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Catastrophic Cuts Threaten UK Dairy Industry

    Catastrophic Cuts Threaten UK Dairy Industry

The NFU (National Farmers Union) has strongly condemned the latest round of milk price cuts after three major dairy processors, who supply fresh liquid milk into the UK market place, issued notices for reductions. Robert Wiseman Dairies, Arla Foods UK and Dairy Crest have announced cuts to their milk prices paid to farmers of 1.7ppl, […]

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Sale of Wiseman Stake Lifts First Milk

    Sale of Wiseman Stake Lifts First Milk

UK dairy co-operative First Milk has delivered a robust performance and solid financial results for the year to 31 March 2012. Pre-tax profits increased from £7.2 million in 2011 to £13.3 million but £9.6 million of this figure relates to the profit made on the sale of First Milk’s shareholding in Robert Wiseman Dairies, which […]

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Robert Wiseman Dairies Delisted

    Robert Wiseman Dairies Delisted

Robert Wiseman Dairies has been delisted from the London Stock Exchange following its £279.5 million acquisition by Muller Dairy (UK), the British subsidiary of German dairy group Muller. Operating from six major processing dairies in Aberdeen, East Kilbride, Glasgow, Manchester, Droitwich Spa and Bridgwater, Robert Wiseman Dairies processes and delivers more than 30% of the […]

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Robert Wiseman Dairies Increases Water Savings

    Robert Wiseman Dairies Increases Water Savings

A £100 million fresh milk dairy at Bridgwater, Somerset in England has succeeded in increasing its use of recycled water by 50% to over 300,000 litres of water every day, equivalent to the daily water use of 663 households. Known as ‘Britain’s green and white dairy’ Robert Wiseman Dairies Bridgwater facility has set the standard […]

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Muller’s Recommended Cash Offer For Wiseman Declared Unconditional

    Muller’s Recommended Cash Offer For Wiseman Declared Unconditional

Having purchased or received valid acceptances for 93.9% of the ordinary share capital of Robert Wiseman Dairies, the UK liquid milk processor, German dairy group Muller has declared its recommended cash offer unconditional. Wiseman has now applied for the cancellation of its listing on the London Stock Exchange, a process which should be completed by […]

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Muller to Acquire Robert Wiseman Dairies For £279.5 Million

    Muller to Acquire Robert Wiseman Dairies For £279.5 Million

Muller Dairy (UK) has made a £279.5 million recommended cash offer for Robert Wiseman Dairies and has effectively acquired almost 55% of its shares. Operating from six major processing dairies in Aberdeen, East Kilbride, Glasgow, Manchester, Droitwich Spa and Bridgwater, Robert Wiseman Dairies processes and delivers more than 30% of the fresh milk consumed in […]

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Muller Makes Approach to Robert Wiseman Dairies

    Muller Makes Approach to Robert Wiseman Dairies

In response to the recent rise in its share price, British liquid milk specialist Robert Wiseman Dairies has confirmed that discussions regarding a possible cash offer are taking place with Muller Dairy (UK), a wholly-owned subsidiary of privately owned German dairy group Theo Muller. Robert Wiseman Dairies processes and delivers more than 30% of the […]

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OFT Fines UK Supermarkets and Dairy Processors £50 Million

    OFT Fines UK Supermarkets and Dairy Processors £50 Million

The UK Office of Fair Trading is imposing fines totalling £49.51 million on four supermarkets and five dairy processors, following its dairy products retail pricing investigation. The OFT found that Arla Foods UK, Asda, Dairy Crest, McLelland, Safeway, Sainsbury, Tesco, The Cheese Company and Robert Wiseman Dairies infringed the Competition Act 1998 by co-ordinating increases […]

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UK Food and Grocery Industry Recovers 115,000 Tonnes of Waste

    UK Food and Grocery Industry Recovers 115,000 Tonnes of Waste

Participants in a scheme run by ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) UK are well on the way to achieving targets set last autumn to prevent and recover waste in the FMCG supply chain in the UK. By thinking differently about waste when looking at products, packaging design, range and forecasting, consumer goods manufacturers and retailers have […]

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Greener Future For Wiseman Farmers

    Greener Future For Wiseman Farmers

Dairy farmers who supply Robert Wiseman Dairies are being offered expert help to reduce their energy costs and improve their carbon footprint. All members of the Wiseman Milk Group not aligned to a retailer supply group are being given the chance to have an E-C02 carbon and energy audit giving a carbon score for their […]

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Robert Wiseman Dairies Wins Milk Supply Contract

    Robert Wiseman Dairies Wins Milk Supply Contract

UK liquid milk specialist Robert Wiseman Dairies has won a new two-year contract to supply The Co-operative, the UK’s fifth biggest food retailer. Robert Wiseman Dairies currently supplies around 75% of The Co-operative’s own-brand conventional milk, with the remaining 25% supplied by Dairy Crest. Under the terms of the new dedicated supply agreement, from August […]

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Rationalisation at Robert Wiseman Dairies

    Rationalisation at Robert Wiseman Dairies

UK dairy group Robert Wiseman Dairies is considering the closure of its milk processing site in Okehampton in Devon, England and its distribution depot at Cupar in Fife, Scotland. A total of 137 jobs will be impacted.
However, in the event of closure, some of the 69 staff at Okehampton may be offered the opportunity to […]

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UK Retail Milk Price War Ends

    UK Retail Milk Price War Ends

Tesco’s decision to increase the price of its standard milk – a move followed by other supermarket groups Morrisons, Waitrose and Sainsbury – has effectively ended the milk price war in the UK grocery trade. The price war, precipitated by Asda in July, has already undermined profitability at British liquid milk specialist Robert Wiseman Dairies, […]

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UK Industry Responds as One in Three Shoppers Want Waste Reduction Prioritised

    UK Industry Responds as One in Three Shoppers Want Waste Reduction Prioritised

Nearly a third of UK shoppers want food and grocery retailers and manufacturers to focus on reducing waste. IGD consumer research shows 29% of shoppers think reducing waste should be one of the main sustainability priorities for the industry.
The findings come as 33 leading food and grocery companies have announced they are voluntarily committing to […]

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Interim Profit Down at Robert Wiseman Dairies

    Interim Profit Down at Robert Wiseman Dairies

As expected, following an earlier profit warning, Robert Wiseman Dairies, which processes and delivers 30% of the fresh milk consumed in Britain, has reported a fall in operating profit, down 2.7% to £21.0m, for the first six months ended October 2nd 2010, compared to the corresponding period last year.
Turnover increased by 6.8% to £452.8m during […]

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First Milk Returns to the Black

    First Milk Returns to the Black

UK dairy co-operative First Milk has reported profit before tax of £3.2m for the six months period ended September 30th 2010, recovering from a loss of £9m in the first half of last year. Similarly, operating profit increased by £11.8m to £3.8m as improvements were achieved across the group’s various businesses, and turnover rose by […]

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Dairy Crest Reassures Investors

    Dairy Crest Reassures Investors

UK dairy group Dairy Crest has moved to reassure investors following rival Robert Wiseman Dairies’ shock profits warning due to recent intense competitive pressures within the liquid milk market.
Whilst agreeing that the liquid milk market is currently very competitive, Dairy Crest has stated that its broad customer and product base and clear improvements in its […]

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Robert Wiseman Dairies Cautions on Profits

    Robert Wiseman Dairies Cautions on Profits

UK liquid milk specialist Robert Wiseman Dairies has cautioned that whilst anticipated sales volumes for the year remain unchanged, operating profits will be impacted by around £7m in the second half of the year to April 2nd 2011 and, assuming no improvement in margins or volume gains, by approximately £16m in the full financial year […]

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Board Changes at Robert Wiseman Dairies – Capacity Expansion on Track

    Board Changes at Robert Wiseman Dairies – Capacity Expansion on Track

Alan Wiseman retires from his position as chairman of Robert Wiseman Dairies, the UK liquid milk processor, at the group’s annual general meeting today, having spent his entire working life at the company. Andrew Dare is also retiring from the board.
To achieve a seamless transition, the group announced in May that chief executive Robert Wiseman […]

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Robert Wiseman Dairies Makes Further Milk Price Increase

    Robert Wiseman Dairies Makes Further Milk Price Increase

UK liquid milk specialist Robert Wiseman Dairies has increased the price paid to farmers for milk by 0.4 pence per litre to 24.72ppl. The price rise follows a 0.3ppl increase by Wiseman last August.
The move follows a recent call by the National Farmers’ Union for higher farmgate milk prices.
“Our intention is to continue building on […]

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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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