UK: Logistics firms Culina, Baylis to merge
Two UK food and drink supply chain specialists are to merge from next year.
Culina Logistics and Baylis Logistics will merge into a new company, to be known as Culina Logistics Ltd.
The company will be part-owned by Luxembourg-based TML Invest - the investment arm of Theo Müller, owner of German dairy group Müller.
The enlarged logistics firm Limited will have a starting turnover of GBP125m, employ 1,300 staff and operate from nine sites in the UK.
"Chilled customers will see potential economies of scale in our ability to offer a combined solution incorporating their ambient ranges," said Rien Brakel, who will be operations director of the new firm.
"Ambient customers will have a ready-made solution as their sector moves towards chilled disciplines, including daily ordering."
Dairy group Müller is adding a cherry variant to its range of Müller Rice desserts in the UK....
Müller UK has embarked on an overhaul of its premium Amoré yoghurt brand, including new packaging, new flavours and a move to natural ingredients....
Müller is to ditch its Little Stars yoghurt drink in favour of a fruit yoghurt smoothie, as part of a GBP6m (US$11.9m) investment into the company's kids brand....
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