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City welcomes Dairy Crest's milk renewal deal with Sainsbury

Dairy Crest's liquid milk contract renewal with Sainsbury, which is expected to stabilise its dairy business over the coming years, has been welcomed by analysts.

Dairy Crest on rise after Sainsbury milk deal: City

Winning Sainsbury’s liquid milk contract has put Dairy Crest on track to reach its dairies division target of 3% operating profit margin, according to City analyst Panmure Gordon.

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Dairy Crest wins Sainsbury milk contract

A three-year contract to supply liquid milk to Sainsbury has been won by Dairy Crest after a competitive tender.

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Dairy Crest invests £1.1M in green initiative

Dairy Crest has pumped £1.1M into new facilities at its Foston site in Derbyshire to promote greener ways of working.

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Worth its salt

Cheese's salt content is bad for its image but it's there for a good reason, reports Michelle Knott

Arla’s new £102M factory will have ‘major impact’ on UK lactose supply

Arla Foods Ingredients is investing £102M in a new lactose manufacturing facility in Denmark that will have “a major impact on the supply of lactose to the UK food industry”.

Müller’s new £17M butter plant to create 100 jobs

Müller Wiseman is building a new butter plant in Shropshire that will create 100 jobs by the end of 2013.

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R&R Ice Cream scoops up Yoomoo frozen yogurt

Europe’s largest own-label ice cream manufacturer has bought the Yoomoo frozen yogurt brand for an undisclosed sum.

Sea change in attitudes to cheese, says Stilton boss

Attitudes to cheese in the UK have been transformed in the past 10 years, with the 'traditional' cheese industry now in the best shape since the Second World War.

Eco-friendly dairy processing

DuPont says its enzyme FoodPro Cleanline enables manufacturers of ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk products to increase their processing capacity, cut costs and benefit the environment.

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Tasty tradition

Heritage and quality are key, Stilton boss Billy Kevan tells Gary Scattergood

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Greencore completes sale of Minsterley facility to Müller

Chilled foods manufacturer Greencore has completed the sale of its Minsterley desserts business to Müller Dairy.

Private equity firms seek majority stake in R&R Ice Cream

Informed sources say potential buyers for R&R Ice Cream put their first-round bids on the table this week – with the firm founded by US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney...

Ice Cream Manufacturing Company of the Year

Winner: R&R Ice Cream

Scottish government launches dairy sector review

A full strategic review of the Scottish dairy industry has been launched by Scottish ministers in a bid to improve the profitability of the troubled sector.

Scottish dairy firms encouraged to export to Asia

Scottish dairy firms could boost sales to China by millions of pounds after a trade visit last week.

RSPCA accused of bullying over Freedom Foods badger row

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruetly to Animals (RSPCA) has been accused of ‘bullying and hypocrisy’ by the National Farmers Union (NFU), after it  threatened to withdraw permission...

NFU campaigns for clearer food labels

Food manufacturers and retailers should use clearer labelling to specify country-of-origin and end consumer confusion, says the the National Farmers Union (NFU), which has launched a Flag It Facebook campaign...

Food manufacturing: who pays for sustainability?

As sustainability continues to rise up the corporate agenda, Ireland has ambitious plans to become a world-leader in the production of sustainable food through its Origin Green initiative.

Aseptic use in UK to remain modest

Despite the cost and supply chain benefits, consumer preferences remain the main barrier to greater uptake of aseptically filled - rather than short shelf-life, chilled - products, according to the...

Adams Foods’ expansion plans will create 50 jobs

Adams Foods is planning to expand its cheese manufacturing centre in the UK and create 50 jobs.

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Arla Foods and Milk Link merge to form UK’s largest dairy firm

Arla Foods and Milk Link have merged to form the UK’s largest dairy firm.

R&R Ice Cream fined £10k after worker's conveyor accident

Europe’s largest own-label ice cream manufacturer R&R Ice Cream was fined £10,000 yesterday (September 24), after a 20-year worker was injured by a conveyor belt.

Dairy Crest needs ‘good second half to make up for challenging H1’

After a “challenging” first half, Dairy Crest will need a strong second half performance to make up the balance sheet, according to city analysts at Shore Capital.

Glanbia's new dairy site to create 100s of jobs

Glanbia Dairy ingredients Ireland has announced ambitious plans to invest £120M (€150M) in the construction of a world-class milk processing facility in Belview, County Kilkenny.