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Arla spreads the Christmas cheer

Press Release   •   Dec 10, 2003 11:20 GMT

Christmas came that little bit early for children at Leeds General Infirmary recently when they were presented with selection boxes earlier this week, donated by Leeds based dairy firm, Arla Foods and their caterers, Eurest.

"Arla and Eurest always go to LGI at Easter to hand out Easter eggs but this year we decided to go that little bit earlier, at Christmas, as well, to donate selection boxes and other Christmas goodies," said Alison Richardson, Leeds Dairy co-ordinator.

"It was great to see the kids faces light up when we showed them all the chocolate we had brought in our dairy Christmas sack," added Alison.

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.