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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

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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,

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Record Year at Graham’s The Family Dairy

Graham’s The Family Dairy, Scotland’s largest independent dairy company, achieved record sales and profits during its last financial year ended March 31st 2010. Turnover broke through the £40m barrier for

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FrieslandCampina Opts for Sustainable Palm Oil

    FrieslandCampina Opts for Sustainable Palm Oil

Dutch dairy co-operative FrieslandCampina will exclusively purchase sustainably produced palm oil in the future. Palm oil and palm oil products are used as ingredients in for example, coffee creamers and

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Warsaw IPO For Milkiland

    Warsaw IPO For Milkiland

Dairy company Milkiland, which operates in the Ukraine and Russia but is registered in the Netherlands, is seeking to raise about $100m via an initial public offering of 20-25% of

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Danone Completes Russian Dairy Deal

    Danone Completes Russian Dairy Deal

Danone has finalised the sale of its 18.4% stake in Wimm Bill Dann Foods, the Russian dairy and food group for $470m. Danone has held the stake since Wimm Bill

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Arla Foods UK to Expand Cravendale Milk Capacity

    Arla Foods UK to Expand Cravendale Milk Capacity

Arla Foods UK, the British arm of Scandinavian dairy co-operative Arla Foods, is investing £6.7m in a new bottle blowmoulding machine to increase production of its Cravendale milk brand at

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Emmi Completes Extension of Cheese Ageing Cave

    Emmi Completes Extension of Cheese Ageing Cave

Swiss dairy company Emmi has completed the extension of its cheese-ageing cave in Kalthbach in response to growing demand for Kaltbach cheese specialities in Switzerland and abroad. Over the last

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Ebro Foods to Expand International Rice Business

Spanish food group Ebro Foods is in negotiations to acquire Australian rice producer SunRice for an enterprise value of A$600m (Eur425m). Based in New South Wales and listed on the

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Cutting Energy and Carbon Usage in the UK Food Industry

    Cutting Energy and Carbon Usage in the UK Food Industry

Baking bread in lighter tins, cleaning pipes with ice instead of hot water, and using microwaves to dry fruit gums and jellies: these are just some of the ideas being

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New First Milk Creamery Moves a Step Closer

    New First Milk Creamery Moves a Step Closer

First Milk’s plans to build a state-of-the-art creamery at Campbeltown in Scotland have moved a step forward after Argyll & Bute Council approved a planning proposal for a new Tesco

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Muller Increases Stake in Dairy Crest

    Muller Increases Stake in Dairy Crest

Theo Muller, the privately owned German-based dairy group which is also the leader in the UK yoghurt market, has increased its stake in British dairy group Dairy Crest to 3.04%.

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Dairy Crest Extends Milk Contract With Morrisons

UK dairy group Dairy Crest has renewed its fresh liquid milk contract with retailer Morrisons through to 2015. “We are delighted to have been awarded this extension to our contract

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Chinese Food Group Eyes United Biscuits

    Chinese Food Group Eyes United Biscuits

Chinese food conglomerate Bright Food Group is reported to be holding exclusive talks to acquire United Biscuits, the British and international biscuits and snacks manufacturer, for more than £2b. Private

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UK Food and Drink Exports Deliver Strong First Half Performance

    UK Food and Drink Exports Deliver Strong First Half Performance

UK exports of food and non-alcoholic drinks grew to more than £5b in the first half of 2010 – a rise of 4.3% on the same period in 2009 –

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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

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Emmi Strengthens Domestic Swiss Business

    Emmi Strengthens Domestic Swiss Business

Swiss dairy company Emmi has joined forces with MIBA, a group of milk producers in north-western Switzerland, to invest SFr2m to purchase and reopen the former Regio Milch beider Basel

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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UK Dairy Sector Responds to Carbon Footprinting Challenge

    UK Dairy Sector Responds to Carbon Footprinting Challenge

The first UK sector specific guidance for calculating the carbon footprint of all dairy products has been launched. Developed by Dairy UK, DairyCo and the Carbon Trust in collaboration with

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Changing Consumer Preferences Undermine Profitability at Ukrainian Dairy Group

Ukrainian dairy business Ukrproduct Group has reported a 5.3% drop in year-on-year revenue to £20.7m for the first six months

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New Head For Friesland Campina’s Ingredients Business

  New Head For Friesland Campina’s Ingredients Business

Owing to his retirement, Frans Visser will step down as a member of the executive board of Dutch dairy co-operative

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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

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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

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FrieslandCampina Doubles Interim Profit

  FrieslandCampina Doubles Interim Profit

Dutch dairy co-operative Royal FrieslandCampina has doubled profit to Eur156m, due to improved margins and volume growth, and increased revenue

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First Half Improvement at Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods

Russian dairy, food and beverages group Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods increased net income by 7.1% year-on-year to US$69.5m on revenue up 17.1%

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Solid First Half Performance By Emmi

  Solid First Half Performance By Emmi

Helped by rising international sales, Swiss dairy group Emmi has increased net profit by 21.5% to SFr39.9m (Eur31m) on sales

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First Half Improvement But Bongrain Still Underperforming

Although Bongrain has significantly improved profitability and sales in the first half of 2010 compared to the corresponding period in

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Global Dairy Markets Show Signs of Recovery

  Global Dairy Markets Show Signs of Recovery

Global dairy markets recovered somewhat unevenly in the first half of 2010. Commodity prices declined in the early months, stabilised

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Good Performance From Glanbia as Irish Business Returns to Profit

  Good Performance From Glanbia as Irish Business Returns to Profit

Glanbia, the international nutritional ingredients and cheese group, has delivered strong top line revenue, profit and margin growth for the

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Lactalis Acquisition of Puleva Dairy Cleared

  Lactalis Acquisition of Puleva Dairy Cleared

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition by the French group Lactalis of Spanish group Ebro Puleva’s dairy business.

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Dairy Farmers to Increase Stake in Arla Foods UK

  Dairy Farmers to Increase Stake in Arla Foods UK

Arla Foods Milk Partnership, the British farmers group which supplies milk to dairy processor Arla Foods UK, is considering increasing

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Keeping the Northern Ireland Dairy Industry Competitive

  Keeping the Northern Ireland Dairy Industry Competitive

Northern Ireland’s dairy industry must aim for greater supply chain co-operation, more efficient farms and more added value products, according

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First Milk Back in the Black

  First Milk Back in the Black

First Milk has returned to the black in the year ended March 31st 2010 with a positive £10.3m swing in

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Danone to Dispose of Stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods

  Danone to Dispose of Stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods

Danone has agreed to sell its 18.4% stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods to the Russian food group for a total consideration

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Kerry Group Confirms Offer For Newmarket Co-operative Creameries

  Kerry Group Confirms Offer For Newmarket Co-operative Creameries

Kerry Group, the international ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group, has confirmed the terms of its offer to acquire Irish

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Unilever Acquires Danish Ice Cream Business From TINE

  Unilever Acquires Danish Ice Cream Business From TINE

Unilever is acquiring Diplom-Is, a Danish ice cream business, from TINE, the Norwegian dairy group, for an undisclosed price. Employing

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First Milk and Morrisons to Reduce Energy Consumption on British Farms

  First Milk and Morrisons to Reduce Energy Consumption on British Farms

First Milk, the UK’s largest farmer-owned dairy business, and Morrisons supermarkets have set up a strategic partnership to improve sustainability

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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

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Further International Development by Yoplait

  Further International Development by Yoplait

Yoplait Group of France has granted exclusive franchise rights for the manufacture and distribution of Yoplait branded fresh dairy products,

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First Half Loss For Pieno Zvaigzdes

Lithuanian dairy company Pieno Zvaigzdes has reported a loss of LTL0.8m (Eur0.2m) for the first half of 2010 compared to

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Packaging Relaunch and Repositioning by Emmi

  Packaging Relaunch and Repositioning by Emmi

Swiss dairy processor Emmi is repositioning its products under the ‘Emmi’ umbrella brand. Typical Swiss symbols and the silhouette of

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Lactalis Acquires Rachel’s Organic

  Lactalis Acquires Rachel’s Organic

French and international dairy group Lactalis has extended its UK interests with the acquisition of Rachel’s Organic, the Welsh company

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Emmi to Use Swiss National Day to Promote New Umbrella Brand

Switzerland celebrates its birthday on August 1st. Together with internationally renowned light artist Gerry Hofstetter, Emmi, the country’s largest dairy

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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’

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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

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Solid Start to the Year by Dairy Crest

  Solid Start to the Year by Dairy Crest

Dairy Crest has reported that it has started the year well and trading in the first quarter has been in

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FrieslandCampina Aims to Achieve Climate-neutral Growth

  FrieslandCampina Aims to Achieve Climate-neutral Growth

Dairy multinational Royal FrieslandCampina is aiming to achieve climate-neutral growth throughout the dairy chain over the coming years. Sustainability is

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Major Dairy Rationalisation at Milko

Milko, one of Sweden’s largest dairy companies, is to close down two of its four processing plants. Milko plans to

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Changing Demographics Will Provide Growth Opportunities for Dairy Industry

  Changing Demographics Will Provide Growth Opportunities for Dairy Industry

Changing demographics will have an impact on the types of dairy products people consume and how they consume them, providing

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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

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FrieslandCampina Expands in the Middle East

  FrieslandCampina Expands in the Middle East

FrieslandCampina Kievit, which specialises in food ingredients based on spray-dried emulsions, and Lacto-Misr, the Egyptian baby food manufacturer, have signed

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