €80m...

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DSM combines three business areas into new Food & Beverage group

By Jim Cornall

Royal DSM, a Dutch-headquartered global company, has revealed a new integrated Food & Beverage operating structure which unifies three areas of DSM’s nutrition business – Food Specialties, Hydrocolloids and part of its Nutritional Products group.

IFIC recent surveys show consumers are looking for positive food attributes like whole grains and fiber, and are exploring immune health more than previously.  Pic: Getty Images/Kwangmoozaa

IFIC points to 2022 food trends

By Jim Cornall

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) — drawing on its staff and consumer survey data — has published its forecast of food trends for the upcoming year.