Dairy Crest said this week that it would increase the price paid to suppliers for milk for cheese for the third month running, this time by an additional 0.1ppl from September 1.
The latest rise means that, since July 1, Dairy Crest has increased its milk for cheese price by 0.8ppl.
Arthur Reeves, Dairy Crest’s milk purchasing director, claimed the increase “further extended Dairy Crest’s lead at the top of the milk price league table of cheese manufacturers”.
Reeves added: “Dairy Crest has worked hard to secure selling price increases with its retail customers.
“However, we now pay more than 1ppl more than our major competitors, and expect others to follow our lead.”