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2020

June                                

  • First Emmi Sustainability Day

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    Emmi used the United Nations' World Environment Day as a platform for the first-ever Emmi Sustainability Day. Emmi employees worldwide committed to driving forward positive changes for the environment and more sustainable development.

    Each location had a different focus in its actions for a better world. For example, three bee colonies now live on the company premises in Kirchberg and Gläserne Molkerei has planted apple trees in its courtyard garden. The staff at the headquarters in Lucerne assessed their individual environmental footprint with the help of WWF Switzerland. They concluded that they performed better than the average Swiss citizen, but that they still had a lot of work to do.

    Video: Emmi Sustainability Day 2020

May                        

  • Protein boom continues

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    More and more people are eating a body-conscious diet and want to support their active, athletic lifestyle with protein-rich foods. But they want these foods to taste great as well. This trend is an opportunity for Emmi products, for they never sacrifice quality and enjoyment for functionality.

    Emmi has therefore expanded its range with innovations on no less than three fronts: a new drink containing high-quality whey proteins, a high-protein version of Emmi Caffè Latte, and a protein drink developed in collaboration with the Swiss sports nutrition specialist Sponser Sport Food. Two needs are central to all products: physical health and great taste.

    Media release

April                                                                                                                                    

  • Desserts with barista flair

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    Coffee and Italy go together like beans in a pod. Italians shape the global coffee culture. At the same time, they have preserved their very particular coffee habits. While most coffee lovers generally prefer either espressos or lattes, in Italy it is the time of day that dictates this choice.

    On the other hand, Italians are open-minded when it comes to replacing a hot espresso with a coffee dessert after a meal. This inspired Emmi Dessert Italia to launch a range that does exactly this. In a glass espresso cup – for the perfect espresso moment!

    emmidessert.it

  • General Meeting on a small scale

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    The Emmi General Meeting 2020 was planning to host 1,800 guests. As a result of the ban on events due to coronavirus, however, the huge event took on a much smaller scale.

    The attendees included the chairman of the Board of Directors, the independent proxy, a representative of the auditors and the secretary of the Board of Directors.

    The shareholders were of course still able to vote: in advance – in writing or online. In this way, all the proposals were approved by a large majority.

    Media release

  • Environmentally friendly cup wins Emmi Sustainability Award

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    Emmi’s Swiss facilities alone use around 600 million yogurt cups each year. Most of these cups are made of polystyrene.

    As recycling systems for this type of cup are often deficient, Emmi is committed to finding more environmentally friendly solutions. With the “Seda Paper Cup”, an internal project team has developed a promising alternative that produces around 60 % less CO2-emissions, with comparable product protection.

    The cup's initial use for exports of the beleaf brand, which was coordinated by the Development, Production and Marketing teams, was awarded the Emmi Sustainability Award.

    emmi.com/sustainability

March                                                   

  • YoghurtPur named “product of the year” in Germany

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    Gläserne Molkerei in Germany followed in the footsteps of its parent company in Switzerland in 2018, launching its own additive-free Bio-JoghurtPur.

    In the year following its launch, sales of JoghurtPur rose rapidly in line with its popularity. Reason enough for Gläserne Molkerei to expand its range with a version enriched with organic cream in three new flavours.

    The icing on the cake of this success story came when readers of the German trade journal Milchmarketing named it “product of the year”.

    Media release 
    glaeserne-molkerei.de

  • Beleaf – vegan expansion of Emmi’s brand range

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    More and more consumers in Switzerland are occasionally eating vegetarian or vegan food. In response to this trend, Emmi is launching its own vegan line under the beleaf brand.

    The almond- and oat-based yogurt alternatives, drinks and shakes offer even more variety for all those who value a balanced diet. Another highlight for fans of a vegan diet is the Emmi Caffè Drink Almond Macchiato.

    Vegan food is nothing new for Emmi. In Switzerland, the company has been producing a variety of almond-, cashew- and lupin-based plant products for its trading partners since the 1990s. With its plant-based brand products, Emmi is entering a segment of its domestic market that was heavily influenced by imported products in the past.

    beleaf.eu
    emmicaffelatte.ch
    Medienmitteilung

February                                                                                              

  • An Appenzeller® from the cave

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    "Only the best make it to Kaltbach” – this guiding theme is the basis for deciding which cheeses are refined in the famous sandstone cave. Only the highest quality cheeses are suitable for long cave ageing and the extraordinary results justify the great effort.

    With Appenzeller®, the third of the very “great” Swiss cheese varieties has now also joined the exclusive range of cave-aged Kaltbach specialities

    emmi-kaltbach.com

  • Emmi honoured as an integrative employer

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    Every year, the Lucerne Compensation Office, IV Lucerne and wira Lucerne present the WAS IV Awards to companies that strive to integrate people with disabilities.

    Emmi has been consistently implementing internal integration projects for years and has now received the IV Award for its efforts. Emmi will double the prize money and use it for further projects to benefit people with disabilities.

    Media release
    Video: IV Award Emmi Schweiz AG

  • Tackling the coronavirus crisis as part of a global network

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    On 10 February – two weeks before the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Switzerland – Emmi began raising awareness among its employees and introducing additional hygiene and protective measures. All efforts were focused on protecting employees and maintaining production.

    The strong networking of the central crisis team and subsidiaries made it possible to share knowledge. Experience from Italy, the European country that was hit first and particularly hard by the coronavirus crisis, proved especially valuable. As a result, the Emmi companies in the USA and South America were well prepared when the virus began to spread to them a few weeks later.

    emmi.com

  • Positive assessment of Emmi's CO2-commitment

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    As part of its sustainability strategy, Emmi has set the goal of reducing its global CO2-emissions by 25 % by the end of 2020. The emphasis is on implementing measures in Emmi's own production sites to reduce direct emissions from the use of fossil fuels (scope 1) and associated indirect emissions from the production of electricity and heat (scope 2).

    Emmi provides transparent and detailed information on emissions, measures and progress, for example through participation in the “Carbon Disclosure Project”.

    This organisation awarded Emmi's emissions data a B- rating. This puts Emmi ahead of the pack compared with the average grade of C within the food industry and within Europe (all companies based in Europe).

    emmi.com/sustainability

January

  • The best Le Gruyère AOP comes from a cave

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    Le Gruyère AOP is the most popular Swiss cheese – both at home and abroad. The magazine “al dente” asked six cheese specialists to taste a selection of cheeses matured for eight to 12 months.

    KALTBACH Le Gruyère AOP emerged as the favourite thanks to its rich spectrum of aromas, intense flavour and salt crystals, which are appreciated by connoisseurs and denote its long maturation period.

    Story: Gruyère – top after 12 months

2019

december                                   

  • The largest raclette cheese dairy in Switzerland celebrates a milestone

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    Emmi has operated the cheese dairy in Landquart and the associated Grisons mountain cheese warehouse since 2003. Over the last 15 years, the operation has not only developed into the largest raclette cheese dairy in Switzerland, but also produces “Switzerland Swiss”, which is popular in the US. Around 350,000 wheels of raclette cheese, 80,000 wheels of mountain cheese and 10,000 wheels of Swiss-type cheese are matured in the warehouse. In 2019, thanks to rising demand, the volume of milk processed in Landquart exceeded 100 million kilogrammes for the first time. This milk is sourced from around 650 dairy farmers in the surrounding area (Grisons, St. Gallen, Glarus and Schwyz).

    Media release

  • Favourite farmer chosen

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    Consumers should be able to see who is behind Emmi’s milk products. These are numerous farming families from all over Switzerland. And with around 6,000 milk suppliers, almost all consumers in Switzerland have an Emmi farmer in their immediate vicinity. To strengthen the bond between Emmi and these farming families, over 250 milk producers already showcase their farms on the Emmi website. In 2019, Emmi launched the online competition “Take the cow out to pasture”. Christian Hitz received the most virtual cows. On his real pasture farm in Untersiggenthal, Aargau, he keeps around 80 Holstein cows. The animals are housed in accordance with the additional requirements of the two state-controlled animal welfare labels RAUS and BTS (stables).

    emmi.com/sustainability

November                                       

  • Emmi cheese meets with success at the World Cheese Awards

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    Emmi is the largest cheese retailer in Switzerland and markets its cheeses around the world. One way of making foreign retailers and consumers aware of its cheeses is to take part in competitions – for example, the annual World Cheese Awards. At the world’s largest cheese industry competition in 2019, cheese specialties from the Emmi range won a total of 26 awards.

    Media release

  • Surlat puts a new warehouse into operation

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    Surlat, Emmi’s Chilean subsidiary, produces a wide range of dairy and fresh products at its facilities in Pitrufquen. After about one year of planning and construction, a new warehouse was put into operation at the site. It houses capacity for 4,000 pallets. This investment will enable growing demand to be met even more efficiently.

    surlat.cl

October                                

  • Discovering talents

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    Training as a dairy technologist is challenging. It requires interest in biological and chemical processes, quality awareness, conscientiousness and technological flair. And last but not least, a dairy technologist needs to be able to tackle everyday production work. Talented new recruits are therefore in great demand in the industry. Such talents were on display at the first “SwissSkills” professional championships for dairy technologists. Emmi supported this event as the main sponsor.

    milchtechnologe.ch

  • Protein still rocks

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    Milk products with a high protein content continue to enjoy great popularity. Emmi therefore launched additional high-protein products on the Swiss market in the autumn of 2019, including a cheese for the first time. In Austria, Emmi’s protein products – drinks and yogurts – are available under the new “ProTime” brand.

    at.emmi.com

September             

  • Better animal welfare and environmental protection

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    In 2016, Emmi set itself the goal of introducing a sustainability standard for its Swiss cow’s milk suppliers by 2020. This vision motivated the industry and resulted in the nationwide “swissmilk green” sustainability standard, which Emmi welcomes and supports as an important first step. By 2022, all Swiss dairy farmers are expected to make additional sustainability efforts that benefit animals and the environment in particular. In return, they will receive a supplement of 3 centimes per kilogramme of milk (in the “A segment”). A good three-quarters of Emmi’s milk suppliers currently meet the new sustainability requirements.

    swissmilk.ch

  • Plenty of space for innovations

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    The Brazilian dairy Laticínios Porto Alegre in Antonio Carlos built its new production facilities in the record time of just 13 months. Yogurt and fresh cheese will mainly be produced there in future, including Moments – a Brazilian version of Emmi Moments, the gourmet yogurt popular in Switzerland. The factory was opened on 26 September 2019. In the launch phase, around 100 people will work in Antonio Carlos.

    laticiniosportoalegre.com.br

August                                                                               

  • Emmi is becoming a member of the H2 Mobility Switzerland Association

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    To supply customers with fresh goods on a daily basis, Emmi lorries cover a great number of kilometres every year. Emmi is committed to making this transport as environmentally friendly as possible. The electromobility advertised for passenger cars is not a practicable solution for freight vehicles in the foreseeable future. However, hydrogen could offer a potential alternative to conventional fuels. It combines environmental benefits with a high degree of practicality – especially thanks to the simple refuelling process and long range. Emmi is therefore becoming a member of the H2 Mobility Switzerland Association in the aim of promoting developments in this area.

    h2mobilitaet.ch

  • Female empowerment in the driver's cab

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    Four young women have been training as road transport specialists in Ostermundigen since August 2019. This is remarkable: not only is there a general lack of new recruits, but the occupation has long been a male bastion. Together with three other apprentices in Emmen, these women are part of Emmi’s 95-strong team of drivers in Switzerland.

    emmi.com/apprenticeships

  • Emmi strengthens its Latin American business

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    Strengthening its international presence is a key pillar of Emmi’s strategy. Some of the desired growth is to be achieved in growth markets in Latin America. Emmi is present in the Chilean market in the form of local company Surlat. In August 2019, Surlat agreed to merge with its competitor Quillayes. The two companies complement each other perfectly. While Surlat has a strong position in the fresh products sector, where it has also made a name for itself with lactose-free products, Quillayes offers a very extensive portfolio of cheeses. Cumulatively, the two companies posted sales of around 120,000 million Chilean pesos (approx. CHF 170 million) in 2018.

    Media release

July                                             

  • Emmi is the main sponsor of the skiing star Wendy Holdener

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    Emmi has been a sponsor of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup since the 2009/10 season. Emmi Caffè Latte has been visible in the start or finish areas, on hoardings or on start numbers at up to 40 races a year across Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Norway. Following a successful third-party sponsorship arrangement, Emmi Caffè Latte is the new main sponsor of three-time world champion and Olympic gold medallist Wendy Holdener, from Oberiberg in Switzerland, starting in the 2019/20 season.

    wendyholdener.ch

  • Acquisition strengthens dessert network in Italy

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    Italian specialty desserts represent an important strategic pillar for Emmi. With the acquisition of Pasticceria Quadrifoglio in Modena, Emmi is expanding and strengthening its network consisting of A-27, Rachelli and Italian Fresh Foods. The family business sells its patisserie desserts and ice cream through the food retail trade and the food service channel in Italy. It has around 90 employees and posted net sales of some EUR 19 million in 2018.

    pasticceriaquadrifoglio.com

June                      

  • Emmi strengthens its presence in Latin America

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    Emmi is increasing its stake in Laticínios Porto Alegre Indústria e Comércio S.A. from 40% to 70%. The dairy is active in the segments natural cheese, mozzarella and fresh cheese (“Requeijão”), UHT milk, cream, butter and whey powder. Since Emmi acquired a stake in the company in July 2017, it has performed well and is now among the top three dairies in its region. With this transaction, Emmi is strengthening its presence in Latin America and building further bridges beyond its existing presence in Chile and Mexico.

    laticiniosportoalegre.com.br 

May                                                                          

  • Toni’s from Central Switzerland

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    Under the Toni’s brand, mozzarella and fresh cheese spread is now available at Coop in three varieties. What sets Toni’s apart from the competition? It’s a real Swiss brand. Despite a milk surplus, most of the fresh cheese spreads consumed in Switzerland come from abroad. In addition to offering “swissness”, Toni’s aims to win over consumers with a creamy consistency, a delicious taste and good value for money.

    tonis.ch 
    Media release

  • Acquisition of Leeb Biomilch GmbH

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    With a 66% stake in the Austrian organic goat’s milk and sheep’s milk processor Leeb Biomilch GmbH (“Leeb”), Emmi is strengthening its position in the market for goat’s milk products. With this acquisition, Emmi is also expanding its range to include organic vegan products. Leeb currently has around 50 employees and generates sales of over EUR 15 million. The two previous owners Hubert Leeb and Jörg Hackenbuchner will continue to hold shares in the company and will remain active in their current roles as managing directors.

    leeb-milch.at 
    Media release

  • Pierrot is back!

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    Almost everyone who spent their childhood in Switzerland between 1970 and 2000 remembers the colourful little man from the ice cream advertisement. Between 1974 and 1999, Tom, Magic, Pierino and co. were produced in Ostermundigen. And after an almost 20-year hiatus, the cult brand has been breathed back into life there.
    The mascot Pierrot is designed to evoke childhood memories and feelings of nostalgia. So that the children of yesteryear buy Pierrot for themselves and share the love with the children of today.

    pierrot-glace.ch

April                                   

  • Many new developments to mark the 15th anniversary of Emmi Caffè Latte

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    Fifteen years on the market and not tired at all! In 2019, fans of cold coffee drinks were in for a treat. In the spring of 2019, two new products were launched on the market: Emmi Caffè Latte Colombia Edition and Emmi Caffè Latte Cold Brew. The special thing about the last one: the coffee is “brewed” with cold water for twelve hours. The effect, thanks to this process, is that the coffee is less acidic. At the same time, coffee prepared in this way needs less sugar.

    emmi-caffelatte.com/uk 
    Media release

  • Emmi enjoys a good reputation

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    According to a study by consumer research institute GfK, Emmi enjoys an excellent reputation among the Swiss population. Emmi was voted the ninth most popular company alongside firms such as Migros, Rivella and Geberit. For this ranking, around 3,500 people were surveyed and companies from a wide range of industries were included – including pharmaceutical firms and banks.

    gfk.com

March   

  • Fat is back!

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    More and more consumers are becoming aware of what they eat. But this awareness can take very different forms. Some people pay meticulous attention to the number of calories consumed, while others consider a balanced diet to consist of the widest possible range of foods. Pleasure also has its place in such a diet. And this is where Emmi Moments comes in, the new yogurt in the flavours chocolate, caramel, strawberry and lemon cheesecake.

    emmi-moments.ch
    Media release

FEbruary

  • Sale of Emmi Frisch-Service AG to Transgourmet

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    After extensive analyses, Emmi decided to sell the Swiss trading company Emmi Frisch-Service AG (“EFSA”). In particular, new customer requirements led to increasing competition and cost pressure, as a result of which EFSA fell below the critical business mass. The buyer is the Transgourmet Group.

    Media release

January

  • Acquisition of a blue cheese production site in the US

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    By purchasing a blue cheese production site from the Great Lakes Cheese Company, Emmi is gaining capacity and know-how for the production of blue cheese in the US and at the same time extending its value chain.

    greatlakescheese.com
    Media release

2018

December

  • Favourite farmers chosen

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    Emmi and dairy farmers belong together. This is demonstrated by the “Farmers as ambassadors” campaign. Some 60 Emmi milk suppliers are presented to the public, with everyone able to support their favourite by voting for them online. Brothers Aaron and Jonas Ruprecht, who run a dairy and arable farm with 95 Holstein cows, receive the most votes.

    bauernbotschafter.emmi.com

november

  • Subsidiaries move closer to their parent

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    After a project to introduce SAP as the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for all Emmi’s Swiss sites, the systems at the foreign subsidiaries are to be integrated more closely with those of their parent company over the next few years. This will be made possible by a standardised, lean ERP system. The first go live at Emmi UK in London is a success.

october              

  • Scoring points with naturalness

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    The easy-to-prepare Gerber fondue has been extremely popular since the 1960s. The recipe of this classic dish has now been adapted in line with the trend towards making products as natural as possible. It no longer contains emulsifiers, which were previously used to enhance the stability and shelf life of the product.

    gerbercheese.ch

  • Joining forces in Italy

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    Over the past eight years, Emmi has acquired no less than three dessert manufacturers in the greater Milan area. They are now united under one roof: Emmi Dessert Italia. This is the first time that Emmi has carried out such a comprehensive merger of different companies outside Switzerland. The bundling of know-how and innovative strength will support the continued successful development of the dessert business.

    emmidessert.it

september

  • From the mountains to Kaltbach

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    The people of Graubünden are rightly proud of their mountain cheese. There are many different varieties, mostly from small producers. One of the cheeses has made it to Kaltbach. Thirty farmers from across the region supply their milk to Lataria Engiadinaisa in Bever – one of the highest dairies in Europe. There, the milk is made into mountain cheese according to a tried-and-tested recipe and stored for 70 days before being sent to the Kaltbach cave for refinement.

    emmi-kaltbach.com 
    Media release

august 

  • Original Swiss milk

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    The milk in Emmi products comes from 6,000 farmers all over Switzerland – from Vaud to Grisons, from Schaffhausen to Uri. Each of these regions has its own characteristics, not least when it comes to language. The wide range of dialects are part of Swiss culture, and for many people form part of their personal identity. With milk packaging in twelve different dialects, Emmi brings this popular topic to the breakfast table in autumn 2018.

    Media release in German

july    

  • Mittelland Molkerei on the path to carbon neutrality

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    Emmi aims to reduce its global CO2 emissions by 25 % by 2020. With the connection of the Mittelland Molkerei in Suhr to the local district heating network, it takes a major step towards achieving this target. The annual COemissions will thus be reduced by 80 % or 5,000 tonnes from 2020.

    emmi.com/sustainability 

 June                                   

  • We plant a forest

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    The tree symbolises Emmi’s sustainability efforts. As part of the Company Challenge sustainability competition, three apprentices develop a project dedicated to the tree. They motivate around 450 employees at the Ostermundigen site to plant a tree. Over 300 larches, Douglas firs and oaks are planted in the storm-damaged Bremgarten forest in Berne.

    emmi.com/sustainability

  • Interest in the global goat’s milk market confirmed

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    Emmi has held a stake in Dutch goat’s and sheep’s milk product trader AVH dairy trade B.V. since 1 January 2013. The company plays an important role in Emmi’s international goat’s milk network. The stake is now being increased from 75 % to 90 %.

    avhdairy.com
    Media release

MaY      

  • Changing the good for the better

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    What began as a simple tidying-up operation has greatly influenced Emmi’s working culture and economic success over the past decade: the Emmi Operational Excellence (EOE) optimisation programme. The importance of this programme is recognised with an anniversary celebration in Kirchberg.

April

  • A breath of fresh air on Emmi’s Board of Directors

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    Christina Johansson and Alexandra Post Quillet, two proven managers with international experience, succeed Stephan Baer and Josef Schmidli, who do not stand for re-election to the Board.

    Media release

March

  • Protein-rich dairy perform well

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    Dairy products containing high-quality proteins are still very popular, leading Emmi to further expand its activities in this area. The new addition in the spring is lactose-free skimmed milk within the “good day” range. It contains 7 % protein, twice as much as ordinary milk.

    emmi-good-day.com

February

    January       

    • End of collaboration with “siggi’s”

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      The shareholders of The Icelandic Milk & Skyr Corporation (“siggi’s”) decided to sell the company to French milk processor Lactalis. As a result, Emmi and siggi’s end their collaboration after six successful years.

      Media release

    • Commitment to Tunisia strengthened

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      Kaiku, which is part of the Emmi Group, has held a stake in the second-largest Tunisian milk processor, Centrale Laitière de Mahdia SA (“Vitalait”), since 2012. Emmi and the other Kaiku shareholders decide to increase their stake in Vitalait from 45.4 % to 54.7 %, and then to 64.0 % in 2021.

      facebook.com/vitalait.tn
      Media release

    2017

    December

    • There’s rarely any routine or boredom – even after 47 years.

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      Around 20 % of employees have been with Emmi for more than 20 years. Christian Zaugg has been with the company the longest. He represents a whole host of employees who have supported Emmi for decades, and the cheese dispatcher in Kirchberg will continue to contribute his expertise and experience to the company in 2018.

    November            

    • Emmi cheeses are again successful at this year’s World Cheese Awards.

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      More than 3,000 cheeses from 31 countries go head to head at this year’s World Cheese Awards in London. Emmi puts selected Swiss cheeses before the jury, along with several cheese specialities from the United States and the Netherlands, and picks up a total of 16 awards. The cave-aged KALTBACH cheeses were successful once again, winning two gold medals and a silver.

      gff.co.uk
      Media release

    • CDP experts give Emmi’s environmental commitment third-highest rating.

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      Emmi has committed to reducing its global CO2 emissions by 25 % by 2020. The climate experts of global not-for-profit organisation CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) give Emmi’s environmental commitment the third-highest rating of B, with Emmi’s handling and measuring of emissions rated as above-average. The risk management approach to climate change was also rated as good.

      emmi.com/sustainability

    October                  

    • Emmi takes a majority stake in Mexican trading company Mexideli.

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      Emmi takes a majority stake in Mexican trading company Mexideli.

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      Emmi increases its stake in Mexideli from 50 % to 51 %. It now holds a majority stake in Mexico’s leading importer of premium food products. The company is very well established after nearly 30 years of successful operation in this market. Mexideli helps Emmi strengthen its position in an attractive, growing market and increases the potential for exporting Emmi Group products – currently Swiss cheese and Italian desserts – to Mexico.

      Media release

    • The Kaltbach cave also wows Federal Councillors.

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      Federal Councillor Alain Berset, Cantonal Councillor for Lucerne Guido Graf and the Social Security and Health Committee of the Council of States take a tour of the Kaltbach cave at the invitation of the outgoing Chairman of the Committee and Chairman of the Emmi Board of Directors, Konrad Graber. Anyone can make an appointment to visit the unique cave and discover the secret of the premium cheese with the black rind.

      emmi-kaltbach.com

    September                

    • The latest Gerber fondue is fresh but ready-made.

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      Gerber ready-made fondues are well-established in Swiss food culture. First launched back in the 1960s, they are now the most popular fondue in Switzerland. This is no surprise, since they are practical and perfect every time. However, demand for fresh fondue mixes is constantly increasing. Emmi aims to impress fondue fans with the new Gerber Mélange Maison fresh fondue. High-quality speciality cheeses and Swiss apricot brandy – which is used instead of Kirsch – give the fondue a unique taste.

      gerbercheese.com 
      Media release

    • The Luxembourg investment company ÖKOVISION LUX S.A. honours Emmi with the ÖKOVISION Sustainability Leadership Award.

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      Founded in 1995, investment company ÖKOVISION LUX S.A. invests solely on sustainable principles. Investment decisions are based on the ÖKOVISION investment universe, made up of companies selected by an independent investment committee. It currently comprises 350 companies. Emmi recently became one of them and has now also been awarded the ÖKOVISION Sustainability Leadership Award.

      oekovision25.de 
      Media release

    August                       

    • Half the sugar but still all the flavour is not just wishful thinking, but reality.

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      In its Milan Declaration to the Federal Council, Emmi committed to reducing the sugar content of its yogurts. In keeping with the two-year anniversary theme, Emmi launched two new yogurts with 50 % less added refined sugar: YoQua strawberry and YoQua forest fruits. Other reduced-sugar varieties will follow.

      emmi-yoqua.com
      Media release

    • Ooola Secrets: The new desserts taste as great as they look.

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      The current trend is for healthy eating and sensible indulgence – alongside practical, time-saving convenience products. Ready-to-eat desserts are therefore extremely popular. Emmi believes this segment has considerable potential for high-quality, innovative products and is therefore launching a new range of desserts: Ooola Secrets. To this end, a completely new production line has been installed in Emmen, near Lucerne.

      Media release

    July      

    • myclimate Company Challenge: Apprentices demonstrate how climate protection works

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      Emmi combines employee development and sustainability Emmi launches the Emmi Company Challenge in partnership with the myclimate foundation. The company-wide project competition is open to all apprentices. The goal is to devise projects to save energy, promote energy efficiency, foster staff awareness or help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in some other way.

      energie-klimawerkstatt.ch

    June       

    • In Thomas Morf, Emmi gains valuable expertise in the global dairy industry.

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      In Thomas Morf, Emmi gains international experience and proven dairy industry expertise. The 42-year-old Swiss national has headed Emmi’s worldwide marketing since June 2017. He previously worked as a consumer goods specialist in Belgium, France, Germany and most recently at Danone in South Africa.

      Media release

    MAY             

    • The practical pouch makes popular JogurtPur a convenient snack for on the go.

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      Daily routines that don’t allow for set mealtimes are becoming commonplace. As is eating on the go – while driving, on the train or when walking. Consumers are therefore increasingly turning towards convenience products that are not only practical and save time, but that are also of great quality and made with natural ingredients.

      emmi-pur.ch 
      Media release

    April                   

    • Emmi acquires its dream candidate in Brazil.

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      Laticínios Porto Alegre is set to become Emmi’s second strong base in South America after Surlat in Chile. Its size, profitability and market position are a great fit for Emmi and its strategy: the company is one of the five largest dairies in its key market of Minas Gerais, which is comparable in size to the French market. It is well positioned in the cheese, fresh cheese, UHT milk, butter and whey powder product categories. The stake in Porto Alegre gives Emmi a presence in a market with an attractive long-term outlook.

      laticiniosportoalegre.com.br
      Media release

    • Greater focus placed on the international supply chain.

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      Kai Könecke joins Emmi Group Management as Chief Supply Chain Officer in April 2017. His post is newly created in order to optimise production and logistics processes in Swiss and international production facilities. The 50-year-old German national is a proven expert in supply chain management, with experience gained in a number of countries.

    march       

    • The introduction of SAP is successfully completed.

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      The migration of sales processes to SAP in January 2017 marks the final step in the OneERP journey. After around four years of hard work, Emmi officially brings the project to a close at the end of March 2017. SAP is rolled out as planned to all major Swiss production facilities and selected departments. More than 1,500 Emmi employees now use the new OneERP tools in their work.

    february                  

    • Emmi gets involved in the World Ski Championships and is delighted by the fantastic days in St. Moritz.

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      Emmi’s choice of Wendy Holdener and Tina Weirather as brand ambassadors proves a successful one: Tina Weirather wins silver in the Super G, while Wendy Holdener takes gold in the Alpine combined and silver in the slalom – both sporting an Emmi Caffè Latte start number. The images were broadcast around the world, elating ski fans young and old.

    • The Operational Excellence optimisation programme launches in California.

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      Cypress Grove, the Arcata-based subsidiary, is the first Californian Emmi company to launch the proven Operational Excellence programme. The company doesn’t just want to distinguish itself as a manufacturer of top quality goat’s cheese – it also aims to come top in making processes even more efficient, reducing waste and saving costs.

    january                       

    • Leading position in Italian desserts strengthened further.

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      Emmi has grown to become the leading supplier of Italian dessert specialities in recent years with A-27 and Rachelli. Northern Italian company Italian Fresh Foods (IFF) is yet another building block in Emmi’s pursuit of this niche strategy. IFF generates the majority of its sales abroad, as do Emmi’s other Italian dessert producers. Gaining access to Emmi’s international distribution network will therefore be the main source of growth opportunities for IFF.

      italianfreshfoods.it
      Media release

    • Meyenberg – another Californian gem joins the Emmi family.

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      Jackson-Mitchell, Inc., a family company with Swiss roots and 80 years of history, becomes the leading producer of evaporated and powdered goat’s milk with its Meyenberg brand.

      meyenberg.com
      Media release

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