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Arla predicts profitable expansion into Algerian dairy market

Arla Foods' plan to sell full-cream milk powder in Algeria makes perfect business sense to a company looking to expand into lucrative new markets.

Arla invests to beat CAP squeeze

Arla Foods' new full-cream milk powder factory underlines how tight margins are forcing companies to focus on delivering value-added ingredients.

Arla Foods upbeat on EU feta ruling

The European Court of Justice's feta ruling may give sole rights to Greece, yet one of Europe's leading dairy producers has been preparing for years to find a way round...

Arla streamlines milk powder facilities

The EU's CAP reforms continue to force changes on Europe's dairy firms as Arla Foods announced it will close a Danish milk powder plant that is no longer vital for...

Strong sales for Arla brands soften blow of spiralling oil prices?

The UK branch of dairy processor and ingredients supplier Arla Foods told investors yesterday that it is still on track to reach revised profit targets for the year, boosted by...

Market pressures force Arla Food Ingredients shake-up

Fighting a challenging market climate, Arla Foods shakes up its structure in step with changing consumer needs, the dairy ingredients firm said today.

Arla pledges to fight on in Wiseman war

Arla UK claimed a moral victory in its long dispute with rival Robert Wiseman Dairies in Scotland, after the competition appeals body over-turned an 'inadequate' investigation by the Office of...

Arla flags up Middle East dairy potential

Arla's switch of production from the EU to Saudi Arabia will save the firm money and help it to benefit from the Middle East's significant potential for high value diary...

Arla seals China milk powder deal

Arla Foods' factory re-jig paid off this week as the group signed a joint-venture deal with China's leading dairy firm to get its added value milk powder products into one...

Cost pressures force Arla staff cuts

Dairy group Arla Foods, under pressure from intense cost pressures, will cut staff and production at a speciality milk powder plant in Denmark to help salvage full-year profits.

Arla UK warns more costs will hit margins

Arla UK, one of the country's biggest milk processors, has warned that 2005 profits will be hit by intense cost pressures, highlighting the crucial role of value-added dairy development to...

EU subsidy cuts hurt Arla's butter exports

Dairy producer Arla Foods, which supplies butter to a number of bakeries, has sent out one of the first signals that the dairy sector is hurting from a reduction in...

Arla attacked over milk price cuts

Arla UK has been criticised for setting up a new wave of instability through Britain's milk supply chain after it cut the price it pays to farmers for milk, citing...

Supermarket sweep strengthens Arla dairy

Arla UK has survived a tense year of negotiations with Britain's major retailers, as new supply contracts and branded fresh milk promise a brighter future, reports Chris Mercer.

1H up, but full year 'uncertain' for Arla Foods

Fall in milk price paid to farmers brings gains in first half for Arla Foods, the owner of Arla Food Ingredients, but the co-operative warns the full year remains 'uncertain'.

Arla, Dairy Crest to profit from UK milk shake-up

UK milk processors Arla Foods and Dairy Crest have had their lucrative contracts to supply fresh milk to UK multiple retailer Morrisons extended - at the expense of rival dairy...

Arla, Campina disband prospective dairy deal

Arla Foods and Campina, two of Europe's largest dairy co-operatives, have abandoned their much-hyped plans to merge, after failing to secure the confidence of their respective boards, Tom Armitage reports.

Space travel pushes the boundaries of food science, says Arla

Understanding the most extreme conditions for food products will bring gains for product formulation, particularly functional foods, on Earth, says Arla Food Ingredients, the firm that has developed a new...

Campina, Arla announce merger vote setback

Campina, the Dutch dairy co-operative, yesterday informed its member-farmers that the date of a crucial vote determining whether it will merge with Arla Foods has been pushed back, to allow...

Arla Foods puts packaging division up for sale

Arla Foods' proposed sale of its packaging company, Danapak, reflects a growing trend within the European dairy sector of companies focussing exclusively on their core operations.

Arla voices concern over Campina merger

Committee members of Danish-Swedish dairy co-operative Arla Foods have voiced concerns over a financial technicality which could throw its approaching merger with Campina into disarray, Tom Armitage reports.

Arla increases Danish cheese processing capacity

Arla Foods has installed five 12,000 litre-capacity Damrow Double 'O' cheese vats at its production facility in Bov, Denmark.

Arla seeks to heal UK milk price rift

Arla Foods UK, the UK subsidiary of Danish-Swedish dairy co-operative Arla Foods, announced yesterday that it is to put its milk prices on hold - a move which will appease...

Arla plant closure to up cheese margins

Danish-Swedish dairy co-operative Arla Foods has announced it is to cease operations at one of its Danish cheese warehouses as a result of flagging sales of its hard and semi-hard...

Arla installs integration software to cut costs

Danish group Arla Foods has installed a business-to-manufacturing system using Wonderware's SAP NetWeaver.