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Ambitious sustainability goals are a ‘real challenge’, Arla

As part of our special edition newsletter examining supply chain sustainability, spoke to Jan Dalsgaard Johannesen, corporate environmental director at Arla Foods, about specific challenges facing the dairy sector....

Arla Foods eyes German dominance with Allgäuland acquisition

Arla Foods has announced the acquisition of German based dairy producer Allgäuland-Käsereien as it aims to become a major player in the domestic dairy market.

Arla plans further 'significant' whey processing investments

Arla Foods Ingredients says it is planning further ‘significant investments’ at its Danish whey processing plant, dedicated to the production of high-value dairy ingredients, over the next few years.

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Arla trumpets UK site's zero waste achievement

Arla Foods has announced that its UK dairy in Ashby has achieved a zero waste to landfill target.

Swedish authorities approve Arla's merger with struggling Milko

The Swedish Competition Authority (Konkurrensverket) has approved Arla’s merger with struggling Swedish dairy processor Milko, which had faced bankruptcy in the event of the deal not going through.

Polish dairy sale will not stop our growth in ‘strategic market’, Arla insists

Danish-Swedish dairy company Arla says that the sale of its Mozzarella cheese plant in Goscino, Poland will not deter it from pursuing a sought-after strategic partnership and acquisitions in the...

We are not ‘milking the poor’ in Bangladesh, Arla insists

Arla has defended itself after a charity report attacked its corporate social responsibility record in Bangladesh, and accused it of benefiting unfairly from EU subsidies that impoverished local producers.

Controversial Arla super dairy gets green light

Arla has secured planning approval for its new £150m UK ‘mega dairy’, despite widespread local opposition to its plans.

Arla close to sealing deal for Allgäuland

Arla Foods announced today that it was a "step closer" to acquiring German dairy firm Allgäuland-Käserien, after the last of the latter's constituent co-operatives voted in favour of joining the...

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Senior management changes at Arla

Arla will reoganise its senior management team from October, in a move that it says will shorten decision-making timeframes and devliver the DKK 75bn turnover growth demanded by its strategy...

Arla confident despite Allgäuland takeover setback

Arla Foods remains confident that its ‘take it or leave it’ takeover bid for Southern German dairy co-op Allgäuland-Käsereien will succeed, despite its initial rejection.

Growing demand prompts DMK and Arla milk powder collaboration

Dairy giants DMK and Arla planning a joint collaboration to ramp up their milk powder production on the back of increasing global demand.

Dairy industry source slams Arla for CO2 ‘greenwash’

A well-placed dairy industry source has attacked Arla for publishing what he describes as ‘greenwash’ in its 2011 report detailing progress on environmental targets.

Arla makes move on German dairy to aid European growth

An increased product portfolio and a larger European footprint are two benefits the German acquisition of Allgäuland-Käsereien will bring Arla Foods if its bid is cleared, says the dairy giant....

Arla remains bullish about struggling Swedish dairy industry

Arla Foods is confident that opportunities still exist in the Swedish dairy market despite a slump in milk consumption that led to a financial crisis at rival processor Milko.

Arla looks to merge with distressed Swedish dairy

A slump in milk demand in Sweden at the beginning of the year has prompted distressed Swedish dairy co-op Milko to turn to Arla to take on its farmers.

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New processing line to help Arla meet 2015 whey goal

Arla Foods Ingredients is having a new powder processing line installed in Denmark as the Danish supplier works to double its sales of powdered whey protein by 2015.

Arla reviews master plan for super dairy

Arla Foods says it is 'reviewing its master plan' for a controversial super dairy in Buckinghamshire following objections from local residents, but insists the facility is still on track to...

Arla Foods plans Swedish plant closure to recover cheese competitiveness

Arla Foods is to close its Swedish Falkenberg dairy and will invest DKK 615m (€82m) in two of its Denmark facilities in order to improve its competitiveness in yellow cheese...

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Arla Foods Ingredients becomes independent business

Arla Foods Ingredients has become a subsidiary of Arla Foods as the Danish dairy co-operative focuses on growing the whey-based ingredients business.

Arla and DMK form new €44m whey joint venture

Arla Foods is to establish a whey processing joint venture with the merged Nordmilch-Humana company DMK to produce whey protein concentrate (WPC) and lactose for the food industry.

Arla Foods aims for German top three as members vote for merger

The merger of Arla Foods and German dairy firm Hansa-Milch is now set to go ahead after members of both co-ops voted in favour of the tie-up.

Arla Foods Ingredients opens new Argentinean facility

Arla Foods Ingredients has moved to a bigger office and application centre in Argentina to support the growth of its South American subsidiary.

Arla Foods heralds recovery despite Danish struggles

Arla Foods claims to have put the recession behind it in 2010 despite coming under pressure from discount products in its domestic market.

Arla sets new lightweighting target for UK milk bottles

Arla Foods has set itself a target of reducing the weight of its full range of plastic milk bottles in the UK by 15 to 20 per cent.

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