Friesland Campina Ingredients launches new product to aid in production of softer protein bars

NETHERLANDS– FrieslandCampina Ingredients (FCI), a subsidiary of Dutch multinational dairy cooperative Royal  FrieslandCampina N.V. has unveiled a new portfolio designed to processors make softer protein bars. According to FCI, the protein bar market in Europe is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 17 percent as from  2015 to 2024 buoyed by rising popularity of the products among consumers. The company however notes that palatability continues to be a major issue for many formulators. This company notes is going to have an impact on the bottomline of companies that don’t…

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FrieslandCampina enters fast growing Africa cheese market, forms JV with Egyptian Domty

EGYPT – The Dutch dairy co-operative, FrieslandCampina has partnered with the Arabian Food Industries Company, popularly known as Domty to establish a joint venture that will focus on the export of cheese. Both cheese majors are combining their efforts in a new company that will export and sell affordable cheese propositions to markets in Africa and the Middle East from Egypt. Talks of the agreement began in 2020, with the two parties signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in September 2020. Under the agreement, FrieslandCampina will hold a 51 per…

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FrieslandCampina to start using 100% rPET bottles to meet ambitious sustainability goals

NETHERLANDS – FrieslandCampina has announced that it will be making PET bottles from 100% recycled material from February this year in line with its ambitious goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050. The dairy cooperative claims that a wholesale move to recycled PET (rPET) for the bottles will prevent the production of nearly 1.9 million kilos of new plastic. As PET bottles can only be recycled if the consumer has removed the label, FrieslandCampina has also developed a new ‘zipper’ that makes it easier to separate labels from the bottle. Patrick…

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Campina brand to be produced entirely using green energy supplied by FrieslandCampina’s dairy farmers

NETHERLANDS – The Dutch dairy co-operative, FrieslandCampina has announced that all its Campina brand products will be produced using green energy generated by its farmers as of 1 January 2021. The farmers generate sustainable energy by means of solar panels, windmills or manure mono-fermentation. The move according to the company is a fine step in making the entire chain from glass to grass more sustainable and is in line with its goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050. By the end of 2019, 94% of its worldwide electricity usage was ‘green’.…

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Dutch food company Royal A-ware acquires milk powder towers from FrieslandCampina

BELGIUM –Dutch dairy company Royal A-ware has agreed to buy FrieslandCampina’s milk powder towers in Aalter, Belgium in an effort to expand its dairy portifolio. With roots stretching back to 1890, Royal A-ware is a traditional family-owned food company that offers a range of products in the cream, cheese and fresh dairy categories. As a result of the acquisition, Royal A-ware intends to take over the milk powder production of the Aalter plant – which reportedly has a capacity of approximately 45,000 tons – from FrieslandCampina. In a statement, Royal…

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Multinational dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina to cease powder production at two Dutch plants

DENMARK – Dutch multinational dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina has announced plans to discontinue the powder production at its Dutch plants in Dronrijp and Gerkesklooster by the April 2022. The plan to end powder production at the two facilities is the latest move under the dairy cooperative’s transformation strategy. According to a statement from FrieslandCampina, the Dronrijp plant – which currently produces several powder products for use in infant nutrition, medical nutrition and sports nutrition – will be closed as of 1 April 2022. The dairy company noted that that production at…

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FrieslandCampina launches new smart packaging innovation for its infant formula milk brand

SINGAPORE – FrieslandCampina, a dairy cooperative, has launched a new packaging innovation in Singapore, FRISO TrackEasy, an industry-first smart packaging innovation that enables mothers to track the source of its infant formula milk brand, Friso. Friso TrackEasy provides users with batch-specific information around Friso’s dairy farming, milk collection, production process, quality auditing and export. FRISO TrackEasy builds on FrieslandCampina’s 140-year Dutch dairy expertise and its end-to-end control of its entire product journey to provide mums with batch-specific information around FRISO’s dairy farming, milk collection, production process, quality auditing and export.…

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Egyptian cheese maker Domty, FrieslandCampina partner to explore Africa’s cheese market

EGYPT – The Arabian Food Industries Company, popularly known as Domty has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dutch dairy processor, FrieslandCampina to explore and undertake cheese export to African countries. Founded in 1988, Domty is an Egypt-based manufacturer and marker of a range of branded white and processed cheeses and juice products. The company has a portfolio of nearly 200 SKUs under the Domty, Damo, Gebnety and Bravo brands. “Domty is a household name and the number-one cheese producer in the nation by market share. The Company sells…

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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 purchase agreements will go beyond the Guarantees of Origin (GoOs), that are now commonplace, by allowing ‘grey’ purchased energy to become green. A GoO is a certified proof that energy has been generated sustainably. In the traditional model, in which electricity and GoOs are sold separately, several parties are active in the chain, with each…

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PZ Cussons to sell its Nigerian dairy business to FrieslandCampina WAMCO

NIGERIA – UK-based consumer products company, PZ Cussons has reached an agreement to divest its Nigerian dairy business, Nutricima to Holland’s Royal FrieslandCampina Nigerian subsidiary, for an undisclosed sum. PZ Cussons said in a statement to the London Stock Exchange, on which it is listed, that it has exchanged contracts for the sale of the assets associated with Nutricima’s business to FrieslandCapina WAMCO Nigeria. Nutricima manufactures and distributes beverages in Africa. Its product portfolio includes milk and yoghurt-based drinks such as Nunu, Yo, and Olympic. Under Nunu brand, the company…

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