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    Dairy Crest blames rivals for cut


    Dairy Crest has blamed rival processors for a decision to cut its milk price to farmers supplying its commodity cheese factories by 0.5ppl.The company said a failure by its competitors to match a price rise it pushed through last year had left...

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    Major brands cut back deal volumes


    Producers of the UK’s three leading Cheddar brands have all made headway in reducing the volumes of their cheese they sell through price promotions.Dairy Crest has cut the quantity of top Cheddar brand Cathedral City sold on deals from 63.7% in...

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    Dairies clash over price claims


    Dairy Crest boss Drummond Hall has blasted claims made by rival processor Robert Wiseman Dairies last week that it pays a “significant premium” for milk compared with other dairies.Hall told The Grocer that the matter of milk prices was complex...

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    Dairy Crest/Wiseman price fixing suspected


    Milk processors Dairy Crest and Robert Wiseman Dairies are at the centre of an OFT probe into suspected price fixing.It remains unclear whether the OFT is also questioning other dairies and major retailers. A spokeswoman refused to reveal the...

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    Hit or Miss?


    >>How a recent top launch is faringProduct:St Ivel AdvanceCompany:Dairy crestLaunch date:May 2005It has been a busy year for milk suppliers, who have worked hard to breathe new life into the...

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    Morrisons triumphs in cheese awards


    Morrisons in Woking and Low Sizergh Barn Farmshop in Kendal emerged triumphant in this year's Retail Cheese Awards sponsored by Dairy Crest and The Grocer.The stores were named UK champions in the categories for best multiple and best...

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    Simplify cheese says Dairy Crest


    Dairy Crest has called on retailers to simplify their cheese aisles and broaden the reach of promotions on offer.In a report on the cheese category, the company says the high number of stock-keeping units (SKUs) in the cheese category is...

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    Final price model taking shape


    Dairy Crest is reporting good progress on developing its new concept of valuing and selling milk – the Final Market Value Model – with positive feedback from competitors, customers and industry leaders alike. The model will effectively rate...

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    Cheese milk price up, liquid down


    Dairy Crest suppliers will not have known whether to laugh or cry this week after the processor increased its cheese milk price by 0.4ppl from August but reduced its liquid milk price by 0.3ppl.The increase came as a result of the recent retail...

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    Probiotic pluses aimed at kids


    One-shot probiotic drinks are no longer the preserve of adults with the launch of a version aimed specifically at children by Yoplait Dairy Crest.Petits Filous Plus is a daily-dose yoghurt drink that contains bacteria to help keep children’s...

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    Frubes ads hit screens


    A Pepperami-style ad campaign for Frubes, Yoplait Dairy Crest’s fromage frais in a tube for kids, hits TV screens from Tuesday, June 7.The 10-second ads by Aardman Animations of Wallace & Grommit fame feature three of the 24 on-pack...

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    Still time to say ‘cheese’


    There’s still time left to enter the 2005 Retail Cheese Awards, but hurry – the deadline is May 28.The Retail Cheese Awards, which are jointly sponsored by Dairy Crest and The Grocer, are designed to recognise the best cheese retailers in the...

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    Dairy Crest’s bucket is full


    The first branded fresh milk with added Omega-3 is being described by supplier Dairy Crest as an important breakthrough for the sector.Aimed at families with young children, St Ivel Advance aims to capitalise on growing interest in the role...

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    Dairy Crest waiting on Morrisons


    Continuing post-takeover woes at Morrisons are creating uncertainties at Dairy Crest.The processor has been hoping the retailer would be the last of the major supermarkets to undertake a review of its milk sourcing arrangements, and award new...

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    Asda supply coup for Dairy Crest


    Eight months ago, Dairy Crest fell victim to Asda’s switch to single sourcing of liquid milk. Last week, however, it was celebrating after the retailer introduced a similar strategy for its own-label cheese. The loss of the Asda liquid milk...

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    Yoplait appoints new managing director


    Yoplait Dairy Crest has announced that Jean-Christophe Gandon has just joined the company as managing director, replacing Jan Lloyd.The appointment follows a strategic business review, which has seen the company exit the own label fresh dairy...

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    Yoplait Dairy Crest closes factory


    Yoplait Dairy Crest, Dairy Crest's fresh dairy products joint venture, has announced plans to close its Yeovil factory by June 2005, with the loss of approximately 260 jobs. The site currently manufactures own label dairy desserts for...

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    Doorstep hike


    Dairy Crest this week put up its doorstep milk prices by 1p per pint. The company claimed the move was due to “increased costs of production and distribution”.Analysts said it might be intended to offset at least some of the damage caused by...

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    TV song of praise to Cathedral City


    Dairy Crest is embarking on its biggest ever TV campaign behind its Cathedral City brand.As part of a £3.5m campaign, the Cheddar brand will be shown on national TV in September and supported with point-of-sale material.A combination of...

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    Concerns over Arla as shares drop


    Shares in Arla Foods dropped 1.25p to 52p yesterday compared to its milk rivals Dairy Crest, up 5.25p to 370p and Robert Wiseman Dairies, who remained steady at 201.5p.The drop in share price for Arla follows concerns that the company could...