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2012: M&A revival but caution hinders big deals

There were, despite continued economic uncertainty in many Western markets and concerns over slowing growth in the East, signs that M&A acti...

Best bits: The risks of Arla's fresh push in China

Dairy giant Arla Foods has announced a significant deal in China with local company Mengniu. The Danish-Swedish co-op says the venture repre...

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,...

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Arla looks to M&A to drive growth - CFO 29 Aug 2013

Michelle Russell

Arla Foods today (29 August) reported a doubling of earnings in its first-half, boosted by M&A. The company has taken a lead in the process of consolidation underway in the European dairy sector, with deals in the UK and Germany. Arla expects to continue to play an active part in European consolidation in the dairy sector as well as looking to M&A to drive growth in emerging markets, Michelle Russell discovered when she caught up with Arla CFO Frederik Lotz.

IFE: Arla to ramp up investment in UK 21 Mar 2013

Katy Askew

For all the positive publicity around dairy exports, the UK dairy sector is facing some significant challenges. The domestic market is dominated by low-value own label liquid milk sales, while underinvestment means that UK producers and manufacturers operate at a competitive disadvantage to their European peers. However, Arla Foods plans to tackle these issues head-on. Arla UK vice president of marketing Ash Amirahmadi spoke to just-food on the group's plans to ramp up investment in the UK, including the launch of a new liquid milk brand.

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Arla Foods H1 earnings double 29 Aug 2013

Michelle Russell

Dairy giant Arla Foods saw its earnings double in the first half of the year as deals including its merger with Milk Link helped boost profits.

Arla sells Crediton Dairy milk drinks unit in UK 24 May 2013

Dean Best

Arla Foods has offloaded UK milk drinks operation Crediton Dairy to a group of executives who worked for the unit's previous owner, Milk Link.

Arla raises UK milk price 23 Apr 2013

Katy Askew

Arla UK has raised the price it pays Arla Milk Link members thanks to an "improved business performance".

Arla, AFMP to "define roadmap" to ownership 15 Mar 2013

Katy Askew

Arla Foods and UK supplier group Arla Foods Milk Partnership have entered into talks in a bid to define how AFMP members can join Arla's existing farmer-shareholders in ownership of the co-operative.

M&A, emerging markets boost Arla in 2012 20 Feb 2013

Dean Best

Acquisitions and growth in markets outside the EU have helped dairy giant Arla Foods report higher annual sales and profits.

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