Emerging Markets

MENA customers are turning to cheaper fat blends in milk powder

Middle East unrest fosters market for fat blends

By Ankush Chibber

The strife in Syria and the broader Arab upheaval means growing demand for fat blends among dairy manufacturers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), industry sources say.

Tetra Pak boosts dairy carton growth

APAC dairy packaging growth 7% CAGR

Tetra Pak boosts dairy carton growth

By Rachel Arthur

Dairy containers are leading a global increase in food packaging, with growth in the sector driven by Asia and Latin America as milk-based products become more popular in these regions.  

Operations set to begin at NZ$120m Fonterra UHT milk plant

Operations set to begin at NZ$120m Fonterra UHT milk plant

By Mark ASTLEY

Fonterra's NZ$120m ($99m, €73m) Waitoa UHT plant is on track to produce its first batches of Asia-destined Anchor brand long-life milk and cream in March – just over a year since plans for the facility were first revealed.

Danone to double stake in Chinese dairy Mengniu

Danone to double stake in Chinese dairy Mengniu

By Mark ASTLEY

Danone is set to increase its interest in Chinese dairy manufacturer Mengniu to almost 10% in its latest bid to capitalize on the "high growth potential" of the country's chilled dairy products market.

DairyAmerica and Fonterra end SMP export deal

DairyAmerica and Fonterra end SMP export deal

By Mark ASTLEY

US marketing cooperative DairyAmerica and New Zealand-based dairy giant Fonterra have called time on their 13-year old skim milk powder (SMP) export agreement.

Kisaalita (right) working with an undergraduate student on the milk cooler.

Sub-Saharan milk cooler project awarded $1m grant

By Mark ASTLEY

A US engineer has been awarded $1m (€735,000) to complete the development of a biogas-powered milk cooler for sub-Saharan dairy farmers that lack access to refrigeration.

Saputo eyeing 'growth opportunties' in Brazil, NZ

Saputo eyeing 'growth opportunties' in Brazil, NZ

By Mark ASTLEY

Following its victory in the three-way bidding war to acquire Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB), Saputo has set its sights on expanding its existing presence in Canada, the US, and Australia and on breaking new ground in Brazil and New Zealand.

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