Majors in merger

The merger of egg majors Dean Foods and Stonegate into Noble Foods has been referred to the Competition Commission by the OFT. Noble Foods supplies 70% of the retail and more than 50% of the processing egg market.

Organic growth

Coombe Farm, the Somerset dairy that supplies all of Waitrose's organic milk, has gone fully organic and is working with local farms to help them convert.

Sunny Hill up

Free-range egg producer Sunny Hill plans to quadruple output to 10 million a year next year. The Northumberland-based producer is targeting local retailers and foodservice for their Freedom Foods-accredited product.