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BRICs and beyond: Indonesia's growing dairy sector

Drinking milk consumption in Indonesia lags neighbouring countries in Asia. However, demographic drivers and growing consumer awareness arou...

BRICs and beyond: Lactalis enters India

Put next to China, there has been far less investment in India's dairy sector, which is not as developed as in its BRIC counterpart. However...

In the spotlight: China's infant formula probe

International infant formula manufacturers are adjusting their business practices in China having been found guilty of price fixing. Multina...

Focus: Uncertain fallout from China formula probe

Chinese regulators have launched an anti-trust investigation into the infant formula sector in the country and under pressure from the autho...

Latest Interviews

Middle East: Arla eyes growth in competitive dairy 2 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

After Arla Foods booked a jump in sales last year - pointing to the performance of its "growth markets" outside the EU - the dairy giant has rolled out plans to further expand its operations outside Europe. just-­food's Hannah Abdulla caught up Rasmus Malmbak Kjeldsen, director of operations for Arla's business in the Middle East and Africa to find out what the company has planned for the region.

just-food interview part two: FrieslandCampina CFO 17 Mar 2014

Hannah Abdulla

FrieslandCampina had something of a challenging year in 2013. During the period, the group's European business proved a sticking point as a goodwill adjustment associated with economic turbulence in the region hit the bottom line. However, strip out one-time charges and CFO Kees Gielen insists the firm is on the right track. Speaking to Hannah Abdulla in part-two of the just-food interview, Gielen highlighted the underlying strength of the business.

Latest News

FrieslandCampina to close Belgium plant 1 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Dutch dairy group FrieslandCampina has announced plans to close a factory in Belgium amid "declining demand" for dairy drinks in Europe.

Olam sells Cote d'Ivoire dairy to FrieslandCampina 1 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Olam International has sold its Cote d'Ivoire dairy plant to FrieslandCampina in a US$18.7m deal.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 1 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.

H1 profits down at dairy group FrieslandCampina 28 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has reported a fall in half-year profits, hit by a high milk price paid to its members, a strong euro and falling sales in Asia.

FrieslandCampina facility remains shut after fire 30 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

A fire that broke out at FrieslandCampina's cheese manufacturing facility in the Netherlands yesterday has still not been contained, the dairy giant has told just-food.

Latest blogs

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.

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