Arla Foods appoints Jan Toft Nørgaard as new Chairman

UK - Arla Foods amba Board of Directors has appointed Jan Toft Nørgaard from Skærbæk, Denmark to succeed Åke Hantoft as Chairman of Arla Foods amba, when he steps down on July 2, after seven years in the role. The appointment of Jan Toft Nørgaard was made at the Arla Foods Board of Directors ordinary…

Dairy Crest invests US$100m in Davidstow creamery in the UK

UK - British-owned dairy company, Dairy Crest has invested US$113.5 million in growing the capacity of its cheese business, US$100 million of which will be spent at its Davidstow creamery in Cornwall, UK. The investment is aimed at allowing further growth of the company’s market-leading cheese brands Cathedral City and Davidstow, enhancing whey production capacity…

Milkbasket raises US$7m in Series A round of funding in milk and grocery delivery space

INDIA - Grocery and milk delivery startup MilkBasket has raised US$7 million in a Series A round of funding led by Kalaari Capital, along with BeeNext and existing investors Unilever Ventures and Blume Ventures. According to Economic Times, this is the latest funding in the milk and grocery delivery space, with players such as DailyNinja…

Tetra Pak launches Extrusion Wheel for stick ice cream products

SWITZERLAND - Tetra Pak, Switzerland’s Tetra Laval’s subsidiary has launched an Extrusion Wheel that produces stick ice cream products with large-sized inclusions, such as whole nuts, real fruit segments, or cookie dough chunks at the highest capacity on the market. The Extrusion Wheel can be added to existing lines and uses a vertical rotating design…

Finnish dairy Valio targets growth in China with new business units

CHINA - The Finnish dairy producer, Valio has unveiled expansion plans in China by establishing new business units of retail and food service, adding to its already existing ingredient business units. Alongside the launch, the company has opened its Valio China head office in Shanghai with a focus on serving the Chinese market through innovation…

FrieslandCampina launches cardboard liter pack made of 80% plant material

NETHERLANDS - The Dutch multinational dairy cooperative, FrieslandCampina has unveiled a new, innovative cardboard liter pack for its chocolate milk brand Chocomel made of 80% raw plant material made by Tetra Pak. The liter pack, made of wood and sugar has an iconic yellow color and its plastic cap and the outer plastic layer are…

New KCC grows market from 23% to 35% as gap with Brookside narrows

KENYA - The Kenyan state-owned dairy processor, New Kenya Co - Operative Creameries Ltd (New KCC) has increased its share of raw milk intake from 23% to 35%, inching closer to Kenya’s largest dairy company, Brookside Dairy with 40% market share, according to latest statistics from the Kenya Dairy Board 2017 data. New KCC recorded…

Muller launches into UK spreadable market with its first branded butter spread

UK - Muller UK and Ireland has entered the UK spreads market with the introduction of its first ever branded butter spread, launched exclusively in Tesco on 21 May. The launch of the Official Spreadable of British Athletics boosts its butter category including salted, unsalted and lactic butter which it supplies to both the domestic…

Arla adds new plain yoghurt variant to its fibre yoghurt range

DENMARK - Arla Foods, the largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia has expanded its fibre yoghurt line with new plain yoghurt variant in the UK to add to its current range of four fruit-based flavours. Arla said the launch was in accordance with UK government 2015 guidelines which advising that adults should eat 30g…

Muller confirms Werner Stegmuller as its new CEO

UK - Muller, Britain’s supplier and distributor of dairy products has confirmed the promotion of Werner Stegmuller to global chief executive role effective April. Werner was the company’s chief operating officer, a role to which he was appointed in June 2017, according to a Muller spokesperson pointed out by Just-Food. He succeeds Uwe Sommer reported…