Sonoco to acquire Clear Lam Packaging for $170m

Sonoco's acquisition of Clear Lam is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017.

Packaging company Sonoco has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films, for approximately $170m in cash.

The Georgian government in Tbilisi has introduced new rules on cheese and other dairy products. Pic:©iStock/ElenaMirage

Georgia clamps down on dairy definitions

Glanbia Nutritionals is showcasing new products in dairy and plant protein.

Glanbia Nutritionals introducing new dairy products at IFT17

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Unilever and Nestlé dominate top 10 ice cream brands purchased online

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Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods to bode well for dairy

Sainsbury's is now stocking Califia Farms products, as its range of dairy-free milks continues to grow.

Sainsbury’s doubles range of non-dairy milks in 300 UK stores

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Manufacturers

Danone will roll out its new company identity July 7.

Danone launches new company signature ‘One Planet. One Health’

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Yoplait stresses importance of bees for food

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Beston ramps up milk supply to support cheese expansion

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Irish mission to Mexico looks to mitigate possible Brexit issues

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US dairy exporters to gain increased access to Chinese market through MOU

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Booming plant-based drinks market set for more category innovation

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Ingredients

A new addition to DuPont's Danisco range has been launched for plant-based beverages.

DuPont launches stabilizer for plant-based beverages

Bakeries and baked goods manufacturers are on a slippery slope when it comes to the ever-increase butter price rise and the looming shortage of the ingredients. Pic: ©:iStock/Joss

Rising butter price “causing a panic” among bakers, biscuit, cake and pastry makers

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Peptan collagen peptide has dairy product options

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Estonia is the latest country to apply a sugar tax to its beverages, which currently includes dairy. Pic:©iStock/tanda_V/Anastasiia_M

Estonia sugar drink tax includes dairy and plant-based beverages

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EU and China collaborate to combat food fraud

The president of Dairy Farmers of Canada said more US dairy product is exported to Mexico and Canada than anywhere else in the world.  Pic: ©iStock/Magone

Dairy Farmers of Canada weighs in on NAFTA renegotiations

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Processing & Packaging

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Constantia Flexibles meets demand for coffee & dairy packaging in Russia

Hydrosol has launched a new stabilizing and texturing system for cheese.

New stabilizing systems from Hydrosol for cheese products

Neste Jacobs' NAPCON has been used to optimize milk powder production at Valio.

Neste Jacobs increases Valio milk powder production by 8%

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R&D

Cornell and IBM will create tools that detect anomalies in raw milk that present food safety hazards and possible fraud. Pic: Cornell University

IBM and Cornell University to work together to keep global milk supply safe

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IFCN conference looks at milk price cycle

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Study supports probiotic yogurt’s immune boosting effects

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Brexit-proof? Irish food and drink 2016 exports exceed €11 billion

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Russia says it is revelling after 2014 Western food embargo but could an end be in sight?

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From farm to fork: How much do you know about where Europe's food comes from?

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The European Court of Justice says if it's not from an animal, it can't be called milk. And yogurt, cheese, or any other dairy-derived product names are protected, too. Pic: ©iStock/byheaven

European Court of Justice says purely plant-based products can’t use dairy names

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