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FrieslandCampina is an international dairy co-operative. Founded by the merger of Friesland Foods and Campina in 2008. The head office for FrieslandCampina is located in Amersfoort, Netherlands.

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Katy Askew | 1 Dec 2014

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Hannah Abdulla | 10 Oct 2014

FrieslandCampina made two announcements last week that it was re-jigging its European operations, demonstrating it was well on its way to right-sizing its business. This week it announced it had struck a deal to grow its presence in China's infant formula market. Given the country is in the midst of lifting its one-child policy, this latest move from the Dutch dairy giant could prove fundamental to its growth, fast-tracking it to hitting its route2020 targets. Hannah Abdulla explores.

Hannah Abdulla | 3 Oct 2014

FrieslandCampina this week made two major announcements in Europe, with a plan to close a plant in Belgium but also deals to buy two Italian cheese firms. The Dutch dairy giant has, like many of its peers, struggled for growth in Europe and is busy looking to right-size its business in the region for the future.

Latest Interviews

Hannah Abdulla | 30 Mar 2015

FrieslandCampina has had a presence in the Middle East for over 50 years with its condensed and powdered milk products. Regional director Maurits Klavert says the market, despite it making a small contribution to the Dutch dairy giant's pot, has huge potential, which the co-operative is looking to exploit in a big way with a launch into cheese. Hannah Abdulla learns more.

Dean Best | 12 Nov 2014

With stagnant sales in Europe, the Russian embargo and softer-than-normal demand in China, it has been a challenging year for dairy processors. Dean Best met Cees Ruijgrok, the head of FrieslandCampina's export business, at the SIAL trade show in Paris to take the temperature of the sector.

Latest News

Andy Coyne | 31 Aug 2017

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina has seen its revenue and profit increase in the first half of the year on the back of higher sales prices and the impact of an acquisition.

Andy Coyne | 16 Aug 2017

FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy cooperative, is attempting to simplify the organisation and make one of the largest companies in the sector more responsive to market trends.

Dean Best | 7 Aug 2017

FrieslandCampina has opened a new production line in a plant in Romania the Dutch dairy giant said would triple the facility's output.

Dean Best | 6 Jul 2017

FrieslandCampina has said its joint venture with China's Huishan Dairy remains up and running despite the Dutch co-operative giant's troubled local partner still being unable to publish details of its financial position.

Dean Best | 4 May 2017

FrieslandCampina has entered the sports nutrition market, launching a range of drinks, bars and shakes.

Dean Best | 29 Mar 2017

China Huishan Dairy Holdings, which last week saw its shares slump by 85% amid speculation its chairman and majority shareholder had misappropriated funds, has provided an update on its financial position, revealing it had met with its creditors after missing interest payments.

Dean Best | 7 Mar 2017

New Zealand's A2 Milk Co. has become an investor in Synlait Milk, one of its suppliers of infant formula, after buying shares in the business from Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina.

Dean Best | 2 Mar 2017

FrieslandCampina managed to grow its profits in 2016, a year the Dutch dairy giant described as "turbulent" and one in which the company saw its sales fall.

John Shepherd | 7 Feb 2017

The CEO of Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina, Roelof Joosten, has held talks with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif about "possible opportunities" to jointly develop the country's dairy industry.

John Shepherd | 19 Jan 2017

Nestle, PepsiCo, Unilever and Kellogg are among the companies to have signed up to a global initiative aimed at improving food sourcing, reducing waste and supporting "adjustments" in food production methods to promote "healthy and sustainable diets".

Dean Best | 2 Jan 2017

FrieslandCampina, the Netherlands-based dairy group, is looking to expand the geographical presence of infant formula brand Dutch Lady in China in 2017.

John Shepherd | 20 Dec 2016

FrieslandCampina has named its vice president of M&A, Hans Laarakker, as interim CEO of Engro Foods, the Pakistan dairy company in which the Dutch dairy giant has acquired a 51% majority stake.

John Shepherd | 1 Sep 2016

FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy giant, today (1 September) booked a fall in half-year profits as the co-operative felt the pressure on earnings from rising milk production.

Richard Siddle | 4 Jul 2016

FrieslandCampina, the giant Dutch dairy business, has gained a position in central Asia with its acquisition of a majority stake in Engro Foods, Pakistan's second-biggest dairy company, in what is being described as a "defining moment" for the Pakistan dairy industry.

Dean Best | 23 Jun 2016

FrieslandCampina has secured a loan worth EUR150m from the European Investment Bank, which the Dutch dairy giant said it would use to invest in research and development in the region.

Katy Askew | 15 Jun 2016

FrieslandCampina has appointed Frans Keurentjes as the new chairman of the European dairy group.

Dean Best | 20 Apr 2016

Engro Foods, the Pakistan-based dairy company, has reported higher first-quarter profits, although sales came in lower year-on-year.

Katy Askew | 8 Apr 2016

European dairy group FrieslandCampina is funding "bold" action on sustainability by issuing new "green" promissory notes to fund moves to reduce its environment footprint worldwide.

Hannah Abdulla | 4 Apr 2016

FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy group, is to axe 40 jobs across domestic sites in the towns of Lochem and Veghel sites as part of an efficiency drive.

Dean Best | 3 Mar 2016

FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy group, is looking into buying a majority stake in Engro Foods, the Pakistan-based dairy company.

Dean Best | 3 Mar 2016

FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy co-operative, increased its profits in 2015 amid lower input costs and moves to sell more "added-value" products.

Hannah Abdulla | 3 Mar 2016

FrieslandCampina has launched a no-added colour range of cheeses in the Dutch market.

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Dean Best | 2 Mar 2017

FrieslandCampina, which today served up higher profits but lower sales for 2016, is ready to offload the last non-dairy business owned by the Dutch cooperative giant.

Hannah Abdulla | 14 Nov 2014

Australian mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is reportedly looking to tap into rising demand in China for premium infant formula.

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