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How Great Lakes Cheese Became a Major Player in U.S. Market
Friday, May 30, 2014 (1634 reads)

ADPI member, Great Lakes Cheese accounts for about 25% of all U.S. packaged cheese and 35% of cheese sold in the eastern U.S., selling $2.4 billion of cheddar, provolone, mozzarella and other cheeses in 2013. The company processes and packages cheese for private-label lines for retailers including Giant Eagle and Target, national brands including Sargento and Cabot and restaurant chains including McDonald's. 

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Fonterra to offer more AMF and less WMP than forecast at June 6 GlobalDairyTrade Auction
Friday, May 30, 2014 (943 reads)

Fonterra will offer less whole milk powder (WMP) and more anhydrous milkfat (AMF) than previously forecast at the upcoming June 6 GlobalDairyTrade auction. Volume of skim milk powder (SMP) offered will be the same as forecast.

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USDA FAS: Dairy and Products Semi-Annual Report on EU28
Thursday, May 29, 2014 (1066 reads)

The recent United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) report shows increasing cow numbers, milk flows, and commodity production of cheese expected in Europe in 2014. EU milk production is typically funneled into the production of the following commodities in descending order by volume: cheese, butter, skim milk powder (SMP) and whole milk powder (WMP). 

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China's Bright Food Group to Buy 56% Stake in Israel's Tnuva to Boost Dairy Sales
Thursday, May 29, 2014 (926 reads)

China-based Bright Food Group plans to acquire a 56% stake in Tnuva, Israel's largest food company, in an effort to boost its cheese and dairy offerings and its dairy processing technology. The nearly $2.5 billion deal will help the Chinese cheese producer regain its strength in the growing Chinese cheese market, after dropping to 8.3% of market share last year from 25% in 2009, according to Euromonitor data. 

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China Milk Powder Imports Continue to Increase
Thursday, May 29, 2014 (1251 reads)

China imports of milk powder continue to truck along at record levels. During the month of April China imported over 88,000 tons of whole milk powder (WMP) and 22,000 of skim milk powder (SMP). Compared with the same month last year WMP imports are up 80% while twice as much SMP was imported. 

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FrieslandCampina Romania Consolidates its Cheese Production in Baciu
Thursday, May 29, 2014 (866 reads)

FrieslandCampina Romania announced the consolidation of its cheese production in Baciu due to tough market conditions, particularly the lack of consumer speading. This will result in the relocation of its cheese production in Carei and its cheese packaging unit in Targu Mures by January 2015. Over the past five years, dairy product consumption in Romania has decreased by more than six percent per year, thus forcing the company to operate under capacity at all its plants. 

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Fonterra and Nestlé Realign Latin American Joint Venture, DPA
Thursday, May 29, 2014 (1129 reads)

Nestlé SA and Fonterra have agreed to redefine the scope of their Latin American joint venture, Dairy Partners Americas, or DPA. DPA was created by Nestlé and Fonterra in 2003 as a 50/50 joint venture, manufacturing milk powder and manufacturing and commercializing chilled and liquid dairy products throughout Latin America.

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CWT Assists with 659,000 Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales
Thursday, May 29, 2014 (952 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 4 requests for export assistance to sell 328,489 pounds (149 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese and 330,693 pounds (150 metric tons) of 82% butter to customers in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and the South Pacific.

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Devondale Murray Goulburn Announces New Infant Formula Investment
Thursday, May 29, 2014 (979 reads)

Australia’s largest dairy cooperative, Devondale Murray Goulburn has invested A$19m (US$17.5m) in the expansion of its Koroit facility, in a move to cater to the growing demand for infant formula powder.

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New York Named Top Yogurt Producer for 2nd Straight Year
Thursday, May 29, 2014 (1075 reads)

New York has been named the top yogurt-producing state for the second consecutive year, with the state's 741 million pounds of yogurt in 2013 accounting for 15.7% of U.S. production, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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