Dairy: Latest news and analysis articles
Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to...
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 respond faster to emerging consumer trends if it is to grow its food brands in a low-growth environment, CEO Paul Polman sugge...
Unilever today (20 January) reported sales that came in below expectations. The company's top line has been hit by macroeconomic factors, pa...
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.
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.
Japanese probiotics company Yakult booked an increase in third-quarter sales and earnings driven by strong overseas growth.
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 is closing its Verifine Dairy fluid milk processing plant in Sheboygan as part of a move to consolidate operations in Wisconsin.
Finnish food group Raisio has developed a Benecol spread that is a blend of canola oil, rapeseed oil and butter.
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.
Turkey's Yildiz Holding has confirmed plans to list its local dairy subsidiary, AK Gida.
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).
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.
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