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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).

Trending now

Interest in Austrian products is growing in China, Salzburg Milch reported last week. Another example of cross-border trade is Fonterra’s move to make whiter butter for the Middle Eastern market.

New COO at DMK Eis

Marcus-Dominic Hauck will assume the position of chief operating officer at DMK Ice Cream on 1 April.

The trade imperative

A recent deal secured between Bodnant, a Welsh food centre and Trader Joe’s in the US highlights two things: the continued viewing of British based dairy as a quality product, and the importance of building bridges between countries for exports.

Vilsack named at US Dairy Export Council

The US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) says that former US Department of Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack has joined the organisation as president and CEO, effective 1 February.

Supply drop starts to bite, says Rabobank

Milk supply from dairy export regions has fallen sharply, by 2.6m tonnes in the second half of 2016, with milk volumes from Oceania and Europe severely challenged, according to agricultural bank Rabobank’s Dairy Quarterly Q4 2016 report.