Manufacturers

For feta or for worse

For feta or for worse

Arla Foods is involved in a joint feta venture with the Greek dairy
company, Hellas. The move is designed to strengthen the
Scandinavian dairy's presence in the US market

Pot plant operational

Pot plant operational

Graham Packaging Company has begun production of polypropylene
yoghurt containers at a new French plant, adding to the companies
growing blow moulding capabilities.

Scottish dairy expands

Scottish dairy expands

Graham's Dairies has further expanded its operations. The business
acquired Stevenson Dairy Farm this week in a move that consolidates
its position as Scotland's largest family-owned dairy.

Glanbia on target

Glanbia on target

Irish food and dairy group Glanbia is likely to meet full year
earnings expectations despite tougher trading conditions, its
managing director said this week.

Arla plans job cuts

Arla plans job cuts

Dairy giant Arla Foods is planning to cut 600 jobs over the next
three financial years. The job losses will largely be contained
within the group's administrative departments.

A good year for Wiseman

A good year for Wiseman

Dairy processor Robert Wiseman has posted an 11 per cent increase
in sales volumes for 2002, helped by investment in its dairy
facilities and important new supply contracts with the major
multiples.

Bel hit by dollar decline

Bel hit by dollar decline

Fromageries Bel, the French cheese group, has reported a slight
decline in sales as a result of the depreciation of the dollar and
poor economic conditions in core markets such as Germany and the
Middle East.