Friesland Foods and Campina revealed today that exploratory talks
are underway to merge into a global dairy giant - and
Campina CEO Justin Sanders is standing down "to give the
talks more chance for success".
Dutch dairy firm Campina is aiming to reach critical mass in its
penetration of the North American functional and nutritional
ingredients sector, entering into a joint venture with Canada-based
Campina has bought dairy ingredient producer Inovatech Argentina,
signalling the Dutch-owned company's desire to reach further into
the global specialized ingredients market, with an particular
emphasis on nutrition.
Dutch dairy giant Campina has clearance to call its new milk
derivative product Valess a 'meat alternative' but must provide
more nutritional information about the recipe on its website, a
Dutch court rules, reports Lindsey...
Arla Foods and Campina, two of Europe's largest dairy
co-operatives, have abandoned their much-hyped plans to merge,
after failing to secure the confidence of their respective boards,
Tom Armitage reports.
Campina, the Dutch dairy co-operative, yesterday informed its
member-farmers that the date of a crucial vote determining whether
it will merge with Arla Foods has been pushed back, to allow both
groups more time to reconsider "unresolved...
Vinamilk, the state-owned Vietnamese dairy group, is to form a
joint venture with Dutch counterpart Campina which will see the
latter group step up its investments in an Asia region turning
increasingly to dairy products, writes Chris...
Dutch dairy co-operative Campina claims that its annual results are
"in line with expectations", despite slashing its milk price
payout to member-farmers and registering a decrease in turnover for
the fourth year running,...
Campina, the ambitious owner of dairy ingredients supplier DMV
International, will buy Belgian milk fat specialist Aveve Zuivel,
in a deal that brings the Dutch firm a new platform for innovations
in butter oil specialities, and improved...
Committee members of Danish-Swedish dairy co-operative Arla Foods
have voiced concerns over a financial technicality which could
throw its approaching merger with Campina into disarray, Tom
Campina, the Dutch dairy co-operative, has announced it is to focus
investment across its milk, yoghurt and dairy-based dessert
divisions in 2005, a move which will allow it to penetrate the
burgeoning trend for branded dairy products...
Focusing on improving quality rather than lifting sales has paid
off for Dutch dairy group Campina, which has seen a solid
improvement in sales for its core brands despite volatile
international dairy markets.
The InterMopro dairy show in Duesseldorf this week was the ideal
platform for Dutch dairy group to showcase a number of new products
destined for the German market. The company is also planning to
quicken the pace of the introduction...
The high cost of labour in the Netherlands has prompted dairy group
Campina to close down one production facility and transfer
production to other sites, including one in Germany where the costs
are much lower.