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Just three years after PepsiCo and Muller launched their bid to capture part of the US yoghurt market, the companies have thrown in the towe...
The UK liquid milk sector is experiencing an ongoing decline in value sales. Despite gradually increasing volumes, the price being paid for...
The downward movement of liquid milk prices has placed margins in the category under mounting pressure. In part two of our Category Crunch, Katy Askew looks at how the country's three largest milk processors - Dairy Crest, Arla and Robert Wiseman - are responding to this challenge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dairy Crest, the UK dairy group, has said it will focus on growing its branded sales and accelerating revenue from demineralised whey and galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) ingredients this year.
Muller is extending its offering targeting impulse channels in the UK with the launch of Milk Minis, 200ml cartons of whole, chocolate and strawberry milk.
Müller has said that it plans to "rejuvenate" the milk delivery business it acquired from Dairy Crest and has reversed plans to close the UK group's former glass-bottling facility in Hanworth.
Dairy Crest said this morning (11 February) product launches and promotions have helped improve the performance of its struggling spreads brands, Clover and Country Life.
German dairy group Muller has confirmed it is planning on expanding production of its deli meats unit Homann.
German dairy Muller Group is reorganising its UK business into two divisions following the closure of its acquisition of Dairy Crest's liquid milk business.
Muller, the German dairy giant, has appointed Rob Scholte to the post of chief operating officer.
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The end of Muller Quaker Dairy, the US yoghurt joint venture between PepsiCo and Muller, will result in the loss of 66 jobs.
German dairy Muller and PepsiCo are ending their US yoghurt joint venture, Muller Quaker Dairy.
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.
This week, Kellogg pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 65% by 2020. Elsewhere, German dairy Muller announced it was exiting its US yoghurt joint venture with PepsiCo, Muller Quaker Dairy. Canada announced it is working on duties on a range of imported US-made food products after the WTO ruled it could claim compensation for illegal US country-of-origin labels and Coca-Cola revealed plans to enter Brazil's dairy sector. Here is the week in quotes.
The UK debate over sugar intensified this week with Public Health England calling for a series of measures to reduce consumption. In the US, Campbell Soup Co. and The Schwan Food Co. both made pledges to simplify the ingredient panels in some of their products. In China, PepsiCo announced the opening of the first Quaker Oats plant in the country. Here is the week in quotes.
Muller's bid to buy Dairy Crest's liquid milk business has been approved by UK competition officials, the companies announced today (19 October).
Dairy Crest has said the sale of its dairies division to Muller remains "on track" for completion this year after the UK's Competition and Markets Authority said it is consulting on further adjustments to the proposed deal.
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.
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 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 Dairy is stepping up production of private-label yoghurts and desserts in the UK in a move that will create 50 new jobs.
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.
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.
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