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Arla Foods CFO Natalie Knight weighs prospects for dairy group - the just-food interview, part two 20 Mar 2016

This year looks set to be another challenging one for the dairy sector, amid concerns over the momentum of economies in emerging markets and commodity prices remaining in the doldrums. Natalie Knight, the CFO of European dairy giant Arla Foods, talks to Dean Best about the co-operative's outlook and insists there are opportunities for growth.

Arla CFO Natalie Knight on how dairy giant navigated 2015 - the just-food interview, part one 10 Mar 2016

Arla Foods, the European dairy giant, saw sales and profits slide in 2015, a year that proved challenging for a number of the companies in the sector. However, the Lurpak and Castello owner described its performance as "robust". In part one of a two-part interview, Dean Best speaks to Arla CFO Natalie Knight about the co-operative's results.

SIAL 2014: Interview: Danish Crown eyes growth in international, organics 28 Oct 2014

Danish Crown is grappling with a world meat market marked by the Russian import ban and weaker European demand. In response, the Danish co-operative plans to use its global footprint, on the one hand, while capitalising on growth areas such as increasing consumer interest in organics, on the other. Katy Askew spoke to Henrik Biilmann, MD of Danish Crown's organic arm Friland, to find out more.

Comment: Competition to rise as dairies invest in whey production 1 Sep 2014

Arla Foods is wise to invest in its whey protein production capacity. However, the company is far from alone in pursuing this strategy, with various dairy firms stepping up production to meet growing global demand. As activity increases so too could competition, Katy Askew suggests.

FMCG in the Middle East: Arla eyes growth in competitive dairy sector 2 May 2014

After Arla Foods booked a jump in sales last year - pointing to the performance of its "growth markets" outside the EU - the dairy giant has rolled out plans to further expand its operations outside Europe. just-­food's Hannah Abdulla caught up Rasmus Malmbak Kjeldsen, director of operations for Arla's business in the Middle East and Africa to find out what the company has planned for the region.

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Dairy giant Arla to close Braband plant in Denmark 25 Jan 2018

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Arla sets out Endrup Dairy plans 11 Dec 2017

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Nordic food group Orkla sells K-Salat business to Stryhns  15 Nov 2017

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Arla adds to protein-enhanced range in UK 17 Oct 2017

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Investment firm Credo takes majority stake in Denmark's Geia Foods 16 Oct 2017

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Danish Crown wins Tican arbitration case 11 Oct 2017

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Arla removes vice CEO role 11 Sep 2017

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Strong UK performance boosts Arla Foods' figures 29 Aug 2017

European dairy giant Arla Foods today (25 August) posted a 3% increase in first-half revenue as global milk prices increased following three years of low prices across the industry.