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Fonterra predicts reduction in milk collection

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited says there is no change to its forecast farmgate milk price, and that less milk is being produced globally.

YouGov names Almarai as Saudi’s favourite brand

Local dairy major Almarai was named Saudi Arabia’s favourite brand in the YouGov 2016 Mid-year BestBrand rankings, alongside Emirates airline in the UAE and Facebook in Egypt.

Predator-free New Zealand is critical to the dairy industry: Fonterra

Fonterra has welcomed the New Zealand Government’s ambitions to make the country predator free by 2050, saying the ‘hugely significant goal’ is shared by the dairy industry.

UK criminalises infant formula marketing offences

The UK government has introduced legislation that would make a company’s failure to fall in line with EU infant formula and baby food marketing laws a criminal offence subject to fines.

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Formula scandal sends Fonterra’s Beingmate into the red

Fonterra's Chinese business partner has seen healthy expected profits turn into substantial anticipated losses for the first-quarter of the financial year after a milk powder scandal.

Dairy packaging major increases production in Punjab

A border town in Punjab has played host to the opening of a Rs1bn (US$14.9m) fully-integrated aseptic beverage manufacturing facility. 


Formula flask is poised to solve age-old parent quandary

A Thermos-like device to keep water for infant formula at the ideal drinking temperature is being developed in South Australia.

Fonterra says innovation the key to shaping the global dairy sector

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra’s chief operating officer of global operations, Robert Spurway says R&D is one of the most important factors shaping the dairy industry today.


Soy drinks’ growing popularity not just among health watchers

New market research has revealed that soy drinks are now more popular with Australians than energy drinks, sports drinks, iced teas or breakfast drinks.

Pokémon Go gets users out of the house and into frozen yogurt stores

The recent craze of the Pokémon GO app has users not only getting outside their homes but also into local businesses where they might discover their next Pokémon catch. 

News in brief

Frozen custard and dairy-free biggest climbers in ice cream category, says Nielsen

US retail sales of non-dairy ice cream surged 43.7% to $75.2m in the year to May 28, as more consumers enjoyed almond and coconut-based products in addition to dairy, while frozen custard has also generated significant growth (+134%) over the same period, according to new data* from Nielsen.

Interview: DuPont’s Asia-Pacific president for health and nutrition

Li Yongjing: ‘Our business improves other people's lives'

Last month, DuPont became the latest food and nutrition ingredients supplier to open a flagship regional headquarters in Singapore, which is fast becoming a hub in this regard.

Growing Asia-Pacific demand drives cautious global dairy growth

With three of the world’s leading dairy brands, Asia-Pacific will drive modest growth in the global market, alongside increased demand from the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.

DSM says health appeal of lactose-free is opportunity in emerging markets

DSM’s latest Global Insight Series report says the main reason consumers purchase lactose-free dairy products in emerging markets such as Colombia and China is the health appeal of the products, not merely lactose-intolerance.

FrieslandCampina enters Pakistan dairy market through Engro Foods acquisition

Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. has signed a share purchase agreement with Engro Corporation in Pakistan to acquire 51% of the shares in its subsidiary Engro Foods Limited, in partnership with the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Dutch development bank FMO.

Fonterra switching to Z biodiesel

Fonterra has launched its switch to new Z biodiesel as a foundation customer for the ZBioD fuel.

Mezzan buys into KSA’s Al Safi for $25m

Kuwaiti food conglomerate Mezzan Holding will buy into Saudi Arabia’s Al Safi Food for up to US$25m, while EIP, one of the buyers of Diamond Meat Processing, eyes further purchases.

Study shows complex Chinese preferences for flavored milk

Companies interested in selling flavored milk in China might find it a little more complicated than simply getting it on the shelves.

Don't be fooled by yogurt claims, only ‘clinically documented’ probiotics can offer health benefits, says scientist

Consumers are being led to believe that many yogurts contain probiotic strains beneficial to their health, but that is not always the case, according to CHR Hansen principal scientist, Mirjana Curic-Bawden, Ph.D.

NZ ministry predicts strong dairy growth

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in New Zealand says that while dairy exports are down 6% in the past year, the future looks good.

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