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Hatching new ideas – Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

13 Apr 2021

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

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.

New name, new products as Valio eyes US expansion

6 Oct 2020

Finland-based food group Valio is looking to expand in a major market on the back of a new plant-based dairy product.

Valio a partner in new food industry start-up accelerator

26 Feb 2020

Finnish food group Valio has teamed up with local innovation specialist VTT and the University of Helsinki on a new food start-up initiative.

Valio to cut 80 jobs after completing business review

22 Mar 2019

Finnish dairy co-operative Valio is to cut 80 jobs at its head office in the capital Helsinki after concluding a business review.

Finland's Valio gets infant formula export licence for China

9 Jan 2019

Finnish dairy company Valio has received a new export licence from the Chinese authorities following an audit of its plants.

Valio dairy co-operatives to merge to create company's largest shareholder

31 Aug 2018

Finnish dairy company Valio has announced that two of its cooperatives, Osuuskunta ItäMaito and Osuuskunta Maitosuomi, are to merge.

Valio sets up new China units

16 May 2018

Finnish dairy company Valio has established new retail and foodservice business units in China.

Earnings summary - Fleury Michon starts 2018 with further pressure on sales; Valio FY growth led by export markets; Cerealto sales jump on M&A, EBITDA falls; Simply Good Foods in positive territory in H1

12 Apr 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.

Pinnacle's Birds Eye veggie-made pasta; Fonterra Western Star cream, Kraft Heinz bagels, Camelicious milk

10 Nov 2017

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Finnish dairy co-op Valio wins South Africa export licence

17 Oct 2017

Finnish dairy cooperative Valio has received approval to export to South Africa.

Valio hit by problems in global dairy markets

16 Jun 2017

Finnish dairy cooperative Valio saw its sales fall by almost 5% in 2016 due to "poor" demand in Asia, an oversupply of milk in the EU and increasing competition.

Valio gets European Investment Bank loan for dairy product development

22 Mar 2017

Finnish dairy group Valio has been awarded a loan of up to EUR30m (US$32.4m) from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the development of dairy products.

Valio launches lactose-free milk powder in China 

25 Nov 2016

Finnish dairy group Valio is launching a lactose-free milk powder product in China. 

How will Trump's presidency affect the global food industry? 

9 Nov 2016

Republican Donald Trump has beaten front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race to become the forty-fifth President of the United States of America. His eleventh-hour election success defied the pollsters as first the key swing state of Florida fell, followed by North Carolina, Ohio and finally Pennsylvania. With big business largely backing Clinton, pundits are framing Trump's win as further evidence of disillusionment with the so-called political and business classes. just-food examines the implications of the election result for the global food sector. 

Valio re-entering Russia with baby food brand 

19 Oct 2016

Finnish dairy group Valio is re-entering Russia by launching a baby food brand in the country.

Finland's Valio sets closure date for Tampere dairy plant

3 Aug 2016

Valio, Finland's largest dairy group, said today (3 August) it will cease production at its factory in Tampere, a city in the south of the country, on 30 September.

Valio eyes end of dairy output at Tampere plant

31 May 2016

Valio, Finland's largest dairy group, is planning to end production at a factory in Tampere, a city in the south of the country.

Fazer, Valio team up on salt reduction

7 Apr 2016

Finnish food groups Fazer Group and Valio have teamed up to work on a low-salt ingredient they are both using in new consumer-facing lines.

Valio to invest EUR170m in new dairy snacks plant

29 Mar 2016

Finnish dairy group Valio has confirmed plans to build a plant to produce low-sugar yoghurt products.

Valio another dairy group to see sales slide in 2015

16 Mar 2016

Valio, the Finland-based dairy group, saw its sales drop almost 12% in 2015, the latest company in the sector to report it felt the pressure from the tough trading conditions in the sector.

Valio launches reduced-sugar yoghurt range

5 Feb 2016

Valio has announced the launch of a range of reduced-sugar yoghurt and yoghurt puddings aimed at children in its domestic market.

Valio turns to quark to launch healthy spread

27 Jan 2016

Valio, the Finnish dairy group, has launched a spread containing quark in its domestic market to compete with Unilever's Becel in the "wellbeing" segment.

Arla, Valio deny interest in Latvia's Jelgava

30 Jul 2015

European dairy companies Arla Foods and Valio have both moved to quell rumours they are interested in acquiring a controlling stake in Latvia's Jelgava Dairy Company.

Food industry quotes of the week - McCormick, CGF, Valio

3 Jul 2015

This week, McCormick & Co. highlighted China as a strength in its first half numbers. Valio made a commitment to halve sugar in its dairy snacks and the Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving global food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ebro Foods acquired French sandwich maker Roland Monterrat. Here is the week in quotes.

Valio to halve sugar in dairy snacks by 2020

2 Jul 2015

Finnish dairy firm Valio has committed to halving the sugar levels in snack-type dairy products, particularly yoghurt, by 2020.

Food industry quotes of the week - Fonterra, Campbell, Raisio

12 Jun 2015

This week, Fonterra confirmed it would be axing jobs as part of a review in response to the "volatile" dairy trading environment at present. Campbell acquired Garden Fresh Gourmet as it looks to extend its presence in the packaged fresh category. Elsewhere, Raisio announced it was launching Benecol into China and the US House of Representatives voted to scrap meat labelling laws. We also took an in-depth look at Bel Group's investment in Moroccan dairy Safilait.

Valio confirms scale of job cuts

8 Jun 2015

Valio has confirmed the number of operations and head office jobs it plans to cut, moves that have come in part to Russia's embargo on dairy products from the EU.

Valio signs deal with Australian milk powder distributor

21 May 2015

Finnish dairy firm Valio has secured a deal with a single distributor in Australia, providing better access to its low-lactose and lactose-free milk powders.

Food industry news of the week: Iglo, Blue Bell Creameries, Hershey

24 Apr 2015

The EUR2.6bn sale of European frozen food giant and Birds Eye owner Iglo Group grabbed the headlines this week - and we looked at where the new owners - Nomad Holdings - could look next. Blue Bell Creameries, the US ice cream maker linked to a fatal listeria outbreak, was in the spotlight for very different reasons, pulling all its products from the market after fresh tests.


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