Argentina

There is reason to be optimistic about improvement in milk production in the second half of the year. Pic: ©Getty Images/Harvepino

South American dairy market update

Milk production limps along in Argentina and Uruguay

By Monica Ganley

The last few years have felt like a roller coaster for milk production at South America’s key dairy exporters. An ongoing push toward expansion has repeatedly collided with climatic issues and economic concerns resulting in dramatic year to year swings...

AFISA was a joint venture in Argentina established in 2001 between Arla Foods Ingredients and SanCor.

News in brief

Arla buys AFISA shares from SanCor

By Jim Cornall

Arla Foods Ingredients has confirmed it has agreed to acquire the shares in Arla Foods Ingredients S.A (AFISA) currently owned by SanCor to support the company’s ambition for market growth in South America.

Yakult plans to ‘dissolve’ Argentina business

Yakult plans to ‘dissolve’ Argentina business

Yakult has announced that it intends to completely dismantle its Argentinian business, citing the problems encountered establishing a “sufficient business foundation” in the country.

Merging ingredients

Merging ingredients

Ingredients company RFI Ingredients, a supplier of natural
ingredients for the food and functional food industries, has signed
a merger agreement, effective from 1 November, with US nutritional
blends company Nat-Trop. The move looks...