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Consolidation continues while Nestlé stars in Rabobank dairy survey

In its latest survey of the world’s largest dairy companies, Rabobank highlights the trends affecting the giants of one of the world’s most dynamic food sectors. While the top five dairy players continue to drive consolidation and maintain a firm hold on their positions, elsewhere there is much movement. Chinese players Yili and Mengniu continue […]

Americans choose cheese over coffee

According to a recent survey, 96% of Americans are cheese eaters and most of them would rather be stripped of connectivity or coffee than having this favorite food staple removed from their diet, according to Kraft Foods.  The survey was conducted on behalf of Kraft’s Fresh Take brand and asked Americans a series of questions […]

Grupo Lala on acquisition trail

Mexican dairy company Grupo Lala planning to acquire Breakstone’s sour cream and cottage cheese business from US giant Kraft Foods according to Bloomberg News. The Breakstone’s portion of Kraft is worth $400 million. Kraft began to seek a buyer for the Breakstone’s business after it formed two independent public companies through a tax-free spinoff of […]

Cream cheese gets goaty in Germany

Cream cheese spreads are increasing sales year on year in Germany with around 112,000 tonnes going over the counter in the 12 months ending November 2011 – a rise of 6%.

It is a Mondelez world for Kraft

Kraft Foods of the US plans to change its corporate name to Mondelez International. “Mondelez” (pronounced mohn-dah-LEEZ’) is a newly coined word that evokes the idea of “delicious world,” the firm says.

Danone has new research VP

Jean-Philippe Pare, currently President of Kraft Foods France, will be taking up the position of executive vice president, research and development, with Danone on 2 May, also becoming a member of the executive committee. He will replace Sven Thormahlen, who has decided to move on to a new professional challenge. Heading up a staff of […]

Retail pizza market on upswing, Innova reports

The foodservice sector is one of the strongest areas for the pizza market in most countries, but retail sales of chilled and frozen lines are showing good growth as a result of ongoing product and promotional activity, often focusing on producing restaurant-quality options for in-home consumption, according to a recent report from Innova market Insights, […]

Breyers appoints new CEO

James Nolan has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of US company Breyers Yogurt. He will succeed Chuck Marcy, who has been CEO since 2005. In a statement, Marcy expressed pride in the “significant progress the company has made” and confidence in its future success under Nolan’s leadership. Nolan is joining Breyers Yogurt […]

Fonterra leads the way

Fonterra is the world’s top processor of milk, according to a new study. The report claims that the company, which is co-operatively owned by 11,000 New Zealand dairy farmers, is ahead of other global giants like Nestle, Dairy Farmers of America, Danone and Kraft. The company is processing 2.7% of the world’s milk while the […]

KPS challenges new Canadian cheese regulations

Three dairy food giants have filed a joint application to the Federal Court of Canada challenging new regulations on how cheese is made and sold in the country. Kraft Canada, Parmalat Canada and Saputo (jointly KPS) are challenging changes to the Food and Drugs Act and the Canadian Agricultural Products Act, which took effect from […]

Kraft Foods to axe 400 jobs

Kraft Foods is to cut 400 jobs in North America in a bid to reduce business costs. Kraft spokesperson Renee Zahery said the redundancies will represent a cut of about 1% in the company’s North American work force, and will mainly affect employees in the Chicago, Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey and Toronto offices. The […]

Loss of a dairy leader

The American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) has announced that its CEO James Jefferson Page, 59, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Page had a successful career in the dairy industry spanning more than 30 years, including as CEO of ADPI since 2002. Prior to working for ADPI, Jim held positions with Dean […]

Dean Foods R&D appointment

US-based Dean Foods has appointed Kelly Duffin-Maxwell to the newly created position of executive vice president for R&D in Colorado. Duffin-Maxwell brings 20 years of experience from Kraft Foods where her most recent position was senior vice president, breakthrough innovation. “We are placing an increased emphasis on brand-building and innovation and have strengthened our product […]