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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...

UK dairy farmers lay down gauntlet on pricing

UK dairy farmers have warned they are prepared to take action if processors push through recently announced price cuts. However, Katy Askew...

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,...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview - Arla UK, Milk Link CEOs 23 May 2012

Katy Askew

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 29 Jul 2011

Ben Cooper

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

2014's most-read interviews on just-food 18 Dec 2014

Dean Best

Our interviews with senior United Biscuits executives - in the year the company's owners agreed to sell the UK snack maker to Turkey's Yildiz Holding - featured highly on the list of 2014's most-clicked interviews on just-food. Interviews with the CEOs of the UK's Premier Foods and Canada's Agropur, as well as the CFOs of Arla Foods and Brazil's BRF were also popular as we continued to gain access to some of the industry's leading lights.


Muller: Dairy Crest deal helps whole supply chain 6 Nov 2014

Dean Best

German dairy giant Müller has insisted its move to buy Dairy Crest's dairies operations will help the entire UK sector, from farmers to consumers.


Dairy Crest to sell dairies division to Muller 6 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Dairy Crest is to sell its dairies division - including the Frijj brand - to German giant Müller.


Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food 25 Nov 2013

Dean Best

Canadian pension fund Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan made another investment in the UK with the acquisition of Burton's Biscuit Co. In Australia, grocery retailing giants Woolworths and Coles signed up to a code of conduct governing their relationship with suppliers. And we ran our latest just-food interview, with Patrick Coveney, CEO of private-label convenience food group Greencore.


Muller acquires UK operations of dairy group Nom 4 Sep 2013

Katie Smith

German dairy giant Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller has acquired the UK operations of Austrian rival Nom, as it looks to expand its presence in the country's private label yoghurt market.

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