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First Milk Signs Export Deal With Eilers and Wheeler

First Milk Signs Export Deal With Eilers and Wheeler
February 23
14:44 2011

First Milk, the largest dairy farmer-owned business in the UK, has set up a strategic alliance with Eilers and Wheeler, one of Europe’s most established suppliers of dairy products. Under the new arrangement, Eilers and Wheeler will be First Milk’s preferred partner for export sales of cheese and packet butter.

“Currently world markets are providing strong margins for UK dairy products and with most commentators predicting that global demand will continue, we recognised that we needed an experienced partner to drive our export sales,” explains Kate Allum, chief executive of First Milk. “Eilers and Wheeler has been particularly interested in the export potential of our products and brands, including the Lake District cheese company. We have agreed to move a growing percentage of our cheese make through this route and will evaluate progress on an ongoing basis.”

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