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Why Arla's Egyptian JV with Juhayna is shrewd

Arla Foods has entered a joint venture with Egypt's leading dairy processor, Juhayna Food Industries, that leaves the European dairy co-ope...

Brazil dairy sector upbeat despite slowdown

Brazil's economy slowed sharply in 2014 and is forecast to fall into recession this year. What impact could this have on dairy consumption i...

Paula Krizanovic | 18 May 2015

Brazil's economy slowed sharply in 2014 and is forecast to fall into recession this year. What impact could this have on dairy consumption in the country? Paula Krizanovic investigates.

Katy Askew | 30 Apr 2015

Consumer awareness of nutrition is on the rise and globally. While salt and sugar reduction have grabbed the headlines, with campaign groups insisting the industry should do more on reformulation and reduction, consumers have increasingly come to expect manufacturers to offer products that deliver positive functional benefits. Katy Askew suggests the dairy sector could be poised to benefit.

Katy Askew | 22 Apr 2015

Arla Foods is looking at adding value to the UK liquid milk sector in a variety of ways, as shown by the product news it announced this week. As part of these efforts, the dairy giant is hoping to capitalise on the "macro-trends" shaping demand in the UK in order to kick-start "stalled" flavoured milk sales in the UK. Will the company's efforts pay off? Katy Askew reports.

Hannah Abdulla | 28 Nov 2014

Egypt has been in the M&A spotlight in recent weeks, with Arab Dairy and local snacks group Bisco Misr the subject of interest from international suitors. just-food explores the background of each company and looks at why the likes of Lactalis, Arla, Kellogg and private-equity firm Abraaj are battling it out to buy the businesses.

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 20 Mar 2016

This year looks set to be another challenging one for the dairy sector, amid concerns over the momentum of economies in emerging markets and commodity prices remaining in the doldrums. Natalie Knight, the CFO of European dairy giant Arla Foods, talks to Dean Best about the co-operative's outlook and insists there are opportunities for growth.

Dean Best | 10 Mar 2016

Arla Foods, the European dairy giant, saw sales and profits slide in 2015, a year that proved challenging for a number of the companies in the sector. However, the Lurpak and Castello owner described its performance as "robust". In part one of a two-part interview, Dean Best speaks to Arla CFO Natalie Knight about the co-operative's results.

Latest News

John Shepherd | 21 Jul 2016

UK farmer-owned dairy company Arla Foods has unveiled plans to grow revenue by nearly a third and make the firm a GBP400m (US$529m) household brand by 2020, in what it said is its "most ambitious business strategy to date".

John Shepherd | 11 Jul 2016

Arla Foods today (11 July) announced the launch of a new product in the UK – Arla Farmers Milk – which the firm said would give consumers the opportunity "to pay a little extra on each bottle to help Arla farmers".

John Shepherd | 4 Jul 2016

Arla Foods has unveiled a new addition to its portfolio of its UK lactose-free dairy range – Arla Lactofree Natural Yogurt.

Dean Best | 15 Jun 2016

Arla Foods is expanding the range of protein-heavy products it sells in the UK, with a move into the cheese category.

John Shepherd | 3 Jun 2016

The UK's biggest trade union Unite is threatening Arla Foods with legal action over the company's plans to close its fresh milk processing production facilities at its Hatfield Peverel dairy in Essex, England.

Dean Best | 24 May 2016

UK dairies Medina Dairy and Tomlinsons have won contracts to supply Sainsbury's after the UK's third-largest grocer decided to increase the number of companies that provide it with milk and cream.

Katy Askew | 18 May 2016

Arla Foods has opened a Dano milk powder packaging facility in Senegal as part of the European dairy group's bid to grow in western Africa.

Ben Cooper | 25 Apr 2016

Arla Foods has launched Lurpak Spreadable Infusions, a range of flavoured spreadables under the Lurpak brand, in the UK.

Katy Askew | 18 Apr 2016

Saudi Arabian dairy firm Almarai has confirmed it is interested in acquiring a "controlling stake" in the UAE's National Food Products Co. (NFPC). 

Hannah Abdulla | 18 Apr 2016

Juhayna Food Industries, the Egyptian dairy-to-juice group, has reported a rise in first-quarter sales and profits.

Hannah Abdulla | 23 Mar 2016

Arla Foods has announced it is entering into a joint venture with Dairy Farmers of America for the production of cheddar cheese.

Dean Best | 15 Mar 2016

Food manufacturers and retailers operating in the UK - including Nestle, Unilever, Tesco and Asda - have signed up to cut food and drink waste in the country by a fifth in ten years.

Hannah Abdulla | 15 Mar 2016

Arla Foods is adding to its Arla Protein yoghurt range in the UK with the launch of Arla Snack Pots to capitalise on the trend for "eating healthily on the go".

Hannah Abdulla | 8 Mar 2016

Arla Foods has launched a drinkable variant of its Skyr yoghurt in the UK.

Katy Askew | 7 Mar 2016

Arla Foods said today (7 March) an "extensive" review of its processing requirements in the UK has prompted the dairy giant to put forward plans to close its fresh milk processing facility at its Hatfield Peverel dairy. 

Dean Best | 24 Feb 2016

Arla Foods today (24 February) outlined plans to invest in Nigeria's milk output in a bid to "improve" local raw milk production and quality.

Katy Askew | 17 Feb 2016

Arla Foods reported lower sales and earnings for 2015 in what the group termed a "robust" performance against difficult conditions for the global dairy sector. 

Dean Best | 5 Feb 2016

Arla Foods today (5 February) announced plans to cut 500 jobs as part of changes the European dairy co-operative hopes will help it to grow amid "fierce" competition.

Katy Askew | 15 Jan 2016

Arla Foods has taken full control of UK business Westbury Dairies after joint venture partner First Milk decided to leave the partnership to focus on cheese and liquid milk. 

Dean Best | 15 Jan 2016

Diamond Foods, itself set to be sold to US snacks group Snyder's-Lance, this week took a stake in UK popcorn maker Metcalfe's Skinny. Our M&A pages featured a number of deals, including the move for Chinese dairy group Ambrosia by Irish co-op Ornua. At the ICR investment conference in Florida, the new owner of Green Giant, B&G Foods, said it was interested in more acquisitions in the frozen food sector, while Hain Celestial told delegates it could withstand greater competition in the US natural and organic sectors.

Katy Askew | 11 Jan 2016

Arla Foods is launching a milk brand in the UK that it claims is fat-free but with the taste of semi-skimmed milk.

Dean Best | 11 Dec 2015

Dairy dominated this week's headlines with Muller and PepsiCo pulling the plug on their US yoghurt venture, Coca-Cola lining up a deal to invest in a Brazilian dairy and Arla Foods outlined its strategy for the next five years. Elsewhere, Nordic food group Orkla moved to beef up its operations in central Europe with a deal to buy Czech Republic-based company Hamé.

Latest blogs

Hannah Abdulla | 29 Apr 2015

A growing awareness of bone health in the UK is presenting a big opportunity for dairy manufacturers in the UK, a report from Canadean has revealed.

Hannah Abdulla | 6 Feb 2015

Dubai is the modern day New York, with its towering skyscrapers and bright lights and tomorrow just-food is again flying over to the city for this year's annual Gulfood exhibition, where food manufacturers convene to build their presence in the city and the wider Middle East.

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Arla Foods Amba in Packaged Food (Denmark)

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Arla Foods AMBA in Packaged Food (World)

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