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Dairy Crest denies Lactalis takeover talks

Dairy Crest, Britain's biggest dairy processor, has denied holding takeover talks with French dairy giant Lactalis, despite the emergence of Lactalis documents weighing up the pros and cons of a...

Nestlé plans chilled dairy improvement with Lactalis venture

Nestlé will use a new European joint-venture deal with French dairy giant Lactalis to try and resurrect its "unsatisfactory" chilled dairy division.

Lactalis signs sales deal with Friesland Foods

Lactalis, the largest French dairy processor, has struck a deal with Dutch dairy Friesland Foods to combine the two groups' marketing teams in Germany.

Fixed prices can combat CAP reform, says Lactalis

France's largest dairy processor, Lactalis, wants the industry to introduce fixed prices for dairy products in order to cope with unstable markets and insulate against cuts to EU export subsidies.

Lactalis continues recent acquisition flurry

France's biggest dairy producer Lactalis is set to acquire fellow French dairy producer Pochat, another acquisition aimed at strengthening its branded, consumer dairy product line-up, Tom Armitage reports.

Lactalis strengthens UK foothold

Lactalis, France's biggest dairy producer, has strengthened its position in the UK market with the acquisition of the Scottish group McLelland, maker of the Seriously Strong brand of cheddar, paving...

Lactalis adds gourmet cheese to US line-up

Lactalis USA, a subsidiary of French dairy group Lactalis, announced earlier this week that it has acquired Rondelé Specialty Foods, a US manufacturer of spreadable cheeses, in a deal which...

Lactalis buys its way into ex-Soviet dairy markets

French dairy giant Lactalis has grabbed immediate supremacy in two former Soviet countries and paved the way for an expansion of its own brand products after signing a deal to...

Lactalis cleared for Spanish takeover

Lactalis, the French dairy group, has been given the green light to acquire two Spanish producers, Grupo Prado Cervera and Central Lechera Vallisoletana, by the European Commission's competition authorities.

Lactalis gets motivated in the health food market

The continuing trend towards healthier foods has prompted one of France's leading cheese makers to form a partnership with a company specialising in low-fat spreads....

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