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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.

Belief in better times

The first big European meeting of the dairy industry in 2017 was, on the face of it, a triumph of hope over adversity, as flags and banners around Brussels proclaimed the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaty, which set Europe on the path to union.

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones, director and co-founder, Somerdale International

Kerry Group appoints Sheil

Kerry Group’s taste and nutrition division has appointed Malcom Sheil as president and CEO of its business in Europe.

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.

What’s it all about, Brexit?

We are nearing blast off as Article 50 is set to be triggered on Wednesday this week by British Prime Minister Theresa May. I spent last Wednesday at the European Dairy Association’s policy conference, listening to European dairy leaders celebrate European unity and bemoan the loss of key EU member the UK.

And a spoon shall lead them

It’s often the little things in life that irk a person. One personal bugbear of mine is being addressed by Rachel’s, which has added spoons to its on-the-go breakfast yogurt pots in the UK. I applaud this measure as so often, you’re out and about, and to have to remember to grab the spoon from the pile in the supermarket after the checkout and while you’re galloping towards a train, while not spilling your coffee as well.

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.

Free-from and organic growing quickly

According to new research from Euromonitor International, foods and beverages offering health benefits, such as free-from, and organic properties, drove value sales in 2016, with organic increasing by 6.8 percent to reach US$36 billion (€33.8bn) and free-from increasing by 7% to reach US$32 billion (€30bn).