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Muller Spreadable

Müller launches its first branded spreadable into Tesco Subscription

21 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Müller Spreadable is available in slighlty salted and unsalted varaints and 400g and 250g pack sizes

Yorkshire Cheddar

Wensleydale Creamery launches first branded cheddar Subscription

18 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The mature cheddar joins the supplier’s Yorkshire range and goes on sale in Morrisons next week…

Pilgrims Choice dream

Pilgrims Choice launches surreal new ad campaign

18 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Ornua-owned brand hopes the ad push will tip sales over the £100m value barrier this year

Yeo Valley milk

CMA launches probe into proposed Arla-Yeo tie-up Subscription

17 May 2018 | By Kevin White

The CMA said it was considering whether the merger would result in a ‘substantial lessening of competition’

Lurpak Softest

Lurpak rolls out softest spread yet

17 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Arla brand has amended its Spreadable recipe for Lurpak Softest

Alpro Caffe

Alpro Caffè extends into take-home market

08 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The 250ml RTDs will initially go on sale in Tesco’s dairy fixture from next week

Arla Milk Oats

Arla unveils new Milk & Oats breakfast RTD duo

03 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Maple and vanilla flavours are set to go on sale from 7 May in Nisa and Co-op (rsp: £1.09/250g)

The Collective range

The Collective wins New Zealand funding for global expansion Subscription

03 May 2018 | By Kevin White

Yoghurt brand The Collective has secured funding from a New Zealand private equity house

Alex James cheese Ocado

Alex James launches Great British Cheeseboard in Ocado

02 May 2018 | By Kevin White

Featuring a new cheddar made with Alpine starter cultures and a Somerset brie made with Guernsey milk

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Arla rejects claims of animal welfare breaches by vegan group Subscription

01 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Activist group Viva! had reported one of its supplier farms to welfare authorities

Christine Watts AHDB

Exclusive interview: AHDB's Christine Watts on making levy body 'fit for the future'

26 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

AHDB’s chief marketing and communications officer spoke to The Grocer exclusively about the levy body’s recent restructure…

Vita Coco coconut milk, ambient duo

Vita Coco expands its Coconut Milk into ambient segment Subscription

25 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The one-litre Tetra Pak will roll out next month with an rsp of £2.49 – 50p less than the drink’s chilled version

Gist Holytown Lanarkshire - Arla

Brexit cost prompts Arla to launch €400m efficiency drive Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The dairy co-op said it was losing between €100m and €150m a year from commodity price and currency volatility

Müller milk

Müller's foodservice comes under review Subscription

19 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

The business supplies fresh milk and other products to 3,000 non-residential customers in England and Wales

dairy cows

Müller offers farmers fixed contract as part of Lidl milk deal

19 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

Farmers will be able to fix up to 50% of their supply at a price of 28ppl for the next three years, helping them combat price volatility, Müller says

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First Milk to sell off Arran and Campbeltown creameries Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

The dairy co-op said the two sites were no longer a “strategic fit” for the business, however, the move has raised concerns over the future of dairy farming in the region

Nush tubes

Nush launches dairy-free yoghurt tubes for kids Subscription

09 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The almond milk duo comes in blueberry and strawberry (rsp: £2.99/5x40g), flavoured with British fruit purees

The Collective Kefir

The Collective takes new direction with launch of kefir drinks range Subscription

09 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

High protein drinks represent brand’s first venture into health-focused products

Appy Kids Co milk drinks

Appy Kids Co launches first flavoured milks Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The new lineup includes chocolate, strawberry and banana-flavoured semi-skimmed milks, as well as a whole milk variant

Lancashire free-range yoghurts

Lancashire Farm overhauls yoghurts with free-range claim Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The dairy claimed to be the first non-organic brand to use only free range milk in its all yoghurts…

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Actimel cuts added sugar out of probiotic yoghurt drinks Subscription

30 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The brand has also extended the range to include further flavours from its core range…

anaerobic digestion

Olleco buys third anaerobic digestion facility

29 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The ABP Food Group’s renewables division said the new site has the capacity to heat up to 6,000 homes


Yoghurt sales hit by sugar and range rationalisation fears Video

28 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Value sales of branded yoghurt are down 0.6% on volumes down 2.7%


Müller signs three-year milk supply deal with Lidl Subscription

21 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Effective from 1 June, The Grocer understands Müller will supply 90% of Lidl’s liquid milk and butter products in the UK

Innocent nut milks

Can Innocent rattle Alpro with its dairy-free launch? Subscription

23 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Alpro’s dominance of the dairy alternatives drinks market faces a major challenge from an unlikely source

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Return of the milkshake: dairy drinks category report 2018 Subscription

13 Mar 2018 | By Nick Hughes

The high street is bringing the milkshake out of the 1950s with indulgent new flavour combos (but health is also on the radar)

arla aldi milk

Does the Arla-Aldi deal put Müller on back foot in milk? Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Kevin White

Who now holds the balance of power in the liquid milk market?

Tesco avocado spread

Mystery of the disappearing avocado spreads Subscription

07 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

After much initial hype, Tesco and Asda have dropped their own-label versions and Starbucks is discontinuing its avo spread. What’s going on?

Budgens shopper aisle

Dairy supply shortages see average price rise reach 5% Subscription

18 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Brits are facing surging prices across supermarket dairy aisles as supply shortages bite

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Can foodservice pay for provenance? Subscription

20 Sep 2017 | By Patrick McGuigan

Foodservice players are responding to demand for local sourcing, but is paying higher prices for provenance sustainable?

Brexit dairy

Brexit: brave new world, or stormy seas for dairy? Subscription

19 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

There is optimism that exports to new markets could open up lucrative possibilities

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Seize the Cheese: a marketing campaign for Britain's best cheeses Video Subscription

18 Sep 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The Grocer challenged creative agency Haygarth to come up with a campaign for artisan British cheesemaking

Views from the top

How to sell dairy in the age of 'scary': expert panel Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Carina Perkins

How can the industry win the nutritional and welfare arguments when online gives anti-dairy lobbyists such firepower?

Dairy's got talent

Dairy's got talent: how dairy is tackling the labour crisis

15 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

How is the dairy industry nurturing the best talent to ensure it has the leaders and innovators of the future?

children eating yoghurt

10 yoghurts which would fall foul of the PHE calorie cap

15 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

PHE has finalised a proposed portion cap for a single-serve yoghurt of 120kcal based on a sales weighted average, with a 175kcal maximum 

morrisons milk

Keeping it fresh in the dairy aisles Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Animal welfare concerns, healthier lifestyles and assurances about provenance are driving innovations in merchandising



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