Cadbury Nigeria unveils stakeholders training to promote healthy living

NIGERIA - Cadbury Nigeria has unveiled training of its stakeholders to build on its recently launched healthy lifestyle programme to promote healthy living among children and adults, reported the Guardian. The project aims to inculcate healthy habits in children and in the long run improve the wellbeing of Nigerians. In partnership with Helen Keller International…

Arla Foods Chairman Åke Hantoft set to retire in July

UK - Arla Foods, an international dairy company, has announced the retirement of its Chairman Åke Hantoft, set to happen in July, further to a prior announcement made on December 2017. According to the company, the Chairman of Arla Foods amba, Åke Hantoft, has announced that he has agreed to the sale of his dairy…

FrieslandCampina’s new oligosaccharide ingredient receives approval in the EU and US

NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina’s new Human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredient, 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) to be used in infant formula has received USDA’s GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) certification and approved to be used in the European Union. The company plans to launch its first human milk oligosaccharide by the end of the year and these approvals will…

Uganda targets the growing dairy market in Kenya in exports

KENYA - Uganda is targeting the Kenyan dairy market which expected to grow at 3.5% annual rate with a projected 12.6 billion in liters by 2030, reported the EastAfrican. According to Mr Nixon Sigey, the chairman of Kenya Dairy Processors Association, increased inception of Ugandan milk in Kenya could be attributed to lower production costs…

Mondelēz International announces agreement to acquire Tate’s Bake Shop

USA - Mondelēz International has announced an agreement with The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, and other shareholders, including Founder Kathleen King, to acquire Tate’s Bake Shop for approximately US$500 million. Founded in 2000 on Long Island, N.Y., Tate’s has cultivated a devoted consumer following across the country. According to the company, Tate’s…

Arla Foods launches programme to deliver over US$479m savings by 2020

UK - Arla Foods, a European dairy cooperative, has launched an internal transformation programme called “Calcium”, which is set to deliver over US$479 million of savings by the end of 2020 through improved efficiency in all areas of the company. The programme looks to boost Arla’s performance to the benefit of its farmer-owners and further…

Fonterra-EECA partnership set to reduce emissions 25% at Brightwater site

NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra’s Brightwater dairy factory is set to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 25% following an industry first move that will significantly reduce the site’s reliance on coal. According to the company, it received a funding support from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), therefore conversion is about to get underway…

Walmart delivers US$15m in commitment to achieve zero food waste by 2025

CANADA - Walmart Canada has announced a commitment to achieve zero food waste by 2025 after receiving a US$15 million funding from Walmart Foundation to support initiatives and research to reduce food waste in Canada. According to the company, the initiative builds on its long term commitment to food waste, dating from 2005. The company…

Parag Milk to buy Danone’s closed facility to serve northern India

INDIA - Parag MilkFoods on Thursday said it will acquire French food giant Danone’s Indian manufacturing facility for Rs 30 crore (US$4.53 million) The facility at Rai in Haryana’s Sonepat area produces curd, yogurt among other dairy productsand the acquisition is aimed at expanding Parag's presence in the northern part of the country. "North market contributes…