Arla acquires Kraft’s Middle East & Africa cheese business from Mondelez

DENMARK – European dairy cooperative Arla Foods has announced that it has agreed to acquire Mondelez International’s processed cheese business in the Middle East and Africa region, currently licensed under the Kraft brand. The transaction also gives Arla full ownership of a state-of-the-art cheese production site in Bahrain, granting it a strong hold in the…

Arla Foods unveils new high-protein and healthy concept in biscuit making

UK – Arla Foods Ingredients has released a new Whey-Pro Biscuit concept that will enable biscuit manufacturers tap into the high-protein and healthy indulgence trends while overcoming technical challenges. The new concept which features the company’s whey protein ingredient, Nutrilac involves a biscuit recipe with a premium look, taste and feel. It was designed to…

Arla Foods launches organic baby brand to the UK market

UK - Arla Foods, an international cooperative, is bringing its follow-on formula to UK parents with a new range of baby products, as it seeks to build on the success seen in Denmark and China by extending the Arla Baby&Me Organic brand which will include porridge and pouches. According to FoodingredientsFirst, Baby&Me Organic brings Arla…

Arla Foods UK launches sustainable farming standards model for dairy farming

UK - Farmer-owned cooperative Arla Foods UK has launched ‘Arla UK 360’, a new standard in UK dairy farming which is said to have “an approach to benefit everyone”. According to the cooperative, it said that it had created the standard amidst the “ongoing volatility in the global milk markets” and increasing consumer misunderstanding of…

Arla’s Board of Directors proposes to pay out entire 2018 net profit to farmers with financial strains

UK – Arla Foods, an international dairy company, has made a proposal to pay out the entire 2018 net profit of Arla Group to farmers facing tough financial situations due to the summer’s drought. According to the company, the proposal was prepared by Arla's Board of Directors due to the positive development of Arla Foods’…

Arla Foods reports 2.2% revenue growth to US$5.96b in the first half results 2018

UK - Arla Foods, an international cooperative, has announced that it has improved its profitability and reported a revenue growth of 2.2% to US$5.96 billion in its first half results in 2018. According to the company, the rise in revenue was driven in part by the company’s strategic brands in the first half of 2018…

Arla Foods to build new innovation centre in Denmark to increase production of whey

DENMARK - Farmer-owned Arla Foods is to build a ground-breaking innovation centre in Nr. Vium, Denmark to improve the production of whey. According to the company, the new centre will be home to leading scientists and innovators who will discover and deliver new ways of using milk and whey to serve the needs of the…

Arla Foods acquires Yeo Valley Diaries to expand milk, butter and cheese market

UK - Arla Foods Limited, an international dairy cooperative, will acquire Yeo Valley Dairies Limited, a subsidiary of the Yeo Valley Group Limited to expand milk, butter, spreads and cheese brands. According to the company, this transaction will give the farmer-owned dairy cooperative the rights to use the Yeo Valley brand in milk, butter, spreads…

Helene Gunnarson appointed new vice-chairman of Arla Foods

DENMARK - Arla Foods amba board of directors have appointed former chairman of the Swedish Area Council and the Organic Committee, Helene Gunnarson as new vice-chairman of the corporative. She succeeds Jan Toft Norgaard who was appointed new chairman of Arla Foods amba in May. Helene, who has been a farmer since 1997, served as…

Arla Foods appoints Ash Amirahmadi as managing director for UK

UK - Arla Foods has appointed its current SVP - Sales for Arla Foods, Ash Amirahmadi as new management director for UK effective 1 July 2018. He succeeds Tomas Pietrangeli, who is leaving the company to become CEO of Danish retail group Dagrofa A/S as from 30 June 2018. Ash Amirahmadi joined Arla Foods in…