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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...

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    Dairy Crest site is sold


    Dairy Crest has sold its former creamery site to be redeveloped with the potential to create hundreds of jobs.The old Dairy Crest Creamery in Whitland, Carmarthenshire, has been sold to a JV consortium led by Cardiff-based property company...

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    Cheese stores set for national battle


    The regional winners have been announced for this year’s Retail Cheese Awards organised by Dairy Crest in association with The Grocer.In the category for specialist independents, Valvona & Crolla in Edinburgh, Deli on the Square, Ludlow,...

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    Dairy Crest axes plant


    Dairy Crest has announced the closure of its Enfield factory, with a loss of 320 jobs.The fresh products factory, run by joint venture Yoplait Dairy Crest, produces own label yogurts and soft cheeses.It will close early in 2005 because the...

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    Wight shutdown


    Dairy Crest has announced plans to shut down its Isle of Wight dairy operations.Thirty seven jobs are set to go from the processing plant in Newport, which produces flavoured milk.The company has cited the high cost of transport to...

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    Mr Juicy makes the most of fruit


    Dairy Crest has added a new splash of colour to its St Ivel Mr Juicy range of drinks with a pack redesign.The brand’s one-litre and 200ml cartons have been redesigned to emphasise the fruit content and health benefits of the range, which...

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    Asda Poised to Ditch Milk Suppliers


    Asda has notified Robert Wiseman Dairies and Dairy Crest that it intends to terminate their milk supply contracts.Robert Wiseman's contract was worth £70m in the 53 weeks to April 3 2004, while Dairy Crest reported its contract was worth...

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    Petits Filous pots increase calcium


    Yoplait Dairy Crest is set to enrich the health credentials of its Petits Filous fromage frais range of children’s pot desserts by relaunching them with added calcium.The reformulation of Petits Filous will mean two 60g pots contain 21% of the...

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    Champions of own label


    The Grocer has revealed this year’s best own label suppliers – as voted for by buyers. Glenmorangie, Robert McBride, Hazlewood Foods, Premier Foods, Monkhill and Toms Confectionery, Arla and Dairy Crest, Green Isle and Garden Isle, Gerber...

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    Yop seeks a place at breakfast table


    Yogurt drink Yop is getting its first TV campaign in a bid to make the brand a breakfast table staple for teenagers.Owner Yoplait Dairy Crest is investing £3m in the push, which breaks next week, about half the brand’s current value at the...

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    Lattimore to retire after 32 years in dairy industry


    David Lattimore, managing director for specialist businesses at Dairy Crest, is to retire on February 6. He was responsible for building relationships with direct suppliers. Graham Osborne, direct supply director, will take responsibility for...

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    Vitalite is next target


    Vitalite will be the next brand in Dairy Crest’s stable to be given an image overhaul as the dairy giant revamps products acquired from Uniq last year.Speaking as the company unveiled a sharp rise in first half profit driven by growth from...

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    Not for Everybody, then


    Yoplait Dairy Crest has said it has no immediate plans to extend a probiotic yogurt drink called Everybody, currently on sale in Ireland and Northern Ireland, into the UK.Launched by Yoplait’s Irish franchisee, Glanbia, the drink is the...

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    Princes buys Crest juice


    Dairy Crest has sold its own label chilled juice business in Kidlington to Princes as part of its strategy to focus on added value and branded operations.The £11m deal follows the closure of its butter and powder ingredients business in...

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    Dairy Crest sells juice plant


    Dairy Crest has sold its chilled drinks business to Princes for £11m to focus on developing its spreads and flavoured milk.Dairy Crest said the sale of own label juice operations at Kidlington, Oxfordshire, would incur a one-off charge of...

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    In Profile: Q&A with Gerry Roads, Marketing Director, Yoplait Dairy Crest


    Describe your career to date I began as a sales rep with Procter & Gamble in the Birmingham and Coventry area. After a year of driving round with leaking...

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    Cool debut for Fimbles


    Children's TV stars Fimbles are set to make their debut in the chiller cabinet on a new range of Fruit Finders from Yoplait Dairy Crest. The pots of fromage frais have fruit purée centres and are aimed at the two to four-year-olds that form the...

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    New executives for Dairy Crest


    Dairy Crest has appointed Alastair Murray as finance director with effect from September this year.Murray, who replaces Ian Laurie, has been finance director at The Body Shop for the past four years and also gained experience in edible...

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    a round-up of the hottest recent action in FMCG


    spreading the word n Dairy Crest plans to revitalise the Utterly Butterly, Vitalite and St Ivel Gold spreads it bought from Uniq last year with new marketing campaigns. n The profile boosting forms part of a strategy to focus on added-value...