Arla Launches Climate Check Program to Lower GHG Emissions of Dairy Farmers

15 November 2019- European dairy cooperative Arla unveiled today its Climate Check program, an initiative it claims will triple the speed of CO2e reductions...

Jurgen Brandt Appointed New CFO of the HOCHDORF Group

The Board of Directors of the HOCHDORF Group has appointed Jürgen Brandt as the new CFO and member of the Executive Board. He will...

Bega Cheese Appoints Pete Findlay as New CFO

Bega Cheese is pleased to announce the appointment of Pete Findlay as Chief Financial Officer who commences with the Group today. Pete is a commercially...

Saputo Execs See Positive Improvement in North American Competitive Environment

13 November 2019- Executives at Canadian dairy giant Saputo seemed to suggest that things might be looking up for the beleaguered North American dairy...

Arla Invests EUR 80 Mln to Double Mozzarella Production at Branderup Dairy

Arla is set to invest EUR 80 million to more than double mozzarella production at its Branderup Dairy in Denmark. The expansion, the company...

Agropur Reviews Canadian Operations

In a competitive market, Agropur Cooperative is carrying out an organizational review to increase the profitability of its Canadian operations. A total of 125...

INTERVIEW: Wide Open Vegan Cheese Space Leaves Room for Plant Perks to Take Off

The Economist named 2019 the “year of the vegan”. Vegetable patties have found their ways onto the menus of iconic hamburger joints. Ice cream...

Bubs Signs Goat Milk Deal with China’s Alibaba

Bubs Australia has signed an agreement with Chinese ecommerce business Alibaba to import adult goat dairy products into mainland China. The agreement, Bubs said,...

Global Dairy Prices Jump 3.7% on Dampened Supply

Global dairy prices surged 3.7% at a fortnightly auction held early on Wednesday, boosted by constrained global supply and New Zealand production. The GDT price...

Ornua Opens Cheese Production Facility in Spain

Irish dairy cooperative Ornua has opened its EUR 30 million cheese production facility in Avila, Spain, built on the former Ornua cheese manufacturing site...

US: AMPI to Close Two Dairy Production Plants

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) has said it plans to shut down production at its Arlington, Iowa, non-fat dry milk plant and Rochester, Minn.,...

PE Firm TGP to Acquire Stake in Kenyan Dairy Company

American private equity firm TGP Capital Partners is set to take a 33.9% stake in Kenya's Maziwa Ltd through its subsidiary Pledge Holdco Ltd....

Muller Confirms Measures to Address Growing Milk Surplus in Scotland

Muller has announced measures to reduce the over all volume of milk purchased in Scotland, a number of farmers in the northeast are being...

Scotland: First Milk Consults on Closing Campbeltown Creamery

First Milk has today announced the commencement of employee consultation about its proposed intention to close its Campbeltown Creamery. This puts 14 jobs at...

Fonterra Reports Higher Milk Solids Production in September

* NZ milk output helped by good temperatures and pasture quality * Australia milk collection down on poor weather, intense competition * China demand for infant...

USA: Upstate Niagara Cooperative to Buy Byrne Dairy Operations

Upstate Niagara Cooperative has announced the purchase of Byrne Dairy’s fresh fluid milk operations. No financial details have been disclosed, closing is expected within...

Wisconsin Cheese Group Receives Investment from PE Firm

American private equity firm Centre Partners has made an investment in Wisconsin Cheese Group (WCG), no Financial details were disclosed. Founded in 1985, Minnesota based...

Australia’s Bega Cheese Shares Melt as Hot Weather Prompts Profit Warning

* Bega forecasts lower 2020 fiscal earnings * Milk supply tight as drought stretches into third year * Bega increases milk price, restructuring manufacturing capacity Australia's Bega...

Saputo Completes the Acquisition of Lion Dairy & Drinks Specialty Cheese Business

Saputo completed today the transaction announced on April 26, 2019, and acquired the specialty cheese business (the “Specialty Cheese Business”) of Lion Dairy &...

Italy: Latteria and Caseificio Moro Accelerates Development with PE Investment

Italy’s Latteria and Caseificio Moro has received an investment from private equity firm Argos Wityu, the investment will go towards growth in Italy and...

Synlait to Acquire Cheese Supplier Dairyworks for USD 71.6 Mln

Synlait has announced the conditional purchase of Dairyworks for NZD 112 million (USD 71.6 million), subject to Overseas Investment Office approval. Established in 2001 Dairyworks...

Arla Foods Inaugurates Cheese Production Site in Bahrain

Arla Foods today inaugurated a cheese production site in the Kingdom of Bahrain to support the increasing demands for dairy in the Middle East...

Tetra Pak Invests EUR 25 Mln in Cheese Production Centre in Poland

Tetra Pak has today announced the opening of a €25 million site with sales, engineering and manufacturing facilities for cheese production solutions. Building on the...

Canada: Agropur Closing Goat Milk Production Facility

Following a meeting with Producteurs de lait de chèvre du Québec, Agropur Cooperative said talks, that started a year ago, had concluded. A range of...

Arla Foods Announces Departure of CFO

Arla Foods announces that its CFO Natalie Knight has accepted the role of Executive Vice President, Finance, of Dutch-Belgian retail group Ahold Delhaize, and...

NZ’s Fonterra Raises Farmgate Milk Price Forecast

The world's biggest dairy exporter Fonterra on Tuesday increased the 2019-2020 guidance range for the price it pays farmers to procure milk, saying it...

Sacco Partners with Jebsen and Jessen Ingredients to Expand Dairy Product Reach in Asia

Sacco S.r.l. Cadorago, Italy and Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients announced a new partnership that will see Sacco’s Dairy culture and probiotic dairy products distributed...

Sodiaal Investing EUR 10 Mln. in New French Cheese Line

French dairy co-op Sodiaal’s will be installing a new production line at its cheese factory La Fromagerie de Saint-Flour. At a cost of EUR 10...

Danone Sees 3% LFL Sales Growth in Q3

Consolidated sales up by +3.7% on a reported basis to €6,418m in third quarter Third consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth acceleration: +3.0% in Q3 Very...

Qatar’s Dairy Company Baladna to Raise Around $392 Mln in IPO

Qatari company Baladna, which has built a dairy business in the desert following a trade embargo by Saudi Arabia and its allies, will launch...

New Zealand Milk Production Worries Bolster Milk Powder Futures

Whole milk powder futures held their ground, amid mixed ideas on New Zealand milk production at its seasonal high, and despite a sluggish performance...

USA: LaClare Family Creamery Invests USD 10 Mln Doubling Operational Footprint

Wisconsin based LaClare Family Creamery has completed a USD 10 million expansion adding 28,000 square feet to its goat cheese operations. The expansion, the...

Rabobank: Investing in Cheese Is Still a Good Bet

Investing in cheese manufacturing remains a good opportunity, according to the most recent RaboResearch dairy report “Global Cheese Trade Dynamics: Investing in Cheese Is...

Futura Foods Acquires GRH Food Company

Production at GRH Foods North Wales cheese facility is set to restart having been acquired by Futura Food UK Limited (‘Futura’). GRH went into...

Welsh Dairy Farmers Scramble To Find Buyers As Tomlinson’s Dairies Closes

Welsh dairy farmers have been desperately looking for new milk buyers after the suspected collapse of Tomlinson’s Dairies. The plant at Minera near Wrexham buys...

Fraser & Neave Holdings to Spend USD 50 Mln on Capacity Expansion Projects

Malaysian diary manufacturer, Fraser & Neave Holdings said it will be investing RM 180 million (USD 50.1 million) to expand the company’s production capacity...

9 Liquid Milk Startups Reportedly Chosen for Real California Milk Accelerator Program

14 October 2019- Industry press are reporting that the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has chosen the nine startups which will go on to...

Dean Foods to Leave IDFA

Dean Foods is set to part ways with the International Dairy Foods Association, press sources report, ending its relationship with the organisation over its...

UK: Dairy Ingredients Supplier Meadow Foods Acquires Nimbus Foods

Meadow Foods, the UK’s leading supplier of dairy based ingredients to the food industry, announces the acquisition of Nimbus Foods Limited. The announcement is...

FrieslandCampina’s Deal with Royal A-ware Allows for Mozzarella Expansion

Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. has entered into an agreement with Royal A-ware for the production and supply of mozzarella cheese. FrieslandCampina expects to be ready...

Fonterra Appoints Fraser Whineray in Newly Created Role of COO

Fonterra is pleased to announce the appointment of Fraser Whineray to its management team in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, starting...

Agropur Names Emile Cordeau as CEO

Agropur Cooperative announces the appointment of Mr. Émile Cordeau as Chief Executive Officer effective October 15, 2019. In view of other opportunities for Mr....

Cheesed Off European Dairy Producers Dismayed at U.S. Tariffs

European cheese makers complained on Thursday of being held "hostage" in a transatlantic trade battle that had nothing to do with them after the...

Skim Milk Powder Prices Hit 4-Year High, Amid ‘Voracious’ Chinese Demand

Skim milk powder prices outperformed at GlobalDairyTrade, hitting a four-year high amid talk of “strong and persistent” demand for the product in Europe, and...

Bidfood KSA to Distribute for General Mills Supplying Haagen-Dazs and Green Giant in Saudi...

Bidfood KSA, (Al Diyafa Company for Catering Services), the KSA’s multi-channel foodservice distributor, today announced that the company has struck an exclusive agreement with...

American Dairy Coop UDA and FrieslandCampina Partner in Dairy Ingredient Production

The American dairy cooperative United Dairymen of Arizona (UDA) will partner with FrieslandCampina to bring lactoferrin to the market. This partnership has a capacity...

Scotland: Muller Confirms Review to Tackle Growing Milk Surplus

Fresh milk processor Müller Milk & Ingredients has warned Scottish dairy farmers who supply the company that a 25% surge in farm milk production...

Frank Hoogland to Leave the HOCHDORF Group at the End of March 2020

Frank Hoogland, Managing Director of the Baby Care Division of the HOCHDORF Group and a member of the group’s senior management team will leave...

Ireland: Glanbia Plans to Expand R&D Operations

Irish nutrition group Glanbia plans to extend operations at its Ballyragget site extending research and development capabilities there. According to the planning application lodged with...

Fonterra’s August Milk Output in New Zealand Inches Up

Fonterra said on Monday that milk production in August in New Zealand rose marginally, amid slightly higher rainfall and better pasture cover. New Zealand milk...

ACCC Will Not Oppose Saputo Cheese Deal with Lion

The ACCC has decided it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Lion Dairy & Drinks’ Tasmanian-based cheese business by Saputo Dairy Australia. Saputo is...

Fonterra Announces Consolidation of Specialty Cheese Making Facilities

Fonterra has today announced plans to consolidate its specialty cheese making facilities, resulting in the closure of its Te Roto factory. Currently the Co-operative has...

Nestle Investing EUR 1.9 Mln in Condensed Milk Facility

Nestle is investing around EUR 1.9 million in its Spanish condensed milk factory in Pontecesures, constructing two new filling lines. The Pontecesures factory manufactures both...

Dairy Prices ‘To Stay Firm’- but Could Prove Volatile, Says Rabobank

Dairy prices will “remain firm” well into 2020, Rabobank said, viewing the market as “tighter than previously expected”, although cautioning over the threat of...

New Zealand’s Fonterra Sells Its 50% Stake in DFE Pharma for $400 Million

New Zealand's Fonterra on Wednesday agreed to sell its 50% stake in DFE Pharma for NZ$633 million ($400.37 million) as the world's biggest dairy...

USA: Idaho Milk Products Completes USD 30 Mln Expansion

Dairy Producer Idaho Milk Products has completed a USD 30 million expansion at its Jerome facility increasing its production capacity by a third, from...

Oatly to Open Manufacturing Plant in the Netherlands

Swedish oat milk company Oatly is opening a processing facility in Vlissingen, the Netherlands according to local press sources. It is understood to be the...

A2 Milk Company Names Race Strauss as Next CFO

The a2 Milk Company has announced Race Strauss will be joining the company as the Chief Financial Officer during the second half of FY20. Chief...

Ireland: Aurivo Invests EUR 6 Mln in Dairy Processing Plant

Irish co-op Aurivo has invested EUR 6 million to create a sustainable liquid milk facility at its Killygordon site, Co Donegal. The investment, the...

Muller Confirms Closure of Aberdeen Depot

Muller Milk and Ingredients has confirmed it will close its depot in Aberdeen, the decision comes after a month-long review that concluded the site...

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Readies for Next Growth Phase with New CEO

Colorado based frozen Greek yogurt company Yasso has announced it is opening a new headquarters office in Bolder with a new CEO. The Yasso...

Romania: Danone Invests EUR 3 Mln in Organic Dairy Production Line

Danone Romania is due to start producing organic dairy products in its Bucharest facility by the end of October having invested over EUR 3...

Meiji Holdings Establishes China-Based Company, Meiji Dairies

Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. has announced the establishment of Meiji Dairies a China-based company that will produce and sell Meiji’s milk and yogurt products....

Angry Farmers to Face Off with NZ’s Fonterra Over Financial Woes

Fonterra , the world's biggest dairy exporter, will face off this month with farmer shareholders angry about the New Zealand company's ill-fated foreign expansion...

In a First for French Dairy, Lactalis and Producer’s Union Settle on Price Formula...

16 September 2019- Dairy giant Lactalis and the French union representing the farmers supplying it (UNELL) have concluded an accord for a milk price...

China Mengniu Plans to Buy Infant Formula Maker Bellamy’s for $983 Mln

China Mengniu Dairy Co unveiled a plan to buy infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia Ltd for A$1.43 billion ($983 million), a lifeline for a...

Nigeria: Arla to Invest in Milk Collection from 1,000 Smallholder Farmers

13 September 2019- European dairy firm Arla has announced a new initiative to support the sector in Nigeria wherein it commits to purchase, collect,...

Australia: Established Name in Cottage Cheese Goes into Administration

13 September 2019- Australian cheese and yogurt maker Brancourts has reportedly announced that it is going into administration and will likely be sold, according...

Synlait FY Revenues Exceed NZD 1 Billion

12 September 2019- Synlait today announced its financial result for the 12 months ended 31 July 2019. Synlait Chair Graeme Milne commented: “The combination of...

Wells Enterprises Acquires Halo Top Low-Calorie Ice Cream

Major US ice cream manufacturer Wells Enterprises has announced the acquisition of the Halo Top brand of low-calorie ice cream from Eden Creamery. Launched in...

Kraft Heinz Fund Invests in Dairy-Free Cheese Maker New Culture

Kraft Heinz, through its venture fund, Evolv Ventures led a USD 3.5 million seed funding round by New Culture, a San Francisco-based startup that...

Fonterra Says It Is Too Early To Discuss Job Impact from Organisational Changes

Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd , the world's biggest dairy exporter, said on Wednesday that it will make organisational changes but it was too early...

Arla Foods UK to Drop Use-By Dates on Milks & Yoghurts

Dutch dairy giant, Arla Foods will be dropping "use by" dates from labels of fresh milk and yoghurt products sold in the UK to...

Dean Foods Ends Review, Opts For ‘Standalone’ Plan; Shares Fall

Dean Foods Co said on Friday its board had ended a review of strategic options and decided that execution of its standalone operating plan...

DMK Group to Take Full Control of Joint Venture DV Nutrition

DMK Group has announced that it will take full control of whey-protein maker DV Nutrition, the Dutch joint venture the company started with fellow...

Fonterra Seeks More Time to Finalise Accounts after Write-Downs, Losses

New Zealand's Fonterra on Friday sought more time to finalise its annual results, adding to uncertainty around the dairy giant's outlook after it took...

Savencia H1 Consolidated Net Sales Up 3.4% on US and Asian Acquisitions

Excerpt; full report available in pdf form below 05 September 2019- Savencia Fromage & Dairy’s consolidated net sales have increased by 3.4%, following a negative...

Arla Foods Ingredients Obtains GRAS Approval for Alpha-Lactalbumin in Infant Formula

Arla Foods Ingredients has obtained Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) approval relating to its use of alpha-lactalbumin in infant formula. The US Food & Drug...

Ice Cream: Wells Enterprises Reportedly Buying Unilever Plant in Nevada

05 September 2019- US ice cream manufacturer Wells Enterprises is reportedly buying a Unilever plant in Henderson, Nevada to boost supplies to the western...

New Zealand’s Fonterra to Freeze Pay, Scrap Bonuses of 7,000 Employees

New Zealand dairy group Fonterra , which is expected to report its worst annual loss next week, has scrapped bonuses and frozen the pay...

Dairy Prices Fall At GDT – But Not By As Much As Feared

Dairy prices fell at GlobalDairyTrade, but not by much, amid ideas that the weakness in China’s economy is not proving as considerable a threat,...

New Zealand’s Fonterra Says Weaker Yuan Hits Dairy Demand

Fonterra , the world's biggest dairy exporter, said on Wednesday the weaker Chinese yuan is hurting consumer purchasing power for its U.S. dollar-priced dairy...

China Mengniu Dairy and Russia’s Sistema Plan JV -Kommersant

* China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd and a unit of Russian business conglomerate Sistema may create a joint venture to build dairy farms in...

Dairy: TINE to Cut Jobs and Milk Intake to Reduce Costs by NOK 1...

03 September 2019- Norwegian dairy company TINE, maker of Jarlsberg cheese among other products for export and domestic markets, has announced a restructuring and...

Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream Company to Open Manufacturing Facility in Brazil

Americas flash frozen beaded ice cream brand Dippin’ Dots plans to build manufacturing facility in Brazil. Construction is already underway with production expected to...

2019 Market Insight Report: Milk, Mylk and Myths

An exploration of the impact and drivers of milk alternatives In the last 10 years we’ve seen substantial changes in consumer attitudes towards traditional dairy,...

UK Farmers Call for Import Tariffs on Agricultural Products in No-Deal Brexit

Britain's National Farmers Union wrote to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday calling for import tariffs on eggs, some dairy products, horticultural products and...

Nestle Brazil Partners with Laticinio Bela Vista for UHT Milk Production and Sale

Nestle Brazil and Laticinio Bela Vista have established a partnership for the production and distribution of UHT milk. The aim, the companies say, is...

Croatia: Construction Starts on USD 5 Mln Dairy Research and Development Centre

Construction has started on a USD 5 million (HRK 36 million) research and development centre for the dairy sector in Virovitica. The project is...

Emmi Strengthens Latin American Business: Surlat and Quillayes to Merge

Surlat, the existing Emmi company in Chile, is merging with competitor Quillayes to form Quillayes Surlat. The newly founded company will be the number...

Arla Reports H1 Revenue up 2%

Financial review * In the first half of 2019, Arla delivered a stable and competitive milk price to our farmer owners, with our performance price...

Chobani Restructures, Appoints Peter McGuinness as President

Chobani announced today the promotion of Peter McGuinness to President of Chobani reporting to Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO and Founder, effective August 28, 2019. This...

Emmi’s H1 Organic Sales Up 1.%

Emmi made good progress in the first half of 2019 thanks to the consistent implementation of its strategy. The business was further strengthened with...

CDC Report Links Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella to Cheese and Beef From Both Sides of US/Mexico...

A CDC report on an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Newport on both sides of the US/Mexican border in late 2018 and early 2019 has...

Butter With A Quarter of The Calories and Fat Developed at Cornell University

26 August 2019- Researchers at Cornell University in New York have announced a development in emulsification which allowed them to create butter made mostly...

Saputo Raises CAD 599 Million to Reduce Leverage and Provide Flexibility for Growth

Canadian dairy company Saputo announced this week that it had raised CAD 599 million (USD 375 million). The structure of the new funding includes CAD...

Nestle Closing Dreyer’s Ice Cream Facility in Switch to Warehouse Delivery System

21 August 2019- Nestle USA has reportedly alerted the state of Florida that it would be eliminating 67 posts when it closes its Dreyer’s...

NZ: NIG Nutritionals Milk Powder Plant Receives USD 32 Mln Upgrade

The NIG Nutritionals milk powder plant near Paerata, New Zealand has officially opened after its USD 32 million (NZD 50 million) upgrade. Graeme Clegg,...

Pure Circle Moves into the Ice Cream Category

Pure Circle is bringing out a branded ice cream with zero added sugar and sweetened with stevia leaf sweeteners. From the end of August,...

a2 Milk Reports FY Total Revenue Up 41.4%, Boosted by China Demand

Overview for the year ended 30 June 2019 * Total revenue of $1,304.5 million – an increase of 41.4% * All comparisons are with the 12...

Global Dairy Prices Flat, Milk Powder Surges at Fortnightly Auction

* Global dairy prices edge down 0.2% * Surprisingly strong result for whole milk powder * Impact of trade wars on Chinese demand a risk Global dairy...

Danone’s Nutrica Moves into Sheep Milk with New Toddler Formula

New Zealand-based specialised nutrition maker, Nutrica has announced that it will be launching a new product under its Karicare brand of toddler formulas using...

Hochdorf Revenue Down 13.7%, “Facing a Crisis”

HOCHDORF is facing a serious crisis. The company performed significantly worse than expected in the reporting period, which was mainly due to the negative...

Trade Deal with Japan Critical to U.S. Dairy Industry

U.S. risks losing $5.4 billion in dairy export business without swift action to deliver a strong trade agreement with one of the world’s largest...

UK: Muller Reviewing Aberdeen Depot

Dairy company Muller is proposing to close its Aberdeen operations, local press reports, with plans to relocate the distribution, garage, tanker and retail operations...

Canada: Fromagerie Champetre Set to Expand Cheese Production

Quebec based dairy processor La Fromagerie Champetre plans to produce new specialty cheeses and increase production capacity after receiving a government investment of around...

Dairy Ingredients Company Ingredia Partners with Blockchain Start-Up

Ingredia has signed a partnership with French start-up Connecting Food on a blockchain project to trace milk. Connecting Food’s blockchain platform records and checks each...

US: Chobani Opens New Research and Development Centre

Yogurt manufacturer Chobani has opened a new 71,000 square foot Innovation and Community Facility in Twin Falls, Idaho. The new facility houses the company’s global...

Libstar Sees H1 Core Earnings Up, Sells Dairy, Fruit Drinks Unit

South African food producer Libstar Holdings Ltd expects core earnings to rise as much as 22.8% in the first half, helped by a strong...

Fonterra Provides Update on Earnings, Significant Adverse One-Off Accounting Adjustments

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today reconfirmed its underlying earnings guidance for the 2019 financial year that ended on 31 July 2019 (FY19), announced a...

Mintel: ‘Refreshing’ The Yoghurt and Milk Categories

Research on consumer purchase intent, as indicated by Mintel Purchase Intelligence, reveals an opportunity for yoghurt and milk to be positioned as ‘refreshing’, in...

Competition Concerns About Saputo Buying Lion Cheese Business

The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has preliminary competition concerns about dairy company Saputo’s proposed acquisition of the Tasmanian-based cheese business of competitor...

Novozymes Helps Dairies Cut Down on Sugar with Online Calculator

07 August 2019 – Danish enzyme producer, Novozymes has launched an online tool that it says can help dairies develop products that are lower...

Fonterra Announces Intention to Reduce Beingmate Shareholding

Fonterra has announced its intention to sell a portion of its stake in Beingmate Baby & Child Food Company Ltd, which is currently a...

Global Dairy Prices Fall as Supply Ramps Up

* Global diary prices fall 2.6% * Ramped up supply weighs on prices * Risks to demand due to U.S.-China trade conflict -analyst (Recasts, adds market...

Bega Cheese Lowers EBITDA Forecast for FY2019

Australian dairy products maker, Bega Cheese has lowered its full-year financial results forecast for 2019. According to a stock exchange note, the company now...

FrieslandCampina Expands VLOG Milk Production Significantly

Due to the sharp increase in demand in Germany, FrieslandCampina is increasing the number of participating dairy farms that supply VLOG milk from 400...

Yili Completes Acquisition of New Zealand’s Westland Dairy Co-Operative

Hong Kong Jin Gang Trade Holding Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China’s dairy giant Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group, on August 1 successfully completed...

Synlait Completes Talbot Forest Cheese Acquisition

Synlait  today announced it has completed the acquisition of selected Talbot Forest Cheese assets. The acquisition includes the property, plant and equipment of the...

Brazil’s Dreams of Dairy with China Sales Authorized – Industry Group

Brazil is set to begin dairy shipments to China this month, with industry group Viva Lácteos saying the country could book $4.5 million in...

Mintel: Not Just a Summer Snack, 56% of Urban Chinese Ice Cream Consumers Eat...

Gone are the days when consumers viewed ice cream as just a summer treat; instead, it is now seen as an indulgent treat that...

Indonesian Palm Oil Lobby Urges Govt to Raise Tariffs on EU Goods

Indonesia's Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) urged the government to increase import tariffs on dairy products from the European Union in retaliation for the bloc's...

Turkey Hill Appoints Tim Hopkins As Chief Executive Officer

Turkey Hill LLC ("Turkey Hill" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of branded ice cream and refrigerated drinks for the retail, foodservice,...

Indonesia: Nestle Invests USD 99.9 Mln to Increase Production Capacity in Three Factories

Nestle Indonesia today announced the expansion of its three factories in Karawang (West Java), Kejayan (East Java) and Panjang (Lampung). The CHF 99 million (USD...

Glanbia H1 Total Group Revenue Up 12%

Glanbia plc ("Glanbia", the "Group", the "Company", the "plc"), the global nutrition group, is publishing its financial results for the six month period ended...

St. Albans Cooperative Creamery to Merge with DFA

Members of the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery have approved a merger with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). The merger is due to close August...

Canadian Government Invests USD 12.8 Mln in Dairy Co-operative Gay Lea Foods

29 July 2019 – Gay Lea Foods, a Canadian dairy co-operative with more than 1,400 dairy farms in Ontario and Manitoba, has received a...

Dean Foods Appoints Eric Beringause as President and CEO

Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) today announced that Eric Beringause has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Dean...

Unilever Food Business Expands 1.3% in Q2; Ice Cream Innovation Mitigates Weather Woes

Unilever’s food and refreshments business saw growth of 1.3% in Q2, of which 1.4% came from price. In ice cream, the company managed 2% of...

Hochwald Acquires Majority Stake in Dairy Ingredient Company Almil

Dairy cooperative Hochwald Group will take a majority stake in Almil AG effective January 1st 2020, local press reports. No financial details have been...

US: Northwoods Cheese Company Acquires Mille Lacs Foods

Wisconsin based Northwood Cheese Company has acquired Mille Lacs Foods, according to press sources. No financial details have been disclosed. Mille Lacs Foods, also Wisconsin...

FrieslandCampina Sees Flat Revenue for H1, Processing Capacity Reassessed

Improved results, strategy execution as plannedRoyal FrieslandCampina N.V. 2019 Half-Year Results Revenue of 5.7 billion euros unchanged (first half of 2018: 5.7 billion euros) ...

Emmi Acquires Italian Desserts Company Pasticceria Quadrifoglio

Swiss dairy group Emmi has acquired Italian desserts company Pasticceria Quadrifoglio for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is subject to approval of the relevant...

Muller Invests GBP 50 Mln Expanding Yogurt Facility, Doubling Capacity

A £50 million expansion project to build a chilled yogurt manufacturing facility capable of producing 500 million pots each year in Telford, has been...

Brazil Says China Authorized 24 Local Plants to Export Dairy Products

The Brazilian farm ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that China has authorized 24 plants to export dairy products including powder milk and...

US: Hudsonville Creamery and Ice Cream Company Expanding Packaging Line

Hudson Creamery and Ice Cream Company is investing USD 863 thousand expanding and diversifying its packaging line at its Holland, Michigan facility. The company...

Dairy: Ekosem-Agrar Acquires OAO Trud Farm in Russia

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, has acquired the farm "OAO Trud" for an undisclosed amount, expanding into...

Nestle Uzbekistan to Sell Dairy and Bottled Water Operations to Lactalis

Nestle Uzbekistan is set to sell its bottled water and dairy operations, including two factories located in Namangan Uzbekistan to Lactalis, local press reports....

Milking the vegan trend- A quarter (23%) of Brits use plant-based milk

• 33% of British 16-24s use plant-based milk alternatives in 2019. • Less than three quarters of 16-24s now use standard cow’s milk. • 40% of...

Russia: Symrise Opens New Liquid Flavoring Production Line

Symrise has opened a new production line for liquid flavourings at its site in Rogovo, Russia. The expanded plant will offer liquid taste solutions...

Fonterra Australia May Eliminate 25 Posts

18 July 2019- Fonterra Australia has announced a proposal to eliminate 25 positions. The cuts would reportedly be made amid management and administrative staff at...

Ornua to Close UK Production Plant

Irish Dairy Ornua has announced a move to close its Whitchurch, Shropshire plant, press sources report. The decision comes following a business review that...

Dina Farms Sees USD 24 Mln Investment, Plans New Yogurt Production Line

Egypt’s Dina Farms is set to benefit from a further USD 24 million (EGP 400 million) investment from parent company Qalaa Holdings over the...

Global Dairy Prices Jump 2.7%, Ending Two-Month Losing Streak

* Global dairy prices rise 2.7% * Prices have fallen at past four auctions * Result driven by strong demand for milk powders (Recasts; adds analyst...

Yili Receives OIO Nod for Westland Acquisition

16 July 2019- Chinese dairy giant Inner Mongolia Yili has overcome a major procedural hurdle in its acquisition of New Zealand cooperative Westland Milk...

Alvestaglass Acquires Ice Cream Distributor Nordic Mochi

Swedish ice cream manufacturer Alvestaglass has acquired Bubbies distributor Nordic Mocchi. The total purchase price is expected to be around USD 426.6 thousand (SEK...

Cultured Dairy has Arrived Perfect Day Unveils Animal Free Ice-Cream

Animal free dairy start-up Perfect Day has launched a limited-edition animal-free ice cream made with its flora-based protein. Perfect day produces casein and whey, the...

Aureus Completes Acquisition of Yuengling’s Ice Cream

Food brand development company Aureus has officially closed the acquisition of Yuengling’s Ice Cream. No financial details have been disclosed. Dating back to 1920, Yuengling’s...

Ice Cream Manufacturer Turkey Hill Plans Capacity Expansion

Turkey Hill LLC has outlined an investment plan that includes strengthening manufacturing operations and expanding capacity. Turkey Hill, a standalone company since being acquired from...

Lala, Lactalis End Litigation, French Group Acquires Brazil Dairy Producer Itambe

French and Mexican dairy groups Lactalis and Grupo Lala SAB de CV reached an agreement to end litigation in Latin America, allowing Lactalis to...

First Milk Consults on Closing Arran Site

First Milk has today announced the commencement of employee consultation about proposed changes at its Scottish Creameries. The Scottish Creameries were put up for sale...

Morinaga’s Probiotic Bifidobacterium Longum BB536 Achieves Self-Affirmed GRAS for Infants

Japanese dairy company Morinaga Milk’s Morinaga Bifidobacterium longum BB536 has received self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) for infant formulas. An independent panel of...

Ghee Start-Up 4th & Heart Closes USD 7.6 Mln Funding

Californian based 4th & Heart Food brand has secured USD 7.6 million in a series C funding round led by Harbinger Ventures. The funding...

PepsiCo Sells Kharkov Dairy Facility

PepsiCo has struck a deal to sell the Kharkov dairy plant to AgroSwit, press sources report, no financial details have been disclosed. It is understood...

Lactalis Group Acquires U.S. Yogurt Division of Ehrmann AG

Lactalis Group has acquired Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy, the U.S. yogurt business of Ehrmann AG, the Bavaria, Germany based dairy company. The acquisition was completed...

Almarai Sees 2.6% Increase in Q1 Revenue

Almarai Company Announces its Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Results for the Period Ended 30th June 2019 (Six Months) Almarai Company (“the Company”) is pleased to...

Italy’s Newlat Plans to List in Milan in Autumn – Chairman

Italian food group Newlat plans to list on the Milan stock exchange in the autumn and will submit its initial public offering application on...

Parmalat Completes Kraft Heinz Canadian Natural Cheese Business Acquisition

Parmalat Canada, a subsidiary of Lactalis Group, has completed the acquisition of Kraft Heinz's natural cheese business in Canada for USD 1.24 billion (CAD...

New Zealand’s Fonterra Says Performance Needs to Improve After Shares Tumble

New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's biggest dairy exporter, on Friday said there were no new operational developments that could have triggered a drop in...

Froneri Enters Israel With Acquisition of Nestle Ice Cream Business

Froneri has agreed to acquire the Noga Ice Creams Limited Partnership, subject to regulatory approval. Noga is part of the Nestlé-owned business Osem Group...

Parag Milk Foods Appoints CEO from Britannia

Parag Milk Foods has appointed Venkat Shankar as its new CEO, local press reports. Effective immediately Shankar joins from Britannia Industries Ltd, where he...

Dairy Crest Rebrands as Saputo Dairy UK

Following its acquisition by Saputo Inc., Dairy Crest is changing its name to Saputo Dairy UK. The change to the corporate brand will have...

Arla Agrees Brand License for ME Cheese Business With Kraft Heinz

The agreement gives Arla Foods the license to use the Kraft brand for the next 12 years in the Middle East on the cheese...

Parmalat Completes Acquisition of Kraft Heinz’s “Natural Cheese” Division

Parmalat Canada Inc., a subsidiary of the Lactalis Group, is pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced transaction involving Parmalat's acquisition of...

Global Dairy Prices Fall for Fourth Consecutive Auction

Global dairy prices dropped for a fourth consecutive time at a fortnightly auction held early on Wednesday, as volume of the products increased. The Global...

China Mengniu to Sell Share in Junlebao Dairy

China Mengniu Dairy plans to sell its 51% share of Shijiazhuang Junlebao Dairy Co to Penghai PE and Junqian Management for USD 585 million...

UK: Muller Milk & Ingredients Confirms Foston Dairy Closure

Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) has confirmed that it is to wind down production at its Foston dairy in Derbyshire with the potential loss...

Fonterra JV Launches Dairy Brand in India

Fonterra Future Dairy, the joint-venture between New Zealand’s Fonterra and India’s Future Consumer Ltd, launched its dairy brand Dreamery yesterday at an event in...

First Milks Buys Fonterra’s Stake in Fast Forward JV

First milk has agreed to buy Fonterra’s 51% share of its Fast Forward JV taking full owmership of the whey protein concentrate manufacturing facilities...

GRH Food Company Closing Welsh Cheese Factory

GRH Food company has stopped production at its North Wales cheese facility after the company went into administration, local press reports. Established 1989, GRH Food...

Fonterra’s Australian Milk Output Drops in April, NZ May Output Flat

* Unfavourable weather in Australia hits production * New Zealand output flat in May, Collections up 1% for season * Exports still strong, big demand from...

Unilever to Close Ice Cream Facility in Nevada

Unilever may close an ice cream manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nevada, impacting about 300 jobs. Local press, including the Las Vegas Review Journal, report that...

Scottish Dairy Invests in New Facility, Door Step Delivery Drives Growth

Glasgow based McQueens Dairies is set to invest in a multimillion-pound expansion plan, the dairy indicates an increase in direct door step deliveries as...

EU: Public Stocks of Skimmed Milk Powder Now Empty

At the last tender sale, the remaining 162 tonnes of skimmed milk powder out of a total, original amount of 380,000 tonnes in public...

Delta and Optima Expand Cheese Cooperation

Delta Food, a member of the Vivartia group, and Optima have announced changes in their working of the Delta Plant in Elassona. Under a new...

Lactalis Halts Production at Australian Plant After Recall Over E.Coli

21 June 2019- Dairy giant Lactalis has reportedly halted production at its plant in Rowville, Australia, after issuing a recall of certain liquid milk...

German DMK Group Outlines its ‘Vision 2030’ Strategy

The DMK Group, the biggest German dairy cooperative, and, alongside brands like Milram, Humana, Uniekaas and Alete, one of the biggest suppliers to the...

Global Dairy Prices Fall for Third Auction in a Row

* Global dairy prices fall 3.8% * Third price drop in a row * Ramped up supply hitting prices, economic woes a risk -analysts Global dairy prices...

Schreiber Foods Inaugurates New French Plant to Fulfill Systeme U Yogurt Contract

18 June 2019- US-based dairy Schreiber Foods inaugurated Friday a new dairy facility in Cléry-le-Petit, in northeast France, as part of a partnership with...

Ekosem-Agrar Opens Dairy Facility in Siberia’s Novosibirsk Region

Ekosem-Agrar, the German holding company of Russian milk producer Ekoniva Group has opened a new 6,000 dairy cow facility in Siberia. At full capacity the...

Emmi Strengthens its Business in South America

Emmi is increasing its stake in Laticínios Porto Alegre Indústria e Comércio S.A., based in Ponte Nova in the state of Minas Gerais (Brazil)...

Land’Or Building New Cheese Factory in Morocco

17 June 2019- Tunisian cheese company Land’Or is reportedly building a new factory in Morocco, according to local press sources. News site Jeune Afrique claims...

NZ Dairy Industry Investing USD 16.2 Mln Boosting Innovation and Sustainability

The New Zealand dairy industry has set out plans to invest USD 16.2 million (NZD 25.6 million) to books innovation and sustainability, local press...

AUS/NZ: Keytone to Acquire Omniblend, Moving Towards Proprietary Dairy Products

17 June 2019- ASX-listed New Zealand dairy Keytone has announced today an agreement to acquire Australian contract manufacturer Omniblend, which makes blended powder products...

More Footage and Now Lawsuits Stemming from FairLife and Fair Oaks Farms Situation

High-protein milk brand Fairlife has received two class action lawsuits alleging deceitful marketing practices following the release of videos by the Animal Recovery Mission...

Arla Foods Develops AI Tool to Better Predict Milk Intake

13 June 2019 – Arla Foods has developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict how much milk it will be able...

UK: Muller Targets 25% Sugar Reduction for Yogurt Brands

Muller has confirmed it is targeting a total sugar reduction of 25% across its branded yogurt portfolio by June 2020, exceeding Public Health England’s...

Greece: Vivartia Closes Milk Plant, Moves Production Abroad

Greek food company Vivartia has closed its Vlachas condensed milk plant located in Vathy, northern Greece. Production of the brand will move to another...

Vinamilk Building Organic Dairy Farm in Laos

Vietnamese Dairy Vinamilk plans to build a 5000-hector organic dairy farm in the Lao province of Xiengkhouang. Phase one of the project, being operational with...

Malaysia: Can-One Sells Off Dairy Subsidiary

Malaysian can manufacturer Can-One Bdh has accepted an offer to sell its subsidiary F&B Nutrition to Asia Dairy Creations Sdn Bhd (ADCSB). Since 2004 F&B...

USA: Hart Dairy Raises USD 10 Mln in Seed Round

Georgia based Hart Dairy has secured USD 10 million in a seed round. The grass-fed dairy plans to use the funds to expand its...

Savencia Fromage & Dairy Acquires Cheese Manufacturer Papillon

Savencia Fromage & Dairy has confirmed plans to acquire French cheese manufacturer Papillon for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition, the company said, is part of...

Japan: Morinaga Expanding Ice-Cream Production

06 June 2019- Japanese food business Morinaga has outlined plans to add ice-cream manufacturing lines at its third factory in Takasaki, currently under construction....

New Zealand Tightens Oversight of How Fonterra Sets Farmgate Milk Prices

06 June 2019 - New Zealand's government on Thursday said it would tighten its oversight of how the giant Fonterra dairy cooperative sets the...

Arla Moving Cheese and Cream Production to Middle East

05 June 2019- Arla is set to move part of its processed cheese and sterilized cream production from three Arla sites to the Middle...

Global Dairy Prices Fall 3.4 pct at Fortnightly Auction

* Global dairy prices drop 3.4 pct * Second price drop in a row * Largely due to strong supply and volumes on offer -analyst 05 June...

Mintel: Kid-Targeted Dairy Drinks to Address New Health Concerns

According to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), Asia Pacific leads the way for kid-targeted functional dairy drinks. In contrast, the focus in North...

Lactalis to Acquire Italian Cheese Company Nuova Castelli

31 May 2019- French dairy group Lactalis has signed an agreement to acquire Italian Cheese Company Nuova Castelli for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 1892...

Mondelez Completes Sale of Cheese Business in MEA to Arla Foods

Sale includes all Kraft-Branded Cheese Products in MEA Markets Philadelphia and Jocca Cottage Cheese are not included in the sale 30 May 2019- Mondelez...

Keytone Dairy to Produce Walmart- Branded Products for China

• Keytone Dairy has signed a manufacturing and supply contract with Walmart China • Keytone Dairy to supply Sam’s Club-branded private label whole milk powder...