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Åke Hantoft slutför försäljningen av sin gård

Ake-Hantoft_2Arlas styrelseordförande Åke Hantoft har meddelat att han har kommit överens om försäljningen av sin mjölkgård i Ösarp. Detta sker efter att han tidigare meddelade att han avser att gå i pension.  Försäljningen kommer att slutföras den 2 juli 2018, och Åke Hantoft lämnar då sin position som ordförande i Arla med omedelbar verkan.

När Åke Hantoft i december 2017 meddelade att han planerade att avgå som ordförande startade styrelsen en process för att på ett smidigt sätt finna en efterträdare. Styrelsen har tagit hjälp av en internationell rekryteringsspecialist, Spencer Stuart.

Arla Foods ambas styrelse kommer att slutföra utnämningen av sitt nya ordförandeskap i god tid före 2 juli.

Röda siffror för Dalsspira Mejeri

Aktietorgetlistade Dalsspira Mejeri gjorde en rörelseförlust före avskrivningar och räntekostnader om -1,4 miljoner kronor (-0,5) för det första kvartalet 2018, skriver Dagens Industri.

”Dalspira kommer under följande kvartal att lägga fokus på att reducera förlusten med kombinerad insats av kostnadsbesparingar och ökat fokus på hemmamarknaden för att bli det självklara valet för både dalslänningar och bohuslänningar. Vi kommer även under året att fortsätta utvecklingen av produkter med volymfokus för att nå högre kapacitetsutnyttjande av anläggningen”, heter det i delårsrapporten.

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DMK Group acquires 100% of Russian RichArt Group

The DMK Group, Germany’s largest dairy cooperative, has extended its activities in Russia. With acquiring the remaining 40% of share in the IKAM Richart Holding GmbH, the DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH thus is sole shareholder of the Russian cheese manufacturer RichArt Group based in the Voronezh region. DMK had already acquired a majority holding in RichArt in the second half of 2016. The Supervisory Board of DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH yesterday agreed to the purchase of the remaining shares with immediate effect.

Chinese dairy market to grow by 6.6% CAGR until 2022 – research

The Chinese dairy market is forecasted to grow by 6.6% CAGR until 2022 with consistent sales increases predicted for yogurt and cheese, according to new research from Mintel.

Since 2014 yogurt has posted an annual retail sales growth of over 20% in China, and between 2015 and 2017 cheese saw a growth rate of between 15% and 25%.

The news follows research published last year which predicts that China will overtake the US as the world’s largest dairy market by 2022.

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WHO plan to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from global food supply

WHO has released REPLACE, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply.

Eliminating trans fats is key to protecting health and saving lives: WHO estimates that every year, trans fat intake leads to  more than 500,000 deaths of people from cardiovascular disease.

Industrially-produced trans fats are contained in hardened vegetable fats, such as margarine and ghee, and are often present in snack food, baked foods, and fried foods. Manufacturers  often use them as they have a longer shelf life than other fats. But healthier alternatives can be used that would not affect taste or cost of food.

In Denmark, the first country to mandate restrictions on industrially-produced trans fats, the trans fat content of food products declined dramatically and cardiovascular disease deaths declined more quickly than in comparable OECD countries.

Valio China establishes the new business units of Retail and Food Service

Valio has held an unveiling ceremony for its China head office in Shanghai. The newly established head office will focus on serving the Chinese market. Besides the Ingredient business units, Valio China has also established the new business units of Retail and Food Service.

During the 30+ years since entering the Chinese market in 1986, Valio has witnessed the high-speed growth of the Chinese economy and has worked with partners to drive the improvement of China’s dairy industry. Shanghai’s favourable location, the capability of global resource allocation and the economic concentration of headquarters can help Valio build its global sales, marketing and service networks, and reinforce its overall competitiveness and influence both in the Chinese market and globally.

Valio’s connection with China dates back to 1986 when Valio collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture of China to help develop China’s dairy industry by providing milk production knowledge training in Finland and Beijing. Valio DEMI™ demineralized whey powders entered the China market in 1990. Thanks to Valio’s demineralization process and the pure quality from Finland, the product was widely used to produce infant formulas as well as chocolates and ice creams. Since then, Valio has been driving its growth in China by establishing a sales, marketing and service system to provide professional and innovative solutions for the premium dairy ingredients market in addition to demineralized whey powders and skimmed milk powders. Furthermore, Valio opened flagship stores on e-commerce platforms, such as and in 2017 to provide consumers with high-quality enjoyment from Finland.

Studiebesök på Östersundsmejeriet och Skärvångens Bymejeri

Studiebesöken är uppdelade på två dagar, den 6 november i Östersund och den 7 november hos Skärvången.

Första dagen
Östersundsmejeriet är numera en del av Arla och har genomgått stora förändringar. Man har lagt ner tillverkningen av messmör men byggt ut tillverkningen av Hushållsost, bara för att nämna något. Vidare har man tagit fram en speciell Arla Ko® Jämtlandsmjölk. Allt detta och mer därtill får vi veta när vi träffar Mikael Backman den 6 november.

Nästa dag
Den 7:e åker vi tillsammans till Skärvångens Bymejeri och Tor Norman. Mejeriet har en bred produktion både av ostar från komjölk och getmjölksostar. Mejeriet har vunnit ett stort antal priser.

Mer info och anmälan finner du HÄR

New FoodScan from FOSS

Foodscan2FOSS announces the FoodScan™ 2, a new near infrared (NIR) analyser that equips quality control managers to handle the increasingly complex and time-critical tasks involved in analysis of solid and semi-solid dairy products such as cheese, butter and fermented dairy products.

Building on FoodScan, the FoodScan 2 harnesses the latest in rapid near infrared analytical technology to give a time-to-result as low as just 15 seconds. The ability to place odd-shaped samples directly in the instrument also reduces sample preparation time, for example curds can be placed directly for a quick assessment during cheese processing.  An intuitive touch-screen interface makes operator training fast and simple.

Nils_fossNils Foss is turning 90 on 11 May. Born into a successful entrepreneurial family, Nils Foss has lifted the legacy. The ever curious and dedicated entrepreneur and business man recently established the Nils Foss Excellence Prizes, given for the third year in a row this year, and his life’s work, FOSS A/S, has just now achieved its best financial results in the history of the company.

Dairy Alternatives Market is anticipated to hit $15.72 billion by 2023

Asia Pacific region, APAC, holds the largest market share and growth in the Dairy Alternatives Market and is anticipated to reach $9.05 billion by 2023 at a CAGR 9.9%. According to the new market research report by IndustryARC the market is driven by the increasing production activities in the oil and gas industry that has led to the growth of Dairy Alternatives market across the globe.

The APAC region is followed by North Americas. Large consumer base coupled with familiarity of soy and almond among the Chinese people, spurs the market growth. The key channels include super markets, health food stores, convenience stores, and pharmacies.

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Arla Foods is the first to choose SIG’s SIGNATURE PACK

SIGnaturpackArla Foods Germany is the first company to opt for the innovative SIGNATURE PACK from SIG – the world’s first aseptic carton pack that is 100% linked to plant-based renewable material. Arla now offers its 1 litre 1.5% and 3.8% organic milk (Arla® BIO Weidemilch) in the SIGNATURE PACK.

SIGNATURE PACK cartons are made from 77% paper board from wood and 23% plant-based polymers through mass balancing. This means that for the polymers used in the SIGNATURE PACK, an equivalent amount of bio-based feedstock went into the manufacturing of the polymers. To ensure the integrity of this process, the mass balancing is certified through internationally recognised third-parties.

The packs are aluminium-free, while maintaining product quality. Their carbon footprint is 72% lower than a standard SIG carton pack of the same format, based on a life cycle assessment (CB-100732 of 02.03.2018) carried out by independent experts using the ISO 14040 international standard.

These credentials are displayed on Arla’s organic milk packs, together with the FSCTM label which shows consumers that the wood-based content comes from well-managed forests and other controlled sources in accordance to FSC requirements.

The polymers that make up the rest of the SIGNATURE PACK cartons, including the barrier and the spout, are linked to 100% plant-based material using recognised and audited certification schemes (ISCC PLUS and TÜV SÜD CMS71) to ensure strict traceability and accountability.

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