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Latin Dairy Co-op Readies Plant Foray -- Just Don’t Call It Milk

  • Conaprole chairman sees milk alternatives complementing dairy
  • Uruguayan group is also going downstream as commodities hedge
Gabriel Fernandez
Gabriel FernandezPhotographer: Tali Kimelman/Bloomberg

Uruguayan cooperative Conaprole is preparing to sell its first plant-based milk alternatives under new chairman Gabriel Fernandez, in a nod to changing consumer tastes that are upending the dairy industry in other countries.

“We are evaluating how to do it, when to do it and the characteristics of the products we could launch -- some products are under development,” Fernandez said in an interview from his Montevideo office. “It’s a market trend that one has to go along with.”