Arla Foods UK is raising its price to Arla Foods Milk Partnership farmers (AFMP) and both groups of its direct suppliers, for conventional milk by 1.25ppl, and by 2ppl for organic milk, with effect from 1 June 2013.
The increase takes Arla’s standard litre prices for conventional milk (transport adjusted) (milkprices.com flagship litre) to:
Arla Foods Milk Partnership – 31.63 pence
Arla Milk Link Direct – 31.25 pence
Arla Foods Direct – 31.27 pence
In addition, Arla is introducing a growth incentive for AFMP and both groups of direct suppliers, not on a retailer-aligned pricing model, whereby it will pay farmers 5ppl on additional litres produced over and above 2012 monthly volumes, between 1 July 2013 and 31 December 2013. The 5ppl will be paid on a monthly basis.
Commenting on the increase, Ash Amirahmadi, Arla’s vice president with responsibility for UK milk and member services, said: “As a farmer-owned cooperative, we are fully aware of the difficulties all our farmers have faced with increasing feed costs, coupled with lower production volumes. We have been able to make this announcement as result of support from our key customers.
“Our growth incentive is designed to ensure that farmers supplying Arla benefit from Arla’s growing milk demand and is a more sustainable way of sourcing our milk, than purchasing it from external suppliers.”
Note to editors
Arla Foods will be announcing its June Arla Milk Link price, towards the end of May, in line with the monthly owner price communication mechanism.
Arla Foods UK plc is home to some of the UK’s leading dairy brands including Cravendale, Lurpak, Tickler and Anchor. Processing approximately 3.2 billion litres of milk a year and with a turnover of approximatey £2bn Arla is the UK’s largest dairy company.
Over 4,000 daily deliveries are made to stores and regional distribution centres nationwide, Arla's brands can be found across the dairy category and the company has a 26 per cent share of the GB milk pool. Behind this leading business is a team of circa 4,000 people across the UK located at our dairies, distribution centres and head office.