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Focus: Why Dairy Crest needs to offload dairies

Dairy Crest chief executive Mark Allen said today (21 May) he is "confident" the group's disposal of its struggling dairies business to Mull...

Global factors hold sway over UK milk prices

The price farmers are paid for milk has again made national headlines in the UK - and again it is the country's supermarket chains in the fi...

Viewpoint: Dairy Crest the takeover target

Shares in Dairy Crest shot up today (6 November) after the UK dairy group announced a deal to sell its most problematic and under-pressure d...

On the money: Spreads, ice cream top Unilever woes

Unilever's third quarter underlying sales growth missed analyst expectations as the Hellmann's maker reported its spreads segment was still...

Latest Interviews

Bitesize interview: Cricketer Farm MD Greg Parsons 28 Nov 2014

Dean Best

UK cheese maker Cricketer Farm supplies the country's major retailers with low-fat cheese, a category growing amid the rising consumer interest in health. However, in the last 18 months, the business has added a new brand - Cheeky Cow - to its portfolio, with half the fat of mature cheddar. MD Greg Parsons talks to Dean Best about the brand's early performance, the competition and how there are plans for "evolution" in 2015.

just-food interview part 1: Dairy Crest CEO Allen 24 May 2013

Katy Askew

Dairy Crest has said it has had a "transformational" year, characterised by an increased focus on its domestic business and a drive to boost efficiency. The company is now plotting a number of investments designed to grow both the top and bottom line. In a two-part just-food interview, Katy Askew spoke to CEO Mark Allen about how Dairy Crest is improving its cost base and shifting to higher margin products.

Latest News

Food industry quotes of week: Arla, Premier Foods 22 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Arla Foods struck a notable deal in Egypt, with plans for a local venture with Juhayna Food Industries. Elsewhere, Unilever announced CFO Jean-Marc Huet would step down from his post and Thorntons said CEO Jonathan Hart had decided to leave the business. Premier Foods announced its annual results and CEO GavinDarby said the UK group would continue to focus on revamping its range.

Dairy Crest earnings fall 21 May 2015

Katy Askew

Dairy Crest has hailed an improved full-year performance from its spreads business but profits fell at the UK dairy group as one-time costs and ongoing weakness in its dairies division took their toll.

Clover taken into spray cooking oils 20 Apr 2015

Dean Best

UK dairy group Dairy Crest has taken its Clover butter brand into spray cooking oils.

Dairy Crest sees "robust" nine-month performance 5 Feb 2015

Katy Askew

Dairy Crest insisted that its cheese and spreads businesses have performed "robustly" in a "difficult environment" and, while its milk business continued to make a loss, the sale of the unit remains "on track".

Dairy Crest rolls out low-sugar Frijj in UK 4 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Dairy Crest has launched a reduced sugar version of its milkshake product, Frijj, in the UK.

Company research

Dairy Crest Group plc : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Analysis

Dairy Crest Group plc : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Pr

Canadean's "Dairy Crest Group plc : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Analysis" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile conta...

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Dairy in the United Kingdom

Dairy in the United Kingdom

Dairy in the United Kingdom industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile also contains...

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Global Dairy Food Market: News and Events January 2015

Global Dairy Food Market: News and Events January 2015

The report provides a review of the latest news and key events in the global dairy food market during January....

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