Robert Wiseman Dairies is looking to rebuild its relationship with its suppliers after a summer that has seen milk processing depots across the country blockaded by angry farmers protesting at below cost prices for their milk.
Three milk processors have abandoned plans to cut the price they pay for milk on August 1, but farmers have pledged to continue their blockades of milk processing depots until all the price cuts are rescinded.
More British food and drink firms could find themselves the targets of overseas takeovers this year, with some analysts predicting mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity surpassing the £4.2bn achieved in the UK last year.
The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) says it is disappointed by Robert Wiseman Dairies' confirmation that it will close its Okehampton dairy and Cupar distribution depot with the loss of up to 134 jobs.
While last week’s profit warning was a serious blow, Robert Wiseman Dairies is in a good position to try and claw back some of the initiative over the next 18 months, particularly if it is able to win business from Asda and Morrisions, according to Investec...