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Lindt & Sprungli's Uwe Sommer 'to become Muller CEO'

15 Mar 2017

Lindt & Sprüngli executive Uwe Sommer is reportedly set to become the CEO of German dairy group Müller after he steps down from his current post next month.

Muller launches "zero added sugar Frijj", new recipe to milkshakes line

10 Mar 2017

German dairy Müller is shaking up its Frijj milkshake brand in the UK and introducing a Frijj Zero added sugar line.

Dairy giant Muller appoints new CFO, COO

11 Jan 2017

Germany-based dairy group Muller has named a new CFO and a new COO.

Muller plans to end production at UK dairy

4 Nov 2016

Müller plans to wind down production at a dairy plant in the UK as the German giant looks to invest in giving its milk and ingredients business in the country - much of it built through two acquisitions in four years - a "sustainable and vibrant future".

Müller ramps up UK investment by GBP100m

19 Sep 2016

German dairy Müller is increasing its investment in the UK by an additional GBP100m (US$130.3m) over the next 18 months in a bid to grow the category in the country.

Müller cuts added sugar in UK yogurt line for kids

19 Sep 2016

Müller has reformulated its Kids Corner yogurt brand in the UK, cutting the amount of added sugar in the product by 50%.

Muller CFO Henrik Bauwens moves to Intersnack

16 Jun 2016

Muller CFO Henrik Bauwens is to leave the German dairy giant and join Intersnack, the German group behind brands including McCoy's.

Muller confirms Scottish dairy closures

1 Jun 2016

Muller Milk & Ingredients, the UK arm of German dairy giant Muller, has confirmed it will push ahead with the closure of two dairy facilities in East Kilbride and Aberdeen. 

Arla, Muller see Sainsbury's widen milk supply pool

24 May 2016

UK dairies Medina Dairy and Tomlinsons have won contracts to supply Sainsbury's after the UK's third-largest grocer decided to increase the number of companies that provide it with milk and cream.

Dairy Crest to focus on brands, value-added ingredients

19 May 2016

Dairy Crest, the UK dairy group, has said it will focus on growing its branded sales and accelerating revenue from demineralised whey and galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) ingredients this year. 

Muller targets on-the-go with Milk Minis launch

6 May 2016

Muller is extending its offering targeting impulse channels in the UK with the launch of Milk Minis, 200ml cartons of whole, chocolate and strawberry milk. 

Müller aims to "rejuvenate" Milk & More delivery business

22 Apr 2016

Müller has said that it plans to "rejuvenate" the milk delivery business it acquired from Dairy Crest and has reversed plans to close the UK group's former glass-bottling facility in Hanworth.

Dairy Crest sees signs of spreads turnaround 

11 Feb 2016

Dairy Crest said this morning (11 February) product launches and promotions have helped improve the performance of its struggling spreads brands, Clover and Country Life. 

Muller mulling new site for deli meats arm Homann

10 Feb 2016

German dairy group Muller has confirmed it is planning on expanding production of its deli meats unit Homann.

Muller reorganising UK ops following Dairy Crest deal

4 Jan 2016

German dairy Muller Group is reorganising its UK business into two divisions following the closure of its acquisition of Dairy Crest's liquid milk business.

Muller appoints Metro executive Rob Scholte COO

4 Jan 2016

Muller, the German dairy giant, has appointed Rob Scholte to the post of chief operating officer. 

The year in review - the top food industry interviews of 2015

16 Dec 2015

2015 was another year of insightful interviews with a wide range of senior executives in the international food sector. Here we present the most-read interviews on just-food this year. Click on the headlines for more.

Muller Quaker Dairy did not stand out in US yoghurt crowd

11 Dec 2015

Just three years after PepsiCo and Muller launched their bid to capture part of the US yoghurt market, the companies have thrown in the towel. Dean Best believes the companies did not create distinct enough products to succeed in a competitive category.

UPDATE: End of PepsiCo, Muller JV to result in 66 jobs axed

11 Dec 2015

The end of Muller Quaker Dairy, the US yoghurt joint venture between PepsiCo and Muller, will result in the loss of 66 jobs. 

Muller, PepsiCo exit US yoghurt JV

11 Dec 2015

German dairy Muller and PepsiCo are ending their US yoghurt joint venture, Muller Quaker Dairy.

Food industry news of the week - Muller Quaker Dairy, Coca-Cola and Brazilian dairy, Arla's strategy refresh

11 Dec 2015

Dairy dominated this week's headlines with Muller and PepsiCo pulling the plug on their US yoghurt venture, Coca-Cola lining up a deal to invest in a Brazilian dairy and Arla Foods outlined its strategy for the next five years. Elsewhere, Nordic food group Orkla moved to beef up its operations in central Europe with a deal to buy Czech Republic-based company Hamé.

Food industry quotes of the week - Kellogg, Orkla, Coca-Cola

11 Dec 2015

This week, Kellogg pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 65% by 2020. Elsewhere, German dairy Muller announced it was exiting its US yoghurt joint venture with PepsiCo, Muller Quaker Dairy. Canada announced it is working on duties on a range of imported US-made food products after the WTO ruled it could claim compensation for illegal US country-of-origin labels and Coca-Cola revealed plans to enter Brazil's dairy sector. Here is the week in quotes.

Food industry quotes of the week: PepsiCo, Campbell Soup Co., CSM Bakery Solutions

23 Oct 2015

The UK debate over sugar intensified this week with Public Health England calling for a series of measures to reduce consumption. In the US, Campbell Soup Co. and The Schwan Food Co. both made pledges to simplify the ingredient panels in some of their products. In China, PepsiCo announced the opening of the first Quaker Oats plant in the country. Here is the week in quotes.

Muller's move for Dairy Crest's milk gets all-clear

19 Oct 2015

Muller's bid to buy Dairy Crest's liquid milk business has been approved by UK competition officials, the companies announced today (19 October).

Dairy Crest says dairies sale to Muller "on track"

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.

Muller Quaker launches dessert-inspired yoghurt in US

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.

Food industry news of the week - Russia ban, Maggi ruling, Findus

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.

Muller's Dairy Crest milk buy moves closer to approval

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.

Muller expanding UK private-label production

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.

CMA "accepts in principle" Muller's revised Dairy Crest offer

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.

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