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Category crunch: Turbulent times in UK liquid milk

The UK liquid milk sector is experiencing an ongoing decline in value sales. Despite gradually increasing volumes, the price being paid for...

Category crunch: UK dairies answer milk challenge

The downward movement of liquid milk prices has placed margins in the category under mounting pressure. In part two of our Category Crunch,...


Players battle to ride the US Greek yoghurt wave

Michelle Russell | 20 Apr 2012

The Greek yoghurt market in the US has enjoyed some serious growth over the last few years with formidable entrenched players in the category reaping the benefits. But with concerns that General Mills is not being proactive enough and Kraft Foods pulling out last month, analysts question whether there is room for more players in this already crowded category.


2012 - Supermarket battles to drive supplier M&A

Dean Best | 6 Feb 2012

Some of the world's largest retailers struggled in 2011, which promises to mean even more intense competition in 2012. What could this mean for suppliers? Ultimately, it could mean the industry witnesses more consolidation this year.


Best bits: Muller faces challenges in UK milk

Dean Best | 16 Jan 2012

Muller and Robert Wiseman Dairies are talking up the benefits of the German yoghurt maker's planned takeover of the UK milk supplier but profits in the sector have been under pressure in recent months.


Street talk: Four resolutions for uncertain 2012

Rod Street | 9 Jan 2012

The consensus is that those hoping for an easier year in 2012 could be disappointed. Consumer confidence will remain in the doldrums, competition will remain fierce and economic uncertainty will continue. In his first column of the year, SymphonyIRI's Rod Street suggests some ways in which manufacturers and retailers could look to improve in 2012.

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview - Arla UK, Milk Link CEOs

Katy Askew | 23 May 2012

Arla Foods and Milk Link have revealed plans to merge their operations in the UK. If approved, the combined entity would become the largest dairy processor in the market. In this month's just-food interview, Peter Lauritzen, CEO of Arla UK, and Neil Kennedy, chief executive of Milk Link, speak to Katy Askew about the benefits the proposal would bring the companies and their farmer-owners.


just the answer – Robin Dearden, Arla Foods

Ben Cooper | 29 Jul 2011

Arla Foods' UK arm published its first environmental report this month, setting out the company's achievements in reducing its impact on the environmen and targets for the future. Ben Cooper spoke with the dairy firm's environment, health and safety manager Robin Dearden.

Latest News

Muller Quaker launches dessert-inspired yoghurt

Katy Askew | 17 Aug 2015

Muller Quaker Dairy, a US venture operated by German dairy Muller and PepsiCo, is expanding its line of Muller yoghurts in the country with the launch of a dessert-inspired line.


Industry news of week - Russia ban, Maggi ruling

Dean Best | 14 Aug 2015

Russia this week said it would extend its restrictions on food imports to four more countries. In India, the ban on Nestle's Maggi noodles was overturned - although the products will have to be tested again. In the US, Kraft Heinz Co. announced plans to cut 2,500 jobs, while co-investor Warren Buffett cooled talk over a bid - in the short term at least - for Mondelez International. And in Europe, Nomad Foods struck a deal to buy Findus Group's operations in seven markets.


Muller's Dairy Crest milk buy moves closer to OK

Katy Askew | 11 Aug 2015

Muller's acquisition of Dairy Crest's liquid milk business appeared to move a step closer yesterday (11 August) when the UK's competition regulator indicated it is proposing to accept the German giant's moves to assuage anti-trust concerns.


Muller expanding UK private-label production

Katy Askew | 8 Jul 2015

Muller Dairy is stepping up production of private-label yoghurts and desserts in the UK in a move that will create 50 new jobs.


CMA "accepts" Muller's revised Dairy Crest offer

Katy Askew | 29 Jun 2015

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has “accepted in principle” a revised offer from German dairy giant Muller for Dairy Crest's liquid milk business, the company said.


Muller confirms jobs at risk at UK plant

Hannah Abdulla | 12 Jun 2015

German dairy firm Muller has confirmed it has entered into talks over improving efficiency at its plant in Market Drayton in the UK, a move that could lead to a loss of 43 jobs.


First Milk ups milk price

Ben Cooper | 20 Sep 2012

First Milk is to raise the standard price it pays producers in its liquid milk pool by 2.6p per litre to 28.65p per litre.


Wiseman next to pledge milk price hike

Dean Best | 13 Sep 2012

Robert Wiseman Dairies has become the latest UK dairy processor to announce an increase in the price it pays farmers for milk.


Wiseman to "rebuild trust" with milk price move

Dean Best | 29 Aug 2012

UK milk supplier Robert Wiseman Dairies has insisted it will look to bring more transparency to how it determines the price it pays farmers after a tense summer in the sector.


Metro Group appoints Real CEO

Michelle Russell | 13 Aug 2012

German retail giant Metro Group has decided to create a CEO role for its entire Real hypermarket operations.


UPDATE: Wiseman shelves milk price cut

Katie Smith | 27 Jul 2012

Robert Wiseman Dairies has confirmed it will shelve plans to cut the price it pays for milk following talks with farmers and its retail customers.


Wiseman in talks to solve milk price feud

Katie Smith | 27 Jul 2012

Robert Wiseman Dairies is in talks with the National Farmers Union and its customers over its plans to cut the price it pays for milk as farmer anger centres on the Muller-owned processor.


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

Michelle Russell | 16 Jul 2012

The price of milk dominated headlines in the UK this week, with farmers gathering at a summit to air their views on the implications of the cuts and discuss what can be done. Elsewhere, French retailer Carrefour sounded an upbeat note on the performance of its domestic hypermarket business, while PepsiCo and Müller at last showed their hand as they joined the fray to win over US consumers in the Greek yoghurt market.


the highlights on just-food this week

Michelle Russell | 16 Jul 2012

UK dairy farmers this week gathered at a summit in London to air their views on recent cuts in prices to liquid milk and the implications of the cuts. In the US, PepsiCo and Müller made the much-anticipated launch of their yoghurt range, while Campbell Soup Co. indicated it is eyeing expansion into new categories through its acquisition of carrot-to-beverage firm Bolthouse Farms.


PepsiCo-Muller JV debuts in yoghurt category

Katy Askew | 9 Jul 2012

Muller Quaker Dairy, the US joint venture between Muller and PepsiCo, has confirmed its plans to enter the dairy category in the country with the launch of a line of premium yoghurts.


Waitrose leads promo activity in June

Michelle Russell | 3 Jul 2012

Waitrose led the promotional activity in the UK grocery sector last month, according to the latest data from the just-food Promo Tracker.


Robert Wiseman defends decision to cut milk price

Michelle Russell | 2 Jul 2012

Robert Wiseman Dairies has said its decision to cut the price it pays its farmers for milk wasn't taken without "a great deal of consideration", despite criticism from the National Farmers Union (NFU) over the move.


NFU blasts Robert Wiseman for milk price cut

Michelle Russell | 2 Jul 2012

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has blasted UK milk supplier Robert Wiseman Dairies for hitting farmers with a "catastrophic" cut in milk prices.


Greencore sells Uniq desserts plant to Müller

Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 2012

Ireland-based food maker Greencore has struck a deal to sell a chilled desserts facility in the UK to yoghurt giant Müller.


Promo Tracker: Sainsbury's leads promo activity

Dean Best | 6 Jun 2012

Sainsbury's led an increased level of promotional activity in the UK grocery sector last month, according to the latest data from the just-food Promo Tracker.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food this week

Dean Best | 28 May 2012

The UK dairy sector was in the spotlight this week, with the proposed merger between Arla Foods and local co-op Milk Link and the annual loss reported by Dairy Crest. just-food interviewed senior executives from Arla and Milk Link to discuss the combination and reported on Dairy Crest's plans to increase returns from its troubled dairies business. Elsewhere, we reported on two sustainability events held in London, including the annual conference on the Round Table for Responsible Soy. And, further afield, Heinz revealed it was looking for more acquisitions in emerging markets while US rival General Mills secured a deal to buy Brazilian firm Yoki Alimentos.


UK grocers slammed for "dodgy" pricing tactics

Michelle Russell | 24 May 2012

UK shoppers are being "misled" by supermarkets over "dodgy pricing tactics" used for multi-buy offers, according to consumer group Which?

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