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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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Arla removes vice CEO role 11 Sep 2017

Arla Foods vice CEO Povl Krogsgaard will retire at the end of the year, with his role set to be no longer used by the dairy giant.


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.


Arla to close Denmark cheese plant 3 Jul 2017

Arla Foods has decided to shut a plant in Denmark making cheese sold under the European dairy giant's Castello brand.


Danish food sector backs Brussels proposals on acrylamide 29 Jun 2017

The Danish Agriculture and Food Council (DAFC), which represents the country’s food and farming sectors, has supported draft proposals put forward by the European Commission to reduce levels of acrylamide in certain foods.


Meat co-op Danish Crown to create domestic jobs 19 Jun 2017

Danish pork giant Danish Crown is to create 260 new jobs at two of its domestic slaughterhouses.


Danish Crown acquires pate firm Tjæreborg Leverpostej 6 Jun 2017

Danish Crown has acquired local pate maker Tjæreborg Leverpostej for an undisclosed sum.


Danish Crown H1 earnings down despite "record" sales 30 May 2017

Denmark-based meat co-operative Danish Crown has booked a slight fall in first-half earnings but said revenue was at a record high, as a result of "good market conditions and a strong sales performance" boosted by Asian demand for pork.


Danish Crown slaughterhouse strike ends 24 May 2017

Denmark-based meat co-operative Danish Crown has said a one-day strike at one of its slaughterhouses in the country has been called off.


Orkla buys Danish distributor SR Food 16 May 2017

Nordic food group Orkla has made another acquisition, attempting to boost its business in organic and vegetarian foods by buying Danish sales and distribution firm SR Food.


Denmark inks cooked meats exports deal with China 4 May 2017

A new agreement allowing Denmark to export cooked pork products to China could be worth up to DKK250m (US$36.6m) annually in sales to the Danish meat industry, Copenhagen has announced.