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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 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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Sales and Profits Increase at Milk Link

    Sales and Profits Increase at Milk Link

UK dairy co-operative Milk Link has produced a solid financial and trading performance over the last year. Group turnover increased by 7.1% to £628 million and EBITDA rose 15.4% to £33.7 million for the year ended 31st March 2012.
Milk Link lifted comparable profit before tax up by 42.7% to £14.3 million and the Member milk price […]

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Milk Link Starts Final Phase of Oswestry Cheese Project

    Milk Link Starts Final Phase of Oswestry Cheese Project

The final phase has commenced of Project Vision – Milk Link’s four year programme to transform its Oswestry production facility into one of the UK’s foremost cheese cutting and packing plants. The last stage of the project, entailing a further £2 million investment, has seen the installation of an additional advanced high speed, fully automated, […]

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Milk Link Recruits For Expanded Lockerbie Creamery

    Milk Link Recruits For Expanded Lockerbie Creamery

British dairy co-operative Milk Link has now recruited over 40% of the milk it requires for the expansion of its Lockerbie Creamery in Scotland. This securing of about 50 million litres of additional milk on a long term basis means that the business is ahead of its recruitment targets, both in volume and timing, as […]

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Milk Link to Invest £20 Million to Expand Lockerbie Creamery

    Milk Link to Invest £20 Million to Expand Lockerbie Creamery

Milk Link, the UK’s largest cheese maker owned by over 1,600 dairy farmers, is to invest £20 million to transform its Lockerbie Creamery in Scotland, enhancing both its capacity and capabilities and making it one of the UK’s leading Cheddar production facilities. The investment will make Lockerbie the biggest dairy processing facility in Scotland and […]

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Solid Performance by Milk Link

    Solid Performance by Milk Link

Reflecting higher selling prices, a better mix of products and a 5% increase in the volume of milk handled to just over 1.5 billion litres, UK dairy co-operative Milk Link increased sales by 6.6% to £586m for the year ended April 2nd 2011 and lifted profit before tax by 43% to £15.1m. EBITDA rose from […]

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Milk Link Starts £4 Million Cheese Expansion

    Milk Link Starts £4 Million Cheese Expansion

UK dairy co-operative Milk Link has commenced work on the first phase of a new production facility at its Cornish Country Larder Trevarrian Creamery in North Cornwall. The £4m investment will substantially increase production of the Trevarrian Creamery’s award-winning soft cheeses to meet a growing demand from major retailers and food service providers nationwide.
Cornish Country […]

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Milk Link Consolidates Leadership in British Cheese

    Milk Link Consolidates Leadership in British Cheese

UK dairy co-operative Milk Link has acquired the Cornish Country Larder cheese business for an undisclosed sum in a deal that strengthens its position as a leading producer of British cheese. The acquisition means that, in addition to producing a comprehensive range of Cheddars, hard and crumbly territorials and Stilton, Milk Link will now be […]

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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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Satisfactory Interim Performance by Milk Link

    Satisfactory Interim Performance by Milk Link

Milk Link, the UK dairy co-operative, has more than trebled profit before tax to £12.2m in the first half of 2010, compared to the corresponding period in the previous year, and increased EBITDA from £12.5m to £21.3m. Group turnover was £283m, up from £259m in the first half of 2009.
The 2010 first half financial performance […]

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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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Milk Link to Launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar in the UK

    Milk Link to Launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar in the UK

UK dairy co-operative Milk Link is planning to launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar, a new cheese product that contains 30% less fat than standard Cheddar, early next year. The new product will be produced by Milk Link under licence from Unilever, which also owns the popular I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter brand. […]

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New Chairman For Premier Foods

    New Chairman For Premier Foods

Premier Foods, the UK’s largest domestic food processor, has appointed Ronnie Bell, the former president of Kraft Foods Europe, as non-executive chairman with effect from 1st October 2010. Ronnie Bell spent 30 years with Kraft, the world’s second largest food company. During this time he held a number of senior management appointments culminating in his […]

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Sold Performance By Milk Link

    Sold Performance By Milk Link

Milk Link has increased profit before tax to £10.6m for the year ended April 3rd last from £0.5m in 2009, when the British dairy co-operative incurred exceptional charges of £9.6m. EBITDA rose by 1.7% to £28.7m and turnover edged up 0.5% to £550m. The profit attributable to co-op members was £10.1m.
The amount of milk handled […]

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£320 Million Capital Investment by UK Dairy Processors

Although 2009 was a tough year for UK dairy processors, the market fundamentals remain sound and reflecting this confidence in the long-term outlook, capital investment projects worth over £320 million are currently ongoing or just recently completed within the industry.
Encompassing liquid milk, cheese, yoghurts and chilled desserts, yellow fats (butter, spreads and margarine) and cream, […]

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