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"We will take plant-based to the next level" - Naturli' Foods CEO Henrik Lund on Danish firm's push into meat-free 15 Jun 2018

Denmark-based Naturli' Foods has become the latest meat-free supplier from Europe to cross the English Channel to try to tap into the UK's growing interest in plant-based food. Dean Best spoke to Naturli' CEO Henrik Lund in London as the company marked its debut in the market.


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.

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Arla to cut 300 jobs as cost-saving drive gets underway 29 May 2018

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods is to cut more than 300 jobs as part of a consolidation drive aimed at saving more than EUR400m (US$462.6m) in business costs. 


Arla Foods promotes Jan Toft Norgaard to chairman role 29 May 2018

European dairy giant Arla Foods has appointed Jan Toft Nørgaard as chairman to replace Ake Hantoft, who retires in July after seven years in the role.


Arla chairman Ake Hantoft to retire in July 15 May 2018

Dairy giant Arla Foods has announced its chairman, Ake Hantoft, is to retire in July.


Brexit, commodities prompt Arla cost cuts 20 Apr 2018

The impact the UK's vote for Brexit has had on currency, as well as pressure from commodity prices, has led European dairy giant Arla Foods to set out on cutting EUR400m (US$493.9m) on costs from its business.


Norway's Pelagia to build new herring plant in Skagen, Denmark 4 Apr 2018

Norway-based fishing group Pelagia is expanding its business in Denmark with a plan to build a new herring facility.


Danish Crown acquires pizza toppings maker DK-Foods 19 Mar 2018

Danish Crown has purchased DK-Foods for an undisclosed sum, an acquisition the meat giant says will make it Europe's market leader in pepperoni toppings for pizzas.


Orkla to take controlling stake in Danish pizza chain Gorm's 13 Mar 2018

Scandinavian food group Orkla is investing in Danish pizza restaurant chain Gorm's.


Danish Crown abattoir jobs to go at Ringsted as slaughter scaled down 9 Mar 2018

Danish Crown plans to halt its night shift at a pork abattoir in the city of Ringsted due to the lower-than-expected supply of pigs, with about 140 people expected to lose their jobs.


Orkla closes deal to buy Danish cereal maker Struer Brod 1 Feb 2018

Norway-based food company Orkla said it has closed an agreement to buy Denmark's Struer Brod, a producer of breakfast cereals and breadcrumbs.


Arla to invest big to target growth outside Europe 31 Jan 2018

Danish dairy heavyweight Arla Foods has announced it is to invest EUR500m (US$622.2m) this year to fund its growth plans.