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Arla Foods to increase direct milk price

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Arla Foods is raising its standard litre milk price for direct suppliers from 1 March 2014, to 33.50ppl.

The increase is as a result of improved business performance in the UK and follows the increase in the global owner milk price from February.

Commenting on the 1 March increase, Ash Amirahmadi, Arla UK’s head of milk and member services comments: “This is a positive move for our direct suppliers and demonstrates the cooperative’s ability to pay its farmers a leading price and puts

us in a good place to secure the further 300 million litres of owner milk that we are looking to recruit in 2014.”

Arla Foods is home to some of the UK’s leading dairy brands including Cravendale, Lurpak, Castello, Lactofree and Anchor. The cooperative processes 3.2 billion litres of milk a year and has a turnover of approximatey £2bn.

Arla is the UK’s number one dairy company, by turnover and milk pool, and is the largest supplier of both butter and spreads, and manufacturer of cheese in the country.

Over 4,000 daily deliveries are made to stores and regional distribution centres nationwide, Arla’s brands can be found across the dairy category and the company has a 26 per cent share of the GB milk pool. Behind this leading business is a team of circa 4,000 people across the UK located at our dairies, distribution centres and head office.

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