Robert Wiseman Dairies

Robert Wiseman Dairies:

Wiseman in new price talks with dairy farmers

By John Wood

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.

Farmers have demanded to see milk processors' accounts

Milk protests continue despite price cut reversal

By John Wood

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August 1, but farmers have pledged to continue their blockades of milk processing depots until all the price cuts are rescinded.

Müller's acquisition of Robert Wiseman Dairies is a sign of things to come

Food & drink firms face more foreign takeovers

By Tom Chandler

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.

Müller takeover to milk buying clout

Müller takeover to milk buying clout

By Rick Pendrous

Müller's announcement that it had launched an agreed takeover of Britain's "leading" liquid milk supplier Robert Wiseman Dairies was the biggest surprise of the past month.

Fresh Okehampton blow as Kerry reveals closure plans

Fresh Okehampton blow as Kerry reveals closure plans

By Graham Holter and Ben Bouckley

Kerry Ingredients is proposing to close its Okehampton site by 2012 with the loss of up to 106 jobs, as it considers switching production to a larger and more modern unit in Tenbury Wells.

Browne’s Chocolates closes its doors

Browne’s Chocolates closes its doors

By Ben Bouckley

Okehampton-based premium chocolate firm Browne’s Chocolates has closed its doors and sent around 30 staff home, in a town already reeling from the news of 300 food manufacturing redundancies.

Union disappointed by Robert Wiseman site closures

Union disappointed by Robert Wiseman site closures

By Ben Bouckley

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.

137 jobs under threat at Robert Wiseman Dairies

137 jobs under threat at Robert Wiseman Dairies

By Elaine Watson

69 staff at Robert Wiseman Dairies’ Okehampton dairy and 68 staff at its Cupar distribution centre face an uncertain future as the firm initiated 30-day consultations on the future of both sites.

Can Robert Wiseman regain the initiative after profit warning?

Can Robert Wiseman regain the initiative after profit warning?

By Elaine Watson

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...

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