FrieslandCampina is an international dairy co-operative. Founded by the merger of Friesland Foods and Campina in 2008. The head office for FrieslandCampina is located in Amersfoort, Netherlands.
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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 cheese firms. The Dutch dairy giant has, like many of its peers, struggled for growth in Europe and is busy looking to right-size its business in the region for the future.
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