Food industry company news

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Insights

just-food's pick: Products on show at SIAL China

China's massive population base – of roughly 1.4bn consumers – rising urbanisation and an expanding middle class make it one of the most pri...

Latest News

Dean Best | 14 Jan 2019

DMK, the Germany-based dairy and baby food business, is in negotiations to acquire assets from a local peer.

Andy Coyne | 18 Dec 2018

German dairy giant DMK has announced the person who will become its new chief financial officer next July.

Andy Coyne | 14 Dec 2018

Netherlands-based dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina has signed a manufacturing agreement with a European peer for the production of mozzarella cheese.

Andy Coyne | 13 Aug 2018

German dairy giant DMK is to reduce the sugar content in its Milram product range.

Dean Best | 17 May 2018

German dairy giant DMK has bought the shares in Russian cheese maker RichArt it did not already own. | 29 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Andy Coyne | 20 Dec 2017

European dairy giant Arla Foods has signed a mozzarella cheese production deal with DMK, Germany's largest dairy cooperative.

Simon Harvey | 27 Sep 2017

The supervisory board of Germany's largest dairy cooperative DMK has approved the closure of some of its sites, moves announced in June as a result of the departure of farms from the co-op and the consequent drop in supplies.

Andy Coyne | 13 Jul 2017

DOC Dairy Partners, a Dutch subsidiary of German's largest dairy cooperative DMK, has acquired parts of local cheese company UnieKaas.

Helen Arnold | 29 Jun 2017

A forecast reduction in the volume of milk supplies has led to Germany’s largest dairy cooperative DMK to set out plans to cease operations at three of its factories.

John Shepherd | 16 Jan 2017

Heinz Korte has been elected as chairman of German dairy co-operative DMK Group.

John Shepherd | 3 Jan 2017

The outgoing chairman of German dairy co-operative DMK, Otto Lattwesen, has died a day before he was due to formally step down from the company.

John Shepherd | 19 Dec 2016

German dairy group DMK is to expand its existing dairy plant at Strückhausen in Lower Saxony to create "a forward-looking production site" for baby food by the end of 2017.

John Shepherd | 9 Dec 2016

German baby food maker Hipp has acquired full control of operations at a milk production facility in northern Germany, which was previously operated as a joint venture with dairy cooperative DMK.

Katy Askew | 4 Oct 2016

German dairy group DMK has confirmed plans to cut 250 jobs at its administrative locations in Bremen, Everswinkel and Zeven. 

John Shepherd | 27 Jun 2016

Germany dairy cooperative DMK is in talks with local baby food maker Hipp about the "future ownership" of DMK’s Humana infant formula production facility at Herford.

John Shepherd | 23 Jun 2016

German dairy cooperative DMK has announced "a generational change" in its leadership team following the decisions of CEO Dr Josef Schwaiger and chairman Otto Lattwesen to step down.

John Shepherd | 21 Jun 2016

German dairy cooperative DMK said today (21 June) it is pushing ahead with a major cost-cutting programme to free up EUR60m (US$67.8m) by the end of the year in response "severe challenges" faced by the dairy industry.

Hannah Abdulla | 4 Mar 2016

A proposed merger between European dairy co-operatives DMK and DOC Kaas is back on after the European Commission gave the deal the green light yesterday (3 March).

Dean Best | 24 Feb 2016

DMK, the Germany-based dairy group, booked lower sales and profits in 2015, with the co-operative pointing to "plummeting" global milk prices.

Hannah Abdulla | 11 Dec 2015

This week, Kellogg pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 65% by 2020. Elsewhere, German dairy Muller announced it was exiting its US yoghurt joint venture with PepsiCo, Muller Quaker Dairy. Canada announced it is working on duties on a range of imported US-made food products after the WTO ruled it could claim compensation for illegal US country-of-origin labels and Coca-Cola revealed plans to enter Brazil's dairy sector. Here is the week in quotes.

Hannah Abdulla | 8 Dec 2015

European dairy co-operatives DMK and DOC Kaas have put their planned merger on hold.

Dean Best | 19 Jun 2015

Challenging conditions in the global dairy sector were again confirmed when both First Milk and DMK reported lower earnings. European meat firm Vion, however, insisted that its results were "improved" on 2014 despite racking up losses in the period. Here are the results in brief for this week.

Hannah Abdulla | 26 May 2015

This week, Arla Foods struck a notable deal in Egypt, with plans for a local venture with Juhayna Food Industries. Elsewhere, Unilever announced CFO Jean-Marc Huet would step down from his post and Thorntons said CEO Jonathan Hart had decided to leave the business. Premier Foods announced its annual results and CEO GavinDarby said the UK group would continue to focus on revamping its range.

Katy Askew | 22 May 2015

DMK plans to close its “outdated” ice cream production plants in Recke and Nuremberg in order to reduce production costs.

Katy Askew | 22 May 2015

The members of Dutch dairy cooperative DOC Kaas have backed a proposal to merge their operations with those of German cooperative DMK.

Katy Askew | 20 Mar 2015

European dairy co-operatives DMK and DOC Kaas are revisiting proposals to merge their operations.

Katy Askew | 20 Mar 2015

German dairy cooperative DMK believes that it is "ready" for the end of European Union milk quotas, having developed a three-pronged strategy to broaden in the its portfolio and market presence while investing in modernisation.

Dean Best | 29 Sep 2014

Nestle has sold baby food brands Alete and Milasan to German investment firm BWK for an undisclosed sum.

Company research

Country Profile: Dairy & Soy Food in Germany

Country Profile: Dairy & Soy Food in Germany

The dairy & soy food sector in Germany is led by the cheese category in value terms, while the ‘soymilk & soy drinks’ category is forecast to register the fastest growth in value terms during 2017-202...

Read more >

Forgot your password?