Retailers still under pressure over milk price-role
British retailers are facing calls to increase support for the country’s dairy farming sector amidst wider European concerns about the role of stores in maintaining a profitable milk supply.
Fonterra optimistic over milk price rises
Fonterra says it has recorded a second consecutive monthly rise in the prices being paid to its member farmers for their milk, reflecting possible stabilisation in the supply chain.
Functionality belying whey commodity concerns - analyst
Demand for whey-derived functional food and drinks claiming nutritional benefits remains undimmed despite an overall fall in sales last year for the dairy commodity, says an industry analyst.
New FAO food price database launched
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a new online tool to track food prices in 55 developing countries, as part of its food price spike response.
Report stresses price importance for Danone sales strategy
Danone’s financial outlook implies tough times may be ahead for dairy producers, with the company facing stagnant organic sales value growth despite some resurgent demand, suggest analysts.
Arla faces farmer wrath over new year price chop
A leading European dairy cooperative has announced it will return prices paid to its farmer members to rates similar to before surging values recorded in mid-2007, risking further wrath from concerned farmers in the bloc.
US coop settles over 'price fixing' amidst market turmoil
A leading US dairy cooperative hopes to close the book on allegations of price fixing by agreeing a multi million-dollar settlement that it says is not an admission of guilt or innocence.
Global dairy price rises back on the horizon: Rabobank
Despite an expected recovery in the price of dairy ingredients, significant price swings are still expected, according to a new report from Rabobank.
Dairy price won’t settle soon, says Fonterra
Volatile dairy prices are likely to continue in the mid term at least, New Zealand Fonterra has warned, signaling a need for on-going margin vigilance for food makers using dairy derivatives.
EDA suggests time is right for milk price rethink
‘Significant changes’ are required in the approach of European politicians and dairy industries to milk pricing, says the head of the European Dairy Association (EDA).
Price volatility setting back lactose and whey value - report
While the availability of whey and lactose products continue to climb during 2008, price volatility has managed to hamper hikes in profitability of the segment as manufacturers hunt for cheaper ingredients, says a new report.
Milk price alternative sought in EU tractor protest
A barrage of tractors have descended upon the latest meeting of EU agriculture ministers to drive home dairy farmers’ calls for what they claim are the basic conditions required to ensure a ‘fair’ price for their products.
Scottish dairies cleared in global price fix clampdown
UK competition authority, the Office of Fair Trading, says it will not be taking action against six Scotland-based dairy companies accused of engaging in price fixing.
Dairy price wars kicking-off in UK and France
Price cuts by British supermarkets and French cheese makers may be driving dairy industries in their respective countries towards a milk war.
Retailer responds to organic slowdown with price slash
UK supermarket Tesco has announced that it is drastically reducing the price of organic produce by up to 25 per cent, in response to feedback from consumers who are feeling the effects of the credit crunch.