Dairy: Latest news and analysis articles

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Insights

Comment: Tread carefully over payment terms

Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to...

Global factors hold sway over UK milk prices

The price farmers are paid for milk has again made national headlines in the UK - and again it is the country's supermarket chains in the fi...

Unilever must "speed" response to consumer trends

Unilever must respond faster to emerging consumer trends if it is to grow its food brands in a low-growth environment, CEO Paul Polman sugge...

What the analysts say: Unilever's mixed 2014

Unilever today (20 January) reported sales that came in below expectations. The company's top line has been hit by macroeconomic factors, pa...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Scott Wotherspoon, CEO of A2 Milk 10 Dec 2014

Dean Best

New Zealand-based A2 Milk Co. is looking to revitalise its business in the UK. It entered the market in 2011 through a venture with Robert Wiseman Dairies. However, the sale of A2's partner to German dairy giant Muller a year later held back its ambitions. Scott Wotherspoon, recently-appointed CEO of A2's UK arm, talks to Dean Best about the company's plans.


Bitesize interview: Cricketer Farm MD Greg Parsons 28 Nov 2014

Dean Best

UK cheese maker Cricketer Farm supplies the country's major retailers with low-fat cheese, a category growing amid the rising consumer interest in health. However, in the last 18 months, the business has added a new brand - Cheeky Cow - to its portfolio, with half the fat of mature cheddar. MD Greg Parsons talks to Dean Best about the brand's early performance, the competition and how there are plans for "evolution" in 2015.

Latest News

Yakult sales rise on international expansion 30 Jan 15

Katy Askew

Japanese probiotics company Yakult booked an increase in third-quarter sales and earnings driven by strong overseas growth.


Food industry quotes of the week: Hershey; Post 30 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Hershey announced the acquisition of meat jerky brand, Krave. Post also revealed it was to acquire US cereal brand MOM. Elsewhere, Campbell announced a reorganisation of its business and JBS US said it would pump US$75m into its Utah plant. Here is the week in quotes


Dean Foods to close Wisconsin milk plant 30 Jan 15

Katy Askew

Dean Foods is closing its Verifine Dairy fluid milk processing plant in Sheboygan as part of a move to consolidate operations in Wisconsin.


Raisio launches Benecol spread blended with butter 28 Jan 15

Katy Askew

Finnish food group Raisio has developed a Benecol spread that is a blend of canola oil, rapeseed oil and butter.


First Milk posts loss for 2013/14 financial year 28 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

UK dairy group First Milk has posted annual losses of over GBP5m despite higher sales thanks to the cost of closing a packing facility and to restructuring charges.


Yildiz prepares to list dairy arm AK Gida 27 Jan 15

Katy Askew

Turkey's Yildiz Holding has confirmed plans to list its local dairy subsidiary, AK Gida.

Latest blogs

Russia: "no plans" to lift food ban 23 Jan 15

Hannah Abdulla

Russia has insisted it has no plans to lift the EU ban on food imports, its deputy prime minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, told an audience at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday (21 January).


A warning over future of 100 UK food and drink SMEs 16 Jan 15

Dean Best

Just two weeks into 2015 and competition among UK grocers is heating up further. Will suppliers be caught in the crossfire? Corporate restructuring firm Begbies Traynor thinks so.

just-food homepage



Forgot your password?

Get the just-food newsletter

Join over 31,000 food professionals who get just-food’s FREE newsletters [x]

Get daily food news as it happens, and our weekly best-of roundup.

First name:
Last name:
Email address:

Get the newsletter

Daily News Alert: see example
Weekly Summary: see example
Food Research Updates: see example