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...

Dry Weather Crimps Fonterra’s NZ, Australia Milk Output

* Fonterra says its NZ milk production fell 10% in April on-yr * Says Australian milk output dropped 10% in March * Company is world's biggest...

US: Global Dairy Markets: Rebalancing Starts in 2019

28 May 2019- Market conditions are improved this year. Global production growth has slowed to a crawl, EU government inventories have been drawn down,...

Ferrero Acquires Spain’s Biggest Ice Cream Maker

27 May 2019- Italian confectionery company Ferrero has reportedly acquired a majority stake in Ice Cream Factory Comaker (ICFC), Spain’s largest ice cream maker...

Müller Milk and Ingredients Reportedly Closing Foston Plant, Says Union Letter

24 May 2019- Further information has emerged about Müller Milk and Ingredients’ plans regarding UK capacity, with a letter from Usdaw, a union, shown...

Freedom Foods to Raise USD 89.5 Mln to Expand Nutritional Ingredients

24 May 2019- Australian Freedom Foods plans to raise AUD 130 million/ USD 89.5 million. The funds raised will be used to ramp up...

Fonterra Provides Strategy, Milk Price and Earnings Updates

23 May 2019- Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today gave an update on its strategy review and shared timeframes for turning around the Co-op’s performance....

Fonterra Cuts Guidance, Shuts Plant in ‘New Norm’ for Australian Dairy

23 May 2019 - New Zealand's Fonterra on Thursday cut its annual earnings guidance and said it would close a more than 100-year-old facility...

Global Dairy Prices Fall, Ending Record Gaining Streak

* Global dairy prices dip 1.2 pct * Ends streak of 11 consecutive gains * Outlook supported by strong China demand -analysts 22 May 2019 - Global...

UK: Dairy Exports to China Under Threat as Defra Refuses to Pay Inspections Costs

15 May 2019- Dairy exports to China could be under threat after Defra refused to pay for the cost of inspections. The Chinese Government wants...

US: Saputo to Close Wisconsin Cheese Plant

15 May 2019- Montreal-based Saputo Cheese has announced plans to close its Dresser, Wisconsin Cheese facility, local press reports. The company plans to layoff...

Goat Dairy Pioneer Vermont Creamery Begins Expansion Project

15 May 2019- Vermont Creamery has broken ground on the first phase of its expansion project. Broadcaster WCAX3 has reported that the entirety of the...

UK: Muller Reduces Sugar in Yoghurt Brands

15 May 2019- Muller is set to roll out its reduced sugar recipe Müllerlight and Müller Corner yoghurt thanks to the new yoghurt culture...

UK: Dale Farm Secures Three-Year Nationwide Cheese Supply Contract

15 May 2019- UK farmer-owned dairy cooperative Dale Farm has secured a three-year contract to supply cheese to food-on-the-go retailer Greggs. Dale Farm said its...

TasFoods to Buy Betta Milk for USD 8 Mln

14 May 2019- TasFoods has entered into an agreement to buy the milk processing assets and brands of Tasmanian unlisted milk co-operative Betta Milk...

Fonterra Sells Tip Top to Froneri for USD 250 Mln

13 May 2019- Global ice-cream company Froneri has bought New Zealand ice-cream business Tip Top for NZD 380 million/ USD 250 million. The transaction...

Euromonitor- Dairy in 2019: Trends Transforming the Global Landscape

A leading force within global packaged food, dairy maintained its position atop the industry in 2018. Though notable regional differences persist, dairy remains broadly...

Saputo Makes Changes to Senior Management

09 May 2019- Canadian dairy company Saputo has made changes to its senior management team following the acquisition of Dairy Quest. In April Saputo completed...

Global Dairy Prices Rise for 11th Time in a Row

* Global dairy prices rise 0.4 pct * Strength expected into 2019-2020 season - analysts * Whole milk powder prices slip 0.5 pct 08 May 2019 -...

Coca-Cola and Fonterra Launch First Products Under SE Asia Alliance

07 May 2019- The first products under the strategic alliance between Coca-Cola and Fonterra in southeast Asia have now reached consumers, the companies have...

Savencia Closing Cheese Plant in Western France

France’s second largest cheesemaker, Savencia, is reportedly closing their loss-making site in Saint-Saviol in the western region of New Aquitaine in October, according to...

China’s Yili Withdraws Offer to Acquire Fauji Foods

30 April 2019- China’s Inner Mongolia Yili Group has withdrawn its intention to acquire up to 51% of Pakistan based dairy company Fauji Foods. In...

Dale Farm to Close Fivemiletown Cheese Factory

29 April 2019- Dairy Cooperative Dale Farm is ending cheese production at its Northern Ireland Fivemiletown factory. According to press sources Dale Farm is...

Baby Milk Company Passionate About Promoting British Dairy’s Benefits

Infant formula is big business and it is central to the success of Kendal Nutricare, a milk powder company with a global mindset. Ben Briggs...

FDA Finds Harmful Bacteria Common in US Ice Cream Makers’ Facilities

29 April 2019 – Out of the 89 ice cream production facilities inspected by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a recent...

Saputo Buys Specialty Cheese Business in Australia for USD 179 Mln

26 April 2019 – Canadian dairy giant, Saputo announced that it will be acquiring the specialty cheese business of Australia’s Lion-Dairy & Drinks for...

Upstate Niagara Cooperative Buys USD 22.5 Mln Yoghurt Production Facility

23 April 2019- American Dairy Coop Upstate Niagara Cooperative has purchased a former yogurt production facility in Batavia, New York for USD 22.5 million,...

Danone Buys Majority Stake in France’s Michel et Augustin

Danone Manifesto Ventures has boosted its stake in French bakery and snacks business Michel et Augustin to 95%, up from a minority stake in...

FrieslandCampina Sells Cream Liqueur Manufacturer

17 April 2019- FrieslandCampina has sold cream liqueur manufacturer Creamy Creation to Dutch investment company Wigram Equity Partners. The move comes as FrieslandCampina Ingredients...

Bubs to Sell Off NuLac’s Coach House Dairy Assets

17 April 2019- Bubs Australia Limited (ASX: BUB) has entered into an agreement for the sale of certain assets acquired as part of its...

Canada: Smucker’s Sherbrooke Facility to Undergo Major Expansion

17 April 2019- Smucker’s Food is planning to invest CAD 11.7 million (around USD 8.8 million) to expand its Sherbrooke Facility, funded with CAD...

Global Dairy Prices Climb Higher, Volumes Drop at Auction

17 April 2019- Global dairy prices rose for a tenth consecutive time at a fortnightly auction on Wednesday, although prices for whole milk powder...

South African Investment Firm Leaves USD 359 Mln Clover Dairy Deal

12 April 2019 – South African investment firm, Brimstone announced that it will not be participating in the planned acquisition of one of the...

Italy: Dairy Company Granarolo Acquires Majority Stake in Cheese Maker

12 April 2019- Italian dairy company Granarolo has acquired a majority stake in Italian cheese maker Venchiaredo, no financial details were disclosed. Established in 1968...

Muller Milk & Ingredients Simplifies Fresh Milk and Cream Range

10 April 2019- Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) is set to reduce plastic use by 400 tonnes per annum whilst substantially cutting food waste...

Coca Cola’s Fairlife to Build USD 200 Mln Dairy Production Facility

09 April 2019 - US dairy beverage maker, fairlife recently announced plans to expand its production capabilities with the addition of a new 300,000-square-foot...

UK: Milk Production Highs Raise Questions of Capacity

Fears have been raised over the processing capacity of the UK to deal with this year’s spring flush, as AHDB warns GB milk production...

Godrej Agrovet Increases Shareholding in Israeli Biotech Firm Maxximilk

9 April 2019 - Godrej Agrovet has increased its shareholding in Israeli biotech firm Maxximilk Pvt. Ltd. by 10.91%, the company has announced. Godrej Agrovet's...

Australia’s Camperdown Dairy Extends Yoghurt Production Contract

08 April 2019 - According to a stock exchange filing made by parent company, Australian Dairy Nutritionals Group, Camperdown Dairy Company (CDC) will be...

Almarai Sees 3.8% Increase in Q1 Revenue

Excerpt; full results available in pdf form below. Almarai Company Announces Its Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Results for the Period Ended on 31st March...

Prices for Whole Milk Powder Ease on Lower Global Demand

3 April 2019 - Global dairy prices rose for the ninth time in a row at an auction on Wednesday but prices for whole...

Ireland’s Lakeland and LacPatrick Dairies Complete Merger

02 April 2019 – After receiving the go-ahead from the UK competition authority in March, Irish co-operatives, Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick have announced that...

Emmi Acquires Majority Stake in Large Organic Goat’s and Sheep’s Milk Producer

2 April 2019 – Goat’s milk products are among the most attractive niches in the international dairy industry. Emmi has gradually been expanding its...

TINE and Orkla Collaborate on Norwegian Cheddar

28 March 2019- Norwegian dairy cooperative TINE is collaborating with Orkla to develop and manufacture Norwegian cheddar for use on pizza. Paul Jordahl, CEO of...

Raw Milk is Good for You, French Cheese Makers Say

27 March 2019-- French traditional cheese makers on Wednesday urged governments and lawmakers to protect raw milk cheese products as an increasing number of...

US: International Gourmet Products Acquires Titletown Cheese

27 March 2019- Wisconsin based cheese manufacture and processer Titletown Cheese has been bought by International Gourmet Products for USD 2.5 million. Georgia based International...

U.S. Cedar Valley Cheese Invests USD 15 Mln in Plant Expansion

20 March 2019- US cheese manufacturer Cedar Valley Cheese is shortly to complete a USD 15 million expansion project at its Wisconsin facility. Founded in...

Supermarkets Coles, Aldi to Raise Milk Prices by 10 pct in Australia

19 March 2019 - Supermarket chains Coles Ltd and Germany's Aldi said on Tuesday prices of home-branded milk sold at their Australian stores would...

The Curious Case of Tainted Milk from a Maine Dairy Farm

19 March 2019-  - For Maine dairy farmer Fred Stone, the discovery in 2016 that his cows were producing tainted milk has since brought...

Yili to Acquire NZ Westland Milk for USD 403 Mln

19 March 2019- The board of New Zealand Westland Milk Products has agreed to an offer made by a subsidiary of Chinese dairy company...

French Company Boccard to Develop Dairy Farming and Processing in Sri Lanka

18 March 2019- The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development signed an agreement with French...

Camembert Causes Stink in French Parliament in Row over Quality Rules

13 March 2019- A row over changes to a quality label for camembert cheese reached the French parliament on Wednesday as supporters of a...

FrieslandCampina Explores Options to Build a Sustainable Dairy Processing Plant in the Netherlands

11 March 2019- Global dairy producer Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is exploring options to build a sustainable and innovative dairy processing plant in the Netherlands....

Arla Foods Aims for Carbon Net Zero by 2050

11 March 2019- Arla Foods has announced an ambitious target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% per kilo of milk over the next...

France: Carrefour Extends Blockchain Technology to Milk

08 March 2019- Staring this month the French supermarket chain Carrefour will apply blockchain technology to its Carrefour Quality Line fresh micro-filtered full-fat milk. In...

UK’s Lancashire Farm Dairies Doubles Processing with New GBP 3.5 Mln Plant

07 March 2019 – Lancashire Farm Dairies, known for their range of free-range yoghurts, is set to increase its milk processing capabilities by 100%...

CMA Approves Lakeland LacPatrick Merger

07 March 2019- The UK competition authority has cleared the merger of LacPatrick Co-Operative and Lakeland Dairies Ltd. In April 2018 LacPatrick announced it was...

2018 Sets Record Year for U.S. Dairy Exports

U.S. dairy exports reached a record-high volume in 2018, increasing 9 percent over the prior year despite a fourth-quarter slowdown, according to trade data...

Global Dairy Prices Climb as NZ Weather Woes Curb Supply

06 MArch 2019-  - Global dairy prices climbed for the seventh time in a row at an auction held early on Wednesday, on the...

NZ Dairy Giant Fonterra Backs Hurell for CEO as Challenges Loom

05 March 2019 - New Zealand dairy group Fonterra appointed acting chief executive Miles Hurell as its new CEO on Tuesday, confirming him in...

Australia: Bega Cheese Closes Cheese Manufacturing Facility

01 March 2019- Bega Cheese has closed its Coburg cheddar and mozzarella cheese manufacturing site in Melbourne. Following a review, the decision to close the...

General Mills Linked to USD 8 Mln Investment in Organic Cottage Cheese Company

01 March 2019 – American food giant, General Mills, has invested significantly in organic cottage cheese company, Good Culture through its new business development...

Bubs Australia Sells Interests in Joint Venture Uphamgo

01 March 2019- Bubs Australia has sold its 49.9% interest in dairy manufacturing joint venture Uphamgo Australia back to Nulac Foods Pty Ltd. The sale...

Lacto Serum France Investing EUR 40 Mln in Verdun Site

01 March 2019- Whey Powder manufacturer Lacto Serum France, a subsidiary of Lactalis, is investing EUR 40 million constructing a new drying tower at...

Royal FrieslandCampina 2018 Revenues down 4.6%

28 February 2019- Results Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. in 2018. A year of transformation: new strategy with focus on market and sustainability Revenue 11.6 billion...

Fonterra Cuts Full Year Earnings Outlook

28 February 2019 - Dairy giant Fonterra, cut its annual earnings outlook on Thursday amid challenging weather conditions in New Zealand and said it...

Russia’s Agriculture Bank Provides $288 mln Loan for Dairy Plant

27 February 2019- State-owned Russian Agriculture Bank said on Wednesday it will provide an 18.9 billion rouble ($288 million) loan to agricultural holding company...

Dean Foods Explores Options Including Sale

26 February 2019 - U.S. milk processor Dean Foods Co said on Tuesday it was exploring options for the company including a sale, as...

Carbery Group Investing EUR 78 mln in New Cheese Manufacturing Facility

26 February 2019- Irish cheese Manufacturer Carbery Group has started construction on its new EUR 78 million cheese manufacturing facility. The investment, the company...

Lipari Foods Completes Acquisition of Troyer Cheese

25 February 2019- Lipari Foods has acquired Troyer, including Troyer Cheese, for an undisclosed amount. Troyer is the second add-on acquisition that Lipari has...

Saputo To Acquire UK’s Dairy Crest Group for GBP 975 Mln

22 February 2019 - Canadian dairy company, Saputo announced that it reached an agreement with Dairy Crest Group to acquire the UK-based maker of...

Glanbia’s Investment in D2C Capabilities, Acquisitions and Innovations Grows Performance Nutrition Business

21 February 2019- Since its acquisition of Body & Fit in 2017, Irish dairy ingredients company Glanbia has been focusing on the development of...

Fonterra Signs Up Farms to Supply The a2 Milk Company

20 February 2019 - Starting today, Fonterra is signing up farms to supply milk for The a2 Milk Company in the 2019/2020 season. Mike Cronin,...

a2 Milk Reports Record 2018 Half-Year Earnings, Total Revenue Up 41%

20 February 2019 - Results highlights for the half-year ended 31 December 2018 (NZ$)1 Total revenue of $613.1 million – an increase of 41.0%2 ...

Global Dairy Prices Rise for Sixth Time in a Row, Pointing to Ongoing Recovery

20 February 2019 - Global dairy prices rose for the sixth sale in a row at a fortnightly auction held early on Wednesday, cementing...

AgriChemWhey to Transform Excess Whey Permeate into Lactic Acid on Industrial Scale

19 February 2019- A new solution to better valorize the byproducts of dairy processing is being tested by a European project known as AgriChemWhey. The...

Heatwave Adds New Zealand to Countries Facing Milk Output Slowdown

15 February 2019 - Expectations for milk production took a knock as New Zealand was added to the list of countries facing a slowdown,...

Agropur Reports 4.7% Sales Increase for 2018

13 February 2019 – Agropur Cooperative held its 80th Annual General Meeting today and announced sales of $6.7 billion, a year-over-year increase of 4.7%. During...

Finland’s Valio Now Using 100% Plant-Based Cartons for Milk Products

12 February 2019 - Finnish dairy producer Valio has made the change to 100% plant-based cartons for all its gable-top milk, sour milk, cream,...

Savencia Fromage & Dairy’s 2018 Consolidated Net Sales Up 0.2%

8 February 2019- At €4,863 million, Savencia Fromage & Dairy’s consolidated net sales for 2018 increased by 0.2% over 2017 reflecting a positive scope...

US Milk Production Forecast for 2019 Reduced

11 February 2019 - Milk production for 2018 is lowered on available data through December. The milk production forecast for 2019 is reduced on lower...

Global Dairy Prices Surge at Fortnightly Auction for Fifth Time in a Row

07 February 2019 - Global dairy prices surged at an auction held early on Thursday, led by gains for key product whole milk powder. The...

Mintel: 4 Global Yogurt Trends to Look for in 2019

The spoonable yogurt market is a volatile one which has swung repeatedly between growth and decline in recent years. The health and sustainability credentials...

FrieslandCampina Extends PlanetProof Quality Label to Cheese

06 February 2019- FrieslandCampina is expanding products available under the “On the way to PlanetProof” label to include cheese. Dutch cheese Milner will soon...

South African Dairy Company Clover Receives USD 359 mln Buyout Offer

4 February 2019- Clover Industries, one of South Africa's major dairy companies, has received a buyout offer from Israel's Central Bottling Company (CBC), according...

Wyke Farm’s to Double Capacity at Somerset Dairy

Wyke’s Farm’s will double its capacity at its dairy in Bruton, Somerset after it was granted planning permission to rebuild it. It was part of...

Washington Shutdown May Curb US Milk Output – Exacerbating World Market Divergence

01 February 2019- The month-long US government shutdown has raised doubts over a rise in US milk production this year, a leading agricultural commentator...

GreenSpace Brands Sells Rolling Meadow Dairy Brand to Agrifoods Cooperative Subsdiary

31 January 2019- GreenSpace Brands Inc. (TSXV:JTR) ("GreenSpace") and Agrifoods International Cooperative Ltd. ("Agrifoods") are pleased to announce the sale by Greenspace of the...

Barry Callebaut Completes Acquisition of Inforum in Russia

01 February 2019- The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, today announced that it has successfully closed...

Suedzucker to Close Two German Sugar Factories in Restructuring

31 January 2019 - Suedzucker, Europe's largest sugar refiner, said on Thursday it plans to close two German sugar production plants as part of a restructuring programme announced this week.

Lotte Confectionery Acquires Bakery Company L&M Mayson

31 January 2019- South Korean confectionery company Lotte Confectionery has announced it has acquired an 80% stake of Myanmar’s L&M Mayson for around EUR...

UK Competition Authority Clears PepsiCo Acquiring Pipers Crisps

31 January 2019- The UK competition authority has cleared the acquisition of Pipers Crisps to PepsiCo PepsiCo announced its intention to acquire crisps brand Pipers,...

The Coca-Cola Company Completes Acquisition of Chi Ltd. in Nigeria

30 January 2019- The Coca-Cola Company today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Chi Ltd. in Nigeria. Coca-Cola first announced a minority investment in Chi three years ago and, as planned, has now acquired full ownership of the company.

Kraft Heinz Completes Sale of Indian Brands Including Complan

30 January 2019- The Kraft Heinz Company today announced it has completed the sale of Indian brands Complan, Glucon-D, Nycil and Sampriti to Zydus Wellness Limited and its affiliates.

Danish Crown to Cut Over 300 Jobs, Primarily in Underperforming UK Unit

30 January 2019- Danish Crown has revealed that, as part of an effort to reduce costs by DKK 350 million in the current financial year, it will be cutting between 300 and 400 jobs across the company, primarily at its UK operation Tulip.

Britain’s Leading Tea Brand Reveals Suppliers in Bid to End Worker Abuses

29 January 2019 - Britain's biggest tea brand has revealed details of its suppliers on Tuesday in a fast-growing campaign to break a "club...

UK: Crediton Dairy Investing GBP 12 mln in Flavoured Milk Facility

30 January 2019- Devon based Crediton Dairy is reportedly set to expand its capacity of flavoured and functional milk beverages with a GBP 12...

“Next Generation Food Ingredients” Company Renewal Mill Secures USD 2.5 mln in Funding

30 January 2019- California based “next generation ingredient company” Renewal has secured USD 2.5 million in seed funding from HG Ventures. Renewal Mill, which...

Emmi Group Sales up 2.8% in 2018

30 January 2019 – Emmi increased Group sales by 2.8 % to CHF 3,457.4 million in 2018. In organic terms, i.e. excluding currency and...

“Next Generation Food Ingredients” Company Renewal Mill Secures USD 2.5 mln in Funding

30 January 2019- California based “next generation ingredient company” Renewal has secured USD 2.5 million in seed funding from HG Ventures. Renewal Mill, which upcycles the by-products of food manufacturing into ingredients and products, plans to use the funding to increase current production and expand into new market opportunities.

Domino’s Says Overseas Ops to Slice into Profit, Shares Dive

29 January 2019- Domino's Pizza on Tuesday warned a slowdown in overseas markets would dent its 2018 underlying pretax profit, sending shares in Britain's biggest pizza delivery firm down more than 10 percent, on course for their worst day in two years.

Kantar: The Surprising Source of FMCG Growth in China

29 January 2019- Young families in lower-tier cities are an increasingly important source of growth for the FMCG industry. For many brands, they are the make-or-break factor for their success in China. To win them over, brands need to understand what they're buying and, more importantly, why.