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Vinamilk to drop foreign ownership cap

Vinamilk to drop foreign ownership cap
VIETNAM –
Vietnamese dairy giant Vinamilk has decided to remove its 49% foreign ownership cap, a move expected to generate interest from overseas investors in a company valued at US$7.85 billion.

F&N to invest $70 million in new aseptic PET & UHT Malaysia plants

FN bottling lineFraser and Neave Ltd (F&N), has announced plans to boost production capacity and drive business growth in Malaysia with an investment in excess of S$70 million (RM210 million) via its 55% owned subsidiary Fraser and Neave Holdings Bhd (F&NHB).
The investments include an aseptic cold-filling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle line in Shah Alam, west Malaysia, as well as an ultra-high temperature processing (UHT) line and warehouse facility to be constructed in the Group’s East Malaysia facility in Kuching, Sarawak.
The investments are part of F&NHB’s committed S$102 million in capital expenditure in Malaysia over two years and will lift F&NHB’s total asset value in Malaysia to more than RM1.9 billion.
The addition of aseptic cold-filling PET bottle and UHT lines will enable it to meet increasing demand for its healthier range of drinks such as its ready-to-drink tea, soya and Asian soft drinks, that fulfil its philosophy of “Pure Enjoyment. Pure Goodness " the company highlighted.

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Murray Goulburn seals supply deals; proceeds with new plant investment

Murray Goulburn seals supply deals; proceeds with new plant investment
AUSTRALIA / INDONESIA –
Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited (MG) has secured a long-term nutritionals supply agreement with Kalbe Nutritionals, one of the largest consumer health and infant nutrition company in Indonesia. This deal, along with another supply agreement it recently sealed with Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN), will now enable MG to build a new state-of-the-art nutritional powders plant in Australia; MJN will co-locate a nutritional packaging plant on the site, and the parties will sell the finished products within Asia Pacific.

Tetra Pak redesigns ice cream line in response to Southeast Asian demand

Tetra Pak redesigns ice cream line in response to Southeast Asian demand
ASIA –
In response to increasing demand from customers in Southeast Asia, Tetra Pak has redesigned its A3 Ice Cream Filler.

Fonterra exists Australian yoghurt and dairy desserts market

Fonterra exists Australian yoghurt and dairy desserts market
AUSTRALIA –
Italian dairy company Parmalat has completed the acquisition of Fonterra Brands (Australia) Pty Ltd’s yogurt and dairy dessert business in Australia.

Japan’s Morinaga Milk establishes subsidiary in Singapore

Morinaga Milk establishes subsidiary in Singapore
SINGAPORE –
Japanese dairy product company Morinaga Milk Industry Co Ltd has set up a subsidiary in Singapore to strengthen its ingredient sales operation in the fast-growing Asia Pacific market and accelerate its globalisation strategy.

Chinese-South Korean infant formula joint venture for Chinese market

Chinese-South Korean infant formula joint venture for Chinese market
SOUTH KOREA/CHINA –
Chinese company Beingmate and South Korean infant formula manufacturer Maeil Dairies are setting up a joint venture to produce medical purpose infant formula for the Chinese market.

Possible new major player in India’s dairy market

Possible new major player in India’s dairy market
INDIA –
Indian billionaire Ravi Jaipuria, PepsiCo's biggest bottler in South Asia, is looking to enter the country's huge but highly unorganised dairy market by extending his Creambell ice cream brand.

New President and CEO for Sidel

New President and CEO for Sidel
SWITZERLAND –
Sidel has announced the new appointment of Sam Strömerstén to President and CEO effective 1 January 2016.

Fonterra opens US$22m plant to supply Woolsworth private label milk

Fonterra opens plant to supply Woolsworth private label milk
AUSTRALIA –
Fonterra has expanded its site in Cobden site with a new US$22.4 million fresh milk plant that will supply major Australian retailer Woolsworth.

Hokkan installs its first dry aseptic line to meet Indonesian demand for healthier beverages

Hokkan installs its first Sidel dry aseptic line in Indonesia
INDONESIA -
PT. Hokkan has expanded its production capacity as a co-packer of non-carbonated healthy soft drinks for the growing Indonesian beverage market, with the installation of the first Sidel dry aseptic line in the country.

Brand owner launches NZ’s first recycling program for yoghurt pouches

Fonterra launches NZ’s first recycling program for yoghurt pouches
NEW ZEALAND –
Fonterra has partnered with recycling company TerraCycle to launch the first recycling program for yoghurt pouches in New Zealand.

Yoghurt product finds success in integrated on-the-go container

Yoghurt product finds success in integrated on-the-go container
DENMARK -
Selling a dairy product for eating on-the-go in a smart pack has been a huge success for Danish food company Løgismose.

Bioplastics 101: The Sustainability of Bioplastics Packaging

Activia yogurt from Danone, made from NatureWorks' Ingeo bioplastics
ASIA -
In the second article of our special ‘Bioplastics 101’ series, we tackle the big question: Are bioplastics packaging solutions sustainable? Do they even work well as a packaging material or do they in any way compromise on the packaging’s most basic requirements for product protection, preservation and promotion (i.e. the 3 ‘P’s of Packaging)?

China now the world’s largest ice cream market

China now the world’s largest ice cream market
CHINA –
In 2014, China overtook the US to become the world’s largest ice cream market for the first time, according to new research from Mintel.

Danone sells off Dumex China for bigger stake in Mengniu Dairy

Danone sells off Dumex China for bigger stake in Mengniu Dairy
CHINA –
Danone has decided to halt efforts to revive its flagship Dumex milk formula unit in China, and is selling it off to use the proceeds to increase its stake in Chinese dairy giant China Mengniu Dairy Co.

World’s first item-level traceable milk cartons using QR codes

World’s first item-level traceable milk cartons using QR codes
CHINA -
Offering food producers full supply chain control as well as presenting them with a myriad of targeted advertising opportunities, Greatview Aseptic Packaging has developed individually traceable milk cartons with unique Quick Reflex (QR) codes printed on its aseptic packages.

Growing the dairy market through product innovation and versatile packaging

Growing the dairy market through product innovation and versatile packaging
ASIA –
In a world where consumers are increasingly focused on health and wellness, milk is as relevant today as it ever was, and the key to energising dairy in all markets is to effectively communicate to consumers its nutritional value and versatility, while also ensuring dairy products are adapted to their need for convenient on-the-go consumption.

Small format dairy carton makes grand entrance in Indonesia

‘Frisian Flag’ brand strawberry and chocolate milk in combiblocXSlim 80 ml
INDONESIA -
Frisian Flag Indonesia, a subsidiary of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., has launched ‘Frisian Flag’ brand strawberry and chocolate milk in combiblocXSlim 80 ml. This is the smallest packaging volume size available from SIG Combibloc hitting the shelves for the first time ever.

New closure gives coffee lovers greater freedom

New closure gives coffee lovers greater freedom
US –
An innovative new cap for Nestlé’s Coffee-mate 2GO is helping to satisfy the lifestyle expectations of “on-the-go” coffee drinkers in North America.