Arla Foods

Arla Foods will have the rights to use the Yeo Valley brand in the UK for milk, butter, spreads and cheese, but not yogurt, ice cream, cream and desserts, which will continue to be part of the independent Yeo Valley Group.

Arla Foods in Yeo Valley Dairies takeover

By Jim Cornall

The Danish headquartered cooperative said it is looking to significantly step up its ambitions for its organic dairy business in the UK, and now Arla Foods Limited, a subsidiary of Arla Foods amba, has announced it will acquire Yeo Valley Dairies Limited,...

Arla Foods has announced its biggest investment ever for 2018 as it pursues its 2020 goals.

Arla Foods to invest €527m in 2018

By Jim Cornall

In the biggest single investment announced in the Danish-headquartered dairy cooperative’s history, Arla Foods says it will invest more than half a billion euros ($656m) in 2018 to deliver on its 2020 growth ambition.

New appointments from the world of dairy in September. Pic:© Getty Images/VectorStory

September appointments in dairy

By Mary Ellen Shoup and Jim Cornall

It has been a busy month with announcements at many companies and organizations in September, with perhaps the biggest being a change at the top of Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina.

Arla is moving production of its white mold cheese from Lillebælt Dairy to Troldhede Dairy.

Arla closing Lillebælt dairy

By Jim Cornall

Danish dairy cooperative Arla Foods is moving production of its Castello brand white mold cheese to its Troldhede dairy location, resulting in the loss of 66 jobs at Lillebælt Dairy, which will close by the beginning of 2019.

Arla is seeing growth in Asian markets, and not only in China. Pic: ©iStock/fpdress

Arla looks to responsible growth in Asia

By Jim Cornall

Danish-based dairy cooperative Arla Foods recently published its corporate responsibility report 2016, entitled Our Responsibility, documenting the company’s progress on responsible business practice.

The Southeast Asia market is a growing one for Arla. Pic: ©Arla Foods.

Arla profits grow despite revenue decline

By Jim Cornall

Danish dairy co-operative Arla Foods has released its 2016 financial results, which show a decline in revenue as a result of the global price environment, but due to moving more milk from bulk to brands, net profit grew 20.7% to €356m ($374m).

Unite is instigating legal proceedings against Arla over its closure of the Hatfield Peverel plant in the UK.

Unite union taking legal action on Arla plant closure

By Jim Cornall

UK union Unite says it has instigated legal proceedings claiming Arla Foods failed to properly consult the workforce and their union when it announced 230 jobs were under threat at the Hatfield Peverel site in March.

A Nigerian delegation visited Arla Foods in Denmark recently to see first hand how the cooperative works. Arla is working with the West African country on developing its dairy industry.

Arla works with Nigeria on developing its dairy sector

By Jim Cornall

Following a meeting between Arla Foods and delegates from Nigeria, the Danish dairy cooperative is hoping it can help develop the dairy industry in that country, and find new markets for its products.