AFMASS Southern Africa edition

AFMASS Southern Africa is the food & beverage and milling industry's premium conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Southern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. The 2018 edition of AFMASS Southern Africa Conference and Expo will be hosted at the New Government Complex in…

AFMASS Eastern Africa edition

AFMASS Eastern Africa is the food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Eastern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. The event will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on May 2-4, 2019. More information can be found on the events…

Saputo completes acquisition of Dairy Crest for US$1.2b

UK – Canadian dairy company, Saputo has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Dairy Crest, a United Kingdom-based milk products company in a transaction valuing the company at US$1.2 billion (£975 million). Dairy Crest adds Saputo a portfolio of cheese, butters, spreads and oils under leading British brands, such as Cathedral City, Clover,…

Granarolo buys majority stake in Italian cheese company Venchiaredo

EUROPE – Italian dairy company Granarolo has acquired a majority stake in Venchiaredo, a producer and distributor of cheese products for an undisclosed amount. Granarolo which makes fresh milk and dairy-cheese, dry pasta, deli meats and vegetable foods has increased its stake in the Italian firm from 33.5% to 57.5%. Founded in 1968 and is…

Fairlife to build US$200m dairy production facility in the US

USA - Coca-Cola’s brand of ultra-filtered milk, Fairlife has unveiled plans to build a new production facility worth US$200 million in Arizona, US with a goal to expand its production facilities. The new 300,000 square foot production and distribution facility will enable the company expand production of different dairy-based beverages at its production plant in…

Dairy alternatives market expanding at 8.3% CAGR as consumers turn to vegan diets

WORLD – As demand for plant-based food products surges, a report by Future Market Insights (FMI) suggests that the revenue of the dairy alternatives market will reach US$34.6 billion by 2029.   This category is expected to register a CAGR of 8.3% during the forecast period boosted by an upsurge in demand for vegan diets…

Fonterra recognizes high-performing farmers in new sustainability approach

NEW ZEALAND – The leading New Zealand’s dairy co-operative, Fonterra has unveiled a new sustainability approach which recognises farmers who strive to produce high-quality milk sustainably. Fonterra says the new approach will help equip farmers with knowledge of what is expected ‘today and in the future’ while putting sustainability at the forefront. This will enable…

DMK collaborates with Bahlsen to release ice cream with confectionery pieces

GERMANY – DMK Group is strengthening its partnership with the German food company, Bahlsen to collaboratively launch a new range of ice cream featuring confectionery pieces. Called BAHLSEN ice cream, the new product will be available starting May in 500ml tub at food retailers and then at petrol stations and via home delivery. It comes…

Chr. Hansen launches CHY-MAX® cheese enzyme that increases yield by 1%

DENMARK – The global ingredients and bioscience company has launched the CHY-MAX Supreme, its latest enzyme which enables cheesemakers increase cheese yield by up to 1%. The addition is Chr. Hansen’s third generation of CHY-MAX fermentation produced chymosin (FPC) range of coagulants, that is said to have the ability to produce more cheese out of…

Emmi acquires majority stake in Austrian milk processor Leeb Biomilch

EUROPE – The Swiss dairy company, Emmi has acquired 66% stake in Austrian goat’s and sheep’s milk processor Leeb Biomilch GmbH for an undisclosed sum. Emmi says the move will enable expand its international dairy business supported by rising demand for goat, sheep milk and related products. As part of the agreement, the company co-founders…