Dairy Product

Shredded cheese accounts for about one-third of all cheese sales in the US, which is a 12% increase since 2015.

Old El Paso enters dairy with shredded cheese line

By Beth Newhart

Taco shell and seasoning producer Old El Paso is entering the dairy industry for the first time with a collection of shredded cheeses, in partnership with Crystal Farms Dairy Company.

Yoghurt soars as China develops new dairy foothold

Yoghurt soars as China develops new dairy foothold

By RJ Whitehead

Cheaper production costs and higher quality products have led foreign companies to dominate most Chinese dairy markets, but high margins and booming demand have put local firms in pole position in the yoghurt market.

Westland's CEO said the result is a 'break even.' Pic: Westland

Westland Milk Products breaks even for 2016-17

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s second biggest dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, has recovered from a loss in the 12 months ended July 31, 2016, to post a break-even profit before tax for the 2016-17 financial year.

Ultima produces the iögo brand yogurt in Canada.

Agropur takes over Agrifoods' share in Ultima Foods

By Jim Cornall

Canadian dairy cooperatives Agropur Cooperative and Agrifoods International Cooperative Ltd. have concluded an agreement whereby Agropur will become the sole owner of Ultima Foods Inc.

OMIRA shareholders will decide next month whether to approve a takeover by Lactalis.

OMIRA considers Lactalis takeover

By Jim Cornall

German dairy company OMIRA said it has successfully completed meetings over the past few months with the Lactalis Group with respect to a merger.

Grupo LALA saw strong performance of its newly-established US division, driven by the success of its drinkable yogurt products.

Grupo LALA sees growth in all products segments in Q1 2017

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Grupo LALA posted $789m in net sales for the first quarter of 2017, an 18.3% increase compared to the same period last year, which the dairy company credits to a product mix that continues to evolve towards a value-added portfolio.

DSM has launched DelvoGuard, which it says increase the shelf life of a range of dairy products. Pic: ©iStock/ia_64

DSM’s DelvoGuard cultures reduce dairy food waste

By Jim Cornall

Royal DSM N.V. has expanded its range of natural food protection solutions with the launch of a new range of protective cultures that increase the shelf life of dairy products such as yogurt, sour cream and fresh cheese.

During its quarterly earnings call, Grupo LALA credited the growth of its yogurt category to the success of its US yogurt brand and LALA 100 products.

Grupo LALA continues to post steady gains in Q3

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Grupo LALA’s focus on nutritious food and beverage products (both dairy and non-dairy) continues to pay off as the Mexican company reported a 12.5% increase in net sales and $2.4m (44m pesos) in profit compared to the same period last year for its third...

Yoghurt Story New Zealand Limited has been fined for making misleading statements about its frozen yoghurt products. Pic: ©iStock/unalozmen

Yoghurt Story fined for yoghurt that isn’t yoghurt

By Jim Cornall

Yoghurt Story New Zealand Limited and Frozen Yoghurt Limited have been sentenced and fined in the Auckland District Court for misleading the public about their frozen yoghurt products.

Pieter Nouber, DSM, and Phan Minh Tien, Vinamilk, at the signing of an agreement between the two companies to work on product development for the Vietnamese market.

Vinamilk signs strategic cooperation with DSM

By Jim Cornall

JSC Vietnam Dairy Products (Vinamilk) has signed a strategic cooperation with nutrition company Royal DSM, to apply international standards on nutrition powdered milk products for children and consumers in Vietnam.

The UK dairy industry needs to take action to tackle challenges, says Dairy UK chairman

UK dairy industry needs to be proactive

By Jim Cornall

Dr David Dobbin, chairman of Dairy UK, speaking at the Semex conference in Glasgow, said the UK dairy industry needs to take control of its own destiny to meet domestic and international challenges successfully.

Ornua Staff celebrate opening of new Kerrygold factory (photo from Ornua)

Ornua expanding presence in budding Nigerian market

By Hal Conick

The Nigerian population is slated to be the world's third largest by 2050, according to the United Nations, and Ornua says it wants to take advantage of the market's powerful potential.  

Brent Bartson demonstrates use of the UR3 to DairyReporter.


Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

By Hal Conick

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

Greiner Packaging, yogurt, K3D, packaging

Better printing for dairy pots: Greiner Packaging

By Rachel Arthur

Swiss packaging manufacturer Greiner Packaging International unveiled its K3D dairy cup this month. It claims it is the first time cardboard has been shaped into the structure of a curved pot, which gives better point-of-sale packaging.  

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.  

IDFA Dairy Forum 2014 in pictures


IDFA Dairy Forum 2014 in pictures


The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) Dairy Forum 2014 in Palm Springs, which attracted stakeholders from across the sector, has drawn to a close. But don't worry if you missed it. Here are a few of the highlights...

BRIC markets dominate health and wellness dairy

BRIC healthy dairy boom blooms; Europe down but not doomed


Brazil, Russia, India, China – as well as Mexico – are the fastest growing markets for functional dairy products, according to a Euromonitor International presentation given last week at the Healthy and Functional Dairy event.

Manufacturers of dairy products like yoghurt are being increasingly creative with health claims, says analyst

Four trends propelling the dairy market

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

An ageing population, new EFSA health claims, protein perceptions and a focus on sugar as opposed to fat are some key considerations that are or should be driving the dairy industry, according to an analyst. 

Dupont feeding US dairy cooperative value added interest


Dupont feeding US dairy cooperative value added interest


Using Greek yogurt as a knowledge base, DuPont is working to make value added dairy products, such as drinking yogurt, kefir, and milk-based coffee drinks, “more accessible and more affordable” to US dairy cooperatives.