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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...

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    First Milk set sights on premium cheese


    First Milk has set its sights on building a premium own label cheese business out of the factories it has bought from Dairy Crest. First Milk chief exec Peter Humphreys said there were great opportunities to be found in building up...

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    Dairy Crest linked to Uniq


    Dairy Crest could be interested in the French spreads business of chilled convenience foods group Uniq.Reports suggest that the dairy company participated in the first round of bidding for the Uniq subsidiary which owns the St Hubert butter...

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    First Milk delivers on Dairy Crest purchase


    First Milk has bought Dairy Crest's own-label cheese business for nearly £62m. Analysts broadly supported the move but farmers fear it will force them to accept a lower milk price and are considering alternatives. Under the terms...

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    Dairy Crest to sell cheese operations


    Dairy Crest has announced plans to sell the majority of its retailer brand cheese operations to First Milk for £61.9m.The proposed sale, which is subject to approval from First Milk's members, includes the cheddar creameries at Haverfordwest...

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    First Milk eyeing up Dairy Crest own label


    Dairy Crest has confirmed that it is in negotiations with First Milk regarding "the possible sale of part of its retailer brand cheese operations". The discussions are "ongoing", said the company, and "there can be no certainty that this will...

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    How did you get to where you are today? I have a broad background. I started my career working in engineering for four years and then moved on to high street retailer Boots as a retail buyer. Then in 1991 I moved to Dairy Crest...

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    Dairy Crest snaps up Arla's Express arm


    Dairy Crest reckons it has created the UK's biggest doorstep milk business with the acquisition of Arla's interests in the middle ground. It announced it had bought Arla's Express Dairies Depot operations for £33m this week, including two...

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    Dairy Crest acquires Express Dairies


    Dairy Crest has proposed to acquire Express Dairies from Arla Foods for £33m.The deal includes 77 Express Dairies depots, principally in the midlands and north of England, and dairies in Liverpool and Nottingham.In the year to end 30...

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    Country Life looks for organic milk growth


    Country Life will become the first major brand to enter the organic milk category when it launches into Tesco next month.The butter brand is making its milk debut to take advantage of what brand owner Dairy Crest describes as the fastest...

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    Country Life ad sticks knife into rival Anchor


    Dairy Crest is spreading controversy in the butter sector, with a print ad for its Country Life brand that contrasts the food miles of a rival with its own British provenance. The ad sticks the knife into Anchor butter - the number two...

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    Farmers relieved by Asda milk price hike


    Turbulence in the dairy industry continued this week with Asda slashing the shelf price of its British Cheddar cheese by 27% and simultaneously reversing its March price cut on liquid milk. Dairy Crest also cut the price it pays farmers...

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    St Ivel defends use of 'clever milk' tag


    Dairy Crest said it would continue to promote certain benefits of its St Ivel Advance milk despite the ASA's ruling that its adverts made misleading claims about helping improve children's intelligence. The company said it had amended its...

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    Müller aims for bigger share of kids' sector


    Müller, the dominant player in the adult yoghurt market, has created a new range to challenge Yoplait Dairy Crest's Petits Filous brand for a bigger share of the children's sector. Launching next month, the sub-brand - called Little Stars...

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    Ice-cream Frubes back for summer


    Yoplait Dairy Crest (YDC) is reintroducing its ice-cream-style limited edition flavours to its Frubes fromage frais tubes range in anticipation of a hot summer.  Three limited edition ­flavours, Vanilla Scoop, Banana Blast and...

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    Frubes' cartoon coolers


    Frubes, Yoplait Dairy Crest's fromage frais brand, will sponsor Friday mornings on Cartoon Network for nine weeks as part of a £810,000 kids TV support investment. Two five-second and two ten-second 'Freezing Friday' slots, between...

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    The Omega-3 factor nourishes St Ivel Advance with MDC award


    Dairy Crest's St Ivel Advance Omega-3 enriched milk was named best dairy beverage at the Milk Development Council's Awards for Dairy Innovation. The company beat off competition from OMSCo, whose Altogether Better organic fresh...

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    Major dairies get doorstepping


    Three of the UK's biggest dairies are to launch a bid to halt the dramatic decline in the volumes of milk delivered to doorsteps.Co-operative Dairy Farmers of Britain, processor Dairy Crest and Arla Foods division Express Dairies...

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    Cheese is on a roll


    It's time once again to get entries in to the Retail Cheese Awards. Julian Hunt caught up with the very first winner to find out how the art of fine selling has changedTwenty years ago, The Grocer and Dairy Crest teamed up to launch a...

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    Dairy Crest faces strike action


    Dairy Crest could be facing the threat of strike action over its plans to close its final salary pension scheme.The T&G Union has said that it would ballot Dairy Crest workers on the issue, after 2,000 union members at the group backed an...