Chobani unveils new brand identity and yogurts to commemorate 10 years

USA – Greek yoghurt leading processor Chobani has unveiled a new brand identity and launched new yogurts to commemorate ten years since it began national distribution, changing its visual identity with a new word-mark and packaging design to disrupt the yogurt category. The brand also plans to introduce a trio of Limited Batch yogurts –…

Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings to chair global dairy body

NEW ZEALAND – Global Dairy Platform, which leads the development of a collaborative, unified approach on common industry issues and the nurturing of innovative research in the dairy industry, has appointed Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings as new chairman of the body, effective 16 November. According to Fonterra, Mr. Spierings said he was pleased to be…

Dairy Farmers of America opens dairy ingredients plant in Kansas

USA – Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a US dairy cooperative, has celebrated the opening of DFA Garden City, a new dairy ingredients plant in Southwest Kansas, to cater for increased demand. DFA Garden City, a partnership between DFA and 12 of its member farms in Southwest Kansas, will help support the industry’s continued growth…

FrieslandCampina appoints Jaska de Bakker new CFO

NETHERLANDS - The supervisory board of Royal FrieslandCampina has appointed Jaska de Bakker the new Chief Financial Officer of the Dutch dairy co-operative, as the company continues its restructuring processes to meet new market needs. Bakker will succeed Hein Schumacher, who was recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company. Both will begin their roles…

Chr. Hansen launches probiotic culture to tap into kids market

DENMARK – Danish supplier Chr. Hansen has launched a new probiotic culture solution for kids’ drinking yogurt, seeking to tap into the market for dairy products targeted at children. The new product, ProKids, a concept solution for probiotic children’s drinking yogurt, is a newly developed freeze-dried DVS culture, nu-trish GY-1, which contains the LGG probiotic strain together with…

Chobani breaks ground on innovation and community center in US

USA - Chobani, the maker of America's leading Greek yogurt brand and the second largest overall yogurt manufacturer in has announced by breaking ground on a 70,000-square-foot facility innovations and community center that will serve employees, guests and house the company’s global research and development team. The expansion, at the world’s largest yogurt plant in…

Fonterra acquires stake in Lithuania’s biggest dairy

LITHUANIA - Fonterra Co-operative Group has acquired a 10% shareholding AB Rokiskio Suris, deepening a long-standing commercial agreement with Lithuania’s biggest dairy producer, In the deal, Fonterra has invested US$8.2 million in Rokiskio to secure a supply line of high-value whey ingredients while opening up product options across Europe and the Middle East. According to…

Arla Foods exits Brazilian dairy company, sells stake Grupo Lala

BRAZIL - Arla Foods has divested its 8% share in the company to Grupo LaLa, following a change in ownership of the Brazilian largest dairy company Vigor S.A. Arla’s investment in Vigor, started in 1986 when Arla entered a 50/50 joint venture partnership with Vigor under the name Dan Vigor, which consisted of local cheese…