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    What ever happened to... St Ivel Gold?


    Dairy Crest axed St Ivel Gold this year following declining sales as shoppers switched to butter spreads.

    The dairy giant, which has brands including Utterly Butterly, Clover and Country Life, said it stopped manufacturing the range from…

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    What the papers said


    ?Sainsbury's has started selling milk packaged in a recyclable plastic pouch in 35 of its stores to try to reduce packaging waste, according to The Times. The pouches, produced in partnership with Dairy Crest, are claimed to reduce milk...

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    Branded supplier of the year


    The winner of our Branded Supplier of the Year award had to beat off stiff competition from the likes of Mars, Heinz and Dairy Crest for the top spot. That PepsiCo did so despite operating in one of the toughest categories around -...

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    Dairy Crest announces 20% revenue increase


    Dairy Crest has unveiled a strong set of annual results on the back of double-digit growth across its branded range. The chilled dairy specialist recorded a 20% increase in revenue to £1.57bn for the year to 31 March, with pre-tax profit...

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    Yoplait targets parents with £6m calcium push


    Yoplait Dairy Crest has unveiled ambitious plans to grow the overall kids' chilled yoghurts and desserts sector by £50m over the next three years.Next month it kicks off a £6m multimedia advertising campaign - Calcium Every Day, The Easy...

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    Dairy Crest restarts Clover promotions


    Dairy Crest will launch a TV ad campaign to promote Clover butter as the brand aims to recover from a contamination crisis last year. Two million Clover tubs were recalled last May when mould was found in the products. The company blamed...

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    East of England pulls out of milk processing


    The East of England Co-op is pulling out of the dairy processing sector, blaming tough market conditions. The co-op this week confirmed it is in discussions with Dairy Crest for a sale of its dairy distribution business in February that...

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    Opinion - "Now, the sympathy vote simply won't wash. But the fine will have unintended consequences for the PM too"


    The £116m of fines meted out by the OFT to Asda, Sainsbury's, Dairy Crest and Robert Wiseman last Friday came too late to be included in Saturday's issue, but this story, already five years old, is far from over. And right now, save for a few very...

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    Wilks brings expertise of Mars to Dairy Crest


    Martyn Wilks has been appointed to head Dairy Crest's foods division, which is responsible for top-selling brands such as Clover spreadable butter and Cathedral City cheese.He will take up the post as executive MD of foods at the Esher,...

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    Dairy Crest lifted by middle ground hikes


    Dairy Crest cheered analysts last week with news of a 30% rise in second-half sales to £761m and claims it had turned around its business in the difficult middle ground.Chief executive Mark Allen said the acquisition of French spreads...

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    Unilever to sell Boursin


    Unilever is planning to sell its French soft cheese brand Boursin as part of its ongoing efforts to streamline its operations.Unilever bought Boursin, which employs 150 people, from founder Francois Boursin in 1990. Dairy Crest has been...

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    Processors lift prices to appease farmers


    Dairy companies have announced a raft of huge liquid milk price hikes for farmers, in an effort to quell frustration about low returns in the industry. Major processors Dairy Crest and Arla Foods have broken the 25ppl barrier with the price rises...

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    What the papers said - 18th August 2007


    Milk prices could rise by as much as 15% this autumn, according to Mark Allen, chief executive of Dairy Crest. In an interview with the FT Allen said that the severe wet weather and spiralling costs of cereal-based animal feeds, which hit 11-year...

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    Better ranging 'would boost sales to £10bn'


    Consumer spending on dairy could rise £2.4bn to £10bn per year by 2012 if the industry focused more on what shoppers really wanted, according to new research from Dairy Crest. Its report, Dairy for Life, seen exclusively by The Grocer, says...

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    Dairy Crest axes its Totnes dairy plant


    Dairy Crest has announced plans to close its 130 million-litres-a-year Totnes plant.The Devon site supplies fresh milk to retailers in the region as well as to Dairy Crest's doorstep customers. But a strategic review of the company's...

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    Country Life butter now better for you


    Dairy Crest is throwing its Country Life butter brand into the thriving better-for-you spreadable sector. Country Life Lighter Spreadable hits the shelves next week, priced at £1.74 for 550g. "What sets Country Life apart from...

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    Shoppers see this ban for the absurd nonsense it is


    As a leading food company, Dairy Crest believes strongly that we must act responsibly towards our consumers and act within Government guidelines. It is just common sense. The growth of obesity is becoming a real danger, not only to our...

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    Cathedral City slashes fat to appeal to families


    Dairy Crest is launching a reduced-fat version of its market-leading Cathedral City Cheddar to help cheese meet the challenges of Nutrient Profiling and healthier eating. Rolling out this week, Lighter Cathedral City, which is 25% fat -...

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    Oakes takes MD role at Dairy Crest


    Martin Oakes has been named as managing director of the dairies division at Dairy Crest.Oakes joins Dairy Crest from Somerfield where he was group logistics and IT director for six years. He has previously worked at Safeway, Wincanton and...

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    Dairy Crest acquisition moves closer


    Dairy Crest's E370m (£250m) acquisition of St Hubert, the French and Italian spreads business of Uniq, has moved a step closer following a positive consultation with the St Hubert workers council.“The required French Works Council...