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Slovenian dairy companies have been approved by China to begin dairy exports. Photo: iStock-eyegelb

Slovenian dairies cleared to export to China

By Jim Cornall

Ljubljanske mlekarne, Mlekarna Celeia, Pomurske mlekarne and Mlekarna Planika have been informed by Chinese authorities that they can export dairy products to China.

Arla Foods has extended its contract with Gold Frost that gives the Israeli company exclusive rights on Arla products in Israel.

G. Willi-Food extends Arla Foods exclusivity deal

By Jim Cornall

Arla Foods has extended the distribution agreement with Gold Frost that gives the Israeli company an exclusive non-transferable right in Israel to import, export, market and distribute cheese and butter products manufactured by Arla.

Tip Top is hoping a trial program introducing its ice cream to China through Tmall will be a sweet success.

Tip Top dips into China ice cream market

By Jim Cornall

Will Hokey Pokey be a hit in Hangzhou? New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is hoping so, as it tries out its Tip Top ice cream in the Chinese market through Chinese e-commerce site Tmall.

In Europe, Danone's key focus is the relaunch fo global brands, including Danonino, Actimel and Activia.

Danone adjusts 2016 guidance

By Jim Cornall

Danone has changed its outlook for 2016, upgrading its trading operating margin target from ‘solid improvement’ to a range of 50 to 60bps, and sales growth guidance in the range of 3% to 5%.

An EBRD loan to the Kazakh dairy company FoodMaster is expected to raise dairy standards in Kazakhstan.

EBRD loan for Kazakh dairy FoodMaster

By Jim Cornall

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved the funding of a long-term loan of up to €15m ($16.8m) to FoodMaster, Kazakhstan’s biggest dairy.

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