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Chinese demand prompts $20m Fonterra plant investment

Fonterra has announced an investment of almost NZ$20m (US$14.2m) at its Te Rapa site to meet growing demand for cream cheese and mini-dish butter.

Synlait purchases New Zealand Dairy Company

New Zealand dairy processing company Synlait Milk announced today it has purchased 100% of the shares of The New Zealand Dairy Company (NZDC).

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Tetra Pak opens Singapore innovation centre

Packaging major Tetra Pak has opened its first Asian customer innovation centre at its Jurong site in Singapore.

Is dairy a hindrance and not a help for probiotics growth?

The vast majority of new product development for functional foods featuring probiotics “remains in the dairy space”, but this may be more of a hindrance than a help for the sector’s growth prospects.

Fonterra optimistic as milk price increases

Fonterra Co-operative Group has increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price to NZ$6.15 (US$4.31) per kgMS.

Breaking into the milk market: India’s top dairy alternatives

Vegetarian-friendly plant-based milk alternatives are poised to put pressure on traditional dairy in heavily vegetarian India.

Nestlé officially opens Vietnam MILO plant

Nestlé has inaugurated a new MILO factory in Hung Yen, Vietnam.

Fonterra reopens Malaysian milk powder plant

Fonterra has reopened its milk powder manufacturing plant in Malaysia following a NZ$7m (US$4.8m) investment to boost manufacturing efficiencies and ensure it continues to meet health and safety, and food safety and quality standards.

Miraka expands with Malaysia deal

Miraka, New Zealand’s first Maori-owned milk company, has signed an MOU with Malaysian company Storiiu, a food distribution business, to supply their flagship consumer food, Whai Ora. 

Fonterra introducing trial hi-tech local weather stations for dairy farmers

Fonterra farmers in New Zealand will test new weather technology that the dairy cooperative hopes will bring greater precision.

China direct - Soapbox

Unwrapping China: How to address the ‘new normal’

China is a country of epochs and eras, phases and cycles, periods and plans. It has witnessed agricultural revolutions followed by massive industrialisation, open-market reforms and WTO accession—and now technological innovation and a digitised supply-chains. 

Fonterra’s ingredients business keeps up with vast region’s fast pace

When I speak to Fonterra’s Hamish Gowans, he had just been asked by a potential customer if the cows that produce the milk for the New Zealand dairy ingredients co-operative are fed on grass. 

Murray Goulburn to close three facilities

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) has announced it is closing three of its facilities after an asset and footprint review.

China’s fast-moving cheese market has massive scope for growth

China’s booming cheese market was worth around RMB3.3bn in 2015 and continues to grow at an annual rate of 20% according to new market research.

Naarmann’s tap provides ‘The Answer’ for UHT demand in Pakistan

German dairy brand Privatmolkerei Naarmann says a novel form of packaging will be central to its strategy as it prepares to begin distribution of UHT milk in Pakistan, the world’s fourth-biggest dairy market, from May. 

Sadafco continues health charge with fortified fruit laban

Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (Sadafco) has launched a functional laban fruit drink in the Middle East after demoing the product in the manufacturer's home market.

Bel Group inaugurates Vietnam plant to produce Laughing Cow cheese

Bel Group last month inaugurated a plant to make The Laughing Cow cheese in Binh Duong province in Vietnam.

Arla looks to responsible growth in Asia

Danish-based dairy cooperative Arla Foods recently published its corporate responsibility report 2016, entitled Our Responsibility, documenting the company’s progress on responsible business practice.

FrieslandCampina promotes dairy awareness in Myanmar

Dutch dairy cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina (FrieslandCampina) says it has reached 10,000 households – approximately 50,000 people – in Dawpon Township, Yangon, as part of its campaign to raise awareness of a balanced diet and dairy products, especially among children.

Asian Blending adds new category to GDT Marketplace

Global Dairy Trade (GDT) has announced that Singapore-based milk powder blending manufacturer, Asian Blending, is now offering chocolate and vanilla flavored milk powders on GDT Marketplace.

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