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Arla Foods promotes whey protein ingredients

Arla Foods Ingredients is to launch a new drive to raise awareness of the ways in which whey protein ingredients can enable dairy companies to maximise output, increase profits and significantly cut waste.
The campaign, called Maximum Yield, will highlight how adding whey protein to an existing production process with only small or no processing adjustments […]

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Arla discloses its Strategy 2020

    Arla discloses its Strategy 2020

Arla has more raw milk in its care than ever before and more expected over the next five years. This provides the business with opportunities for global growth to create value for its 12,700 farmer owners.
Unveiling its new Strategy 2020, Arla is setting out to grow its business in eight global dairy categories and six […]

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Snacks and the City: New Health to-Go concept offers hungry urbanites a convenient fix

    Snacks and the City: New Health to-Go concept  offers hungry urbanites a convenient fix

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched Health to-Go, an innovative protein-rich ingredient solution that can be used to create convenient snack products that will appeal to the growing number of people living in urban areas.
By 2050, it is forecast that 66% of people globally will live in cities, compared with 54% now[1]. This is likely to […]

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Steady First Half Performance by Arla Foods

    Steady First Half Performance by Arla Foods

Arla Foods has increased revenue by 12% to DKr29.9 billion (Eur4.0 billion) in the first half, resulting from a combination of organic growth within core and growth markets and the realisation of merger and acquisition benefits, including those in Sweden and Germany. Major agreements have paved the way for significant opportunities for Arla in Germany, […]

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Arla’s Proposed German and UK Dairy Mergers Approved

    Arla’s Proposed German and UK Dairy Mergers Approved

Arla Foods’ board of representatives has approved the dairy group’s proposed mergers with the German Milch-Union Hocheifel and British Milk Link. The board of representatives voted in favour of the two mergers by a large majority as did the members of the MUH and Milk Link co-operatives.
Peder Tuborgh, chief executive of Arla Foods, comments: “This […]

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Arla Foods Secures Major Chinese Infant Nutrition Deal

    Arla Foods Secures Major Chinese Infant Nutrition Deal

Biostime International Holdings, a premium provider of high-end pediatric nutritional and baby care products in China, has signed a 10-year financing and supply agreement with Arla Foods. The agreement is aimed at securing Biostime sufficient production capacity at Arinco, Arla’s largest infant formula production facility based in Denmark equipped with full formula spray-dry technology and […]

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Arla Foods to Merge With Milk Link and MUH

    Arla Foods to Merge With Milk Link and MUH

Arla Foods is planning two mergers in the British and German marketswhich will immediately increase its revenue by DKr9 billion (Eur1.2 billion) per year and strengthen its position as one of Europe’s leading dairy groups.
Arla Foods is seeking to complete two major mergers – with Germany’s eighth largest dairy, the co-operative Milch-Union Hocheifel (MUH), which has […]

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Arla Foods Restructures to Cut Costs

    Arla Foods Restructures to Cut Costs

Arla Foods has announced measures, including the shedding of 250 jobs, aimed at reducing its annual costs by DKr500 million (Eur67 million) in order to remain internationally competitive. The international dairy group is being organised in a more efficient way to ensure a competitive milk price to co-operative owners and to prepare the organisation for […]

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Arla Foods Increases Revenue and Earnings

    Arla Foods Increases Revenue and Earnings

Despite continuing weak consumer confidence in Europe, where 80% of its business is based, Arla Foods achieved double digit growth in both revenue and earnings in 2011. Revenue rose by 12% to almost DKr55 billion (Eur7.4 billion) and Arla Foods increased the earnings for its 8,200 co-operative owners in Denmark, Sweden and Germanyby 11%, paying […]

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Arla Foods Moves into Cheese Production in Russia

    Arla Foods Moves into Cheese Production in Russia

Arla Foods has taken another significant strategic step into Russia by agreeing a joint venture for the production of yellow cheese with Molvest Group, the country’s third largest dairy company. The agreement is in keeping with Arla Foods’ ambitions to become one of Russia’s leading dairy companies within yellow cheese.
Following several years of growing exports […]

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Arla Foods to Expand in Scotland

    Arla Foods to Expand in Scotland

Arla Foods is expanding its business in Scotland, and plans to create a new depot in Bellshill, Glasgow, to handle additional milk and product volumes. Arla is aiming to increase production capacity by almost 40% at its Lockerbie dairy in Scotland, which will enable the company to meet growing demand from customers. The new depot […]

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Arla Foods Joins Global Dairy Trade Auction

    Arla Foods Joins Global Dairy Trade Auction

Arla Foods, the Danish, Swedish and German dairy co-operative, will begin offering dairy products on GlobalDairyTrade from April 3rd 2012. With Arla Foods’ participation as a seller on GlobalDairyTrade, access to bidders around the world has been expanded, and a tool to improve the challenges of price risk management in a volatile dairy sector becomes […]

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EU Approves Arla’s German Acquisition

    EU Approves Arla’s German Acquisition

The EU’s competition authorities have given the go-ahead for Arla Foods’ acquisition of Allgauland-Kasereien in Southern Germany. Allgauland-Kasereien will now become a member of the Arla Group after Allgauland’s milk producers gave the green light to the deal in September.
 
Allgauland-Kasereien has an annual turnover of Eur307.8 million and is supplied by 1,338 milk producers. It […]

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Arla to Sell Dairy in Poland

    Arla to Sell Dairy in Poland

Arla Foods is disposing of its factory at Goscino in Poland in order to centralise its current production of mozzarella cheese at its dairy plant in Rodkaersbro in Denmark. The move is intended to make mozzarella cheese production for Arla’s European markets more efficient.
 
Arla has now begun the process of negotiations with a potential buyer […]

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Green Light For Arla’s £150 Million UK Dairy Project

    Green Light For Arla’s £150 Million UK Dairy Project

Arla Foods’ plans to build the world’s largest zero carbon dairy at Aylesbury in England have been given the go ahead by the local authority. The Danish dairy co-operative has committed to 100% privately fund the £150 million project, creating a dairy which can process and package up to 1.3 billion litres of fresh milk […]

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Executive Changes at Arla Foods

    Executive Changes at Arla Foods

Arla Foods is making changes to its senior management team and to its business group structure in order to shorten the decision making process and to help advance its development strategy aimed at reaching an annual turnover of DKr75 billion by 2015.
 
Arla’s executive management group (EMG), consisting of nine people, will undergo some significant changes […]

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Arla Foods Increases First Half Revenue and Payments to Members

    Arla Foods Increases First Half Revenue and Payments to Members

Reflecting its merger with the German dairy Hansa-Milch earlier this year and price increases in the international dairy market, Arla Foods has reported a 12% rise in first half revenue to DKr26.7 billion (Eur3.6 billion). However, operating profit fell 38% to DKr608 million following a large increase in the milk price paid to Arla’s co-operative […]

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Arla Foods to Acquire Southern German Dairy

    Arla Foods to Acquire Southern German Dairy

Arla Foods is preparing to strengthen its position in Germany after making an offer to purchase southern German dairy company Allgauland-Kasereien, which is in financial difficulty. The next step in the process is that Allgauland-Käsereien will hold a general meeting at which its milk producers will make a decision regarding the purchase offer. If they […]

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Arla Foods to Use Bond Issue to Help Finance Growth Strategy

    Arla Foods to Use Bond Issue to Help Finance Growth Strategy

In order to broaden its access to finance for funding its growth strategy, Arla is giving professional investors the opportunity to invest in the company through a bond issue. The bonds will be issued in Swedish kroner and have a value of approximately SEK1.5 billion (Eur164m).
Based on a strategy of increasing the group’s turnover from […]

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Arla Foods and Milko Hold Merger Talks

    Arla Foods and Milko Hold Merger Talks

The boards of Milko and Arla Foods are discussing a proposed merger of the two Scandinavian dairy co-operatives. Following an unsatisfactory profit performance in 2011 and in order to avoid a future liquidity issue, Milko, one of Sweden’s largest dairy companies, approached Arla with a view to investigating the possibility of a merger.
“At Milko, our […]

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Arla Foods to Invest DKr615 Million in Cheese Production

    Arla Foods to Invest DKr615 Million in Cheese Production

Arla Foods is to rationalise its yellow cheese production to counter international competition and declining milk volumes in Sweden. The Scandinavian dairy group’s restructuring plan aims at consolidating part of the yellow cheese production at its plants at Nr Vium and Taulov in Denmark, which will be significantly upgraded. The investment will have implications for […]

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Chairman of Arla Foods to Retire

    Chairman of Arla Foods to Retire

Ove Moberg is retiring as chairman of Arla Foods on May 26th. with effect from the next ordinary meeting of the Board of Representatives on May 26. He has served for 19 years as a member of the board of directors and four years as chairman of the Scandinavian dairy co-operative.
Ove Moberg has headed up […]

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Arla Foods’ Acquisition of Hansa Approved

  Arla Foods’ Acquisition of Hansa Approved

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Hansa-Milch by Arla Food. After examining the operations of the two dairy co-operatives, the Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area (EEA) or any substantial part of it.
Arla owned by Swedish and Danish dairy farmers and is […]

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DMK and Arla Foods to Invest €44 Million in Whey Processing Partnership

  DMK and Arla Foods to Invest €44 Million in Whey Processing Partnership

DMK (which is being created by the merger of Nordmilch and Humana) and Arla Foods will establish a 50/50 joint venture to process whey for the global food manufacturing industry. The name of the new joint venture will be ArNoCo, and the two partners will invest a total of Eur44m in whey processing capacity. Eur35m […]

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Hansa-Milch and Arla Foods to Merge

  Hansa-Milch and Arla Foods to Merge

Dairy co-operatives Arla Foods of Scandinavia and Hansa-Milch Mecklenburg-Holstein of Germany are set to merge. A merger plan put forward by the boards of the two companies has now been approved by the members of the two co-operatives. The decision is being implemented with retrospective effect for the full 2011 financial year, and is enacted […]

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Arla Foods Achieves 2010 Profit Target

  Arla Foods Achieves 2010 Profit Target

2010 has been a year of expansion for Arla Foods following a period of restructuring and cost reduction in 2009. The Scandinavian dairy co-operative increased turnover by 6% to DKr49.03b (Eur6.6b) in 2010 and annual profit by 30.6% to DKr1.27b. In 2010 Arla’s board of directors decided that the company would aim for annual profits […]

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Arla Foods and Hansa-Milch Consider German Dairy Merger

  Arla Foods and Hansa-Milch Consider German Dairy Merger

Scandinavian dairy group Arla Foods and the Northern Germany-based Hansa-Milch are considering merging. Representatives of the two dairy co-operatives are already engaged in talks. A decision by the cooperative members as to whether the merger is to come about will be taken in February-March 2011.
Arla Foods is owned by 7,200 farmers in Denmark and Sweden. […]

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Lactalis Makes Offer For Yoplait

  Lactalis Makes Offer For Yoplait

French dairy group Lactalis is reported to have made an offer for Yoplait, the international dairy business, to create a big French dairy sector champion worldwide. Such a deal, which values Yoplait at about Eur1.3b, would also and retain the Yoplait brand under French ownership.
Operating through a franchise system and marketed in over 75 countries […]

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Arla Increases Payment to Farmers as Profit Target Maintained

  Arla Increases Payment to Farmers as Profit Target Maintained

With Arla Foods maintaining its profit projections for 2010 of DKr1.2b, the Scandinavian dairy co-operative has decided to increase the milk price to members for the fifth time this year.
“During 2010, the global market improved viewed against the crisis year of 2009. This means that prices for dairy products have adjusted accordingly and our earnings […]

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Arla Foods UK to Consolidate Butter Production at Westbury Dairies

  Arla Foods UK to Consolidate Butter Production at Westbury Dairies

Arla Foods UK, the British subsidiary of Scandinavian dairy co-operative Arla Foods, is to manufacture retail packet butter at Westbury Dairies, from August 2011. The move follows the announcement in September that Arla Foods UK was to become a shareholder with UK dairy co-operatives First Milk and Milk Link in Westbury Dairies.
All three parties have […]

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Nestle Eyes Yoplait

  Nestle Eyes Yoplait

Nestle is reported to be considering joining forces with French dairy group Lactalis to make a joint bid for Yoplait, the yoghurt producer. Yoplait has been in play following the decision by 50% owner PAI Partners, the private equity firm, to sell its stake. The other co-owner, French dairy co-operative Sodiaal, may also be willing […]

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Dairy Consolidation in Scotland

  Dairy Consolidation in Scotland

Graham’s, Scotland’s leading independent dairy company, is acquiring Claymore Dairies for an undisclosed price. Claymore Dairies was sold earlier this year by Arla Foods and North Milk Co-op to a management buyout also for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition of Claymore will increase Graham’s annual turnover to about £50m
And the enlarged business will employ more than […]

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Arla Foods UK Becomes Minority Shareholder in Westbury Dairies

  Arla Foods UK Becomes Minority Shareholder in Westbury Dairies

British dairy co-operatives First Milk and Milk Link have agreed terms for Arla Foods UK, the British arm of Scandinavian co-op Arla Foods, to become a shareholder in Westbury Dairies, the joint venture company that operates the UK’s most modern skimmed milk powder and bulk butter production facility located in Westbury, Wiltshire.  First Milk and […]

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Arla Foods Reveals Location For New £150 Million UK Dairy

  Arla Foods Reveals Location For New £150 Million UK Dairy

Arla Foods has announced that it will establish the world’s first zero carbon milk processing facility at Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, in southern England. The site, which is due to be operational in 2012, will also be the world’s first billion litre liquid milk dairy and will entail investment of over £150 million.
During the land search, […]

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Sodiaal’s Acquisition of Entremont Gains French Approval

  Sodiaal’s Acquisition of Entremont Gains French Approval

The French Competition Commission has approved dairy group Sodiaal’s acquisition of Entremont Alliance, the loss making French cheese producer. The deal will create the fourth largest dairy group in Europe with combined annual sales of more than Eur4b and processing over 5b litres of milk annually. Sodiaal still needs approval from the Belgian and Italian […]

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Interim Profit Surges at Arla Foods But a Challenging Autumn Ahead

  Interim Profit Surges at Arla Foods But a Challenging Autumn Ahead

Increased prices in the global market, rising foreign exchange rates as well as strict control of costs have allowed Scandinavian dairy group Arla Foods to post a hugely increased profit of DKr697m (Eur93m) on a turnover of DKr23.8b for the first half of 2010, while still increasing the ongoing payment to its co-operative owners. This […]

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Arla Foods Expands Cheese Production in America

  Arla Foods Expands Cheese Production in America

Arla Foods is expanding its dairy in Hollandtown, Wisconsin, in the US to match American consumers’ growing interest in ‘premium’ class quality cheese. The expansion will be completed in early summer 2011 and is set to boost sales.
Despite the financial crisis, Arla’s American sales continue to rise. Last year, Arla’s sales in the US rose […]

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Yoplait For Sale

Private equity firm PAI Partners is reported to be considering the sale of its 50% stake in French yoghurt producer Yoplait. With sales of Eur3.8b and a gross operating profit of Eur120m in 2009, Yoplait is valued at Eur1-1.2b.Yoplait is sold worldwide through a franchise network.
Speculation is also rife that French dairy co-operative Sodiaal, which […]

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Arla Foods Continues to Increase Milk Price

  Arla Foods Continues to Increase Milk Price

Continuing progress in its international industrial markets and a generally increasing demand for milk have enabled Arla Foods to raise the price paid to its co-operative members per kg of milk – the so-called Arla price – by 7.5 Danish ore.
“Global market prices in the industrial area combined with exchange rate developments have resulted in […]

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Arla Foods Invests For Growth

  Arla Foods Invests For Growth

Having been forced by the severe economic environment in 2009 to make cuts across its business, Arla Foods has substantially increased its investment budget for 2010 to DKr1.84 billion (Eur250 million) as the Scandinavian dairy giant again focuses on expansion.
In addition to marketing expenditure to drive sales growth, the investment budget has earmarked funds for […]

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