Arla Foods is eyeing "opportunities" in a number of African countries after establishing a partnership with an Ivorian distribution firm that will see it pack and sell its Dano brand milk powder on the continent for the first time.
Raisio has just launched its Benecol yogurt drinks line in Hong Kong, its latest push to broaden its reach in the emerging Bric markets. Wing Kee Produce will act as the Finnish company’s local distributor.
Fonterra has resumed operations in Sri Lanka, less than a week after it closed its head office and Biyagama processing plants in response to growing anger amongst consumers about the safety and marketing of its products.
Fonterra has temporarily suspended operations in Sri Lanka in response to growing anger amongst consumers about the safety and marketing of the company's products, which culminated in protests outside Fonterra Brands Lanka’s head office yesterday.
A move by Chinese authorities to begin a pilot scheme that will eventually require all baby formula sold in the country to be distributed by pharmacies or equivalent stores has been criticised for not addressing the real problem of safety.
UK freezing and chilling systems manufacturer, Starfrost, has secured a contract to supply Thailand’s leading ice cream manufacturer, Minor Dairy, with a custom-designed “hardening system” for large containers of the frozen product.
The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has revoked export certificates for four China-bound shipments of dairy protein, lactoferrin, after nitrate levels in excess of national standards were discovered in related batches.
According to the chief of India’s biggest dairy exporter, India’s milk product exports could jump my more than one-half this year in light of China’s fractured relationship with New Zealand following the latest Fonterra crisis.
The US is well positioned to become a major player in the global dairy market, but according to MilkPrice blogger John Geuss it has a number of "obstacles" to overcome before it can challenge the likes of New Zealand and the European Union (EU). In...
Swiss dairy giant Nestlé has suggested that it could offset potential losses as a result of its recent infant nutrition product price cut in China through similar positive "adjustments" in its nutrition business.
Chinese infant formula manufacturer Biostime has made amendments to the contracts it holds with distributors to delete terms that guarantee fixed prices and price floors that may violate Chinese anti-trust laws.
In the midst of an investigation into the pricing practices employed by it and other infant formula manufacturers in China, Biostime has admitted that the terms of its agreements with distributors “may” have broken anti-trust laws.
Dumex – Danone’s infant nutrition business in Asia – has announced plans to reduce the price of its infant formula products in China by up to 20% in response to an investigation into its and other manufacturers’ pricing practices in the country.
Heinz has proposed plans to transfer production of Asia-destined infant formula from a plant in the UK to New Zealand-based Fonterra – a move that British workers union, Unite, has described as a “massive blow.”
Tetra Pak has teamed up with its parent company, Tetra Laval, and the government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to launch a school milk programme in the hope of improving milk consumption at critical growth ages.
Attempts by “inexperienced” New Zealand-based companies to cash in on Chinese consumer demand for Kiwi infant nutrition products is putting the industry’s export reputation at risk, the Infant Nutrition Council (INC) has warned.
Tetra Pak is hoping to support “strong growth” in demand for aseptic processing and packaging solutions in the Indian sub-continent and South Asia through the opening of a new €120m ($156m) facility in Chakan, India.
Turkish consumers’ interest in health and wellness is still in its infancy but growing rapidly, and means big opportunities for manufacturers of organic dairy products – particularly those targeted to children, according to Euromonitor.
More people have been arrested for attempting to smuggle infant formula out of Hong Kong since 1 March 2013 than were detained at the border for trafficking drugs throughout the whole of last year, Hong Kong Customs has revealed.
China Modern Dairy has played down rumours of a takeover by “a third party” – assumed to be Mengniu – but has confirmed that talks are ongoing with the unnamed company in regards to the “possible disposal of certain assets.”
Chinese dairy giant Mengniu has reported a drop in both revenue and profits for 2012 – a result it has attributed to continuing consumer concern about the quality and safety of domestically-manufactured dairy products.
Swiss infant formula manufacturer, Hero, has moved to dispel concerns about the safety of its Nutradefense brand infant formula in China after authorities in Shanghai ordered retailers to pull it from shelves.
Fonterra will invest more than NZ$100m ($82.4m, €62.8m) in a new ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk and cream processing plant in New Zealand in an attempt to meet growing Asian demand for heat-treated dairy products.
Save the Children in the UK has called on infant formula manufacturers like Danone and Nestlé to do more to promote breast feeding – including larger on-pack warnings – after a report it commissioned found the companies were breaking international infant...
China’s food safety watchdog – the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) – has announced plans to introduce tougher regulations on the import and export of dairy products.