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Chobani product innovationsChobani gains funding for expansion

Posted on 24 April 2014

Chobani, maker of Greek yogurt in the US, has secured a $750 million (€542.6m) investment from TPG Capital, a private investment firm and TPG Opportunities Partners, its dedicated credit platform, which will help fund future growth, expansion and innovation at the company. As part of the transaction, TPG will have representation on the company’s board of directors, and Hamdi Ulukaya will serve as chairman. Ulukaya, chairman of Chobani, says, […]

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BMI adds China partner

Posted on 24 April 2014

Bayerische Milchindustrie (BMI) in Germany is expanding its business in China.  The Bavarian dairy has had Shanghai Yuechang as a sales partner for a long time and now the dairy is expanding cooperation to include Pacific Dairy Ingredients (PDI). Around 51% of BMI¹s annual revenues come from exports and it is mostly milk powder, which goes to China and […]

Milk Market Observatory launched in EU

Posted on 23 April 2014

The European Union has launched the European Milk Market Observatory, in a bid to offer better observation of the market. “In view of the European dairy Association, the overall objective of a market observatory should be to contribute to the efficient functioning of dairy markets by providing data that allow operators to assess prevailing market circumstances and to formulate an […]

Justyna Stinking BishopLocal cheese at Selfridges Birmingham

Posted on 22 April 2014

From strong and stinky through to creamy and nuanced, the Midlands produces a superb selection of cheeses. On 16 April, Selfridges Birmingham department store opened a new artisanal cheese counter, with 70% of those offered being produced locally. Products selected include Colston Bassett, Berkswell and Double Worcester. There will also be a wide selection of traditional cheese board favourites such […]

2 frieslandcampina logoFrieslandCampina moves announced

Posted on 17 April 2014

Freek Rijna, chief operating officer of the business group Consumer Products Asia, will end his career within Dutch dairy group FrieslandCampina on 31 December 2014. Piet Hilarides, currently chief operating officer of the business group Cheese, Butter & Milkpowder, will take over the responsibilities of Freek Rijna as of 1 January 2015. The successor of Piet Hilarides will be announced […]

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