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FrieslandCampina splits its organisation

Royal FrieslandCampina has announced that as of 1 January 2018 it will be splitting its organisation into four global business groups: Consumer Dairy, Specialised Nutrition, Ingredients and Basic Dairy.

A global trend

Value-added drinks are becoming more popular globally, and the news from Mintel that India’s share of dairy milk introductions for flavoured milks reached 43% is just another indicator of that.

Ornua publishes 2016 review

Ornua has published a review of its 2016 operational and financial performance. It delivered a strong trading performance in 2016 and turnover rose by 9%, on a like for like basis, to €1.75 billion.

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones, director and co-founder, Somerdale International

Prices improve for milk ingredients

A better balance between supply and demand over the last year has improved prices, despite the build-up of EU intervention stocks in 2016, says a new report on milk ingredients from 3A Business Consulting.

New face at FrieslandCampina Germany

FrieslandCampina Germany will now be managed by Jan Kruise. He follows Peter Weltevreden, who will devote himself to cross-organisational projects at FrieslandCampina Consumer Products Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Danone launches €1 billion efficiency programme

Danone has launched a €1 billion efficiency programme. CEO Emmanuel Faber notes, “While we delivered a robust performance in 2016, the challenges we faced, including a slower turnaround of dairy in Europe and major market volatility, are a clear case to step up in our ability to seize consumer opportunities and improve our efficiency.

Morf named at Emmi Group

Thomas Morf will become chief marketing officer for the Swiss Emmi Group as of mid June and thereby will also become a member of the group’s executive board.

Fonterra produces white butter for Middle East

Fonterra’s research and development centre, alongside its global ingredients business NZMP, has developed a new white butter product to meet growing demand from manufacturers in the Middle East market.

Cheese and global expansion

I spent my holiday season personally ensuring that French, Dutch and English cheese makers sold products. I did this by buying and eating loads of it, including the delightful Bermondsey hard-pressed cheese, which is made in a 100-year old vat under the arches near London Bridge.

Who is to blame

It is a measure of the stress the agricultural and dairy industries have been under during the past two years, when I witnessed a dustup between EU Agriculture Minister Phil Hogan and Hochland’s CEO Peter Stahl at the European Dairy Association’s Annual Congress in Nice, France.