Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller
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,...
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 1 Oct 2015
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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 13 Aug 2012
German retail giant Metro Group has decided to create a CEO role for its entire Real hypermarket operations.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
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