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Comment: Competition to rise on whey investments

Arla Foods is wise to invest in its whey protein production capacity. However, the company is far from alone in pursuing this strategy, with...

On the money: Mengniu hones in on "star" brands

China's largest dairy manufacturer China Mengniu Dairy has shrugged off investor concerns over margin pressure, insisting its strategy to ra...

BRICs and beyond: Fonterra, Beingmate partnership

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra and Chinese baby food maker Beingmate are to form a joint venture to try to capitalise on the exponential g...

How will US biogas push affect food industry?

An initiative launched under the auspices of President Obama's Climate Action Plan will see the government foster a major expansion of bioga...

Latest Interviews

just the answer: Amul MD Dr K Rathnam 2 Sep 2014

Poorna Rodrigo

Indian dairy giant Amul is gearing up for growth. The company is preparing a push into the value-added nutraceuticals sector in India while, further afield, the co-operative intends to start manufacturing in Europe and Singapore by early 2016. Newly-appointed managing director Dr K Rathnam speaks to just-food about Amul's future.


just-food interview part 2: Agropur CEO 29 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Few food companies, if any, have been as acquisitive as Canadian dairy co-operative Agropur in recent quarters. And the group's M&A activity appears to have picked up since CEO Robert Coallier joined the business in 2012. In part two of the latest just-food interview, Coallier explains the reasons behind Agropur's appetite.

Latest News

Riboud to step down from Danone CEO role 2 Sep 14

Dean Best

Franck Riboud is to step down from his role as Danone's CEO, with his deputy Emmanuel Faber to take the job.


Dairy prices hit Bel profits 2 Sep 14

Dean Best

Rising dairy prices have weighed on profits at Babybel and The Laughing Cow cheese maker Groupe Bel.


Chobani rebuked over US ad 2 Sep 14

Dean Best

Yoghurt group Chobani has been censured for a US advert that compared the ingredients used in its products with rival lines.


Olam sells Cote d'Ivoire dairy to FrieslandCampina 1 Sep 14

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 14

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.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 1 Sep 14

Dean Best

Fonterra this week made a significant move to boost its business in China, a market that has been problematic for the world's largest dairy exporter. We analysed the group's latest foray, a venture with infant formula producer Beingmate. Elsewhere, dairy dominated our coverage, with news of Parmalat closing in on an acquisition in Brazil and Emmi's surprise profit warning. Canadian dairy giant Agropur also featured on our interview pages, when CEO Robert Coallier sat down with us to discuss the co-op's recent M&A.

Latest blogs

Progress at Synlait but challenges remain 28 Aug 14

Katy Askew

New Zealand dairy group Synlait Milk revealed today (28 August) it has hit the "major milestone" of receiving regulatory clearance to begin exporting finished product from its new NZ$28.5m dry blending and consumer packaging plant.


Brussels ready to move again to help Russia-hit EU producers 26 Aug 14

Dean Best

Fresh produce growers in the EU have secured assistance from the European Commission in the wake of the Russian embargo and Brussels has indicated it would be prepared to step in again.

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