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Top class summer service

Press Release   •   May 18, 2004 15:18 BST

Some of the summer's top social events are approaching fast, and this means extra business and tight delivery windows for Express foodservice, which supplies products to upmarket events in the London area.

At Chelsea flower show, Henley Royal Regatta and Buckingham Palace garden parties a full range of Arla products will be available. There is also a chance that tennis fans at Wimbledon could enjoy Arla cream on their strawberries this year.

First comes the Chelsea flower show, taking place for four days at the end of May. It is supplied annually with fresh milk, cream, butter and yogurts via London's Nine Elm's depot.

It's time for strawberries when Henley Royal Regatta sets sail for five days from June 30. So lashings of cream are needed - clotted cream for strawberries as well as whipping and liquid creams. Arla's fresh milk, butter and yogurts are also enjoyed by those attending the amateur rowing competitions held on the Henley Reach of the Thames since 1839.

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.