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Yoghurt brand reduces sugar content in kids’ products by 40%

    Yoghurt brand reduces sugar content in kids’ products by 40%

Anchor Uno, a New Zealand-based yoghurt brand owned by dairy giant Fonterra, has re-launched its children’s yoghurts with 40% less sugar than the original product.
Brand manager Nicola Carroll said: “We are always working on our product formulations, fine-tuning, reviewing and improving our products, prioritising ones that deliver the goodness of dairy nutrition to kids.”
The fine […]

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Pakistan dairy first to pack creamer in Ecolean pouch

Pakistan Dairy producer Fauji Foods  is the first to introduce its tea creamer in the brand new Ecolean® Air Aseptic 125ml package. The two companies signed one of the most comprehensive deals in the industry during 2015. The corporation is now further deepened when Ecolean’s new smaller 125ml package solution hits the shelves.
Earlier this year, […]

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Parker launches clean-label cake inclusions

Ingredients company Parker has launched a new line of seven clean-label cake inclusions, produced using a unique hot-panning process, to help support customers in the dairy industry.
Brands that make indulgent products like ice cream have historically valued performance and sensory attributes over clean labels, but the new range has been warranted because of increasing consumer […]

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General Mills partners with Organic Valley

General Mills today announced a strategic sourcing partnership with the largest organic cooperative in the U.S. that will help about 20 dairy farms add around 3,000 acres to organic dairy production over the next three years.
The program with Wisconsin-based Organic Valley will drive more acres in the U.S. into the organic certification process and builds […]

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O-I teams with Hungarian dairy firm

Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois (O-I) has teamed up with Hungarian dairy supplier Cserpes Sajtműhely to open a new market for healthy, non-allergenic dairy products.
The Budapest-based company has launched a range of lactose-free milk and yogurts, filled exclusively in glass containers from O-I. Many Hungarians had grown up without the opportunity to taste milk in glass, O-I […]

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Arla launches new campaign – Maximum Yield

Food ingredients company, Arla has launched a new drive to raise awareness of the ways in which whey protein ingredients can enable dairy companies to maximise output, increase profits and significantly cut waste.
The campaign – called Maximum Yield – will highlight how simply adding whey protein to an existing production process with only small or […]

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Arla Foods promotes whey protein ingredients

Arla Foods Ingredients is to launch a new drive to raise awareness of the ways in which whey protein ingredients can enable dairy companies to maximise output, increase profits and significantly cut waste.
The campaign, called Maximum Yield, will highlight how adding whey protein to an existing production process with only small or no processing adjustments […]

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Probi acquires license for new probiotic strains

Probi has signed an agreement with the Swedish biotech company, Probac, to acquire a license for two probiotic strains for use in food applications, primarily dairy products. The license covers the global market, excluding the Nordic countries. The IP rights for two additional patented strains are included in the agreement, and these will be used […]

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Dairy Crest banking on infant formula market growth

Solid performances from cheese and spread brands Cathedral City and Country Life helped Dairy Crest report a 2% uplift in volume sales.
Dairy Crest said its cooking oil spray Frylight and Clover, another spread, had also performed well in the nine months to end of December 2015 amid a challenging market across cheeses and spreads.
The company […]

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New ISO standard validates flow cytometry

A new ISO standard (ISO 19344 (IDF 232)) describes a method for the quantification of lactic acid bacteria by flow cytometry in fermented products, starter cultures and probiotics used in dairy products. The publication is the result of the joint work of ISO and the International Dairy Federation (IDF).
Lactobacillus and bifidobacterium, present in yogurt and […]

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USDEC negative on dairy market recovery

A blog post by Alan Levitt on the USDEC web site outlines the seven reasons – described in more detail in USDEC’s recently-published Global Dairy Market Outlook – why he believes that a global dairy recovery is not imminent. He claims that it will take most, if not all, of 2016 for the markets to […]

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Fonterra sets new export record

Fonterra sets a new record for a single month’s export volume, with more than 300,000 MT shipped to its global markets, with December’s volume approximately 10% higher than its previous record month in December 2014.
Fonterra Managing Director for Global Ingredients, Kelvin Wickham said the new record reflected the ongoing successful performance of Fonterra’s direct-to-customer ingredients, […]

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Oculer to save €200m a year for dairy industry

    Oculer to save €200m a year for dairy industry

Oculer’s new technology cuts lead times for identifying thermoduric bacteria from 72 to 24 hours, saving up to €200m ($219m) a year for dairy industry, says the company.
Oculer is an Irish company that specializes in delivering thermoduric bacteria detection technologies to the world’s dairy industry.
Oculer’s solution to dairy processors features an integrated automated “early-warning” feature, […]

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Dairy ingredients to reach $60 billion by 2020

    Dairy ingredients to reach $60 billion by 2020

Dairy ingredients, including milk powder, whey, MPC & MPI, lactose & casein, is expected to reach USD 59.8 Billion by 2020 at 5.6% between 2015 and 2020.
The segmentation considered for this report is based on type, application, source, and region. The dairy ingredients market, by type, has been segmented into milk powder, whey ingredients, MPC […]

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Lactose Free Dairy Market Offers Substantial Opportunities

    Lactose Free Dairy Market Offers Substantial Opportunities

With estimates that 70-75% of the world’s population may be lactose intolerant and with total milk, yogurt and cheese consumption at over 200 million tonnes in 2011, lactose free dairy products represent a substantial opportunity for dairy manufacturers. In a comprehensive study of the lactose free dairy market across 33 countries around the world, leading […]

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Muller and PepsiCo Commence US Factory Construction

    Muller and PepsiCo Commence US Factory Construction

Muller Quaker Dairy, a joint venture between PepsiCo, and the Theo Muller Group, has started construction of a 350,000-square foot state-of-the-art yogurt manufacturing facility on an 82-acre parcel of land in Batavia, New York. The site is situated in one of the US’s most concentrated milk-producing and processing regions. The first phase of construction is […]

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Rise in Interim Profit and Sales at Parmalat

    Rise in Interim Profit and Sales at Parmalat

Parmalat has reported a 9.4% rise in EBITDA to Eur183.3 million on revenue up 6.1% to Eur2.28 billion for the first half of 2012, aided by increases in sales prices implemented last year in the Italy-based international dairy group’s main countries and higher sales volumes in Australia, Russia and Africa.
In Italy EBITDA grew by 16.0% […]

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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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PepsiCo and Muller Enter US Dairy Market With European-style Yogurt

    PepsiCo and Muller Enter US Dairy Market With European-style Yogurt

Muller Quaker Dairy, the US joint venture between PepsiCo and Theo Muller Group, is entering the growing US dairy market with innovative premium yogurt products. These products – Muller Corner, Muller Greek Corner and Muller FrutUp – mark the first entry by either PepsiCo or Muller into US dairy aisles.
Together, PepsiCo and Muller will complement […]

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First Milk Cuts Milk Price

    First Milk Cuts Milk Price

Due to declining returns from customers in the liquid market, British dairy co-operative First Milk has announced that it has no option but to reduce its liquid and balancing milk prices from 1st August. Its liquid pool price will reduce by 1.7ppl and its balancing pool price will reduce by 0.9ppl. Despite growing market pressure […]

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Catastrophic Cuts Threaten UK Dairy Industry

    Catastrophic Cuts Threaten UK Dairy Industry

The NFU (National Farmers Union) has strongly condemned the latest round of milk price cuts after three major dairy processors, who supply fresh liquid milk into the UK market place, issued notices for reductions. Robert Wiseman Dairies, Arla Foods UK and Dairy Crest have announced cuts to their milk prices paid to farmers of 1.7ppl, […]

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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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Dairy Crest to Sell St Hubert For €430 Million

  Dairy Crest to Sell St Hubert For €430 Million

Dairy Crest, the UK’s leading dairy foods company, has received a binding offer from Montagu Private Equity to acquire St Hubert, the French branded spreads business, for a cash consideration of Eur430 million (£3441 million).
The transaction follows Dairy Crest’s announcement in March 2012 of a strategic review of St Hubert. During the review a range […]

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Danone Expands in Morocco With €550 Million Acquisition

  Danone Expands in Morocco With €550 Million Acquisition

Danone is paying Eur550 million to increase its stake from 29.2% to 67% in Moroccan dairy company Centrale Laitiere. Danone has held its 29.2% shareholding since 2001.
Centrale Laitiere is Morocco’s leading dairy products company with nearly 60% of the market. It has sales of around Eur600 million in a fast-growing market and operates the country’s […]

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Arla’s Proposed German and UK Dairy Mergers Approved

  Arla’s Proposed German and UK Dairy Mergers Approved

Arla Foods’ board of representatives has approved the dairy group’s proposed mergers with the German Milch-Union Hocheifel and British Milk Link. The board of representatives voted in favour of the two mergers by a large majority as did the members of the MUH and Milk Link co-operatives.
Peder Tuborgh, chief executive of Arla Foods, comments: “This […]

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Sale of Wiseman Stake Lifts First Milk

  Sale of Wiseman Stake Lifts First Milk

UK dairy co-operative First Milk has delivered a robust performance and solid financial results for the year to 31 March 2012. Pre-tax profits increased from £7.2 million in 2011 to £13.3 million but £9.6 million of this figure relates to the profit made on the sale of First Milk’s shareholding in Robert Wiseman Dairies, which […]

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Dairies Business Behind Loss at Dairy Crest

  Dairies Business Behind Loss at Dairy Crest

Although revenue increased, due to strong growth in its Foods business, and group operating profits levels were maintained, UK dairy group Dairy Crest has reported a pre-tax loss of £10.1 million for the year ended 31 March 2012. Dairy Crest’s revenue rose by 2% to £1.63 billion during the year, with its Foods business growing […]

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Parmalat Enters US Dairy Market

  Parmalat Enters US Dairy Market

Italian dairy group Parmalat has completed the intra-group acquisition of Lactalis American Group for $904 million. The deal marks Parmalat’s entry into the US dairy market, which is one of the largest in the world. It also strengthens Parmalat’s position in Latin America with the addition, to its current activities in Colombia and in Venezuela, of […]

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Arla Foods to Merge With Milk Link and MUH

  Arla Foods to Merge With Milk Link and MUH

Arla Foods is planning two mergers in the British and German marketswhich will immediately increase its revenue by DKr9 billion (Eur1.2 billion) per year and strengthen its position as one of Europe’s leading dairy groups.
Arla Foods is seeking to complete two major mergers – with Germany’s eighth largest dairy, the co-operative Milch-Union Hocheifel (MUH), which has […]

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Sales and Profits Increase at Milk Link

  Sales and Profits Increase at Milk Link

UK dairy co-operative Milk Link has produced a solid financial and trading performance over the last year. Group turnover increased by 7.1% to £628 million and EBITDA rose 15.4% to £33.7 million for the year ended 31st March 2012.
Milk Link lifted comparable profit before tax up by 42.7% to £14.3 million and the Member milk price […]

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Acquisition of Skanemejerier by Lactalis Approved

  Acquisition of Skanemejerier by Lactalis Approved

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the Swedish dairy products and fruit juices company Skanemejerier by French dairy giant Lactalis. The Commission examined the competitive effects of the proposed acquisition in the markets for dairy products, notably the supply of cream and the procurement of raw milk […]

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Glanbia Remains On Track

  Glanbia Remains On Track

Glanbia, the international nutritional solutions and cheese group, has reported that international demand for dairy products has remained solid in the first three months of 2012, supported by demand from developing economies. Prices for most dairy categories have weakened in the year to date, mainly due to an oversupply of milk resulting from sustained good […]

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Nestle Supports Global Dairy Industry With New Partnership in Morocco

  Nestle Supports Global Dairy Industry With New Partnership in Morocco

Nestle is building on its commitment to help support the development of the global dairy industry with a new partnership in Morocco. The collaboration with the local authorities in the Moroccan region of Doukkala-Abda aims to increase milk production, improve the quality of fresh milk and encourage the development of the dairy industry throughout the […]

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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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University College Dublin Signs MOU With Leading Chinese Dairy Producer

  University College Dublin Signs MOU With Leading Chinese Dairy Producer

University College Dublin (UCD) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a leading Chinese dairy producer Dairy United. The MOU which will result in multi-million euro contracts for products and services, envisages the development of a China-Ireland Agricultural demonstration farm in Hohhot(Inner Mongolia), collaborative research projects, the provision of education and training services, and […]

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Arla Foods UK Appoints Contractors For New £150 Million Dairy

  Arla Foods UK Appoints Contractors For New £150 Million Dairy

Arla Foods UK has appointed Caddick Construction and NG Bailey to build its £150 million fresh milk dairy at Aylesbury in England. Caddick Construction has started on site as principal contractor, with works expecting to take 75 weeks to complete. The company will be responsible for the construction of the main dairy and the energy […]

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Dairygold to Invest €130 Million in Capacity Expansion

  Dairygold to Invest €130 Million in Capacity Expansion

Irish dairy co-operative Dairygold is preparing to invest Eur130 million in its processing facilities in Malow, Mitchelstown and Mogeely. The move is in preparation for the ending of milk quotas in 2015 which offers Dairygold its first real opportunity in more than 30 year for substantial dairy growth.
Dairygold currently processes about 960 million litres of […]

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Dairygold Reports Strong 2011 Performance

  Dairygold Reports Strong 2011 Performance

Strong returns from international dairy markets and increasing on farm milk production, which created higher processing throughputs, helped Dairygold, the Irish farmers co-operative, to generate an operating profit on its core activities of Eur22.6 million for 2011, a 19.6% increase on the 2010 figure. Dairygold’s optimisation of its product and customer mix, together with improved operating […]

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Nestle Continues to Develop its Operations in Chile

  Nestle Continues to Develop its Operations in Chile

Nestle has invested more than SFr127 million ($140 million) in a new factory in Chile as part of its continued commitment to developing its operations in the country. The factory will produce a range of milk products and ingredients with added nutritional value for domestic consumption and for export to the United States, Central America, […]

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Profits and Revenues Rise at Lakeland Dairies

  Profits and Revenues Rise at Lakeland Dairies

Lakeland Dairies, Ireland’s second largest dairy processing co-operative, has reported an 18% increase in revenues to Eur472 million and a 52% rise in operating profit to €6.85 million for the year ended 31st December 2011.Lakeland exports to over 70 countries offering some 170 branded dairy products to customers. In 2011,Lakeland processed over 700 million litres […]

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Nestle Boosts Dairy Interests in Asia

Nestle is strengthening its dairy industry interests in Asia with the opening of a new UHT milk factory in Sri Lanka. The factory builds on the company’s recent investments in dairy development in China and India. It will produce ready-to-drink brands such as Milo and Nespray at Nestle’s existing manufacturing site in the Sri Lankan […]

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Cost Reduction Programme on Track at Dairy Crest

  Cost Reduction Programme on Track at Dairy Crest

Dairy Crest’s cost reduction programme is on track to deliver annual savings in line with the £20 million target set at the start of its financial year year. These savings have partially offset higher input costs including milk at the UK dairy group. Dairy Crest will continue to focus on reducing costs into the new […]

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First Milk Progress Funds Dividend Payment

  First Milk Progress Funds Dividend Payment

As a result of the margin made on a number of business activities, including efficiencies gained from investment in its manufacturing sites and supply chain, UK dairy co-operative First Milk will pay a dividend to members in April. An average 1 million litre producer will receive a dividend of £900, and this comes on top […]

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Dairy Crest to Review its French Branded Spreads Business

  Dairy Crest to Review its French Branded Spreads Business

Dairy Crest, the UK’s leading dairy foods company, is to commence a strategic review of St Hubert, its French branded spreads business. The review will evaluate all possible options available to Dairy Crest to maximise shareholder value, including a potential divestment of St Hubert.
Since its acquisition in January 2007, St Hubert has been a successful […]

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Robert Wiseman Dairies Delisted

  Robert Wiseman Dairies Delisted

Robert Wiseman Dairies has been delisted from the London Stock Exchange following its £279.5 million acquisition by Muller Dairy (UK), the British subsidiary of German dairy group Muller. Operating from six major processing dairies in Aberdeen, East Kilbride, Glasgow, Manchester, Droitwich Spa and Bridgwater, Robert Wiseman Dairies processes and delivers more than 30% of the […]

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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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Robert Wiseman Dairies Increases Water Savings

  Robert Wiseman Dairies Increases Water Savings

A £100 million fresh milk dairy at Bridgwater, Somerset in England has succeeded in increasing its use of recycled water by 50% to over 300,000 litres of water every day, equivalent to the daily water use of 663 households. Known as ‘Britain’s green and white dairy’ Robert Wiseman Dairies Bridgwater facility has set the standard […]

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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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PepsiCo and Theo Muller to Build $206 Million Yogurt Factory

  PepsiCo and Theo Muller to Build $206 Million Yogurt Factory

PepsiCo, the world’s second largest snacks and beverages company, and Theo Muller, Germany’s largest privately owned dairy business, have chosen New York as the site for their first yogurt production facility in the US. Through their joint venture, Wave, the companies will invest $206 million (Eur153 million) and create 186 new manufacturing and support jobs […]

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Arla Foods Increases Revenue and Earnings

  Arla Foods Increases Revenue and Earnings

Despite continuing weak consumer confidence in Europe, where 80% of its business is based, Arla Foods achieved double digit growth in both revenue and earnings in 2011. Revenue rose by 12% to almost DKr55 billion (Eur7.4 billion) and Arla Foods increased the earnings for its 8,200 co-operative owners in Denmark, Sweden and Germanyby 11%, paying […]

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Senoble and Agrial Joint Venture Approved

  Senoble and Agrial Joint Venture Approved

The European Commission has cleared the proposed creation of Senegral, a joint venture by Senoble and Agrial, two French companies operating in the dairy sector. The new joint venture will operate in the production and sale of private label fresh dairy products in France, Germanyand Benelux. The Commission concluded that the proposed transaction would not […]

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Emmi Group’s Head of Finance to Leave

  Emmi Group’s Head of Finance to Leave

Reto Conrad, chief finance officer of Emmi Group, has decided to pursue a new challenge in his career and will be leaving the Swiss dairy company at the end of May 2012. Reto Conrad joined the Emmi Group in 2005 as head of Group Controlling and designated successor to the group’s chief finance officer at […]

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Arla Foods UK Begins Construction on £150 Million Dairy

  Arla Foods UK Begins Construction on £150 Million Dairy

Arla Foods UK has commenced building work for its £150 million fresh milk dairy in Aylesbury. Work started on site on 6 February 2012, and is expected to take 75 weeks to complete.
Once completed, the dairy will process and pack up to one billion litres of milk per year. The project is being 100% funded […]

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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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