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BIO4MAP develops sustainable food packaging to improve shelf life

The BIO4MAP project, undertaken by a European consortium, has developed a new kind of sustainable food packaging material that aims to improve the shelf life of fresh pasta and cheese.
Developed using around 75% of raw materials from renewable sources, the new packaging material has polyactic acid (PLA), polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) and adhesive layers, as well as a […]

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New stabilizers for analogue pizza cheese from Premium Ingredients

Premium Ingredients has launched two new stabilisers for the production of analogue pizza cheese.
Premitex XLK-15043 is a stabiliser based on starches, hydrocolloids and melting salts, adapted to suit any type of machinery. The ingredient makes it possible to produce mozzarella analogues in equipment that is not optimised for the task in terms of speed stirring […]

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Chr. Hansen launches Delight

    Chr. Hansen launches Delight

Chr. Hansen has announced Delight, which it describes as a 3-in-1 solution to eliminate bitterness, restore flavour balance and give a smooth texture in cheeses with reduced calories.
Today’s consumers lead high-paced lives with little time for exercise, the company believes,which prompts the demand for low fat alternatives in their daily diet – including parents looking […]

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The Wensleydale Creamery Re-enters the Butter Market

    The Wensleydale Creamery Re-enters the Butter Market

Yorkshire-based cheese maker The Wensleydale Creamery has launched a traditionally churned butter in a bid to capture a piece of £680 million UK butter market. The Wensleydale Creamery, which previously produced butter last in the 1980’s, has introduced its new product ‘Dales Butter’, to complement its award winning range of core and blended Real Yorkshire […]

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Dairygold Confirms €120 Million Phased Investment Programme

    Dairygold Confirms €120 Million Phased Investment Programme

Dairygold Co-op, one of Ireland’s largest dairy processors, has confirmed its post quota strategy. As a farmer owned co-operative Dairygold has committed to accept all the milk that its Members would produce post quota. Through comprehensive surveys Dairygold’s milk suppliers have themselves forecast of a 63.5% increase in milk production from 941 million litres in […]

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Emmi Strengthens its International Business

    Emmi Strengthens its International Business

Swiss dairy group Emmi has further strengthened its international business by increasing its stakes in Kaiku Corporacion Alimentaria in northern Spain (from 42.6 % to 66 %) and Diprola in France (to 63 %). In the medium term, Emmi’s strategy is to increase the share of sales generated by its international business from 30% to […]

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Carbery Group Continues to Grow

    Carbery Group Continues to Grow

Carbery Group, the Irish and international food ingredients, flavours and cheese manufacturer, had a positive year in 2011 with revenues increasing by 14.5% to Eur256.5 million and profit before tax advancing 27.8% to Eur8.7 million. Carbery’s 2011 performance reflects an underlying strong performance from the Ingredients division whilst by contrast its Ireland-based Cheese division had […]

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Green Light For First Milk’s Cheese Packing and Storage Centre of Excellence

    Green Light For First Milk’s Cheese Packing and Storage Centre of Excellence

UK dairy co-operative First Milk has received planning approval to redevelop its cheese packing site at Maelor near Wrexham, to create a UK centre of excellence for cheese packing and storage. As well as the redesign and rebuild of First Milk’s cheese packing operation, Grocontinental, one of the UK’s leading storage and distribution companies, has […]

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Strong Performance By Glanbia

    Strong Performance By Glanbia

Reflecting strong performances from both its Irish and US operations, Glanbia, the global nutritional solutions and cheese group, has reported a 17.9% rise in operating profit to Eur161 million on revenue up 23.3% to Eur2.67 billion for the year ended December 31st 2011. Operating margin dropped 30 bps to 6% due largely to input cost […]

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Milk Link Starts Final Phase of Oswestry Cheese Project

    Milk Link Starts Final Phase of Oswestry Cheese Project

The final phase has commenced of Project Vision – Milk Link’s four year programme to transform its Oswestry production facility into one of the UK’s foremost cheese cutting and packing plants. The last stage of the project, entailing a further £2 million investment, has seen the installation of an additional advanced high speed, fully automated, […]

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Attractive But Unbalanced Outlook For Global Dairy Market

    Attractive But Unbalanced Outlook For Global Dairy Market

The global dairy market will offer strong growth prospects in the coming five years, but the uneven spread of this market expansion and an era of elevated pricing will create as many challenges as opportunities for key players along the dairy supply chain. This is one of the key conclusions coming from the Rabobank Food […]

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International Operations Drive Sales Growth at Emmi

    International Operations Drive Sales Growth at Emmi

Swiss dairy group Emmi increased net sales by 1.4% in 2011 to SFr2.72 billion (Eur2.25 billion) thanks to the encouraging performance of its latest acquisitions, to significant international growth and to newly launched products in Switzerland. The net profit margin for 2011 will be around 3%.
However, in organic terms (adjusted for the effects of acquisitions and […]

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Bel Group to Invest $100 Million in New US Cheese Plant

    Bel Group to Invest $100 Million in New US Cheese Plant

Bel, the family-owned French cheese group, is to invest $100 million, through its subsidiary Bel Brands USA, to build a new cheese plant in the US. Chicago-based Bel Brands USA, which manufactures and markets the Laughing Cow brand, plans to construct the 170,000-sq-ft plant in South Dakota. The new facility will make the group’s Mini […]

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Arla Foods Moves into Cheese Production in Russia

    Arla Foods Moves into Cheese Production in Russia

Arla Foods has taken another significant strategic step into Russia by agreeing a joint venture for the production of yellow cheese with Molvest Group, the country’s third largest dairy company. The agreement is in keeping with Arla Foods’ ambitions to become one of Russia’s leading dairy companies within yellow cheese.
Following several years of growing exports […]

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First Milk Unveils Revised Plan For New Scottish Creamery

    First Milk Unveils Revised Plan For New Scottish Creamery

UK dairy co-operative First Milk is to receive £2 million funding from the Scottish Government towards the cost of installing a brand new cheese-making facility at the company’s existing site in Campbeltown on the Mull of Kintyre. This secures the future of 38 dairy farms and 100 jobs on the Scottish peninsula.
The new factory will […]

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Milk Link Recruits For Expanded Lockerbie Creamery

    Milk Link Recruits For Expanded Lockerbie Creamery

British dairy co-operative Milk Link has now recruited over 40% of the milk it requires for the expansion of its Lockerbie Creamery in Scotland. This securing of about 50 million litres of additional milk on a long term basis means that the business is ahead of its recruitment targets, both in volume and timing, as […]

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Milk Link to Invest £20 Million to Expand Lockerbie Creamery

    Milk Link to Invest £20 Million to Expand Lockerbie Creamery

Milk Link, the UK’s largest cheese maker owned by over 1,600 dairy farmers, is to invest £20 million to transform its Lockerbie Creamery in Scotland, enhancing both its capacity and capabilities and making it one of the UK’s leading Cheddar production facilities. The investment will make Lockerbie the biggest dairy processing facility in Scotland and […]

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Granarolo Strengthens Cheese Business

    Granarolo Strengthens Cheese Business

Italian dairy company Granarolo has strengthened its cheese business with the acquisition of Lat Bri for an undisclosed sum. With an annual turnover of about Eur150m, Lat Bri is the third biggest fresh cheese maker in Italy. The acquisition will double the scale of Granarolo’s cheese sales and increase its export business.
 
“The acquisition of Lat […]

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Profit Plunge at Bel Group

    Profit Plunge at Bel Group

Despite uncertain conditions arising from geopolitical unrest in Africa and the Middle East, Bel Group increased sales by 4.7% to Eur1.22 billion in the first half of 2011. However, operating income at the French branded cheese producer declined by 35.5% to Eur90 million, impacted by sharp rise in raw material prices and the international geopolitical […]

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Glanbia Performs Well in First Half

    Glanbia Performs Well in First Half

Buoyed by strong global dairy markets, good demand in key nutritional sectors and first time contributions from acquisitions, Glanbia, the Irish and international nutritional solutions and cheese group, has increased EBITA pre exceptional by 43.6% to Eur121.6 million on a constant currency basis for the six months ended July 2nd 2011. Total group revenue grew […]

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OFT Fines UK Supermarkets and Dairy Processors £50 Million

    OFT Fines UK Supermarkets and Dairy Processors £50 Million

The UK Office of Fair Trading is imposing fines totalling £49.51 million on four supermarkets and five dairy processors, following its dairy products retail pricing investigation. The OFT found that Arla Foods UK, Asda, Dairy Crest, McLelland, Safeway, Sainsbury, Tesco, The Cheese Company and Robert Wiseman Dairies infringed the Competition Act 1998 by co-ordinating increases […]

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Dairy Crest Well Placed to Face Challenges Ahead

    Dairy Crest Well Placed to Face Challenges Ahead

Although turnover slipped by 2% to £1.61b for year ended March 31st 2011, Dairy Crest managed to increase adjusted profit before tax by 5% to £87.6m in challenging trading conditions. Profit before tax remained static at £77.8m.
In line with its development strategy, the UK dairy group again increased added value sales and its five key […]

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Lactalis Makes €3.4 Billion Move on Parmalat

  Lactalis Makes €3.4 Billion Move on Parmalat

French dairy group Lactalis, which already owns 29% of Parmalat, has made a Eur3.38b offer for the remaining shares in the Italian food group. The move is sure to raise opposition in Italian political circles where Parmalat is viewed as a national asset and is the country’s biggest listed food company.
Lactalis is the world’s largest […]

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Milk Link Starts £4 Million Cheese Expansion

  Milk Link Starts £4 Million Cheese Expansion

UK dairy co-operative Milk Link has commenced work on the first phase of a new production facility at its Cornish Country Larder Trevarrian Creamery in North Cornwall. The £4m investment will substantially increase production of the Trevarrian Creamery’s award-winning soft cheeses to meet a growing demand from major retailers and food service providers nationwide.
Cornish Country […]

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Arla Foods to Invest DKr615 Million in Cheese Production

  Arla Foods to Invest DKr615 Million in Cheese Production

Arla Foods is to rationalise its yellow cheese production to counter international competition and declining milk volumes in Sweden. The Scandinavian dairy group’s restructuring plan aims at consolidating part of the yellow cheese production at its plants at Nr Vium and Taulov in Denmark, which will be significantly upgraded. The investment will have implications for […]

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Transitional Year for Irish Dairy Board

  Transitional Year for Irish Dairy Board

Reduced margins at its DPI US speciality food business were behind a sharp drop in EBITA by a third to Eur26.9m, despite a 6% rise in turnover to Eur1.9b in 2010 at the Irish Dairy Board. The consumer food division, which encompasses the Kerrygold butter and Pilgrim’s Choice cheese brands in the UK, increased sales […]

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Dairy Crest to Embark on Further £20 Million Cost Reduction Programme

  Dairy Crest to Embark on Further £20 Million Cost Reduction Programme

Dairy Crest is planning a further £20m cost reduction programme for its next financial year to help offset increasing input costs. The UK dairy group’s cost reduction programme in its last financial year ended March 31st 2011 delivered annual savings ahead of the £20 million target set at the start of the year.
Input costs have […]

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Solid 2010 Performance by Royal FrieslandCampina

  Solid 2010 Performance by Royal FrieslandCampina

Dutch dairy co-operative Royal FrieslandCampina increased net revenue by 10% to Eur8.97b and profit by 57% to Eur285m during its 2011 financial year as it benefited from more favourable market conditions, particularly in Asia and Africa. However, in Europe declining dairy consumption put pressure on volume.
FrieslandCampina’s Ingredients and Consumer Products International business groups made a […]

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Hansa-Milch and Arla Foods to Merge

  Hansa-Milch and Arla Foods to Merge

Dairy co-operatives Arla Foods of Scandinavia and Hansa-Milch Mecklenburg-Holstein of Germany are set to merge. A merger plan put forward by the boards of the two companies has now been approved by the members of the two co-operatives. The decision is being implemented with retrospective effect for the full 2011 financial year, and is enacted […]

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Return to Profitability in Ireland Underpins Strong Glanbia Performance

  Return to Profitability in Ireland Underpins Strong Glanbia Performance

Buoyed by improved global dairy markets and good demand in key nutritionals sectors, Glanbia, the global nutritional solutions and cheese group, increased total revenue by 21.4% to Eur2.6b and EBITA, before exceptionals, by 21.6% to Eur173.2m for the year ended January 1st 2011. The improvement in performance was driven by the return to profit of […]

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First Milk Signs Export Deal With Eilers and Wheeler

  First Milk Signs Export Deal With Eilers and Wheeler

First Milk, the largest dairy farmer-owned business in the UK, has set up a strategic alliance with Eilers and Wheeler, one of Europe’s most established suppliers of dairy products. Under the new arrangement, Eilers and Wheeler will be First Milk’s preferred partner for export sales of cheese and packet butter.
“Currently world markets are providing strong […]

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Emmi Exceeds Sales Targets

  Emmi Exceeds Sales Targets

Despite the difficult trading environment, Swiss dairy group Emmi achieved sales slightly higher than expected due largely to the strong performance of its latest acquisitions and encouraging international growth. The group net profit margin for 2010 is expected to be slightly over 3%.
Emmi generated net sales of SFr2.68b (Eur2.1b) in 2010, an increase of 2.5% […]

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New Dairy For Turkey

  New Dairy For Turkey

AB Holdings, which is one of Turkey’s largest food groups, is to build a new dairy products factory in Konya in the centre of the country, through its subsidiary Panagro. Construction of the new dairy, which will serve the Turkish and neighbouring markets, is scheduled to begin in early 2011.
The dairy is being designed by […]

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New British Guidelines to Country of Origin Labelling

  New British Guidelines to Country of Origin Labelling

New guiding principles on country of origin labelling to provide British consumers with clear, accurate information on the origin of their food have been published. The guidance, titled ‘Principles on Country of Origin Information’, has been developed by retailers’ organisation, the British Retail Consortium (BRC), in association with representatives of food manufacturers, commercial caterers and […]

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Emmi Completes Extension of Cheese Ageing Cave

  Emmi Completes Extension of Cheese Ageing Cave

Swiss dairy company Emmi has completed the extension of its cheese-ageing cave in Kalthbach in response to growing demand for Kaltbach cheese specialities in Switzerland and abroad. Over the last two years the facility has been extended by 1,300 metres. Some 1,800 tonnes of Kaltbach cheese were sold in 2009 with 38% on the home […]

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Kraft Foods Opens $14 Million Sugar Confectionery R&D Centre in Europe

  Kraft Foods Opens $14 Million Sugar Confectionery R&D Centre in Europe

Kraft Foods has opened a European Gum and Candy Research & Development Centre at Eysins in Switzerland. The $14m state-of-the-art facility will focus on innovation and new product development for many of Kraft Foods’ confectionery brands, including the world’s leading gum brand Trident and the world’s leading candy brand Halls, as well as other brands […]

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UK Food and Drink Exports Deliver Strong First Half Performance

  UK Food and Drink Exports Deliver Strong First Half Performance

UK exports of food and non-alcoholic drinks grew to more than £5b in the first half of 2010 – a rise of 4.3% on the same period in 2009 – and full-year sales to overseas markets are forecast to break the £10 b barrier for the first time, according to figures released by the Food […]

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Kerry Group’s €33m Offer For Irish Cheese Maker Accepted

Global ingredients, flavours and consumer foods manufacturer Kerry Group has had its Eur33m offer for Newmarket Co-operative Creameries, the Irish cheese producer, accepted. Located in North Cork, Newmarket Co-operative has an annual manufacturing capacity in excess of 35,000 tonnes, and is a major supplier of cheese to Kerry Group’s branded cheese business. Completion of the […]

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UK Dairy Sector Responds to Carbon Footprinting Challenge

  UK Dairy Sector Responds to Carbon Footprinting Challenge

The first UK sector specific guidance for calculating the carbon footprint of all dairy products has been launched. Developed by Dairy UK, DairyCo and the Carbon Trust in collaboration with industry, the guidelines will be used by dairy processing companies to help them measure carbon emissions across their supply chain. As well as ensuring a […]

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Changing Consumer Preferences Undermine Profitability at Ukrainian Dairy Group

Ukrainian dairy business Ukrproduct Group has reported a 5.3% drop in year-on-year revenue to £20.7m for the first six months ended June 30th 2010, although the figure remained stable in local currency, and gross profit dropped 18% to £3.2m as price sensitive consumers moved down market. Gross profit from branded dairy products, which account for […]

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Sodiaal’s Acquisition of Entremont Gains French Approval

  Sodiaal’s Acquisition of Entremont Gains French Approval

The French Competition Commission has approved dairy group Sodiaal’s acquisition of Entremont Alliance, the loss making French cheese producer. The deal will create the fourth largest dairy group in Europe with combined annual sales of more than Eur4b and processing over 5b litres of milk annually. Sodiaal still needs approval from the Belgian and Italian […]

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Interim Profit Surges at Arla Foods But a Challenging Autumn Ahead

  Interim Profit Surges at Arla Foods But a Challenging Autumn Ahead

Increased prices in the global market, rising foreign exchange rates as well as strict control of costs have allowed Scandinavian dairy group Arla Foods to post a hugely increased profit of DKr697m (Eur93m) on a turnover of DKr23.8b for the first half of 2010, while still increasing the ongoing payment to its co-operative owners. This […]

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FrieslandCampina Doubles Interim Profit

  FrieslandCampina Doubles Interim Profit

Dutch dairy co-operative Royal FrieslandCampina has doubled profit to Eur156m, due to improved margins and volume growth, and increased revenue by 5.5% to Eur4.3b for the first half year of 2010, compared with the corresponding period last year. Revenue growth was driven by higher sales of consumer products in Asia and Africa, sales of basic […]

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Solid First Half Performance By Emmi

  Solid First Half Performance By Emmi

Helped by rising international sales, Swiss dairy group Emmi has increased net profit by 21.5% to SFr39.9m (Eur31m) on sales down by 0.5% to SFr1.27b for the first half of 2010. The profit margin was 3.1 % and Emmi anticipates stable sales for the second half of the year, with the margin remaining at around […]

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Good Performance From Glanbia as Irish Business Returns to Profit

  Good Performance From Glanbia as Irish Business Returns to Profit

John Moloney, group managing director of Glanbia.
Glanbia, the international nutritional ingredients and cheese group, has delivered strong top line revenue, profit and margin growth for the six months ended July 3rd 2010 as its Irish dairy ingredients business was restored to profit. Group profit before tax increased 58.4% to Eur60.2m on revenue up 9.7% to […]

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Emmi Strengthens US Cheese Business

  Emmi Strengthens US Cheese Business

Swiss cheese producer Emmi has expanded its international business with the acquisition of US cheese specialist Cypress Grove Chevre. Based in California, Cypress Grove is well known in the US for fresh and ripened premium goat’s cheese specialties. Emmi has also increased its stake in New York-based CASP (Contract Aseptic & Specialty Packaging) to 100%. […]

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Kerry Group Confirms Offer For Newmarket Co-operative Creameries

  Kerry Group Confirms Offer For Newmarket Co-operative Creameries

Kerry Group, the international ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group, has confirmed the terms of its offer to acquire Irish dairy processor Newmarket Co-operative Creameries for approximately Eur33m. The offer is subject to approval by Newmarket shareholders and by the Competition Authority of Ireland.

Stan McCarthy, chief executive of Kerry Group.
Newmarket Creameries, located in North Cork, […]

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First Milk and Morrisons to Reduce Energy Consumption on British Farms

  First Milk and Morrisons to Reduce Energy Consumption on British Farms

First Milk, the UK’s largest farmer-owned dairy business, and Morrisons supermarkets have set up a strategic partnership to improve sustainability throughout the British cheese supply chain. The initial step for the partnership has been to work with a group of First Milk’s dairy farmers in Ayrshire on projects that can boost efficiencies on farm. After […]

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Milk Link to Launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar in the UK

  Milk Link to Launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar in the UK

UK dairy co-operative Milk Link is planning to launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar, a new cheese product that contains 30% less fat than standard Cheddar, early next year. The new product will be produced by Milk Link under licence from Unilever, which also owns the popular I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter brand. […]

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Arla Foods Expands Cheese Production in America

  Arla Foods Expands Cheese Production in America

Arla Foods is expanding its dairy in Hollandtown, Wisconsin, in the US to match American consumers’ growing interest in ‘premium’ class quality cheese. The expansion will be completed in early summer 2011 and is set to boost sales.
Despite the financial crisis, Arla’s American sales continue to rise. Last year, Arla’s sales in the US rose […]

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The Kerrygold Company and North Downs Dairy to Merge

  The Kerrygold Company and North Downs Dairy to Merge

The Kerrygold Company and North Downs Dairy, both wholly owned British subsidiaries of the Irish Dairy Board, are merging to create one consumer foods business, Adams Foods. This will take effect from 3rd October 2010.
The new company will combine the marketing capability of both organisations to grow the Kerrygold and Pilgrims Choice branded portfolio and […]

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Board Appointments at Glanbia

  Board Appointments at Glanbia

The board of Glanbia, the Irish and international cheese and nutritional ingredients group, has appointed Martin Keane as vice-chairman to succeed John Gerald Fitzgerald, who has retired. Martin Keane has also been appointed vice-chairman of Glanbia Co-operative Society. He has been a member of the Glanbia board since 2006.
The board of Glanbia has also announced […]

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Record Entries to International Cheese Awards 2010

More than 3,000 cheese makers have registered their produce for this year’s International Cheese Awards, creating a world record for entries to any cheese show. The International Cheese Awards 2010 is in its 113th year and is the biggest event of its kind, featuring around 600 producers and more than 60 trade stands.
It will take […]

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Ukrainian Dairy Group Resumes Cheese Production

Ukrainian branded dairy company Ukrproduct Group has resumed hard cheese production at its Starokonstantinovskiy plant and will restart selling in the second half of 2010. Production was suspended last summer due to price cutting and flooding of the market by local producers during the first half of 2009. However, hard cheese prices have risen in […]

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