Müller launches major recruitment drive to meet surging demand

UK – Müller UK & Ireland has launched a recruitment push for up to 300 additional key workers to enable the dairy processor meet the strong consumer demand for dairy products in the UK following […]

FrieslandCampina introduces Power Purchase Agreements to member dairy farmers

UK – The Dutch dairy co-operative, FrieslandCampina has announced that it will be purchasing green electricity directly from its member dairy farmers through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The farmer-owned dairy processor noted that the power […]

Coronavirus crisis spreads to producers in the European dairy sector

EUROPE – The spread of the Coronavirus has impacted the European dairy sector significantly leading to major difficulties in procurement and logistics in the processing industry. According to a recent update by the European Milk […]

Sequoia Capital acquires stake in Chinese dairy company Junlebao for US$171m

CHINA – Sequoia Capital China, a Beijing-based investment management firm, has invested 1.2 billion yuan for a 15.26% stake in dairy products company, Shijiazhuang Junlebao Dairy. The investment makes Sequoia Capital the largest institutional shareholder […]

Novozymes launches new lactase to improve nutritional profile of dairy products

DENMARK – The Danish biological solutions company, Novozymes is launching Saphera Fiber, a new lactase enzyme which enables manufactures to increase the content of fibers while also reducing sugar in fermented and non-fermented dairy products. According […]

Fonterra reports major progress as half year profits climb to US$298.5m

NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand farmer-owned dairy co-operative, Fonterra lifted its half year net profit after tax to NZD501 million (US$298.5m), up from NZD72 million (US$42.2m), representing a 595.8% growth in reported profit as the […]

Kerry invests US$125m in the US to create world-class food manufacturing facility

USA – Kerry Group, one of the leading taste and nutrition company, has announced a US$125 million investment in its US facility located in Rome, Georgia, to create a new world-class food manufacturing facility. The […]

Danone’s Horizon Organic commits to be coming carbon positive by 2025

USA – Horizon Organic, an organic dairy brand owned by Danone, has announced its commitment to become carbon positive across its full supply chain by 2025. With agriculture known to contribute approximately 10% of total […]

Ice cream market shifts towards greater pleasure and less guilt, says Innova

WORLD – Pleasure is still the driving force behind ice cream purchases, with consumers naming its taste, the fact that it’s a treat and makes people feel happy as the top three reasons for buying […]

Arla enters dairy alternative market with new brand and plant-based products

DENMARK – Arla Foods, one of the world’s largest dairy cooperatives based in Denmark, has entered the dairy alternative market to meet the increasing number of consumers are looking for plant-based products. Arla is initially […]