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Arla facing Danish probe

Arla facing Danish probe

The Competition Authority in Denmark is investigating claims by a
smaller dairy group that Arla Foods, the country's biggest milk
group, has offered milk at unreasonably low prices to the Dansk
Supermarked retail chain.

Nestlé expects improvement

Nestlé expects improvement

Nestlé expects to show organic sales growth of around 5-6 per cent
for the year as a whole, twice that of its closest European rival,
Unilever. Nine-month sales were boosted by the hot summer weather,
particularly for ice cream and...

Nestlé chilled in Sweden

Nestlé chilled in Sweden

Nestlé is continuing to strengthen its position in the global ice
cream market with the formation of a joint venture in Sweden, a
market where it has not been present before now. The Glasskiosken
venture with Ingman Foods aims to...

Müller might move

Müller might move

Germany's largest privately owned dairy company Müller-Milch has
warned that it might transfer its headquarters from Aretsried in
Bavaria, Germany, to Switzerland for tax reasons.

Danone's rumours grow

Danone's rumours grow

There is increasing speculation regarding the future of French
dairy-to-biscuits group Danone, good Q3 results expected next week,
will simply fuel the speculation further.

Into Africa

Into Africa

Softa Bottling Company Limited (SBCL) has launched Mecca Cola onto
the Kenyan market.

NFU pushes for price rise

NFU pushes for price rise

Members of the National Farmers Union in the UK this week
demonstrated outside Dairy Crest cheese manufacturing and
distribution sites to call for a 2p per litre rise in the price
producers receive.

WBD: The big cheese

WBD: The big cheese

Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann has increased its stake in Ufamolagroprom, the biggest milk processor in the southern Urals and one of the most modern cheese producers in Russia.

Fonterra selects EDS

Fonterra selects EDS

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra Co-operative has selected EDS as
the company with which it will continue negotiations over
outsourcing its global IT infrastructure.

Wiseman awaits

Wiseman awaits

The decisions over who will buy the Safeway retail chain and
whether the Arla/Express Dairies merger will proceed could have a
significant impact on Scottish dairy group Robert Wiseman Dairies.

Emmi on track

Emmi on track

After a year of acquisitions and the launch of numerous innovative
products, Swiss dairy group Emmi is well on track to meet its
growth targets for 2003.

DSM to buy Roche division

DSM to buy Roche division

Ending months of speculation Dutch life science products company
DSM announced today that is to pay CHF 3.5 billion (€2.4 billion)
for Roche's vitamins and fine chemicals division.
When Roche launched the sale of the division...

WBD turns to drink

WBD turns to drink

Russian dairy products group Wimm-Bill-Dann continues to go from
strength to strength, with first half volume sales boosted
considerably by its fruit juice and bottled water operations.

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