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Irish food exports grow despite uncertainty over Brexit Subscription

16 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

Dairy was the strongest performer in terms of export and volume growth, with volumes up 5% compared with 2017

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Iceland looks to raise sepsis awareness with milk carton campaign Subscription

15 Jan 2019 | By Helen Gilbert

The move was announced by the Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation as it awarded a five-figure grant to the UK Sepsis Trust

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Arla creates global product and innovation branch to accelerate NPD

14 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

It claims its new products will now be ‘more experimental’ and faster to market

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Costa launches new menu with dairy-free drinks

09 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

The coffee chain has also brought new items to its Coffee Plus menu

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Waitrose follows Morrisons and Sainsbury's with milk price hike Subscription

07 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

The retailer said it had increased its retail price for milk to reflect a farmgate price hike 


Lactalis recalls Seriously Melting Pots over safety fears Subscription

04 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

The French-owned dairy giant confirmed it also taken the step of suspending sales

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Müller loses branded butter listings at supermarkets Subscription

04 Jan 2019 | By Carina Perkins

The processor made its first foray into branded supermarket butter in May 2018

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Dairy operators blame cost hikes for profits slowdown Subscription

04 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

Wyke Farms, First Milk’s cheese operation and Graham’s The Family Dairy have all been hit

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Müller Milk & Ingredients hires Nomad commercial director Brendan Power

21 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

25-year fmcg veteran Power will join the dairy giant in April

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Dairy UK launches cheese and whisky-matching mobile app

19 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

The mobile app pairs cheese with whisky and port recommendations, and will be expanded next year to feature wine, beer and other spirits

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Danone pledges to recycle more plastic in Ecosurety tie-up Subscription

10 Dec 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The deal will see Ecosurety manage Danone’s packaging and waste recycling obligations in the UK

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Sainsbury's milk supplier Tomlinsons appoints advisors to explore possible sale Subscription

06 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

It comes amid warnings of overcapacity and ‘wafer thin’ margins across the processing sector

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Ex-Dairy Crest dairies MD Mike Sheldon takes reins at Vitacress Salads

05 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

Sheldon most recently worked for Medina Dairy, and left Dairy Crest in 2015

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NFU and Dairy UK lock horns over proposals to regulate milk contracts

26 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

Dairy UK said the plans would create a ’less competitive market with more restrictions’ and push down prices

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Müller to offer extra cash to farmers for improving herd health

20 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

It comes as both Müller and Arla have recently launched a raft of initiatives to improve farmer resilience


First brand launched by Danone accelerator scheme rolls out Subscription

15 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

Ayem is a bircher-style breakfast pot brand made from a blend of almonds, milk, fruit and seeds

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Yazoo No Added Sugar relaunched as Yazoo Kids

14 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Owner FrieslandCampina said the revamp would help it target children and their parents more effectively

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Morrisons hikes milk prices in wake of farmgate increase Subscription

13 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

It comes amid concerns that extreme weather would tighten supplies and lead to prices rises

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Milk bottles to get temperature strips to prevent food waste

07 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

More than a sixth of milk wasted in the home could be saved by keeping fridges cooler, said Wrap

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Norseland launches Applewood Vegan smoked cheese

06 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It comes as sales for free-from cheese are booming, with value sales up 52%

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Müller develops new culture to cut yoghurt sugar content Subscription

05 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The new culture created a less sour yoghurt than traditionally used strains, meaning less sugar is required to mask the taste

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Government to intervene in supplier pricing negotiations Subscription

31 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

It wants to give farmers access to wholesale sales data from processors to strengthen their hand during contract talks, farming minister George Eustice said

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Why retailer milk pools could be on the way out Subscription

24 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

Lower cost alternatives were now available from dairy processors, allowing supermarkets to evolve relationships


Danone set to unveil plant-based versions of key brands

23 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

The move would ‘take plant-based to the max’ as part of a bid to triple category sales by 2025, Danone said

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Mults hike prices across own-label milk, cream and butter Subscription

10 Jan 2019 | By Carina Perkins

Waitrose has become the latest supermarket to increase its price for a four-pint own-label bottle of milk


As profit margins shrink, what's going wrong in liquid milk? Subscription

14 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

Müller Milk and Ingredients CEO Patrick Müller this week warned the sector had reached a “tipping point” in terms of profitability

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Cheese snacks reach maturity: cheese category report 2018 Subscription

23 Nov 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony

The cheese snacking sector has evolved from children’s lunchbox staple to innovative adult snack

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Five reasons why milkmen are cool again

23 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Milkmen are back in vogue, as our recent Dairymen supplement revealed. Here are five reasons why

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Seven eye-catching cheese counters and fixtures from around the world

22 Oct 2018 | By Bryan Roberts

As part of his series on excellence in merchandising, Bryan Roberts of Tcc Global looks at the best cheese counters from around the world

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Plastic-free dairy packaging from around the world

04 Oct 2018 | By Megan Tatum

As brands begin to look towards a plastic-free future, we look at some sustainable ideas that could work for UK dairy


Five wacky but wonderful dairy innovations and concepts from around the world

02 Oct 2018 | By Maddie Maynard

We list some of the wackiest dairy products and conceptual designs to hit shelves around the globe


Plain stupid: kids' yoghurts unfairly treated over sugar?

02 Oct 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Under proposed changes yoghurts could be classed as ‘junk food’

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Back to the future: why doorstep milk delivery is undergoing a resurgence Subscription

20 Sep 2018 | By James Halliwell

After 40 years of decline, doorstep milk delivery is undergoing a remarkable resurgence

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The new mainstream? The Dairymen alternatives report 2018 Subscription

20 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

As dairy alternative brands go mainstream and are stocked in chillers next to the sector’s giants, many mainstream players are moving in the opposite direction

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The new cash cow: The Dairymen milk report 2018 Subscription

20 Sep 2018 | By Nick Hughes

After years of commoditisation, brand owners are finally giving shoppers reason to value milk


Down & out? The Dairymen butters & spreads report 2018 Subscription

20 Sep 2018 | By Natalie Brown

Strange but true: branded butters & spreads now cost 32p per kg less than own label, following a year of rampant price inflation



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