Scottish dairy producer McLelland is investing a total of £13
million to extend its cheese-making operations in Stranraer. The
plans include the building of a new 10,000 ton cold store and
general storage facilities.
Despite currency devaluations in both North and South America,
Italian dairy group Parmalat posted only a 2.7 per cent decline in
sales for 2002 as a programme of product roll-outs helped boost
organic volume growth.
Express Dairies, the UK's leading liquid milk supplier, and Arla
UK, the British arm of Europe's largest dairy co-op, are merging to
create a stronger position in both the liquid milk and dairy
Focusing on improving quality rather than lifting sales has paid
off for Dutch dairy group Campina, which has seen a solid
improvement in sales for its core brands despite volatile
international dairy markets.
A continued push into the Russian regions helped dairy product and
fruit juice producer Wimm-Bill-Dann to its fourth successive year
of growth in 2002. Further investment should help drive growth in
A strong performance from key brands, plus the addition of a number
of new products previously owned by Nutricia, helped Dutch dairy
group Friesland Coberco overcome the negative impact of depressed
world dairy prices in 2002.
Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods has installed new production lines at two of
its dairy plants located in the Central Region of Russia, as part
of a continuing modernisation project aimed at further improving
operating efficiencies and maintaining...