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A matter of friendship

I was in Stockholm last week for the European Dairy Association’s annual conference. When I wasn’t eating cottage cheese with nuts and small dried fruits, I was listening to the European Union’s Commissioner Cecilia Malmström get quizzed by top executives from Valio, Arla, DMK and Danone.

Value versus volume

The recovery of the global dairy market means that the global dairy companies can now become focused on value strategies instead of volume strategies, according to Rabobank’s recently released survey of the top 20 global dairy companies.

Plants on the march

Faced with unstoppable change, sometimes innovation and risk-taking is the only path that’s available.

Danone sells Stonyfield for WhiteWave

Danone, which has been negotiating to buy American food and beverage company WhiteWave Foods, says that the companies have reached a major step in completing the planned merger.

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.

Belgian business must go for Danone

French dairy giant Danone must sell its Belgian toddler milk business in order to satisfy European regulators in its bid to buy US-based WhiteWave Foods, makers of Alpro soya products, according to news reports.

Say premium cheese

One of the top trends predicted for the next year by Julian Melletin of New Nutrition Business is that more people will say yes to cheese in many formats, particularly as snacking becomes more of a common event.

Greek yogurt dispute

In Austria the association for consumer protection VKI (Verein für Konsumentschutz) has brought an injunction against Danone due to the presentation of the yogurt “Oikos Greek”.

Danone buys Whitewave in US

Danone and The WhiteWave Foods Company in the US have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Danone will acquire WhiteWave for $56.25 per share in an all-cash transaction