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Arla Foods refinances bank debt through €175m corporate bonds issue

Arla Foods has given professional investors the opportunity to invest in the company through the issue of SEK 1.5bn ($225m, €175m)-worth of corporate bonds – a move designed to refinance its...

MPs call for milk contract legislation if no 'tangible improvements' made

A group of British politicians has called on the government to consider legislation to bind contracts between dairy farmers and processors if the current Voluntary Code of Best Practice on Contractual...

Infant formula ‘Staging’ concept mimics changing composition of breast milk – Arla Foods Ingredients

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed a concept that it claims could enable the infant formula industry to one day manufacture products that mimic the changing nutritional composition of breast...

Dairy drink NPDs demonstrate ‘scale of our ambition’ – Arla Foods UK

Arla Foods UK has moved to increase its share of the rapidly growing dairy drinks category with the launch of two new products – Wing-Co protein-enriched chocolate milk, and GULP...

Greek yogurt manufacturers face increasing private label competition - Euromonitor

Greek-style yogurt manufacturers are under increasing pressure from private label manufacturers whose products are growing in popularity among “cash-strapped consumers,” Euromonitor International has claimed.

FAO protein measurement method would be beneficial to all – Fonterra, Arla

The United Nations (UN)-recommended new protein measurement system would be beneficial to the developed, as well as the developing, world, dairy industry giants Fonterra and Arla Foods have claimed –...

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Arla recalls gorgonzola in Canada over Listeria contamination fears

Arla Foods has initiated a recall in Canada for an imported brand of gorgonzola cheese over concerns the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Arla considered Finnish fresh milk exit over ‘illegal’ Valio pricing

Arla Ingman – Arla Foods’ Finnish business – seriously considered abandoning the country’s fresh milk market over the “unfair and illegal” pricing policy practiced by industry rival Valio.

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Milk supply contract is Code of Best Practice compliant - Arla

Arla Foods is claiming a UK first – a milk supply contract that is fully compliant with all the aspects of the Dairy Industry Voluntary Code of Best Practice on...

UK dairy processors facing fresh FFA milk price protests

Farmers for Action (FFA) has threatened a fresh wave of processor-targeted demonstrations across the UK if efforts are not made to increase farm gate milk prices.

Farmer coalition urges UK processors to increase milk prices

UK dairy processors are being urged to implement the Dairy Industry Code of Best Practice on Contractual Relationships and increase their farm gate milk prices – or face being named...

Arla plans 2013 production capacity expansion to meet export demand

Arla Foods plans to invest more than DKK 2bn ($357m) over the next 12 months to increase its global dairy processing capabilities, boost efficiency, and reduce its impact on the environment.

Greek-style yogurt proteins cut costs, but ensure quality - Arla

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a range of proteins that enable traditional yogurt manufacturers to produce Greek-style yogurt using existing technology.

Arla intends to build on Mengniu interest, not invest elsewhere in China

Arla Foods has no plans to acquire, merge or partner with any other Chinese dairy industry players under its recently-unveiled five-year strategy, a spokesperson for the Denmark-based co-operative has revealed.

Arla Foods reveals five-year growth markets focus

Arla Foods intends to increase its focus on growth markets such as Russia, China, the Middle East and Africa over the next five years, in a strategic move away from...

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Dairy UK partners with WRAP to promote water efficiency

Dairy UK has signed an agreement to become an official partner to the Federation House Commitment (FHC) – a voluntary commitment to reduce water use.

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Exclusion zone set up after acid spill at Arla plant

Emergency services were forced to set up an exclusion zone at an Arla Foods UK processing plant in late November after an acid spill at the facility.

Arla teams up with Fonterra and Foss to develop milk screening method

Arla Foods and Fonterra have teamed up with Danish analytical solutions provider Foss to develop a screening method to determine whether milk has been tampered with for financial gain.

Arla says UHT-friendly whey can tackle elderly malnutrition

About 60% of elderly hospital patients in the UK are malnourished according to recent data from the British Dietetic Association, a problem companies like Danish firm Arla Food Ingredients are...

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Arla Milk Link increases milk price to 27.5ppl

Arla Foods has announced that the Arla Milk Link milk price will increase by 0.5 pence per litre (ppl) from 1 November 2012.

Hybrid collection-delivery trailer will cut road miles – Arla Foods UK

Arla Foods UK hopes to cut the distance it travels to collect raw milk and deliver finished products through the introduction of a half milk tanker, half refrigerated container hybrid.

Arla Foods unlikely to pursue more dairy consolidation – M&A expert

Arla Foods has “plenty on its plate” and is unlikely to pursue further European dairy industry consolidation in the near future, a food sector mergers and acquisitions expert has claimed....

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Milk Link’s drink business must go as Commission approves Arla merger

Arla Foods has been granted approval by the European Commission to merge with Milk Link, but must sell a UK milk drinks business acquired through the deal to facilitate the...

Arla to expand Danish facility to meet Chinese demand

Arla Foods is looking to expand the capacity of its Arinco milk powder manufacturing plant to meet the increased demand created by its supply agreement with Chinese paediatric nutrition firm...

Arla targets high protein yoghurt trend

European interest in high protein foods has moved into the mainstream, according to Arla Foods Ingredients, which has introduced two new ingredients for boosting the protein content of yoghurt.