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Cheddar - A cheese for the ages

Cheddar - A cheese for the ages

The story of Cheddar's success goes back more than 200 years and can be traced back to one...

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Foodservice in the wake of coronavirus

Foodservice in the wake of coronavirus

After several months of Covid-19-related lockdown and quarantine, one team set about tryin...

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As Europe's bars reopen, research suggests MHBA assists cognitive function

As Europe's bars reopen, research suggests MHBA assists cognitive function

With pubs set to open their doors, up to one million free beers await customers and expert...

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Seismic consumer changes afoot as dairy gets a welcome boost

Seismic consumer changes afoot as dairy gets a welcome boost

As dairy consumption during lockdown rises, new research suggests eating full-fat dairy tw...

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Their Cup Runneth Over

Their Cup Runneth Over

As vineyards drown in surplus wine, artisan cheese makers face an uncertain future.

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Dairy feeling the pinch as plant-based sales top $5bn

Dairy feeling the pinch as plant-based sales top $5bn

As governments move to help dairy famers in the UK and US, could the coronavirus outbreak ...

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Coronavirus presenting differing challenges to the dairy industry

Coronavirus presenting differing challenges to the dairy industry

The coronavirus is the latest in a long line of hurdles the dairy industry has faced. But ...

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Coronavirus sees Signature Brew take the pub to the people

Coronavirus sees Signature Brew take the pub to the people

As we all try to make sense of what’s happening in the world around us people are findin...

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KFC, plant-based myths and an egg made of cheese

KFC, plant-based myths and an egg made of cheese

While KFC trials meat-free in one Dutch outlet, research reveals the 'shocking truth' abou...

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Research: Dairy cuts risk of strokes as daily drink linked to nonagenarians

Research: Dairy cuts risk of strokes as daily drink linked to nonagenarians

As a major European study suggests consuming dairy cuts the risk of the most common type o...

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Non-alcoholic alternatives, a surplus of California grapes and the world’s largest bottle of red ceases to be.

Non-alcoholic alternatives, a surplus of California grapes and the world’s largest bottle of red ceases to be.

Two striking headlines appeared in the world of wine this week - both enough to send shudd...

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Why should you conduct dairy market research & consulting?

Why should you conduct dairy market research & consulting?

Use industry experts to uncover business opportunities, provide global or regional outlook...

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Cheese: wired for sound?

Cheese: wired for sound?

If music certainly has the power to move us what effect could Led Zeppelin, A Tribe Called...

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‘Dry January’ not popular with everyone as clever firms counter the threat with non-alcoholic offerings and openings.

‘Dry January’ not popular with everyone as clever firms counter the threat with non-alcoholic offerings and openings.

As we move firmly into 2020 many of us are probably still lamenting the holiday excess, fo...

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AirAsia swaps inflight for ‘bricks-and-mortar’

AirAsia swaps inflight for ‘bricks-and-mortar’

Firm opens fast-food restaurant featuring its signature in-flight dishes

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Farmers fear red buses and  'oven-ready' Brexits

Farmers fear red buses and 'oven-ready' Brexits

Although the UK government insists farmers will be looked after in the advent of a no-deal...

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Russian dairy plugs into the matrix to increase milk production

Russian dairy plugs into the matrix to increase milk production

Could virtual reality headsets be the answer to reducing dairy herd anxiety and improving ...

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Hong Kong and the Future of Foodservice Trends

Hong Kong and the Future of Foodservice Trends

After a turbulent period, the market is at a crossroads, says Richard Field.

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China: New blooms and Reasons for Optimism

China: New blooms and Reasons for Optimism

Although the past 12 months have served up much negative press, we shouldn’t write China...

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Plant vs Whey Proteins in 2019: What you need to know

Plant vs Whey Proteins in 2019: What you need to know

Although plant-based alternatives have made great strides within the field of sports nutri...

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The Overhaul of NAFTA –A New Free Trade Agreement for North American Agriculture

The Overhaul of NAFTA –A New Free Trade Agreement for North American Agriculture

Whilst preserving existing agricultural commitments between Canada, the US and Mexico, it ...

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The Real Cost of Brexit

The Real Cost of Brexit

The result of the referendum result has already divided a nation and looks set to severely...

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Please Pass the Alternative Protein:  Meat Substitute Options Are Trending Upwards

Please Pass the Alternative Protein: Meat Substitute Options Are Trending Upwards

Alternative proteins are one of the hottest trends in the food industry today, with consum...

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Support for UK Food Exporting?

Support for UK Food Exporting?

Recent instructions indicate that businesses are carefully considering their options for i...

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Distributing temperature-sensitive products in developing markets

Distributing temperature-sensitive products in developing markets

Transporting temperature-sensitive goods is never an easy task – and this is never truer...

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Land of 10,000 Tastes – US Foodservice Trend Takeaways

Land of 10,000 Tastes – US Foodservice Trend Takeaways

Minneapolis recently played host to a contingency of food editors, foodservice and manufac...

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Japan’s seafood industry

Japan’s seafood industry

Are exports and marketing efforts improving demand?

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China's water supply − how does this impact the future of its dairy industry?

China's water supply − how does this impact the future of its dairy industry?

China faces huge challenges when it comes to water supply in the future, something we expl...

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Orrani attends the annual DIN conference

Orrani attends the annual DIN conference

With market volatility the central topic under review, DIN highlighted the need for risk m...

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Retail Cheese Purchasing and Consumption in China

Retail Cheese Purchasing and Consumption in China

This comprehensive report provides deep insight into Chinese consumers’ purchasing and c...

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Orrani appoints new US Representative

Orrani appoints new US Representative

Susan Weller joins as US Representative and VP Global Foods.

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UK dairy industry export opportunities

UK dairy industry export opportunities

I have been asked the question 'Is there a UK dairy industry?' several times when talking ...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

A message from all of us at Orrani.

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Exploring the cheese market in Vietnam

Exploring the cheese market in Vietnam

As Western cuisine grows in popularity in Vietnam, we expect the cheese market to grow str...

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Issues surrounding global food security

Issues surrounding global food security

Food security is a critical issue – Professor Robert L Thompson of the University of Ill...

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Orrani attends USAEDC conference in Baltimore

Orrani attends USAEDC conference in Baltimore

What will the future of US agricultural exports look like?

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Spotlight on the infant formula market in China

Spotlight on the infant formula market in China

The infant formula market features extensively throughout the latest edition of Dairy Prod...

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Why reinvent the wheel?

Why reinvent the wheel?

Orrani Consulting’s extensive diary market knowledge can help dairy exporters who are se...

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Kotahi: Fonterra's export supply chain strength

Kotahi: Fonterra's export supply chain strength

​One of Fonterra's trump cards is its supremely effective export supply chain, based aro...

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Turbulent times for Argentina's dairy exporters?

Turbulent times for Argentina's dairy exporters?

How will the EU ever grow its exports to the extent required in the future? How far will t...

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What are the prospects for China's dairy market?

What are the prospects for China's dairy market?

In recent years, China has been the largest and fastest-growing dairy importing country by...

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Africa's growing demand for UHT milk

Africa's growing demand for UHT milk

As interest in the region continues to rise, we've been asked to explore the market for UH...

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The changing face of China's food retail sector

The changing face of China's food retail sector

In what is proving to be a difficult period for exporters, the international dairy sector ...

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Are China's dairy prices on the slide?

Are China's dairy prices on the slide?

This month, Dairy Products China News reports that two diverse but significant sets of dai...

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Will new regulations in China affect your business?

Will new regulations in China affect your business?

China continues to gear up its legislation in many areas. Food safety and potential barrie...

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Africa is emerging - in more than one way?

Africa is emerging - in more than one way?

Is this strong showing in football an indication of Africa's emergence in other areas, suc...

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Orrani Consulting to present at IWC 2014

Orrani Consulting to present at IWC 2014

Join us in Amsterdam where Richard Field will be presenting his thoughts on developments i...

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Orrani Consulting attend 2014 ADPI

Orrani Consulting attend 2014 ADPI

Orrani Consulting have just returned from the successful 2014 American Dairy Products Inst...

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Proud sponsors of USAEDC 2013 workshop

Proud sponsors of USAEDC 2013 workshop

Join us at USAEDC and help the team celebrate our tenth anniversary while we get the lates...

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An overview of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2013

An overview of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2013

Orrani Consulting's Annette Brune attended the IDF World Dairy Summit 2013 in Yokohama, Ja...

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Orrani Consulting attend World Dairy 2013

Orrani Consulting attend World Dairy 2013

Having noted all the conferences this year in an earlier blog, we have decided that it’s...

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Dairy industry experts from Orrani Consulting to present at events in Germany and Shanghai

Dairy industry experts from Orrani Consulting to present at events in Germany and Shanghai

Predicted market trends and demand patterns the focus in Germany, as those in Shanghai tac...

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Food market intelligence required for Iraqi market

Food market intelligence required for Iraqi market

Orrani Consulting have recently completed their first major project on food markets in Ira...

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It's conference season for Orrani Consulting

It's conference season for Orrani Consulting

It's been a busy year so far when it comes to conferences and trade shows - Orrani Consult...

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New report available: Cheese Technology Landscapes

New report available: Cheese Technology Landscapes

Cheese Technology Landscapes offers in-depth analysis, key insights and evaluations for cu...

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Orrani Consulting to attend USAEDC workshop

Orrani Consulting to attend USAEDC workshop

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The US dairy industry: Drought to overcapacity?

The US dairy industry: Drought to overcapacity?

It is very interesting to see the recent price trends in the US, where lactose prices have...

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Growing interest in the Russian dairy market

Growing interest in the Russian dairy market

We have noted a marked upswing in international interest in the Russian dairy market over ...

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South Korea's milk production recovery

South Korea's milk production recovery

South Korea's milk production was devastated by the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FM...

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Food for thought at the FI Asia-China exhibition

Food for thought at the FI Asia-China exhibition

The Food Ingredients China (FIC) exhibition in March saw a strong dairy industry turnout, ...

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Brazil: Importing and exporting dairy products

Brazil: Importing and exporting dairy products

What are the impact of preferential trade agreements on dairy supply in and out of Brazil?

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Market opportunities in the South Pacific

Market opportunities in the South Pacific

Orrani Consulting has recently been awarded a project to evaluate market opportunities for...

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Researching the elderly nutrition sector

Researching the elderly nutrition sector

With recent research broadening our knowledge, does elderly nutrition offer added value op...

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A tale of two dairy industry conferences

A tale of two dairy industry conferences

​An interesting set of contrasting dairy industry conferences took place recently – Am...

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A climate of change in the MENA region

A climate of change in the MENA region

I’ve spent much of the last month travelling in the MENA region, in Egypt (recovering fr...

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Russian upswing marks busy period

Russian upswing marks busy period

One to highlight is the marked upswing in projects in Russia this year, where growth prosp...

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Security and safety issues in international markets

Security and safety issues in international markets

​I’ve recently had a discussion with one of our Mexican consultants about the security...

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An insight into the Korean food industry

An insight into the Korean food industry

How do you gain an insight into the Korean food market environment, current product priori...

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Distributing to the retail markets of Lagos

Distributing to the retail markets of Lagos

In spite of having a population of more than 10m, Lagos still looks largely to the informa...

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