Arla Foods records impressive H1 results, raises full year guidance despite higher input costs

DENMARK – Danish multinational dairy cooperative Arla has recorded a rise in half-year revenues driven mainly by continued high branded sales volume growth across all dairy categories, particularly in the retail sector.  Total Arla Group revenue increased slightly by 1.2 percent to €5.441 billion (US$6.4 billion), compared to €5.377 billion (US$6.3 billion) in the first half of 2020.  The Arla brand grew 6.9 percent delivering revenue of €1,626 million (US$1.9 million) driven by sub-brands such as LactoFREE and in the “fill ‘n fuel” category.   According to Arla, brand performance is currently being…

Read More

Arla Food Ingredients introduces new concept for protein bars as Kendamil debuts world’s first baby formula ice cream

DENMARK – Arla Foods Ingredients is launching Lacprodan SoftBar, a new concept to help manufacturers create protein bars that offer healthier indulgence without compromising on functionality. According to the Danish company, the new concept was informed by the need to meet for tasty snacks that can quell carb cravings. As  the bar category becomes more competitive, Arla notes that roducts that don’t deliver an enjoyable consumer experience won’t be purchased a second time – especially when there are so many alternatives available. To help protein bar manufacturers stay ahead, Lacprodan…

Read More

Carlsberg’s raises full year guidance emboldened by strong recovery in beer volumes

DENMARK – Danish multinational brewing company Carlsberg has raised its full-year earnings guidance after reporting a “strong set of results” for the first half of the year.   The maker of Carlsberg and Tuborg brands registered 17.7% sales growth – on a reported basis – in Q2, while sales grew by 9.9% to DKK 31.69 billion (US$4.99 billion approx.) in the first half of the year.  Volume growth during the first six months reached 11.9% mainly driven by recovery in Asia where volumes grew 19.7% albeit from a low benchmark.  Meanwhile, the company’s Central…

Read More

Carlsberg moves to new central office, extends digital manufacturing solutions to 28 breweries

DENMARK – Danish multinational brewer Carlsberg has moved to a new modern Central Office located on the same street as where the old Carlsberg brewery was originally founded in 1847 by brewer J.C. Jacobsen.   The new office with enough room for more than 700 employees has been described as a sustainable piece of construction with durable, long-lasting solutions made in natural materials.  The building’s copper façade is for instance made up of 50 percent recycled copper and transmits memories back to the old copper kettles used for brewing beer.  To reduce the energy consumption of…

Read More

Royal Unibrew expands into energy drinks category with acquisition of French brand Crazy Tiger

FRANCE – Royal Unibrew, a Denmark-based beverage company, has expanded into the energy drinks category with the acquisition of MC Energy, the owner of the Crazy Tiger brand for approximately €82 million (US$97.13 million).  Crazy Tiger holds around 10% volume share in the fast-growing energy drinks market, is projected to continue growing at a double-digit growth rate in the coming years.  The acquisition announcement comes less than a week after the Danish beverage company had announced that it had entered exclusive negotiations to acquire MC Energy.   According to Royal Unibrew, the acquisition will see…

Read More

Denmark to reduce agricultural emissions by 7.1 million tons by 2030

DENMARK – Denmark’s ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries has presented proposals aimed at reducing the country’s agricultural emissions by 7.1 million tons by 2030.  According to GAIN, the proposals were drawn up by the Danish government in close collaboration with the Danish food and agriculture sector, which has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050.  Known as the Climate Action Plan for Agriculture, the new plan contains concrete actions to reduce CO2 emissions from agriculture including investment in green technologies and a partial ban on farming on peat soil, through which carbon is being released.  …

Read More

DSM-Novozymes Alliance launches its second-generation protease to improve poultry growth performance

DENMARK – The DSM/Novozymes alliance, a global leader in feed enzymes, has launched its second-generation protease, ProAct 360™ to help poultry feed producers achieve improved growth performance in their feeds.  According to a statement from the alliance, ProAct 360™ delivers feed efficiency, affordability, and sustainability, helping feed producers achieve consistent improvements in growth performance, along with improved matrix values for key amino acids and faster action.   “As its name suggests, ProAct 360™ reflects a 360° understanding of the needs of poultry producers, and also of the challenges that poultry production can face with regard to environmental footprint,”…

Read More

Arla Food Ingredient launches new solution that improves taste profiles of medical nutrition products

DENMARK – Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a new whey protein hydrolysate that improves the taste profiles of products for patients with maldigestion or malabsorption. According to Arla, Whey protein hydrolysates commonly used in medical nutrition products for people with conditions that impair their ability to digest or absorb protein usually have a bitter taste that is unpleasant to the consumers.   Taste is a key factor in patients’ compliance with nutritional regimes, and malnourishment is a serious problem for health services across the world.  It is linked with greater…

Read More

Arla’s global ingredients business poised for growth following partnership with Dale Farms

DENMARK – Arla’s global ingredients business is set to grow even further following a new partnership between its parent company Arla and Northern Ireland dairy company, Dale Farms.   According to a statement from Arla, the new partnership will allow Dale Farm to supply whey protein concentrate for Arla’s global ingredients business which will be used as an ingredient in infant formula and consumer health ingredients.  This is the first time the two dairy cooperatives have partnered as part of a significant supply contract.   AFI is a supplier of refined whey ingredients within the…

Read More

Arla Foods expands Danish facility to meet growing Japanese appetite for Cheese

DENMARK – Arla Foods, one of the largest dairy cooperatives in Europe, is expanding its cheese production capacity in Denmark in order to meet rising demand in Japan. The Danish dairy cooperative says that the project includes the construction of two new ripening warehouses, the installation of a new cheese equipment and building of a new drainage room. Arla plans to invest up to DKK 50 million (about US$8.2 million) into the project which will be carried out at its site in Troldhede Dairy, West Jutland. According to a statement…

Read More