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  • Wensleydale cleans up at Great Taste Awards

    09 Sep 2010

    A blue cheese from The Wensleydale Creamery has been voted Best English Speciality at this year’s Great Taste Awards.

  • Arla unveils plans for world’s biggest milk plant

    10 Sep 2010

    Arla Foods has announced that its new one billion litre dairy – set to open in 2012 – will be built at Aston Clinton, Aylesbury.

  • Alpro teams up with Jamie in TV tie-up

    11 Sep 2010

    Alpro is hoping that some of Jamie Oliver's Midas touch will rub off on the brand by agreeing a sponsorship deal for Jamie's American Food Revolution.Jamie's new series will debut on Monday 13 September, and Alpro branding will feature...

  • As discounter threat subsides milk sales are still growing Subscription

    11 Sep 2010

    In four years, discounters have more than doubled their share of milk sales. How? And do the mults care? By Adam Leyland and Elinor Zuke

  • Cadbury releases indulgent Bliss as one for the ladies

    11 Sep 2010

    Cadbury is hoping to pamper the ladies with a new female-friendly chocolate bar called Bliss. Dairy Milk Bliss consists of a mousse vanilla centre covered in milk chocolate (rsp: 53p). The chunks feature rounder edges than regular Dairy...

  • Campaign Trail: Winter ice cream enticement

    11 Sep 2010

    Chocoholics are the focus of Häagen-Dazs marketing plans as it kicks off a £2m push for its chocolate ice creams. The Intensely Irresistible campaign launches on 13 September with another airing of the 'Ballet' TV ad, showing a couple sharing a...

  • Everyday Speciality from Pilgrims Choice

    11 Sep 2010

    Pilgrims Choice is looking to make blended cheese an everyday purchase with the launch of a 'Speciality Collection' brand.The four-strong range aims to change perceptions of blended cheese as an occasional or indulgent purchase. It would...

  • Mars axes indulgent Galaxy probiotic as sales fail to stack up

    11 Sep 2010

    Mars's plans to rejuvenate the probiotic dairy drinks market have hit the buffers as it is ditching its Galaxy shots range less than a year after launch. The premium-positioned range, launched in October 2009 to rival Yakult and Danone,...

  • Milk questions need answers

    11 Sep 2010

    Sir, Given this week's publication of The Dairymen, I felt it was timely to remind your readers that in June the NFU launched The Great Milk Robbery Report, which challenged milk buyers on why dairy farmers were not getting a fair share of profit...

  • Milk targets younger audience with sporty generic campaign

    11 Sep 2010

    Milk is going head to head with sports and energy drinks this month in a £3.2m dairy industry marketing campaign to win over young consumers. Milk In Action aims to change the attitudes of 12 to 20-year-olds by portraying milk as a...

  • Müller returns to big pots with 450g yoghurts

    11 Sep 2010

    Müller Dairy is going back into the big pot yoghurt market next month after a seven-year absence from the fixture. The dairy giant is launching Müllerlight as a 450g pot the first time it has sold any of its yoghurts in a big pot…

  • OMSCo plans organic milk push in stores

    11 Sep 2010

    OMSCo is launching its first major in-store marketing push to target consumers while they shop. PoS material, floor stickers and trolley ads will encourage shoppers to switch to organic milk. It will be supported by a TV campaign,...

  • Wyke Farms aims to be no2 in branded Cheddar

    17 Sep 2010

    Wyke Farms is revamping its Cheddar range and embarking on its biggest-ever campaign this autumn in a bid to become the number two Cheddar in the UK.

  • Tesco to pay more for milk as feed costs filter through

    17 Sep 2010

    Tesco has upped the price it pays its dairy farmers for their milk as a result of higher feed costs.

  • Anand to boost sales of paneer

    18 Sep 2010

    Long Clawson Dairy has teamed up with Indian food writer Anjum Anand for a campaign to grow awareness and sales of paneer among western consumers.

  • Fruit Wafers join the Go Ahead! line-up

    18 Sep 2010

    United Biscuits has introduced what it claims are the UK's first fruit wafers under its Go Ahead! brand.Fruity Wafers (rsp: £1.57) are available in retailers now, and feature fruit-flavoured fillings and oat-sprinkled yoghurt toppings....

  • Sarnie prices hit new high

    18 Sep 2010

    Food price inflation became really scary this week as the cost of the humble cheese sandwich soared by 11,000%. Well not quite. This refers to Michelin-starred chef Martin Blunos unveiling his £110 specimen this week. Just as well he did it before...

  • Schmoo wins listing in more Tesco stores

    18 Sep 2010

    Schmoo, a lassi yoghurt drink made by a small Yorkshire start-up, has secured its first listing in the south east and will roll into 100 Tescos in London and Kent from 20 September.The move comes after successful regional listings in...

  • General Mills eyes move for Yoplait

    20 Sep 2010

    General Mills is plotting a £1bn move for French yoghurt maker Yoplait.

  • Wiseman denies link to profit warning as Tesco joins milk war

    18 Sep 2010

    One of Tesco’s biggest milk suppliers has insisted that a profits warning issued on Thursday was unrelated to Tesco’s decision this week to go head to head with Asda on retail milk prices for the first time.

  • Hands off, we are the no2 Cheddar

    25 Sep 2010

    Sir, It was interesting to read your article about Wyke Farms. MD Richard Clothier says he wants his firm to be a "credible number two brand".

  • Kallo: premium rice cakes to ‘add luxury’

    25 Sep 2010

    Organic specialist Kallo Foods is extending its ­portfolio with a premium rice cakes range to "add a bit of luxury" to the healthy snacks fixture.Available now, the new line-up consists of Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar, Mature Cheddar...

  • Shape low-fat desserts for Danone

    25 Sep 2010

    Danone has extended its Shape brand into the chilled desserts category with the launch of Shape Delights, a new range of low-fat desserts.The desserts (rsp: £1.58 for a four-pack) come in three variants velvety chocolate, smooth caramel...

  • Carbon-neutral milk milestone for Alpro

    25 Sep 2010

    Alpro has produced its first-ever carbon-neutral soya milk thanks to its carbon reduction strategy.

  • ‘Yo’ Valley’ launches £5m push with rappy farmers

    25 Sep 2010

    Yeo Valley is vying to double its market share of the yoghurt category over the next three years and become the UK's 'most-respected dairy brand' with the help of a new £5m campaign.The organic dairy supplier is launching its first-ever...

  • Volumes of 1% milk double in past year

    25 Sep 2010

    The market share of low-fat milk has doubled over the past 12 months as consumer interest in 1% fat milk has surged. In the 52 weeks to 8 August, 311 million litres of low-fat milk were sold, up 166 million litres on the previous year....

  • Cadbury drops ‘glass and a half’ claim from Dairy Milk

    28 Sep 2010

    Cadbury has dropped its famous ‘glass and a half’ milk claim from wrappers of Dairy Milk.

  • Dairy Crest and Arla bag long-term Morrisons deals

    29 Sep 2010

    Dairy Crest has been handed a boost with a long-term extension to its milk supply deal with Morrisons.

  • Cathedral City improves profits for Dairy Crest

    30 Sep 2010

    Profits from cheese helped Dairy Crest to what it called “good progress” in the six months to 30 September.

  • Mr Strings goes starkers at the beach

    01 Oct 2010

    Kerry Foods has launched a TV advertising campaign to support Cheestrings Spaghetti, the latest addition to its line-up of kids’ cheese products under the Cheestrings brand.

  • Sainsbury’s offers milk cross-promo

    02 Oct 2010

    Two weeks after Sainsbury's joined its big four rivals in slashing the price of milk, it has raised the stakes by offering shoppers a 30p cross-­promotion on eggs. Shoppers who buy a four-pint bottle of own-­label semi-skimmed milk can...

  • Grocer 33 Online: Tesco leaves Ocado crying over spilt milk Subscription

    02 Oct 2010

    A little spilt milk was enough to ensure Tesco snatched victory from Ocado in this month's Grocer 33 online shopping survey.

  • Tesco removes Bertolli in suspected price row

    02 Oct 2010

    Tesco has delisted all of Bertolli's olive oil spreads amid industry speculation that Unilever and Tesco are once again at loggerheads over price. The three Bertolli spread packs that Tesco used to stock 500g and 1kg packs of the...

  • Wensleydale Dairy profits soar by 43%

    02 Oct 2010

    Wensleydale Dairy the maker of Wallace and Gromit's favourite cheese has reported a 43% surge in pre-tax profits to £434,721 in the year to 31 March in its latest results, filed at Companies House. Directors said the increase in...

  • Milk given Modern shake-up for adults

    02 Oct 2010

    Lakeland Dairies is launching a range of functional flavoured milks to appeal to adults. Modern Milk is a range of 'health-enriched' flavoured milks made from semi-skimmed milk with added vitamin D and fibre.

  • Arla and Dairy Crest sign long-term milk deal with Morrisons

    02 Oct 2010

    Morrisons has unexpectedly agreed long-term liquid milk supply deals with Arla and Dairy Crest until 2015 but at what cost to the processors? This was the question being asked by analysts in the wake of news this week that the retailer...

  • Saucy Fish Co offers warmers for winter

    02 Oct 2010

    The Saucy Fish Co has added two seasonal variants to its range to appeal to shoppers looking for warming winter fish dishes. Smoked Haddock with Davidstow Cheddar and Chive Sauce will be sold in ovenable foil-bake bags while Salmon with...

  • Stores take more margin off dairy farmers

    08 Oct 2010

    Retailers have increased their gross margins on milk and Cheddar at the expense of British dairy farmers, new figures have revealed.

  • Butter up the most as shoppers pay for a decade of price hikes

    09 Oct 2010

    Shoppers are paying 56% more for butter than they were 10 years ago, government figures have revealed. The retail price of butter has risen more since 2000 than for any other food category, according to the Retail Price Indices of the...

  • Liqueur duo added to Magnum Minis

    09 Oct 2010

    Unilever has claimed a ­market first by adding ­liqueur variants to its Magnum Minis range. The Magnum Mini Liqueur duo pack consists of three vanilla ice creams infused with Irish Cream and covered in milk chocolate, and three lemon ice...

  • Unilever gives Elmlea range a revamp

    09 Oct 2010

    Unilever has revamped the packaging of its dairy cream alternative, Elmlea. The new design is being rolled out across the entire Elmlea range, which includes double, double light, single, single light, whipping and whipped variants.

  • Yeo Valley blames government for organic sector’s woes

    09 Oct 2010

    The organic sector has been let down by 30 years of ­government neglect, the CEO of one of the country's largest organic dairy ­suppliers has claimed. A lack of governance had jeopardised the sustainability of British food supply by...

  • Nom announces its first-year UK figures

    09 Oct 2010

    Nom Dairy UK achieved a turnover of £23.5m and a gross profit of £1m during its first year of trading in the UK, the company's directors have revealed in filings to Companies House. The dairy sold 145 million pots in the year to 31...

  • Activia joins Rachel’s in pouring yoghurts

    09 Oct 2010

    Danone is following in the footsteps of Rachel's by launching a range of pouring yoghurts under its Activia brand. The yoghurts (rsp: £1.99/950g) come in three variants strawberry, vanilla and natural and are intended to be used with...

  • Has Yeo got the X Factor? Subscription

    09 Oct 2010

    Tonight the organic sector is launching all-out assault on the mainstream as dairy supplier Yeo Valley unveils its first-ever primetime TV campaign. CEO Tim Mead tells Rob Brown how organic has reached critical mass and is on the verge of cracking the mainstream

  • Yeo Valley’s rapping farmers are YouTube sensation

    13 Oct 2010

    The ‘rapping farmers’ advert for organic dairy brand Yeo Valley has become an internet sensation.

  • Dairy Crest unveils new Baileys line

    16 Oct 2010

    Dairy Crest and Diageo have teamed up to launch another limited-edition fresh cream with Baileys liquor for Christmas.Baileys Pouring Cream will roll out across the multiples next month with a recommended rsp of £2.10 for a 250ml pot. It...

  • Nom Dairy kicks off its first big ad push

    16 Oct 2010

    Nom Dairy is splashing out on a £5m ad campaign in a bid to prove that Nom is "here to stay".Activity will kick off when Nom makes its TV debut on 18 October with a 30-second ad promoting its Creamy range. The ads, which will run for six...

  • Iron lady of dairy’s successor in waiting

    16 Oct 2010

    Arla Foods has made a first step towards replacing its 'iron lady of dairy', former deputy CEO Hanne Søndergaard, with the ­appointment of Ash Amirahmadi as its new head of milk procurement.Amirahmadi, previously Arla's vice president...

  • Florence and a PR machine

    16 Oct 2010

    It's always nice to have friends in high places and full marks to Asda for some impeccable toadying.It "celebrated" the latest addition to the PM's clan, Florence Rose Endellion, by sending samples of St Endellion Cornish Brie to the...

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