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Milk price increase for Arla Milk Link owners

Arla Foods amba is raising its on account price from April 29 by 1.06ppl, as a result of improved business performance and increases in global commodity prices which are having a positive impact on the retail market, globally. The price rise takes the Arla Milk Link standard litre to 30.21 pence.

Commenting on the increase, Ash Amirahmadi, Arla’s vice president with responsibility for UK milk and member services, said: “The price increase is fully in line with our cooperative principles. Being wholly owned by dairy farmers, including 1,600 in Britain, we are totally focussed on securing the highest possible value for all of our farmers’ milk, through maximising the returns we generate on every litre.”

Johnnie Russell, Arla Foods amba board director, added: “The much needed price rise is welcome news and comes at a critical time for our owners who, in common with other British dairy farmers, are continuing to face huge pressures on farm as a consequence of increasing on farm costs and challenging weather conditions.”

“The markets continue to indicate a positive outlook over the coming months and we will pass back further benefits to our farmers as soon as we are able,” said Ash.


Notes

Since the merger of Arla and Milk Link on 1 October 2012, the owners’ milk price has increased by 3.21 pence. This figure includes currency adjustments.

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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.

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Arla Foods is the UK's number largest dairy company.

Arla Foods is a global dairy company and co-operative owned by 10,300 dairy farmers with around circa 2,500 of whom are British.

Dating back to 1881, Arla’s purpose is to secure the highest value for its farmers’ milk, while creating opportunities for their growth. With production facilities in 11 countries and sales offices in a further 30, Arla is the world’s fifth largest dairy company and largest supplier of organic dairy products. Arla has a total of more than 18,000 colleagues and its products are sold under the well-known brands Arla®, Lurpak® and Castello® in more than 100 countries.

Arla Foods UK is the largest dairy company in the country and is home to leading dairy brands Anchor®, Cravendale, and Lactofree® with a turnover of €2.2 billion. As well as being a leading supplier of fresh milk, number one in butter, spreads and cream, Arla is the UK’s largest cheese manufacturer. It has also built the world’s largest fresh milk facility located at Aylesbury and has plans for it to be the first zero carbon site of its kind. The UK business has a team of approximately 3,500 colleagues located at its dairies, distribution centres and head office.

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