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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

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.


Muller Wiseman Dairies eyes depot closures 12 Jun 2013

Dean Best

UK milk supplier Muller Wiseman Dairies has said it may close two depots as it readjusts to the way milk is now delivered to retail customers.


Muller to invest in butter production facility 15 Jan 2013

Michelle Russell

Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller has confirmed plans to invest GBP17m (US$27.3m) in a new UK facility that will see the company move into butter manufacturing in the country.


UK: Overseas investment to drive food M&A 8 Jan 2013

Chris Mercer

Analysts at Experian believe that overseas investment will maintain the momentum of mergers and acquisitions in the UK food sector.

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