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Comment: Danone, PepsiCo caught in Russia backlash

For US and European companies exporting products to Russia, the operating environment has been challenging to say the least. Recent comments...

M&A Watch: Emmi shareholders should consider sale

The recent sale of Italian unit Trentinalatte confirms growth through acquisition is not something Emmi is always successful at. Would, Stef...

FrieslandCampina in China: right place, right time

FrieslandCampina made two announcements last week that it was re-jigging its European operations, demonstrating it was well on its way to ri...

FrieslandCampina shores up Europe prospects

FrieslandCampina this week made two major announcements in Europe, with a plan to close a plant in Belgium but also deals to buy two Italian...

Latest Interviews

Interview: FrieslandCampina eyes Gulf expansion 30 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

FrieslandCampina has had a presence in the Middle East for over 50 years with its condensed and powdered milk products. Regional director Maurits Klavert says the market, despite it making a small contribution to the Dutch dairy giant's pot, has huge potential, which the co-operative is looking to exploit in a big way with a launch into cheese. Hannah Abdulla learns more.


FrieslandCampina navigates dairy challenges 12 Nov 2014

Dean Best

With stagnant sales in Europe, the Russian embargo and softer-than-normal demand in China, it has been a challenging year for dairy processors. Dean Best met Cees Ruijgrok, the head of FrieslandCampina's export business, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to take the temperature of the sector.

Latest News

FrieslandCampina sells Hungary dairy plant 20 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

FrieslandCampina has announced the sale of its Debrecen plant in Hungary to local dairy Afoldi Tej.


FrieslandCampina to shut Lochem cheese plant 10 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

FrieslandCampina has announced it is to close its Den Hollander Food cheese packaging plant in Lochem, Netherlands, a move that sees 139 jobs axed.


Food industry news of week: Blue Bell, Schreiber 10 Apr 2015

Dean Best

US ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries this week expanded its product recall as it reacts to a listeria outbreak linked to three deaths. In Europe, Dutch horsemeat trader Willy Selten was sentenced to a jail term. And China has filed a dispute at the WTO over the EU's tariffs on poultry products.


Food industry quotes of week: Wrigley, Mondelez 10 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Wrigley confirmed it is building a new gum plant in Kenya to help expand in a number of African markets. US confectioner BBX Sweet Holdings announced the acquisition of local peer Kencraft Candy, while FrieslandCampina revealed plans to close its cheese packing plant in Lochem. We also interviewed the general manager of Al-Rawabi, Dr Ahmed El Tigani, who told us about the UAE dairy company's recent move into functional dairy. Here is the week in quotes.


Food industry quotes of week: Aryzta, Mondelez 2 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, bakery business Aryzta announced it was in talks to invest in French frozen food retailer Picard while the M&A rumour mill span with reports Mondelez International is considering selling its rights to the Philadelphia brand. Elsewhere, The Real Good Food Co. said it was exploring options for its under-performing sugar business Napier Brown.

Latest blogs

Aussie billionaire set to tap into Chinese dairy market 14 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Australian mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is reportedly looking to tap into rising demand in China for premium infant formula.


China's infant formula probe still in the headlines 27 Aug 2013

Katy Askew

Chinese regulators have reportedly rebuffed the wide-spread suggestion that it targeted foreign infant formula companies through its competition probe into infant formula pricing.

Company research

Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. - Strategy and SWOT Report

Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. - Strategy and SWOT Report

Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and serv...

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FrieslandCampina Romania SA in Packaged Food (Romania)

FrieslandCampina Romania SA in Packaged Food (Romania)

Following the growth seen by dairy in Romania over the review period, despite the poor economic climate in the country, FrieslandCampina Romania is focused on improving its manufacturing, distribution...

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Royal Frieslandcampina NV in Packaged Food (World)

Royal Frieslandcampina NV in Packaged Food (World)

FrieslandCampina generates most of its sales in the dairy category. The company has been expanding in emerging markets, most recently with the acquisition of Alaska Milk Corp in the Philippines. The c...

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