Fonterra returns to profitability with 2% rise in sales volume, to sell DFE Pharma stake

NEW ZEALAND – The New Zealand dairy co-operative, Fonterra has reported a net profit after tax of US$54.7 million (NZD 80 million), up 123% boosted by increase in sales volume. In the six months ended January 31, revenue dropped 1% to US$6.63 billion (NZD 9.7 billion), impacted by the Consumer and Foodservice Gross Margin which…

Nestle invests US$11.9m in a new liquid milk line in Argentinian factory

ARGENTINA – Nestle Argentina has inaugurated a new liquid milk production line at its factory located in Villa Nueva, Córdoba province after making investment worth US$11.96 million (CHF 12 million). The new line will enable Nestle start production of liquid milk in added value segments in the Argentinian market. The investment includes a new sterilization…

FrieslandCampina considers building a sustainable dairy plant in the Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – Global dairy producer, Royal FrieslandCampina has announced that it is exploring options to build a sustainable and innovative dairy processing plant in the Netherlands. The plant is intended to process member milk into fresh dairy products, ingredients for early life and adult nutrition, as well as cheese production for the global market and…

Graham’s The Family Dairy debuts new line of high-protein ice cream

UK – The family-owned dairy company, Graham The Family Dairy has launched a new line of high-protein ice cream, Goodness Ice Cream to expand its dairy products offering. The new range provides consumers with a great tasting choice, is lower in sugar and lower in calories, featuring 310 calories per tub. Apart from being a…

Muller enters natural yogurt category with two new variants in the UK

UK – UK’s leading dairy products brand, Muller has launched its ‘first-ever’ line of natural yogurt in the UK, to offer consumers delightful and wide yoghurt portfolio. The new variants, Müllerlight Natural and Müllerlight Greek Style Natural expands the company’s Official Yogurt of British Athletics range into a yogurt category that Muller has been absent.…

Arla accelerates commitment to achieve carbon net zero dairy with a focus on farms

DENMARK – Arla Foods has launched the ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% per kilo of milk over the next decade in line with the target to achieve carbon net zero dairy by 2050. Arla is working with its 10,300 farmer owners and is investing in research at the farm level through…

Glanbia Nutritionals launches XtraPro Seasonings for high-protein snacking

USA – Glanbia Nutritionals has launched new XtraPro Seasonings, which it says will help manufacturers meet the growing demand for snacks that are high in protein content. The product is available in various flavors including BBQ, ranch and cheddar, as well as more adventurous options such as garam masala and coconut curry. It can be…

Saputo appoints Carl Colizza as Chief Operating Officer for N. America

CANADA - Canadian dairy company, Saputo has appointed Carl Colizza as President and Chief Operating Officer for North American operations effective April 1, 2019. Prior to his appointment, Colizza was responsible for the dairy company’s businesses in Canada and Argentina. He will report to the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Kai Bockmann who also…

Carrefour applies blockchain technology for a traceable milk supply chain

FRANCE – The French multinational retailer, Carrefour has announced that it is using blockchain technology for its products to ensure a transparent and traceable milk supply chain. The technology will enable consumers trace information about the source of its milk products, thus building confidence across the entire supply chain. The company said that it will…

ADM and Cargill complete new joint venture focused on digital grain trading

USA - Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Cargill have announced that they have finalized the formation of Grainbridge, LLC, a joint venture focused on developing digital tools in grain trading. Grainbridge will work to help North American farmers consolidate information on production economics and grain marketing activities into a single digital platform, in order…