May 25, 2015

Japan to import more butter to ward off another Christmas shortage

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry plans to import more butter this year to stabilize supplies ahead of Christmas, when demand for the dairy product peaks. Separately, the Japan Dairy Association, or J-milk, said Monday the country is expected to face a butter shortage ...

'Butter refugees' cry over spilled milk

Nov 10, 2014

'Butter refugees' cry over spilled milk

Shoppers are up in arms over a serious butter shortage that has forced the government to resort to emergency imports and some grocers to limit sales to one package per customer. Some store shelves are bare and retailers are trumpeting the arrival of new ...

Unilever slips into buttery embrace

Jan 18, 2014

Unilever slips into buttery embrace

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Paul Polman, CEO of margarine maker Unilever, has criticized butter in the past, saying the dairy fat “kills.” With sales of the company’s spreads sagging, he is now embracing it. In what Unilever Foods President Antoine de Saint-Affrique calls a “fundamental turnaround” of a ...