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Dairy Crest's appeal may grow after deals

Strategically, Dairy Crest's deals with fellow UK dairy group Fayrefield Foods and New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra to serve the global infa...

Parmalat could milk Harvey Fresh in Oz, overseas

Parmalat, majority-owned by French dairy giant Lactalis, has made a significant move to bolster its business in Australia 15 years after it...

Focus: Saputo looks overseas to offset home trials

Canadian dairy giant Saputo is expanding apace internationally as it looks to offset domestic challenges with growth overseas. The group is...

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...

Latest Interviews

Q&A: FrieslandCampina export MD Cees Ruijgrok 6 Dec 2012

Dean Best

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina has just reorganised its export operations. Cees Ruijgrok is overseeing a more integrated export effort to build on the overseas businesses Friesland Foods and Campina had before their 2008 merger. Dean Best spoke to Ruijgrok about the company's export ambitions.


just the answer - Robin Barraclough, Emmi 27 Oct 2010

Dean Best

Swiss dairy giant Emmi is embarking on two key strategies to develop its business. One is significant international expansion. The second is a global marketing programme that emphasises the "Swissness" of its products. Dean Best met Emmi's head of marketing Robin Barraclough at the SIAL food-industry expo to discuss this twin strategy.

Latest News

Parmalat nears Lacteos Brasil acquisition 26 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

Parmalat is nearing a deal to acquire assets from bankrupt Brazilian dairy Lácteos Brasil (LBR).


Lactalis takes Rachel's into UK dessert category 11 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Lactalis-owned yoghurt brand Rachel's is moving into the UK desserts category.


Parmalat hails underlying improvement in Q2 5 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Italy-based dairy group Parmalat has said its underlying performance in the second quarter was "significantly better" than the first three months of the year amid pressure from exchange rates and inflation in Venezuela.


BRF: 14 companies lodge interest in dairy arm 27 Jun 2014

Dean Best

Fourteen companies have expressed interest in BRF's dairy business, the Brazilian food group has revealed.


Lala, Danone, Lactalis "interested" in BRF dairies 25 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Dairy firms Grupo Lala, Danone and Lactalis are reportedly among the potential suitors "interested" in BRF's sale of its Brazilian dairy business.

Latest blogs

Parmalat's Lactalis court case comes to an end 29 May 2014

Dean Best

The Italian dairy group was in the spotlight last year after minority investors complained about its acquisition of Lactalis American Group, the US-based arm of majority shareholder Lactalis. This week, an appeals court in Italy brought an end to the protracted legal dispute.


How Parmalat has received another boost in Australia 3 Apr 2014

Dean Best

Days after Parmalat announced it had acquired Australian dairy and fruit juice firm Harvey Fresh comes news of a deal of another sort for the Lactalis-owned Italian dairy giant.

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