“The new company has got off to a good start and I believe that the co-operative owners in both countries are satisfied,” said Arla Foods’ Chairman Lars Lamberg when he opened Wednesday’s Arla Foods’ Board of Representatives’ meeting, the second in the company’s history.
The main issue at the meeting was, of course, the company’s result.
“We’re pleased to present an increase in the supplementary payment in both countries,” continued Lars Lemberg. “But I’m also sure that many had wished for a more significant increase.”
Members were informed that the Danish milk price is expected to show a small rise while milk prices in Sweden are largely expected to remain unchanged. The reason for this lies partly with the high world market prices for dairy products which have affected the Danish milk price.
Lars Lamberg also stated that the harmonisation process, intended to ensure that co-operative owners in both countries have as uniform conditions as possible, has begun.
The Chairman concluded his report by emphasising the good atmosphere within the Supervisory Board.
“I’m confident that we are ready to tackle the challenges ahead and I hope that we can fulfil the expectations of the co-operative owners.”