Key Interview: FrieslandCampina Kievit Cracks Creaminess Code

22 May 2017 --- The subtleties and taste references for the perfect creamer are vastly diverse for every region across the world. FoodIngredientsFirst caught up with Luc Steenwelle, Product Group Manager Beverages Asia, FrieslandCampina Kievit, who explains how indulgence, premiumization and convenience are driving new product development trends in the Southeast Asian market as well as looking into what creaminess actually means to consumers of tea and coffee drinks. 

Dairy Industry Welcomes Action by USTR Lighthizer to Launch NAFTA Modernization Efforts

19 May 2017 --- The US dairy industry commended Robert Lighthizer, the newly confirmed US Trade Representative, for taking swift action under the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) to begin the process for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

FrieslandCampina Kievit Launch Dairy Solutions for Single-Serve Brewing Systems

11 May 2017 --- FrieslandCampina Kievit, one of the leading global manufacturers of beverage and food ingredients, has developed a range of premium dairy-based  solutions for capsules that promises the rich taste and appealing appearance consumers are willing to pay a premium for. With the launch of the new Vana-Cappa range, FrieslandCampina Kievit continues its mission to create moments of indulgence for consumers. 

Dean Foods Enters Plant-Based Beverages Category

09 May 2017 --- Dean Foods Company recently announced a minority investment and a distribution deal with Good Karma Foods, the leading producer of flaxseed-based milk and yogurt alternatives. 

Brightening up Brunch: Sainsbury’s Launch “True Blue” British Eggs

09 May 2017 --- With the hashtag #eggs being mentioned seven billion times on Instagram in the last month alone, it’s no surprise we’re all looking for more interesting and exciting ways to display this British breakfast favorite. Now to add more taste and vibrancy to a typical breakfast, brunch or lunch, Sainsbury’s has launched new British Blue eggs to liven up consumers’ eating routine.

Emmi Continues Spending Spree With 40% Buy of Brazilian Dairy

28 Apr 2017 --- Swiss milk processor and dairy products company Emmi is strengthening its position in South America with the acquisition of a 40% stake in Brazil’s Laticínios Porto Alegre.

Milk Market Growth to be Fueled by Health And Nutrition

27 Apr 2017 --- The market for milk ingredients will continue its volume growth. A better balance between supply and demand over the last year has improved prices, despite the build-up of EU intervention stocks in 2016. Milk supply reductions will help the market and provide the stimuli for future volume and value growth. This is according to a new report on milk ingredients from 3A Business Consulting, entitled “The World Market for Milk Ingredients 2016-2020.”

Glanbia Announces Dairy Ireland Sale, Q1 Total Group Revenue Up

26 Apr 2017 ---  26 April 2017 – Global nutrition group Glanbia released its first quarter results, with Total Group Revenue increasing 9.6% on a reported basis and 7.7% on a constant currency basis. The company has also signed binding transaction agreements with Glanbia Co-operative Society for the sale of a controlling stake in the Dairy Ireland segment and related associate businesses. Currently, Dairy Ireland is a wholly owned segment of Glanbia and comprises two business units, Glanbia Consumer Foods Ireland and Glanbia Agribusiness.

Slow Dairy Sales Diminish Q1 Growth for Danone

21 Apr 2017 --- Hot off the heels of completing its acquisition of WhiteWave, Danone has posted its sales for the first quarter which show a slowdown in Europe and Brazil. The French multinational says it has been a “slow start to the year”, although this was in line with expectations.

Butter Spreading, But Protein Failing to Lift, Finds Rabobank

12 Apr 2017 --- There is hesitation in the market as the outlook for currency changes, production levels, and stocks fuels short-term volatility, according to the Rabobank Global Dairy Quarterly Q1 2017. With butter prices continuing to trade at near-record levels, it’s tempting to talk of "market spreads."

UK Farmers’ Union Rallying Call for Dairy Industry to Deal with Market Volatility

06 Apr 2017 --- The head of the UK’s National Farmers Union is urging the industry to step up ways to manage the “volatility” that he believes is becoming the norm in the sector.

GDT Events Surpasses US$20 Billion in Online Dairy Sales

05 Apr 2017 --- Global Dairy Trade’s online dairy trading platform, GDT Events, has passed the milestone of US$20 billion cumulative value of products sold at the 185th trading event today. 

Don’t Leave British Dairy Behind in Brexit Negotiations, Urge Arla

04 Apr 2017 --- As part of Brexit negotiations, the UK government’s Great Repeal Bill will end the supremacy of EU law in Britain, an aspect at the very core of the UK’s motivation for leaving the EU. 

NZMP Launches Gold Whole Milk Powder for UHT Beverages

27 Mar 2017 --- NZMP, the global ingredients brand of Fonterra, have announced the launch of NZMP GOLD Whole Milk Powder for UHT. Designed specifically for UHT beverages, the new product gives manufacturers longer production runs over standard milk powders, as well as cleaner labelling on their final product and consistent shelf life stability.

Roha Launches Replacement for Carmine in Dairy Products

27 Mar 2017 --- The steadily increasing awareness about food in general and food additives in particular indicates that more and more consumers now take due consideration to find out the source of the different food ingredients before consumption. 

Milk Specialties Global Launches Calcium Caseinate From rBGH-Free Milk

24 Mar 2017 --- Milk Specialties Global, the protein manufacturer based out of Eden Prairie, MN, is the first US-based company to market calcium caseinate produced from fresh US milk. The rBGH-free, non-GMO skim milk is sourced from local California dairy farms and transported to its Visalia, CA plant where the other milk components are removed to produce the calcium caseinate.

Ornua Expands Global Footprint in Singapore with Launch of Kerrygold Cheese

22 Mar 2017 --- Ornua has expanded its footprint in South East Asia with the launch of a range of Kerrygold cheese in Singapore.  

Arla Reports Record Growth Among UK’s Top 100 Grocery Brands

20 Mar 2017 --- Arla branded products recorded the largest growth of any of the 100 UK grocery brands listed, achieving growth of £37m in 2016. The Arla brand portfolio grew almost four times that of the next closest brand (Pepsi, £8.5m), reflecting a strong sales performance of volume driven growth of 7.6% last year.

EU Support Scheme Helps to Reduce Milk Production

17 Mar 2017 --- Nearly 44 000 farmers from across the EU have applied for support from the EU for agreeing to voluntarily reduce their production of milk by nearly 852 000t in the last quarter of 2016.

UK Inflation: Non-Dairy Milk and Gin Added to Basket

15 Mar 2017 --- Non-dairy milk, such as soya, rice and oat milk, are being added to the Office for National Statistics's (ONS) inflation basket for the first time, reflecting the increase in the popularity of dairy-free diets. In addition, gin is returning to the basket after a 13-year absence, with gin consumption on the rise, partly thanks to the significant growth in the number of small gin producers.