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DMK plans to close its “outdated” ice cream production plants in Recke and Nuremberg in order to reduce production costs.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

just-food's pick: Consumer trends driving innovation on show at SIAL China

14 May 2015

China's massive population base – of roughly 1.4bn consumers – rising urbanisation and an expanding middle class make it one of the most prized markets for international food manufacturers. But the competition to get noticed in this massive market is intense. Nowhere was this more evident than at this year's SIAL China trade show.

DMK, DOC Kaas reconsider merger

20 Mar 2015

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

DMK "ready" for end of EU milk quotas

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.

Nestle offloads baby food brands Alete, Milasan to BWK

29 Sep 2014

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

GERMANY: Overseas growth drives sales at dairy group DMK

17 Jun 2014

German dairy co-op DMK saw sales climb almost 20% in 2013, helped by growth in overseas markets.

FMCG in the Middle East: Profile - Almarai

2 May 2014

For packaged food manufacturers with ambitions for international growth, the Middle East presents an opportunity, with growing populations enjoying rising incomes. However, in recent decades, a number of local industry giants have developed, building robust positions in a number of food sectors, armed with solid supply chains and intimate knowledge of the consumers of the region. One such company is Almarai, the bakery, dairy and poultry processor based in Saudi Arabia.

GERMANY: DMK shakes up Humana baby food arm

17 Dec 2013

German dairy giant DMK is to invest in increasing the production capacity of its Humana baby food business - but the division will see sales and marketing jobs head to the company's head office.

SIAL: DMK targeting Oldenburger growth with brand relaunch

24 Oct 2012

DMK unveiled a new design for its Oldenburger export brand in Paris this week as the German dairy company looks to emphasise the product's heritage and reputation for quality.

just-food SIAL 2012 Diary - 16 October

16 Oct 2012

As just-food, along with companies and executives from across the food manufacturing and retailing sectors, prepare to head to Paris for this year's SIAL exhibition, here we share with you a few highlights of what you can expect from the event. Today, we feature news from European dairy companies DMK and Emmi, plus Canadian group Dare Foods.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

20 Aug 2012

French retailer Auchan last week placed its flag in India as it announced a franchise deal with Landmark Group, through which it says it wants to build a "national" retail chain. Elsewhere, just-food spoke with Ella's Kitchen CEO and founder Paul Lindley, and results from Wal-Mart, Brasil Foods and Flowers Foods hit the news desk.

GERMANY: DMK eyes international growth for Sunval baby food

15 Aug 2012

German dairy giant DMK has said it will look to build its new Sunval baby food business throughout Europe and beyond.

GERMANY: DMK acquires baby food maker Sunval

14 Aug 2012

Dairy giant DMK has acquired German baby food manufacturer Sunval from private-equity firm BWK.

GERMANY: Dairy group DMK to close factories

20 Jun 2012

German dairy giant DMK has decided to close two plants as it looks to eke out cost savings from the merger that created the company.

GERMANY: Milk costs hit DMK profits in 2011

20 Jun 2012

DMK, the German dairy processor, said paying more to farmers for their milk hit its profits last year.

GERMANY: DMK ups stake in ingredients firm DP Supply

23 Feb 2012

German dairy giant DMK is to expand its ingredients business through the acquisition of a further stake in DP Supply.

GERMANY: DMK sales director Jahnsen leaves

23 Feb 2012

German dairy giant DMK has announced that sales chief Rolf Jahnsen has left the company.

GERMANY: Dairy giant DMK forecasts sales jump

2 Feb 2012

German dairy giant DMK has forecast that its 2011 revenues will be over 12% higher than Nordmilch and Humana, the two firms that merged in March to form the company, achieved in 2010 combined.

GLOBAL: Arla outlines 2012 investment plans

26 Jan 2012

Dairy giant Arla Foods plans to invest DKK1.88bn (US$333m) this year to increase capacity, improve efficiency and make the company more competitive.

GERMANY: Former Nestle exec Zink to lead research at dairy giant DMK

17 Jan 2012

German dairy group DMK has appointed Dr Ralf Zink to lead its R&D.

GERMANY: DMK ice cream business to become stand-alone unit

4 Jan 2012

DMK, Germany's largest dairy, has created a stand-alone unit for its ice cream business.

GERMANY: DMK to close two factories, cut jobs

7 Nov 2011

Germany's largest dairy processor DMK plans to close two of its factories as part of a restructuring plan, putting 156 jobs at risk.

SWEDEN: Tetra Pak CEO admits dairy consolidation pressure

17 Oct 2011

Tetra Pak CEO Dennis Jönsson has said the consolidation in the dairy sector is putting new demands on the packaging company.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

17 Oct 2011

After losing the support of the Metro Group board, CEO Dr Eckhard Cordes this week announced his plan to leave the world's third-largest retailer by next year. Elsewhere in retail, Sainsbury's made its latest move in the battle for the UK's deal-hungry consumers and the country's retailers met at the annual IGD conference. On the other side of the Atlantic, meanwhile, PepsiCo brushed off the latest questions on whether the company was considering to split in two.

GERMANY: DMK to merge with Dutch cheese firm DOC Kaas

14 Oct 2011

DMK, Germany's largest dairy processor, plans to merge with Dutch cheese maker DOC Kaas.

CHINA: German dairy giant DMK plans Shanghai office

13 Oct 2011

DMK, Germany's largest milk processor, plans to open a sales office in Shanghai as it looks to expand its presence in China's fast-growing dairy market.

GERMANY: DMK urges industry to use M&A to build export strength

12 Oct 2011

Further consolidation is needed in Germany's dairy sector to ensure the country can compete in the world's fast-growing markets for dairy products, according to DMK, the nation's largest processor.

GERMANY: DMK, Arla mull milk powder venture

31 Aug 2011

European dairy processors DMK and Arla Foods are looking at plans to work together on milk powder production.

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