I think I am done with elections, but yet again we are facing imminent votes in France and the UK. These elections, in particular, are vital ones to the dairy industries in both countries, as the fate of the sector lies in politicians on either side of the Channel making sound decisions about Brexit and future cooperation.
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The rise in vegetarians and so-called flexitarians – occasional vegetarians who reduce meat consumption because of health, animal welfare or environmental issues – is translating into specific opportunities in cheese aisles across France with cheese emerging as a popular replacement for meat, according to Caroline Roux, an analyst for Mintel.
Chilled food distributor NFT has been awarded a new three-year contract by Yoplait UK, an affiliate of General Mills UK.
I recently encountered a woman who told me she drinks lactose-free milk and eats gluten-free foods, not because she is lactose or gluten intolerant, but because “it makes me feel better.”
The Sodiaal Group has appointed Jorge Boucas as chief executive officer of the Sodiaal Group. He will take up his duties as of 1 February 2017.
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 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.
To say it has been an eventful week is an understatement. I am not sure I’ve seen so many people react in such an emotional way to world events.
Goat cheese enjoys a long tradition in many countries, according to Julia Büch, food and drink analyst at Mintel. But today, goat cheese trails distantly behind cow’s milk cheese in most of the Western world.
The first half of 2016 was at least quantitatively better in Germany than was expected at the beginning of the year.
Swiss dairy group Emmi reached CHF 1.594 billion (€1.4bn) in sales, an increase of 2.0% (-0.7% organic) in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period last year.
Travelling in France last week, I was reminded of the diversity and energy of the dairy industry, despite the ongoing woes of low prices.
DOC Dairy Partners is the new sales organisation for DOC Kaas/DMK in the Netherlands.
Agami, part of the Serac Group, is making plastic bottles more interesting in France and worldwide. Suzanne Christiansen reports from Trappes.
Flawed sat-fat studies show it’s time for industry to campaign for change, says Julian Mellentin.
The industry has to wake up to the threat of social media’s misinformation about dairy.