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Lactalis to acquire Indian dairy Tirumala Milk Products

French dairy giant Lactalis has agreed to acquire a 100% stake in Indian dairy, Tirumala Milk Products Company - marking its entry into the world's largest dairy market.

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Amul Dairy to market milk in US: reports

Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, the Indian manufacturer of Amul brand milk and dairy products, plans to market liquid milk in the US within a year, according to reports.

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Emerging market dairy customers 'setting a standard': Tetra Pak

The once clear divide between the technological demands of dairy manufacturers in developed and emerging markets has become increasingly blurred, Tetra Pak’s VP of technologies and service products has claimed.

Biostime eyes China infant formula growth through Changsha Yingke buy

Biostime looks set to acquire Chinese infant formula manufacturer Changsha Yingke Nutrition - a deal it believes will further the success of its French-made ADIMIL milk powder range.

Takeover Panel steps in to bring order to Warrnambool mess

Australia’s Takeover Panel has called the revisions made to the fraught takeover deal by Saputo of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter “confusing” and “disrupting” as it attempted to simplify the heated three-way bidding war for the Australian dairy manufacturer.

Fonterra WPC incident not result of 'regulatory failure': NZ Gov

The recent Fonterra whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare was “not the result of any regulatory failure,” a New Zealand government inquiry into the incident has concluded.

Australian regulator blocks Saputo WCB takeover bid

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has been ordered by the Australian Takeovers Panel not to process any acceptances received under its latest bid for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB), following a complaint by rival bidder, Murray Goulburn. 

Danone WPC dispute talks 'not working out': Fonterra

Fonterra may still face legal action from Danone over the recent whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, the New Zealand-based dairy cooperative's CEO has admitted.

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Fonterra Australia completes purchase of Tamar Valley Dairy assets

Fonterra has completed the purchase of the assets of Tamar Valley Dairy, an Australian yogurt manufacturer that went into administration earlier this year.

Murray Goulburn attempts to block Saputo's 'simplified' WCB takeover bid

Murray Goulburn has asked the Australian Takeovers Panel to force Saputo to drop its recent “improved and simplified” offer for in-demand Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB), and reinstate previously proposed special dividends.

FAO backs dairy to raise nutrition among poorest people

Dairy products have an important role to play in improving nutritional levels among the world’s poorest people, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) says in a new book.

Saputo launches ‘improved and simplified’ WCB takeover bid

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has tabled an “improved and simplified” takeover offer for in-demand Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).

Beer, baby and dairy: Australia’s top food export future

Food is expected to be one of Australia’s top five exports in the next decade, at a time when Asian markets are expected to remain the top export destinations for the country, a new report from research firm IBISWorld has said. 

Farmers march on Canberra to question Saputo's foreign ‘advantage’

Dairy leaders from the Australian state of Victoria have descended on Canberra to petition lawmakers for a more “level playing field” as the local industry fights against foreign imports and corporations.

Warrnambool backs latest 'superior' Saputo takeover bid

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has again given its backing to the latest takeover bid by Canadian dairy giant Saputo, rejecting rival offer by Murray Goulburn and Bega Cheese.

Fonterra to acquire under-administration Tamar Valley Dairy yogurt assets

Fonterra has moved to strengthen its leading position in the Australian yogurt sector through the acquisition of Tasmanian firm, Tamar Valley Dairy, which went into administration earlier this year.

Australia one step closer to allowing more raw milk products

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for submissions on a proposal that will permit production and sale of an increased range of raw milk products in Australia.

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Which nations are the dairy growth markets of tomorrow?

Which untapped region is set to become tomorrow's crucial dairy market? DairyReporter.com's interactive guide shows the countries with most dairy growth in the last five years, and predicts which nations will be future dairy demand hotspots.

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Chinese UHT milk demand 'creating opportunities' for US dairy

Booming Chinese consumer demand for imported UHT milk represents a significant opportunity for the US dairy industry, the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) has claimed.

Lion share purchase adds new roar to Warrnambool takeover battle

The battle to acquire Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB) has taken a new turn, with New Zealand-based food and beverage company Lion acquiring a 9.99% shareholding in the Australian dairy processor.

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