31-Aug-2011 By Rory Harrington
Huhtamaki has announced it is to close a flexible packaging plant in New Zealand over concerns around its operational efficiency and competition in the national market.
29-Aug-2011 By Ankush Chibber
Abbott has said it will invest US$230m to build a new nutrition manufacturing facility in China, representing the company's largest investment in China to date.
22-Aug-2011 By Rory Harrington
Constantia has completed a deal to take over a Turkish flexible packaging outfit in a bid to boost growth in developing markets such as the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Eastern Europe.
11-Aug-2011 By Ankush Chibber
The price of milk and milk-based products in India is set to surge on the back of a variety of natural and human factors, including a shortage of rainfall in the monsoon months.
08-Aug-2011 By Ankush Chibber
Feihe International Inc., formerly known as the American Dairy, has announced that it intends to sell its two dairy farms in China to a Chinese Investment Company.
29-Jul-2011 By Ankush Chibber
The rising economic prowess of India is expected to spur a huge change in how people consume milk in India, benefitting organised dairy companies present in the country.
25-Jul-2011 By Shane Starling
The first organic dairy factory has opened in Lebanon, Romania’s market is growing at 20%+ and in India, forecasts are for quadruple growth by 2015 as developing economies embrace organic production of foodstuffs.
12-Jul-2011 By Rory Harrington
GEA Group has reached an agreement to acquire a New Zealand-based powder specialist as part of its ongoing strategy to expand in the emerging Asian markets and compete with rivals such as Tetra Pak.
New SIG factory in Brazil starts at full capacity
08-Jul-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
SIG Combibloc is operating its first factory in Brazil at full capacity having completed construction in a year at a cost of €90m.
Fonterra reports China milestone, looks to India
24-Jun-2011 By Ankush Chibber
New Zealand-based dairy giant Fonterra is now looking at expansion in India after a successful foray in China, including a recent bumper bond listing in Shanghai.
22-Jun-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
Fonterra may face an uphill struggle in its bid to expand in China despite the promise of significant market growth, according to an Asian food industry analyst.
BRIC nations to lead folding carton growth - report
09-Jun-2011 By Rory Harrington
The BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, China and India will offer highest growth opportunities for folding cartons at almost 8 per cent annually until 2016, according to new industry research.
Elopak opens billion carton factory in Russia
03-Jun-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
Elopak is opening a major new factory in Saint Petersburg to pursue carton packaging customers in juice and dairy - two industries experiencing very different growth trends in Russia.
01-Jun-2011 By Shane Starling
Allegations of financial impropriety against China-Biotics are growing louder with respected investment publications coming down against the company for massaging its financial figures to overstate revenues.
Nampak flags up possible UK bottle expansion and African growth as key
26-May-2011 By Rory Harrington
Nampak Ltd said it is eyeing a significant potential increase in its UK plastic bottle business as it awaits the outcome of a contract tender for a new super dairy.
More melamine-tainted milk powder uncovered in China
27-Apr-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
China is facing yet another case of melamine contamination after police seized 26 tonnes of tainted milk powder from an ice cream manufacturer.
Danone's Russian dairy buy helps boost sales by 20 per cent
15-Apr-2011 By Helen Glaberson
Danone’s new Russian dairy acquisition helped drive up Q1 sales by 20 per cent, the fastest quarterly growth the company has seen in three years.
China claims nitrite milk poisoning was deliberate
12-Apr-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
State media reports suggest that a vendetta against a farmer led to the tainted milk incident in China last week, which killed three children.
04-Apr-2011 By Mike Stones
Nearly half of China’s 1176 dairies have been forced into temporary closure after failing to pass safety inspections.
22-Mar-2011 By Shane Starling
Leading Chinese probiotics supplier, China-Biotics, has pressed a deal with the country’s third biggest dairy to expand the number of probiotic strains it uses in yoghurt products.
Agrana invests €27.6m in its Russian plant
28-Feb-2011 By Claire Videau
Agrana is investing €27.6m in expending its Russian fruit processing capacity, as it anticipates growing demand for fruit containing products.
China promises to target leather protein in milk tests
21-Feb-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
The Chinese government has warned that it is on the look out for leather protein in a fresh round of dairy testing over the coming year.
11-Feb-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
Tetra Pak has invested €100m in the construction of a new factory in India that is to serve the local market as well as South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
PepsiCo gains Russian approval for Wimm-Bill-Dann deal
PepsiCo has received all the necessary regulatory approvals from the Russian authorities required to close its acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann.
Tetra Pak installs new traceability system for Brazilian milk brand
17-Jan-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
Brazilian food cooperative Aurora has installed a new traceability system from Tetra Pak for the launch of a UHT milk brand.
China’s battle against melamine-tainted milk continues
13-Jan-2011 By Rory Harrington
With almost 100 people currently in custody and thousands of tonnes of contaminated product seized in China over the last six months, melamine-tainted milk powder is a problem that just will not go away for Beijing.
12-Jan-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
A leading cheese market analyst has cast doubt on the potential of Russia and has picked out Africa, the Middle East and Latin America as regions to watch over the coming years.
China takes new measure to restore confidence in dairy
Chinese dairy companies will have to renew production licenses or risk closure this year, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.
05-Jan-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
Wimm-Bill-Dann has acquired a dairy plant in eastern Russia as the government gives its approval for PepsiCo to acquire the company.
Russian dairy market takes on multinational flavour
10-Dec-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
Once dominated only by local players, the Russian dairy market has now taken on an international flavour. With PepsiCo and Danone both deepening their footprint in Russia, we take a look at the new make up of the market.
08-Dec-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
When PepsiCo put up $5.4bn last week to acquire Wimm-Bill-Dann, it was seduced by the promise of high revenue growth but like any high-yield investment the Russian deal does not come without risks.
Rabobank changes view on future dairy role of China and India
16-Nov-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
Rabobank has changed its view on the likely role of China and India in global dairy markets. It has abandoned the view that the countries will reach self-sufficiency soon and now predicts that they will call on the world market more frequently in the...
Danone targets emerging markets for continued growth
22-Oct-2010 By Helen Glaberson
Emerging markets will be the target for continued growth Danone announced yesterday, as Asian markets contributed significantly to the company’s 15 per cent growth.
DISPATCHES FROM IPA 2010
20-Oct-2010 By Rory Harrington
FoodProductionDaily.com caught up with Patrick Dowling of SPX Flow Technology at IPA 2010 to talk about the company’s strategies for acquisition and sector growth.
21-Sep-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
Executives at another Chinese dairy company have been arrested for allegedly producing milk powder tainted with the industrial contaminant melamine.
Yakult Danone India expands probiotic operations
27-Aug-2010 By Shane Starling
The Indian joint venture between Yakult and Danone established in 2005 to bring Yakult probiotic drinks to the Indian market is expanding with Bangalore targeted as the point of entry for southern markets.
China makes arrests after latest melamine scare
25-Aug-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
Chinese police have arrested six people for allegedly distributing melamine tainted milk powder, following the seizure of more contaminated materials in July.
DuPont and USDA team up to tackle emerging food safety threat
04-Aug-2010 By Rory Harrington
A new joint project between DuPont Qualicon and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) aims to develop testing to detect hard-to-identify strains of E.coli that are not regulated and have been causing increasing instances of food contamination.
GEA wins €20m milk line order on surging China dairy demand
GEA Group has won a €20m-order for a milk powder processing plant in New Zealand as companies there boost capacity to meet growing demand for dairy products in China.
China reduces minimum protein levels to combat melamine
15-Jul-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
China has lowered minimum protein levels in raw milk in the country’s latest effort to stamp out the use of melamine in the dairy industry.
China uncovers more melamine tainted dairy materials
09-Jul-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
More melamine tainted dairy materials have been seized by Chinese food safety authorities, raising suspicions that it may be from the same batch that should have been destroyed following the 2008 scandal.
Oystar doubles capacity at Indian subsidiary
30-Jun-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
Oystar is planning to double the manufacturing base of its Hassia Packaging subsidiary in India to target the growing processed dairy sector in the country.
Brazilian carton plant to meet aseptic demand growth - SIG
14-Jun-2010 By Rory Harrington
SIG Combibloc has unveiled plans to invest €90m in a giant packaging plant in Brazil as it seeks to tap into an explosion in demand for aseptic carton packs in South America over the next few years.
EU dairy exports to Russia show tasty growth
31-May-2010 By Mike Stones
Exports of EU dairy produce to Russia could show strong growth this year, according to a report from Irish Food Board Bord BIA.
Martek debuts DHA in China
05-May-2010 By staff reporter
Global omega-3 DHA leader Martek Biosciences Corporation has launched its life'sDHA ingredient in China after signing a five-year deal with local dairy, Mengniu.
Analyst outlines emerging market opportunities for dairy firms
24-Mar-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
Growth forecasts from Leatherhead Food International for different dairy product sectors suggest that processors have plenty to gain from investment in emerging markets.
New culture could bring Russian milk drink to new markets
11-Mar-2010 By Jess Halliday
Danisco is introducing a new culture to make industrial production of ryazhenka easier and more consistent, and is expecting the traditional Russian milk drink to garner interest worldwide in the future.
Tetra Pak banks on emerging markets for growth
09-Mar-2010 By Rory Harrington
Tetra Pak said stronger sales in the final quarter of 2009 and emerging markets offset declining demand in Eastern Europe and Central Asia as it posted an increase in net sales of 1.2 per cent for the year to almost €9bn.
China melamine-tainted milk health threats assessed
24-Feb-2010 By Rory Harrington
Tens of thousands of Chinese children sickened by melamine-tainted milk showed signs of kidney damage months afterwards - with the potential for long-term harm a serious concern, said new research.
Bag-in-box specialist targets Russian market
16-Feb-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
DS Smith has set up a Russian subsidiary that will enable bag-in-box specialist Rapak to develop its position in the region.