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Lactalis buys milk assets in Brazil from Cativa

8 Apr 2021

French dairy major Lactalis has acquired milk assets in Latin America and has also signed a supply agreement with the local partner.

Leerdammer deal shows M&A strategies can be as different as chalk and cheese

31 Mar 2021

One of western Europe's most prominent brands of cheese, Leerdammer, is set to change hands. Dean Best looks at the possible rationales buyer and seller may have for the deal.

Lactalis in talks to buy Leerdammer from Bel

19 Mar 2021

Lactalis is looking to snap up a cheese brand sold across Europe from French rival Bel Group, the companies have announced.

French court throws out milk origin labelling

16 Mar 2021

A court in France has ruled on whether it should be mandatory to indicate the origin of milk on product labels.

New products – Sargento teams up with Mondelez in cheese snacks; Halo Top gets fruity; Kellogg goes thin with new crackers

5 Mar 2021

This week's selection of new products includes Nestle's Crema Baci chocolate spread, which it has launched in Italy, and a new range of pizzas from US-based Newman's Own.

Plant-based priorities – dairy companies also in dairy-free

12 Feb 2021

just-food rounds up what the world's leading dairy businesses, or food majors with a significant dairy offering, are providing in the dairy-free product area.

The top 20 most-read just-food news stories in 2020

23 Dec 2020

Which stories from just-food's news pages got you and your peers clicking throughout 2020? Here's a list of the top 20.

2020 – The year in food industry M&A

22 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during a year like no other.

Lactalis to acquire Canadian yogurt business Ultima Foods from Agropur

18 Dec 2020

French dairy group Lactalis has moved to acquire a yogurt business in Canada, along with brands and manufacturing facilities.

Lactalis in 'stand-off with Canadian grocers over shipment fines'

26 Nov 2020

The Canadian division of French dairy giant Lactalis is reportedly embroiled in a row with the country's supermarkets. 

Lactalis union deal ends strike at Australia plant

25 Nov 2020

Industrial action at one of the French dairy giant's plants in Australia has come to an end following agreement with worker representatives.

Strike hits Lactalis facility in Australia

11 Nov 2020

The privately-owned French dairy titan has seen staff walk out at a plant in Australia amid claims of a wage dispute.

Lactalis eyes closure of France cheese plant in "modernisation" project

27 Oct 2020

The French dairy giant said its cheese business is implementing a strategy of "industrial modernisation" at its factories to make its soft-cheese business more competitive.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Lactalis to buy Kraft Heinz cheese brands

15 Sep 2020

The US giant, while it was meeting with investors today (15 September) to discuss its new "transformation plan", also announced a disposal of assets.

Yili becomes world's 'most-valuable' dairy brand - research

10 Sep 2020

A Chinese dairy brand has been revealed as the "most valuable" in the sector worldwide, according to a new study.

New products – Kalahari branches out into beef crisps; Lactalis adds to hot-cheese push; Lindt vegan chocolate; Conagra's multiple product launches

10 Jul 2020

This week's new product offerings include a vegan chocolate range from Lindt and a plant-based push from Spanish meat major Noel Alimentaria.

Lactalis to 'close two dairy facilities in Romania'

8 Jul 2020

Privately-owned French dairy group Lactalis is reportedly consolidating production in Romania with planned plant closures.

New products – Meal-kit firm Purple Carrot links up with Conagra on retail launch; Mondelez debuts Cadbury cakes in India; Mullerlight Crunch low-fat yogurts

3 Jul 2020

This week's new product offerings include a global take on Old El Paso kits from US food group General Mills and a new 'superfood' cereal for kids from Kellogg-owned Kashi.

New products – Itsu products launch in France; Jelly Belly moves into gummies; Nestle-Lactalis JV expands Lindahls range in UK; Caulipower targets convenience

26 Jun 2020

We report on a batch of new products including Krispy Kreme's retail snacks, a "mash-up" breakfast cereal from Kellogg and Finland's Fazer Group launching vegan chocolate.

Lactalis names ex-Metro exec Philippe Palazzi new CEO

23 Jun 2020

Global dairy group Lactalis has hired a retail veteran as the French company's new group chief executive.

Italy's Parmalat launches D2C offering after Covid-19 boom

22 Jun 2020

Italian dairy company Parmalat, owned by French peer Lactalis, has made an announcement on whether to launch a direct-to-consumer operation.

New products - Nomad launches Birds Eye plant-based meal mixes, vegan rolls; Kraft Heinz's 'Gourmet' sauces; Lactalis-Nestle expands range; Muller's first Skyr yogurt in UK

5 Jun 2020

Our pick of the new products this week includes the return of Necco Wafers to US grocery shelves and Australia's Murray River Organics moving into the breakfast category.

Lactalis to close Australia plant

6 Feb 2020

Lactalis, the French dairy behemoth, is to shut a plant in one of its international markets as part of changes to its production network in that country.

New products - Nestle's plant-based sausages hit Europe, US; Turkey giant Butterball moves into meat snacks; Danone debuts simple ingredient yogurts; Hershey's Krave in new segment

17 Jan 2020

New product launches that caught the eye this week include a new milk chocolate KitKat variant from Nestlé and dairy-free ice cream from Alden's Organic.

New products - Mars links up with Burton's to take Maltesers brand into biscuits; Nomad Foods launches Green Cuisine range in Germany; Tofurky rolls out plant-based burger

10 Jan 2020

This week's batch of new products includes Unilever launching Magnum Ruby ice cream, Mars and Burton's teaming up on biscuits and lower-sugar kids' SKUs from Lactalis' Siggi's.

Fruit puree processors in France fined for role in price-fixing cartel

19 Dec 2019

France's competition authority has fined major fruit purée producers for fixing prices and controlling market share.

Nuova Castelli closes US cheese plant

12 Dec 2019

Nuova Castelli, the Italian cheese company soon to be owned by French dairy giant Lactalis, has made a decision which will affect employees in the US.

Lactalis takes Siggi's yogurt brand into plant-based

12 Dec 2019

French dairy heavyweight Lactalis is to take a yogurt brand it owns in the US into plant-based, it has been announced.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

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