Danone reaffirms objective to superior sustainable profitable growth

FRANCE - Danone, a French multinational food-products corporation, has reaffirmed its objectives to drive sustainable growth and create a sustainable shareholder value, following the company’s 2020 and 2030 strategic goals. According to the company, it activates high quality drivers to achieve its ambition, while building on a balanced business model, which includes leveraging unique leadership…

Arla agrees partnership with Bangladesh dairy co-op MilkVista

INDIA – Arla, an international cooperative, has confirmed its commitment to supporting the development of Bangladesh dairy industry and the collaboration between Arla and MilkVita is a concrete next step. According to the company, it has had a presence in Bangladesh since 1961 and it’s DANO milk powder brand is the best known in the…

Clover Industries in negotiations for potential acquisition

SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa’s largest dairy producer and branded foods company, Clover Industries has reported that it was in negotiations with a third party for its potential acquisition. Business Day reports that Clover’s share price rose by 13.55% to US$1.12 after the announcement was made. The group which also operates in branded foods and…

Fairlife launches new collection of lactose-free ready-to-drink snack beverages

USA – Fairlife, the dairy-based health food company, has announced the launch of fairlife smart snacks, a new collection of snack-sized beverages designed as the perfect snack to help curb hunger between meals. According to the company, the latest addition to the company's portfolio of highly nutritious beverages, fairlife smart snacks are made with fairlife…

Arla Foods launches organic baby brand to the UK market

UK - Arla Foods, an international cooperative, is bringing its follow-on formula to UK parents with a new range of baby products, as it seeks to build on the success seen in Denmark and China by extending the Arla Baby&Me Organic brand which will include porridge and pouches. According to FoodingredientsFirst, Baby&Me Organic brings Arla…

Dairy Farmers of America invests in dairy tech start-up to improve milk economy

USA - Dairy Farmers of America, a national milk marketing cooperative, has made an investment in SomaDetect, a dairy technology start-up that uses real-time analytics to improve milk quality. According to the cooperative, with SomaDetect’s technology, farmers can easily evaluate components of interest in raw milk, including fat, protein, somatic cells, progesterone and trace antibiotics.…

Unilever launches new probiotic-enriched ice cream brand

EUROPE – Unilever, a British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company, has launched a new probiotic ice cream brand called Culture Republick, which the company claims is the first premium ice cream containing probiotics. According to the company, the Culture Republick’s product range initially includes seven flavours, such as: Milk & Honey, Turmeric Chai & Cinnamon, Cold…

Irish government opens a new US$45.98m dairy research centre in Cork

IRELAND - Ireland’s Ministry for Agriculture and the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have opened a new US$45.98 million dairy research centre in Cork, called the VistaMilk SFI Research Centre, to assist the Irish dairy industry. According to FoodBev, the research centre will also provide research for precision pasture-based dairying, to improve the industry’s impact on…

Müller Milk & Ingredients completes Dairy Crest integration, appoints new CFO

UK - Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) CEO Patrick Müller has confirmed completion of Britain’s largest ever dairy industry integration, set out his strategy for the future of the US$1.96 billion fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients business, and confirmed a key executive board appointment. According to the company, Brian Watson has been appointed as…

Arla Foods UK launches sustainable farming standards model for dairy farming

UK - Farmer-owned cooperative Arla Foods UK has launched ‘Arla UK 360’, a new standard in UK dairy farming which is said to have “an approach to benefit everyone”. According to the cooperative, it said that it had created the standard amidst the “ongoing volatility in the global milk markets” and increasing consumer misunderstanding of…