Kellogg reported its first quarter results and despite sales and profits being down, CEO John Bryant said the firm was on the right track. We took a look at the Chinese milk market which revealed the importance of international dairies in its future. Lactalis swooped to acquire a majority holding in Yildiz Holding's AK Gida. And we explored what UK supermarket Sainsbury's latest loss and plan to cut prices would mean for suppliers. Here are the highlights from just-food this week.
BRICs and beyond: Quality, innovation driving Chinese milk market
Despite Chinese dairy firms dominating the country's liquid milk sector, international firms and imported milk do have a role to play in shaping the future of China's milk market.
The just-food interview: Wessanen CEO Ronald Merckx
Ronald Merckx speaks to just-food about Wessanen's transformation to becoming a pure-play foods group focusing on Europe and "natural and healthy" categories.
Lactalis buys 80% of Turkey's Ak Gida
French dairy group Lactalis confirms plans to buy a controlling stake in Turkish dairy Ak Gida from Yildiz Holding.
Valeo Foods to acquire Balconi
Valeo Foods strikes a deal to take control of 80% of Italian cake and biscuit maker Balconi Industria Dolciaria from private equity firm Clessidra.
Fonterra aims to make organic milk more accessible
Fonterra is launching an organic milk at an "everyday price" under its Anchor brand in New Zealand.
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Mondelez moves to accelerate e-commerce growth
Mondelez International has announced a tie-up with technology firm ChannelSight in a bit to maximise e-commerce sales opportunities. It will see the confectioner add "buy now" buttons to social media platforms allowing for more sales to take place online.
Europe faces "obesity crisis" by 2030 – WHO
Europe is set to see an "obesity crisis of enormous proportions" by 2030 according to the World Health Organisation.
In the spotlight: Can Dean Foods be revitalised by national milk brand?
Dean Foods announced a move to bring all 31 of its milk brands under one national label. After a string of loss-making quarters and milk continuing to fall out of fashion with US consumers, the question is whether this move is enough to bring the company back on the road to recovery?
What Sainsbury's numbers mean for suppliers
UK retailer, Sainsbury's, posted a loss for the year and with plans to focus on price-cutting, what could it mean for suppliers?
Industry launches fresh appeal over Vermont's GMO labels
Organisations representing the food sector have launched a fresh appeal against Vermont state legislation requiring the labelling of genetically modified organisms on food products.