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Germany dairy group DMK outlines ten-year gameplan

19 Jun 2019

DMK, Germany's largest dairy cooperative, has revealed a mission statement for the next decade which it says entails a change in corporate culture.

German dairy sector deep-dive, part two - plotting the future

11 Apr 2019

In the second part of a two-part feature examining the German dairy sector, Andy Coyne looks at the strategies companies there are employing as they search for growth. 

New products - France's Bel launches The Laughing Cow organic cheese; Kettle Chips introduces new range paired with fruit and veg; Danone's baby food brand Cow and Gate launches First Spoons; Nestle's meatless burger from Garden Gourmet

5 Apr 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a meatless burger from Nestlé's Garden Gourmet brand and an organic cheese from France's Bel under The Laughing Cow brand.

Germany's DMK Group acquires local baby food firm Alete

29 Mar 2019

DMK Group, Germany's largest dairy cooperative, has strengthened its position in the baby food market via the acquisition of a local business.

German group DMK in talks to buy assets from baby-food firm Alete

14 Jan 2019

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

Germany dairy group DMK appoints Dr Frank Claasen as new CFO

18 Dec 2018

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

European dairy co-ops FrieslandCampina and DMK sign mozzarella production deal

14 Dec 2018

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

Germany's DMK to lower sugar in flagship brand Milram

13 Aug 2018

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

DMK becomes sole owner of Russian cheese firm RichArt

17 May 2018

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

Earnings summary - Nestle lowers annual sales figures in earnings restatement; JBS FY profits more than double even as sales falter; 2017 a mixed bag for Vion; Avangardco sales hit by bird flu but annual loss narrows

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.

Arla and DMK sign mozzarella production deal

20 Dec 2017

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

German dairy co-op DMK confirms plant closures

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.

DMK arm DOC Dairy Partners buys Uniekaas assets

13 Jul 2017

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

German dairy giant DMK plans plant closures

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.

Heinz Korte takes over as chairman of Germany dairy group DMK

16 Jan 2017

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

Chairman of Germany's DMK dairy group dies

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.

DMK plans baby food production at expanded German plant

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.

Hipp takes control of DMK Humana infant formula plant

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.

German dairy giant DMK cutting 250 jobs 

4 Oct 2016

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

German dairy DMK in talks over future of Humana baby food plant

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.

German dairy group DMK names Ingo Mueller new CEO

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.

German dairy DMK to pursue cost-cutting amid tough trading

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.

DMK, Doc Kaas merger back on

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).

DMK sees "dairy market crisis" hit results

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.

Food industry quotes of the week - Kellogg, Orkla, Coca-Cola

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.

DOC Kaas, DMK hold back on merger plan

8 Dec 2015

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

Food industry results in brief - Vion, DMK, First Milk

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.

Food industry quotes of the week - Arla, Premier, Thorntons

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.

DMK to shut two ice cream plants

22 May 2015

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

DOC Kaas backs DMK merger

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.

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