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STRONG BRANDED GROWTH IN A VOLATILE MARKET

Arla delivered a solid business performance throughout 2016 and made a strong start to the delivery of its strategy, Good Growth 2020, despite highly volatile milk markets. While revenue declined due to the global price environment, Arla continued to improve the quality of its sales by moving more milk from bulk to brands, and Arla’s net profit grew 20.7 per cent to EUR 356 million. In the second half of th ...

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Fane Valley and Lakeland Dairies Finalise Deal

Fane Valley and Lakeland Dairies Co-operative Societies have confirmed that final agreement has been reached on a deal structure which will see Lakeland acquire the Fane Valley Dairies business based at Banbridge, Co. Down, effective from 1stMay 2016. This simplified deal structure is considered to be a better option than the originally proposed strategic joint ventures, announced previously in August 2015, ...

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New cheddar cheese joint venture with dairy farmers of America

Arla and Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) have agreed to enter into a joint venture that includes the construction of a small dairy plant in the U.S. for cheddar cheese production. In their first collaboration ever, the two farmer-owned cooperatives plan to explore opportunities to build premium-quality standards in the cheddar category, in the world’s biggest cheese market. A third of the cheese bought by Am ...

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Dairy Crest announces June milk price

Dairy Crest is announcing the Davidstow milk price will reduce by 1 ppl from 1 June 2016.  This reduction has been agreed with DCD and applies to all farmers supplying Davidstow.   This means the Davidstow core milk price will be 21.72ppl* from 1 June 2016.   Ruth Askew, Dairy Crest’s Head of Procurement, said “Dairy Crest is committed to paying a fair milk price. In addition, we aim to provide ce ...

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Fonterra supports new digital channel and cream grouping from global dairy trade

Today’s launch of a new Global Dairy Trade e-commerce sales channel will enable Fonterra to offer customers the opportunity to buy dairy ingredients online all the time. Fonterra’s Managing Director Global Ingredients, Kelvin Wickham, said the new GDT Marketplace provides an additional sales channel for NZMP Ingredients and meets growing demand in the dairy market for online business-to-business transaction ...

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Arla foods to ensure responsible approach to African markets

Arla plans to grow in several African markets in the coming years, but this growth must be achieved in a responsible way that does not bring unintentional consequences for the local farming industry and its related communities. Therefore, Arla is implementing an updated human rights policy throughout its organisation to ensure that Arla’s global business does not leave a negative footprint in developing cou ...

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Emmi acquires the cheese business of J.L. Freeman in Canada

Emmi is acquiring 100 % of the shares in the cheese business of J.L. Freeman, based in Boucherville, Canada. The company is Canada’s leading importer of speciality cheeses, primarily from Switzerland. This move enables Emmi to expand its position in North America and secure market access for exports from Switzerland. Emmi has honed its strategy in North America over the past few months. Its planned measures ...

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IRISH DAIRY BOARD ACQUIRES SPANISH CHEESE PLANT

The Irish Dairy Board Cooperative (‘IDB’) is pleased to announce it has acquired the trade and assets of Telepizza subsidiary, Luxtor S.A., a Spanish pizza cheese and cheese blends plant.  The deal includes Luxtor’s long term contract for the supply of cheese to Telepizza, the fifth largest pizza chain in the world.  The acquisition was made via the newly established entity, Irish Dairy Board Espana, S.L. T ...

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READY TO USE YOUR TALENT?

Would you like to be part of a team that makes Lurpak®, Castello®and Arla® known around the world? A team that has great ambitions, challenging tasks, diversity throughout and plenty of development opportunities? If so, then Arla is the company for you. At Arla we believe that milk is nature's best food product. We are proud to process milk into yogurt, cheese, butter, milk powder and many other dairy produ ...

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Milk provides more nutrition for less emissions

Milk is a good choice if you want a relatively affordable food product with a low impact on climate, in relation to its high nutritional value. New research suggests that milk has a high sustainability score and Arla aims to make it even higher by lowering emissions from farming, production, transport and packaging. For years the environmental impact of different foods has been discussed by researchers. But ...

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