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Seydaco prodcues bakery and confectionery carton boxes. Pic: Seydaco.

Graphic Packaging to acquire Seydaco Packaging

By Jenny Eagle

Graphic Packaging International and Graphic Packaging International Canada have agreed to acquire Seydaco Packaging Corp and its affiliates National Carton and Coating Co., and Groupe Ecco Boites Pliantes Ltée.

The Indian dairy industry is receiving government funding for new equipment and infrastructure. Pic:©iStock/RakeshPicholiya

Indian government to pump $1.7bn into dairy industry

By Jim Cornall

India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved a Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) with an outlay of Rs 108.8bn ($1.7bn) during the period 2017-18 to 2028-29.

Frusion and Promised Land are among the brands Grupo LALA will be acquiring from Laguna Dairy.

Grupo LALA taking over Laguna Dairy assets

By Jim Cornall

Mexican dairy company Grupo LALA has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets from Laguna Dairy's branded business in the US for $246m.

Stealing the show: Added value dairy drinks at Drinktec 2013


Stealing the show: Added value dairy drinks at Drinktec 2013


Ben Bouckley and Mark Astley from and chat about technology and trends at Drinktec 2013, including the show’s growing international focus and the trend towards added-value dairy beverages.

Friesland feels cheese glut

Friesland feels cheese glut

Friesland Coberco, the multinational dairy group, saw profits and
sales depressed last year by sliding European cheese prices
exacerbated by the current review of EU subsidies to the
agricultural sector, writes Danny Vincent.

Arla gets gold at Anuga

Arla gets gold at Anuga

Arla Foods has been awarded the Primax award for the third time
running after receiving forty-eight medals for high standards of
dairy products last week at the Anuga trade fair in Cologne.


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