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Arla scoops gold award for the third year running

Press Release   •   Apr 11, 2006 11:00 BST

For the third consecutive year Arla has scooped The Grocer magazine's gold award for best own label supplier of dairy and yellow fats.

The judges praised Arla's strong account management, good mix of products and new product development.

Arla's commercial director Simon Stevens, said:" The Grocer Gold awards are far and away the most important in the industry because they are awards based on customer votes.

"It is a tremendous result and has only been achieved due to the excellent work of everyone in the business."

Arla Foods UK plc is home to some of the UK’s leading dairy brands including Cravendale, Lurpak and Anchor. Processing approximately two billion litres of milk a year Arla continues to be one of the UK’s leading dairy companies and a supplier of fresh liquid milk and cream to the top seven retailers.

Over 2,500 daily deliveries are made directly to stores nationwide and Arla brands can be found across the dairy category. As well as the leader of the butter, spreads and margarine sector, and a major supplier of other added value products including flavoured milk and cheese, Arla continues to build working relationships with Arla Foods Milk Partnership, a unique group of dairy farmers, which supplies around 90 per cent of Arla's total milk requirements.

Behind this leading business is a team of circa 2,800 people across the UK located at our dairies, distribution centres and head office.