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Express way ahead

Press Release   •   May 18, 2004 15:26 BST

The famous Express name will fly the standard for Arla's home delivery business nationwide, as part of the merger process.

The name dates back to 1864 when the Express Country Milk Supply Company was founded to bring fresh milk into London on the new rail network.

Tracey Wilson, channel marketing manager for the doorstep business said: "The Express name is very well known, particularly because of its London heritage and we believe it will maintain a high profile for home delivery for a long time to come.

"Bringing everything under the Express name is a big step but an essential one," added Tracey.

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.