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Comment: Competition to rise on whey investments

Arla Foods is wise to invest in its whey protein production capacity. However, the company is far from alone in pursuing this strategy, with...

Dairy Crest's appeal may grow after deals

Strategically, Dairy Crest's deals with fellow UK dairy group Fayrefield Foods and New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra to serve the global infa...

On the money: Dairy Crest upbeat on spreads

Dairy Crest has said that it sees cause for optimism at its struggling spreads business, thanks to improved efficiencies and optimism surrou...

Premier focused on long-term with CFO appointment

The news that Premier Foods CFO Mark Moran will leave the company has again thrown into the spotlight the financial pressure the Hovis maker...

Latest Interviews

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.


just-food interview part 2: Dairy Crest on growth 24 May 2013

Katy Askew

Through the sale of its French spreads business, Dairy Crest has worked itself into a position where it has cash to invest in the business. As we heard in part one of this two part interview, CEO Mark Allen is working to reduce the group's cost base and move its product mix up the value chain. But equally important is Dairy Crest's drive to get the top line moving. Katy Askew caught up with Allen to find out how the chief executive plans to achieve this.

Latest News

Dairy Crest reveals more facility closures 22 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Dairy Crest is preparing to close two dairy facilities and cut its farmgate milk price as it looks to rein in costs amid "challenging" market conditions.


Alexander Dairy Crest chair after Fry illness 17 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Dairy Crest has appointed Stephen Alexander chairman after Anthony Fry's illness led him to step down from the UK dairy group.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 21 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Lindt & Sprungli announced it was stepping up its presence in the US with the acquisition of Russell Stover Candies. Hain Celestial bought the remaining share of the Hain Pure Protein joint venture and Grupo Bimbo revealed its plan to grow its presence in Ecuador with the acquisition of Supan. Elsewhere Mondelez announced it was splitting its cheese and grocery unit from the rest of the business. Here is the week in quotes.


Dairy Crest pulls "disappointing" Clover Seedburst 15 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Dairy Crest has announced it is pulling its blended seed-based spread Clover Seedburst off shelves after performance fell "behind expectations".


Dairy Crest sees Clover sales fall 15 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Dairy Crest saw the combined sales of its four key brands rise in its first quarter - but revealed spreads brand Clover was continuing to see its sales under pressure.

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