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From milk and flavoured drinks, to yogurts, cheeses and desserts, dairy covers a broad spectrum of activities with an equally wide range of issues: everything from rising commodity costs to environmental pressure; obesity to novel process technologies; artisan and high volume production. Isn’t it time to start milking the font of knowledge?

Arla boosts added-value milk by £95M

Arla Foods UK’s added-value milk sales hit £95M last year, as 1.5M consumers chose its branded products over standard fresh milk.

More than 500 suppliers apply to Morrisons

Hundreds of food producers from across the UK have responded to Morrisons’ search for the best local food, in a bid to boost British supply on shelves across the retailer’s...

Egg replacement could be answer to soaring prices

A range of protein hydrolysates is being touted as the ideal replacement to egg albumin in the wake of market price increases.

Medina Dairy’s £3.5M investment to create 25 jobs

Fresh milk supplier Medina Dairy is to invest £3.5M in its Hampshire dairy, creating up to 25 new jobs across various roles. 

Prima Cheese wins £3M Lloyds Bank investment

Prima Cheese has secured a £3M investment from Lloyds Bank to install a fourth production line, which will increase capacity by 50%.

Food and drinks jobs created in 2017 – in pictures

Food and drink supply chain firms have revealed plans to create more than 5,000 jobs since the beginning of this year, as reported by this website.

Unilever review likely to lead to food disposals

Unilever’s top-to-bottom review of its business following the rejection of the £115bn bid from US Kraft Heinz earlier this week is likely to lead to the Anglo-Dutch company disposing of...

Food and drink exports: ‘massive untapped potential’

Food and drink exports “still have massive untapped potential”, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), after overseas sales topped £20bn for the first time.

Organic food sales worth more than £2bn

Organic food sales grew 7.1% to £2.09bn last year, revealed The Soil Association, as consumer interest in organic grew. 

Glanbia revenue increases to €2.85bn

Nutrition firm Glanbia reported its seventh year of double-digit earnings growth in its full-year trading update, as its revenue increased 2.8% to €2.85bn (£2.4M).

Arla UK revenue falls £300M in ‘tough’ markets

Arla UK’s revenue fell by £300M in 2016, owing to “lower global market prices and unfavourable exchange rates”, as the total group’s revenue dropped 6.8%.

Job cuts in the food and drink industry – in pictures

More than 2,000 job cuts have been proposed in the food manufacturing industry since the beginning of this year. 

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Fancy packs make better-for-you foods more appealing

Branding and pack graphics are helping to build positive consumer associations around better-for-you and free-from products, claims design agency Pearlfisher. New categories, such as non-alcoholic distilled drinks, now benefit from...

Fake news ‘a threat to public health’

Fake news poses a serious health risk, claimed The Dairy Council, while damaging the reputation of dairy products in the public eye.

Arla puts factory assets up for auction

The contents of Arla’s former Essex dairy are set to go under auction, drawing interest from international buyers.

Dairy Crest brands take ‘significant’ market share

Dairy Crest’s Clover, Frylight and Country Life brands took “significant share” in their respective markets over the past nine months, the dairy firm said in its third-quarter trading update, with analysts predicting...

Dairy wins £1.25M funding to back expansion plans

BV Dairy has secured a £1.25M finance package from HSBC to fund its expansion plans and the creation of 16 jobs.

Protein-rich sherbets for hospital patients

An ingredients firm has teamed up with an ice cream maker to develop nutritional ice cream products for hospital patients at risk of undernourishment.

Milk’s nutrients ‘helped’ England rugby star’s injury

England rugby star Joe Marler credited his remarkable recovery from a broken leg to drinking six gallons of milk, ahead of England’s 19-16 win over France on Saturday (February 4)...

Cheese firm linked to E.coli death looks to clear name

The cheesemaker implicated in an E.coli outbreak that led to the death of a three-year-old girl has spoken of his “relief” after two of his products were seized – as...

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Dairy ingredients maker in New Zealand yogurt deal

A Staffordshire-based ingredients supplier is to manufacture a range of natural yogurt mixes from New Zealand following a £700,000 joint investment.

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Arla opens cheese storage and maturation facility

Arla, the farmer-owned dairy company and one of the UK’s largest cheese manufacturers, has opened a new facility in Shropshire for maturing its cheeses.

Arla Foods pledges £37.5M for UK sites in 2017

Dairy company Arla Foods pledged to invest about £37.5M in its UK sites and logistics operations this year – 51% more than last year.

Winning BBC food award ‘shifts the business up a gear’

Winning a BBC Food and Farming Award “shifts the business up a gear”, according to the winner of last year’s Future Food Award, diversified dairy Our Cow Molly....

Irish dairy exporter to buy Cheshire cheesemaker

Irish dairy exporter Ornua has agreed to buy Cheshire-based cheese firm FJ Need (Foods) for an undisclosed fee.