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Arla poised to sell packaging venture

Dairy group Arla Foods and packaging firm Constantia Packaging are looking to sell off their joint venture on the Danish market to focus on their core businesses.

How Arla side-stepped the EU feta ruling

EU laws to protect regional foods do not necessarily spell the end for copycat products, as Arla Foods has shown with its Danish 'feta' cheese brand.

Arla flies in new team for UK dairy challenge

Arla Foods has overhauled its leadership in the UK as it looks to make a fresh start and improve earnings for its dairy operations in the country.

Arla milks Chinese potential with new plant

Danish group Arla Foods has started construction of a new powdered milk production plant, to expand its presence in the China's dairy sector.

Arla joins rush to raise milk price

As Tesco again displayed its power in the UK food chain with another profits rise, dairy group Arla Foods joined a growing list of processors to raise farmgate milk prices.

Arla signs up for Russian dairy venture

Scandinavian dairy giant Arla Foods has agreed to form a joint venture with its Russian distributor, Artis, as competition for space on the growing Russian dairy market intensifies.

Arla absorbs boycott loss

Profits were better than predicted for Scandinavian dairy group Arla Foods last year, prompting optimism about the firm's ability to bounce back from a consumer boycott in the Middle East.

Arla targets Algeria

Arla Foods is looking to expand its milk powder business in Algeria, in the dairy giant's latest push to gain a foothold in emerging dairy markets.

New genome collaboration could boost Arla Foods' probiotic range

Arla Foods, Europe's second largest dairy company, has signed an agreement with US-based Integrated Genomics for access to the ERGO database and genomic discovery system to enhance the company's probiotic...

Arla seals UK buyout deal

Arla Foods, the Scandinavian dairy group, has signed a deal to buyout its UK subsidiary for nearly £213m, following concerns about the firm's performance last year.

EC approves Arla dairy acquisition

The EC has finally approved Arla's proposed acquisition of Finnish firm Ingman Foods.

Arla closes in on UK subsidiary, as shares leap

Talks that could see Scandinavian dairy group Arla Foods buy out its UK subsidiary were at an advanced stage Monday, the firm reported, as investors appeared to back the move.

Boycott legacy hampers Arla plans

A consumer boycott across the Middle East on dairy products made by Arla Foods has set the firm back two years in the region, and allowed rivals to gain ground.

Arla recovery fails to stop profit drop

Arla UK ended its three-year strategic plan with a three per cent drop in full year profits, after higher selling prices failed to save the dairy group from high input...

Arla expands in Finnish milk

Scandinavia's Arla Foods has bought nearly a third of Finnish dairy company Ingman Foods, as consolidation continues to run apace in the European dairy sector.

Europe's Arla eyes US dairy expansion

Arla Foods has indicated it will continue to expand aggressively on the US speciality cheese sector after a successful 2006, holding up European dairy firms' push for added value markets...

Arla sues Wiseman in UK price fixing dispute

Rows over dairy price fixing allegations in Scotland took another twist this week, after Arla Foods UK revealed it would sue rival Robert Wiseman to recoup lost revenue.

Arla Foods set to reel in UK subsidiary

Dairy firm Arla Foods Amba has entered into talks with its British subsidiary to buy out the remaining 49 per cent of the company it does not already own.

Ditching doorstep delivery prompts Arla revival

Arla Foods UK said it had seen a significant improvement during its second half, helped on by the sale of underperforming doorstep milk business to rival Dairy Crest.

Arla using cheese to conquer America

Americans are eating Danish havarti cheese faster than Arla Foods can make it for them, the firm has said, helping it to build a better foothold across the Atlantic.

Middle East boycott hits Arla profits

A boycott across the Middle East on dairy products made by Denmark's Arla Foods has hit the group's profits in the first of half of the year, it has announced.

Dairy Crest buys Arla's Express Dairies in UK

Dairy Crest has signed a deal to buy the doorstep milk delivery business of rival Arla Foods UK, claiming the prospect of cost savings outweighs falling demand in the sector.

Consumers snub Arla's Mini30 milk

Arla Foods is scrapping its lower calorie Mini30 milk in Denmark only six months after the product was launched, because consumers do not like the taste.

Arla re-starts cheese production for Middle East

Arla Foods has re-started cheese production for the Middle East dairy market, but warned the move did not represent significant progress in beating the boycott there.

Arla signs speciality cheese deal

Arla Foods has bought up speciality cheesemaker Tholstrup in its native Denmark, as the group looks to expand its cheese export business amid rising competition.

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