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IRI – The opportunity of range optimisation

It is time for food manufacturers across Europe to take a more sophisticated approach to range optimisation, Stephanie Augier, European anal...

Focus: Mexican dairies focus on adding value

Dairy producers in Mexico have turned to product diversification to boost sales in the face of rising costs, weak purchasing power within lo...

What the Vega buy means for WhiteWave Foods

WhiteWave Foods' deal to buy of Canadian firm Vega last week will mean the US group adds plant-based nutritional powders and snack-bars to i...

Waitrose's personalised promos will stir industry

UK grocer Waitrose has got industry watchers talking this afternoon (17 June) with the launch of a promotional programme that lets consumers...

Latest Interviews

Why Arla upbeat about LatAm prospects 26 May 2015

Dean Best

Arla Foods has invested significantly in overseas expansion, including in emerging markets, to look for avenues for future growth. The European dairy co-op's moves in developing markets have largely centred on Russia, China and Africa but it is also stepping up its activity in Latin America. Dean Best spoke to Arla executive vice president to find out more.


Interview: Muller Wiseman mulls branded milk move 28 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

Sales volumes are rising in the UK liquid milk category but value has been squeezed as retailers zone in on price. Four pints of milk for GBP1 has become the norm in a category dominated by own label. In an effort to build value in the UK liquid milk sector, Muller Wiseman Dairies plans to develop its own milk brand. Katy Askew spoke to Rebecca Oliver-Mooney, Muller Wiseman's category and marketing controller, on the sidelines of the Canadean dairy innovation summit to find out more.

Latest News

Kraft Heinz unveils management structure 30 Jun 15

Katy Askew

The Kraft Heinz Co. has revealed its senior leadership team as details emerge of how the company will operate after the merger of HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group is completed.


Fonterra eyes higher production at Pahiatua site 30 Jun 15

Katy Askew

Fonterra said that production of the new dryer installed at its Pahiatua site, on New Zealand's North Island, is expected to commence next month.


CMA "accepts" Muller's revised Dairy Crest offer 29 Jun 15

Katy Askew

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has “accepted in principle” a revised offer from German dairy giant Muller for Dairy Crest's liquid milk business, the company said.


Almarai agrees US$210m settlement for fire 29 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

Saudi Arabian dairy firm Almarai has agreed a SAR790m (US$210m) payout with its insurers following the fire at its bakery facility in Jeddah.


Results in brief – Boparan, Ukrproduct 26 Jun 15

Katy Askew

Boparan Holdings made some positive noises about its third-quarter and said that it plans to invest in its protein and chilled units. Ukrproduct suggested that it has recovered some sales volumes despite economic and political instability in Ukraine. Here are this week's results in brief.


Food industry quotes of the week: Ferrero, CGF 26 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, members of The Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ferrero made a bid to acquire UK confectioner Thorntons. Nestle appointed a new CFO to replace Wan Ling Martello and First Milk chairman, Sir Jim Paice, resigned. Here is the week in quotes.

Latest blogs

US trade liberalisation faces bumpy ride 15 May 15

Katy Askew

US efforts to liberalise international trade faced something of a roller coaster ride this week, as the Senate first voted down Barack Obama's proposals only to reach a compromise that would give the President “fast track” negotiating authority.


Should more dairy firms target bone health? 29 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

A growing awareness of bone health in the UK is presenting a big opportunity for dairy manufacturers in the UK, a report from Canadean has revealed.

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