Arla unveils own-creative media agency to aid in digital marketing

DENMARK – Arla Foods has set up its own media agency called ‘The Barn’ to accelerate digital marketing and media buying by producing creative campaigns and ads. Inspired by Arla’s agricultural roots, the agency will promote the company’s marketing agenda as well as advertisements in the digital space. According to the company, the platform takes…

Danone taps Amcor’s technology to develop new PET packaging jar

ARGENTINA – The French multinational food corporative, Danone has partnered flexible packaging company, Amcor to develop attractive PET packaging jar for its new all-natural spoonable yogurt, La Serenísima sold in Argentina. The transparent packaging, made of made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has a wide-mouth opening and an aluminum-PET-aluminum closure with a 65mm over cap in…

Zimbabwean government suspends duty on commodities

ZIMBABWE – The government of Zimbabwe has suspended duty on selected commodities among them powdered raw milk, fertilised eggs, ammonium fertilisers among other critical goods, reports the Herald. However, according to the Government Gazette, raw wine all for approved importers and manufactures featured on goods in the exemption list. Customs and Excise duty exemptions have…

Nigeria’s CWAY diversifies into alcoholic beverage, launches Cheers Cocktail

NIGERIA – CWAY Foods and Beverages Nigeria Limited, a renowned fruit-flavoured milk drinks and drinking water company has diversified its operations into the alcoholic Ready-to-drink (RTDs) with the launch of “Cheers Cocktail”, reports Beverage Industry. Speaking during the commissioning of the factory, General Manager, Mr. Wang Bing said that the new premium brand has been…

Mondelez International plans to move headquarters to Chicago

USA – Mondelez International has unveiled plans to move its corporate headquarters from Deerfield, Illinois to Chicago in April 2020. The company which makes Oreo, Ritz, Triscuits and other brands will move its 400 employees from the Deerfield site to a newly-constructed five-story office building at 905 West Fulton, in the Fulton Market area in…

Emmi acquires blue cheese plant from Great Lakes company

USA – The Swiss milk and dairy products processor, Emmi has acquired a blue cheese production facility in Seymour, Wisconsin from the Great Lakes Cheese Company for an undisclosed amount. The deal expands Emmi’s capacity for the production of blue cheese in the country which is its largest international market. In the US, the company…

Danone partners Ecosurety to bolster recycling traceability

UK – The food products corporation has signed a three-year recycling partnership with Ecosurety, a UK based investor in quality recycling for plastic to increase packaging waste recycling. As part of the deal, Ecosurety will manage Danone’s packaging and waste recycling obligations in UK through its market leading compliance scheme and expertise in recycling projects.…

Dairy Farmers of America agrees to acquire Agropur’s Minnesota facility

USA – The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Agropur-owned production facility in St. Paul, Minnesota to strengthen presence in the United States. The acquisition will expand the farmer-owned cooperative’s extended shelf-life capabilities and introduce aseptic processing into its business portfolio. The firms said that the transaction, which is…