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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.

Kraftkar crowned World Champion Cheese 2016

Kraftkar has scooped the coveted title of World Champion Cheese at the 29th annual World Cheese Awards, coming top among a record number of entries that were judged at the Kursaal Congress Centre in San Sebastián, during the first day of the International Cheese Festival.

Take a powder

Powder has been in the news this week, as Switzerland’s Hochdorf buys dairy powder Pharmalys, and Irish concern Ornua purchased CoreFX Ingredients in the US.

Hochdorf moves into baby care

Swiss dairy Hochdorf Group has signed a purchase agreement to acquire 51% of Pharmalys Laboratories, 51% of Pharmalys Tunisia and 51% of Pharmalys Africa Sarl, which is to be founded jointly.