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German dairy sector deep-dive, part two - plotting the future 11 Apr 2019

In the second part of a two-part feature examining the German dairy sector, Andy Coyne looks at the strategies companies there are employing as they search for growth. 


German dairy sector deep-dive, part one - seeking green shoots in mature market 10 Apr 2019

In the first part of a two-part feature looking at the German dairy sector, Andy Coyne focuses on the make-up of the market and the pressures weighing on its growth prospects.


Candy crushed - are Europe's confectioners failing to hit sales sweet spot? 13 Dec 2018

Confectionery sales are under pressure in Europe. How, IRI's Olly Abotorabi asks, can manufacturers revitalise the category?


German vegan-food market deep-dive, part two - how a mainstream category could shape up   25 Oct 2018

In the first part of a two-part feature yesterday, Andy Coyne looked at the growth of the German packaged vegan food market. Today, we weigh up the outlook for the category.


Germany vegan-food market deep-dive, part one - a perfect storm 24 Oct 2018

In the first part of a two-part feature, Andy Coyne looks at the German packaged vegan food market and at how the country's culture and its retail make-up have aided the category's growth.

Latest News

Arla investing in R&D for milk products at plant in Germany 20 Sep 2019

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods is expanding a plant in Germany for the development and production of fresh milk products.


Nestle modernises plants in Germany 5 Sep 2019

Swiss food company Nestlé is investing in its plants in Germany to bring them up to speed with new technologies and energy efficiencies.


Germany's Hochwald buys majority of dairy ingredients firm Almil 25 Jul 2019

Hochwald, the Germany-based dairy group, has snapped up a majority stake in a local dairy ingredients business.


Danish Crown points to China amid changes to German facility 22 Jul 2019

Meat major Danish Crown is cut jobs at a plant in Germany, with the cooperative citing trade with China as a factor.


Bahlsen backs food accelerator operator KitchenTown's Berlin venture 17 Jul 2019

German cookie and biscuit maker Bahlsen has joined forces with US food start-up accelerator operator KitchenTown to launch a venture in Berlin.


Sweden's Midsona buys German spreads firm Eisblumerl 11 Jul 2019

Midsona, the Sweden-based supplier of organic foods, has snapped up another business in Germany, its second deal in the country in a year.


Mars to buy majority stake in German nutrition company Foodspring 27 Jun 2019

US confectionery heavyweight Mars Incorporated is acquiring a majority stake in a German direct-to-consumer nutrition business.


Bell Food to sell German sausage business to Zur Mühlen amid waning demand 24 Jun 2019

Switzerland's Bell Food Group said it is selling off a meats business in Germany amid declining demand and higher pork prices.


Germany dairy group DMK outlines ten-year gameplan 19 Jun 2019

DMK, Germany's largest dairy cooperative, has revealed a mission statement for the next decade which it says entails a change in corporate culture.


Infarm gets $100m investor funding to expand vertical-farming business 18 Jun 2019

Infarm, a Germany-based vertical farming business, has received US$100m in funding from a consortium of investors.

Latest blogs

Amazon button Dashed in Germany 11 Jan 2019

In a bid to eat into sales of FMCG products, Amazon has developed and launched the Dash service, allowing consumers to re-order products at the touch of a button. A judge's pen in Germany has rendered those buttons illegal in that market.


Amazon Dash launches in Europe 31 Aug 2016

Amazon Dash, the service that allows consumers to re-order products at home through the retail giant at the touch of a button, has been launched in three European markets.


Brussels clears Cargill's ADM chocolate buy - with a condition 20 Jul 2015

Cargill's move to buy Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate business has cleared its last regulatory hurdle after clearance from the European Commission. But Brussels has asked Cargill to offload part of the assets.