INDIA – Indian packaging firms that are catering to the dairy sector are stepping up investment towards meeting the novel packaging requirements for value-added products to help increase shelf life and retain quality.
KENYA – An Israeli Company is seeking permission from the Kisumu County government to establish a dairy farm in a move meant to boost milk production and lower commodity costs for residents.
UK – Consumer goods manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser has acquired the leading infant nutrition company Mead Johnson Nutrition as it seeks to take advantage of the company’s Asian market strength.
KENYA – New KCC on Tuesday became the second milk processor to raise producer prices by Sh3 after rival Brookside, citing the high cost of farm production.
SOUTH AFRICA – Clover has clarified its restructuring first announced in December, saying the price of raw milk will now be determined by the market.
DENMARK – Danish dairy firm Arla Foods has announced that it will invest €335m ($362.23m) to expand production of branded dairy products for Europe and emerging markets.
UK – Reckitt Benckiser is in talks to buy baby formula maker Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. for about $16.7 bn.
USA - Irish-owned dairy giant Glanbia has announced that it is in discussions with Dairy Farmers of America, Inc, Michigan Milk Producers Association and Foremost Farms USA to create a new standalone cheese and whey facility in Michigan USA, which will be capable of producing 3.6 million litres of milk per day. According to the…
INDIA – Increased competition from smaller players has prompted Mother Dairy to look beyond Delhi NCR region as it senses growth opportunity in the eastern and western areas of India.
SPAIN – Carrefour sets out to be the first distribution firm to market Spanish UHT milk in an ecologically sustainable packaging called Combibloc EcoPlus, thereby reducing CO2 emissions by 28% compared with the former packaging.