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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Good Performance From Glanbia as Irish Business Returns to Profit

  Good Performance From Glanbia as Irish Business Returns to Profit

Glanbia, the international nutritional ingredients and cheese group, has delivered strong top line revenue, profit and margin growth for the

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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