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Thai farmers need help, according to the director general of the country's Department of Trade Negotiations. Pic: ©Getty Images/cocorattanakorn

Australia-New Zealand FTA is an ‘opportunity’ for Thai dairy producers, as long as they learn how to compete with the titan

Thailand preparing dairy farmers in time for 2025 Down Under deal

By Richard Whitehead

As the clock ticks down to 2025, when tariffs and quotas on shipments to and from Australia and New Zealand will be abolished, Thailand’s government is ramping up preparations for the increased competition that will come with free trade between the countries.

The Thai facility produces sweet and savory flavors, as well as seasonings in liquid and powder formats.

Synergy expands Thai manufacturing hub

By Jim Cornall

International flavour company, Synergy Flavours, a division of Ireland’s Carbery Group, has doubled the size of its Thai operation to meet growing demand for its flavor solutions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Grupo Lala's profits as reported were up by 13.4% compared to 2017, and milk remained the top-earning segment of the business.

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze products are coming to Mexico

By Beth Newhart

Grupo Lala announced this week that it reached a deal with Blue Diamond Growers to distribute Blue Diamond Almond Breeze almond beverages in Mexico. It also released fourth-quarter and full-year financial reports from 2018.

Antica Luna is supplying cheeses to the food service industry, including hotels and restaurants in Bangkok. Pic: ©Getty Images/Kinwun

One town boasts two artisanal cheesemakers, though locals couldn’t give a hoot

Who said there’s no decent cheese in Thailand?

By Richard Whitehead

Thailand isn’t well regarded for dairy consumption, never mind production, so it might be surprising that a small city in the country’s heartland is building a reputation for its cheesemaking.

Jarlsberg cheese plate kits will be given away throughout 2019 to draw in younger customers.

Looking to millennials to expand Jarlsberg brand in US

By Beth Newhart

Jarlsberg has been available in the US since the 1960s, and the company that produces it, Norseland (a subsidiary of Norwegian cooperative TINE), is attempting to extend what it says is a typical baby boomer audience to capture the interest of a younger...

Ice cold: winter ice cream round-up

Ice cold: winter ice cream round-up

By Beth Newhart

Freezing temps across the US haven’t discouraged ice cream brands from expanding their portfolios. From boozy flavors to low-cal pops, here are the freshest launches within the US frozen dessert category.

The infant formula market is expected to be worth around $32bn by 2023. Pic: ©Getty Images/magone

Melamine 10 years on: Foreign and ‘foreign’ firms vie for position

By Richard Whitehead

A decade after the first convictions were handed down to figures at the center of a tainted infant milk powder scandal that rocked consumer confidence in Chinese domestic dairy products, how have local firms clawed their way back and what have foreign...

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