EU and Eastern Europe drought causes damage to wheat, maize and barley crops

EUROPE - The drought in many regions of the European Union and Eastern Europe has caused significant damage to wheat, maize and barley crops, according to FAO of the United Nations. FoodingredientsFirst reported that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said that the prices of these crops could remain under upward…

FrieslandCampina launches cardboard liter pack made of 80% plant material

NETHERLANDS - The Dutch multinational dairy cooperative, FrieslandCampina has unveiled a new, innovative cardboard liter pack for its chocolate milk brand Chocomel made of 80% raw plant material made by Tetra Pak. The liter pack, made of wood and sugar has an iconic yellow color and its plastic cap and the outer plastic layer are…

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…

Arla introduces cost-cutting program, ‘Calcium’ to save 400m euros

DENMARK - Arla has unveiled a new program, ‘Calcium’, a transformative cost-cutting initiative which it said will enhance efficiency, thus saving more than US$492 million for the next three years. Based on Good Growth 2020 Arla strategy that aims to create value for farmer owners, the company remains committed to strong sustainable growth as it…

Arla to unveil new high-tech food label to minimize food waste

DENMARK - Arla, an international cooperative and one of the largest producers of dairy products in Scandinavia is set to introduce a new high-tech food labels to tackle food waste. Mimica Touch ‘bumpy’ label, developed by a start-up company, Mimica, will protect customers from picking potentially spoilt products as it turns bumpy when food has…

Arla appoints Markus Muhleisen as new head of German operations

GERMANY - Arla Foods has appointed Markus Muhleisen as new Managing Director and Group Vice-president in charge of Arla’s operations in Germany and Austria effective from March 1, 2018. Markus who succeeds Winfried Meier set to leave the company at the end of April 2018, will report to Peter Giortz-Carlsen, Executive Vice-President and Head of…

Consumers take to consuming more natural fat, butter makers hit jackpot

WORLD - Consumers aren’t just eating more butter, they are willing to pay more for it, a boon that’s giving outsize gains to makers of premium brands. Global retail butter sales will expand 2.9 percent to $19.4 billion in 2018, outpacing the 1.9 percent growth in sales volumes, according to Euromonitor International. The trend is fanning…

Arla reports sales boost, links business improvement to investment, expansion and innovation

DENMARK - Arla Foods, headquartered in Denmark, has reported an increase in sales attributed to higher milk prices and a net profit of 2.8% of revenue within its target range in 2017 annual results. An increase in sales prices to US$1.2 billion and overall business growth was supported by strong performance by Arla Foods’ global…

Arjuna implements sustainable approach in nitric-oxide booster production

INDIA - Arjuna Natural Ltd has implemented a sustainable approach to nitric oxide booster; Amaranthus extract production as demand for boosting nitric oxide levels rise among consumers. Arjuna produces OxyStorm, a standardized nitrate extracted from red spinach (Amaranthus dubius) that is highly sort after in the US and Europe. This natural source is sugar free…

Arla Foods to invest in new lactose free milk production in UK

UK - Arla Foods has announced that it will invest US$68.6 in laying the foundation for the production of lactose free milk products at its Aylesbury site in the UK. This marks Arla’s continued investment plan to deliver healthy and natural products that are highly demanded by consumers for sustainable growth and development. In its…