Friesland Foods and Campina reach agreement on proposed merger
The Boards of Management, Cooperative Boards and Supervisory Boards of Friesland Foods and Campina have reached agreement on the proposal for the merger agreement that will create the new dairy company, FrieslandCampina, and the new dairy cooperative, FrieslandCampina. The new company will be better able to respond to dairy market developments and will be able to accelerate the realisation of the strategy of both companies. The proposal for the merger agreement will be discussed with the member farmers of both cooperatives over the next few weeks at regional meetings. The decision on the merger will be taken on 7 May 2008 by the member farmers during a General Meeting of member dairy farmers of Friesland Foods and a Members’ Council of Campina.
Campina stimulates conversion to organic production
From now on Campina farmers in the Netherlands who convert to organic dairy farming can count on a financial compensation during the two-year long conversion period. During this time production is converted to organic methods but the milk cannot as yet be sold as organic. By means of the financial compensation, Campina anticipates stimulating dairy farmers to convert from standard to organic production. With more than one hundred organic dairy farmers, Campina is the largest processor of organic milk in the Netherlands. Sales of organic dairy are growing steadily and Campina is therefore in need of extra supplies.
Campina has a successful year in Russia
2007 was a highly successful year for Campina in Russia. “It’s been a fantastic year – one the whole company can be proud of. There are huge growth opportunities for us here, so it’s only right that we should have high ambitions”, says country director Bob Steetskamp. The aim in 2008 is to continue to build on this success. Campina’s latest achievements have been to open a coffee cup and second yoghurt drink production line, but things won’t be stopping there by any means.
Prizes galore for Friesland Foods Cheese in Wisconsin
During the 27th edition of the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin (United States), Friesland Foods Cheese has won a total of fifteen medals. At the World Championship Cheese-making Friesland Foods Cheese won no less than eight Gold medals. In addition, five Silver and two Bronze medals were won.
Friesland Foods Kievit takes a lead in developing encapsulation technology for the food industry
Encapsulation Specialist Friesland Foods Kievit brings acceleration to long term innovation of encapsulation technology by launching separate business unit Kievit Ventures.
More Campina farmers welcome the public in 2008
Spring is in the air and that means that it is once again time for Campina dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium to open their doors to the public. Consumers can find information on all open days at Dutch Campina farms on the internet.
Strong growth of Friesland Foods’ profit
Friesland Foods Kievit opens new Filtermat dryer in Indonesia
Spray-drying and encapsulation specialist
Campina once again Dutch consumer’s favourite
For the sixth time in succession Campina products still raking in the most turnover for supermarkets The Campina brand was the best-selling brand in Dutch supermarkets for the sixth year in a row. This appears from a list of the top 100 A brands in the Netherlands, compiled by market research agency IRI for the Foodmagazine trade journal. The strong increase in the consumption of healthy dairy made by Campina has led to growth in turnover for supermarkets generated specifically through the sale of the Campina brand.
Young dairy farmers opt for their own cooperative
They may be young and critical, but that doesn’t mean that young dairy farmers don’t appreciate the value of the dairy cooperative Campina for their own dairy farms. Cooperative entrepreneurship is not passé, at least not according to most of the five hundred young Campina dairy farmers from the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium who attended the international Campina Young Farmers Day in 's-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands). The majority are the business successors of present Campina members.