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Editor's viewpoint: Milking emerging market demand

Arla Foods, The Irish Dairy Board and Fonterra have all in the last week announced investments - or hinted at expansion to come - with growi...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Adams Foods' rise as force in UK cheese 23 May 2014

Dean Best

From a "sleeping giant" losing money to a "sustainable, good business", Adams Foods CEO Ian Toal says the UK arm of The Irish Dairy Board has made significant progress since he joined the business in 2011. What has driven the business? And how does it plan to grow further? Dean Best met Toal to find out.


just-food interview - Arla Foods CFO Frederik Lotz 4 Mar 2013

Dean Best

European dairy processor Arla Foods had a bumper 2012, with sales and profits up. And its operations in emerging markets played a part in boosting its top and bottom lines. Dean Best spoke with Arla CFO Frederik Lotz about the company's ambitions in emerging markets as it battles stiff competition for rising dairy consumption in markets like China from its European peers.

Latest News

AUDIO: Adams Foods CEO Toal talks innovation 23 May 2014

Dean Best

Adams Foods, the UK arm of The Irish Dairy Board, has seen sales jump around 40% in the last three years. The company's recent deal to market cheese for UK dairy co-op First Milk has helped drive that gain - but it has enjoyed organic growth, too. In an excerpt from an interview with just-food, hear Adams Foods CEO Ian Toal discuss the importance of innovation to the business.


Irish Dairy Board invests in butter output, R&D 17 Apr 2014

Dean Best

The Irish Dairy Board is to spend EUR30m on butter production and R&D at a site in its domestic market.


Profits up at The Irish Dairy Board 17 Apr 2014

Dean Best

Higher sales from consumer foods and from ingredients have helped annual profits increase at The Irish Dairy Board.


Irish Dairy Board eyes M&A after refinancing 26 Mar 2014

Dean Best

The Irish Dairy Board has signalled a new refinancing deal could allow the co-operative to make acquisitions.


Adams Foods to "transform" grated cheese category 24 Mar 2014

Dean Best

Adams Foods has claimed it is set to "transform" the UK's grated cheese category with the launch of cubes of cheddar it claims melt on dishes more evenly.

Latest blogs

The Middle East - the next big thing 23 Feb 2014

Hannah Abdulla

With emerging markets becoming a central focus for many food companies, there is growing interest in the Middle East and Africa - and this week we are at the Gulfood expo in Dubai to speak to those building their business in the region.

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