Arla Foods' drive into Canada
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- 06 July 2001
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Arla Foods is set to increase cheese exports to Canada.
In a deal with Kraft Foods, Arla Foods’ Canadian subsidiary has obtained a significant import quota for Canada to be taken up at the end of the year.
By agreement with Kraft Foods, details of the transaction will not be disclosed.
“The increased import quota will give Arla Foods’ Canadian business a significant boost,” says Regional Director Niels Ulrich Pedersen, Overseas Division.
Arla Foods exports around 1,700 tons speciality cheese per year to the Canadian market, largely danablu, creamy havarti and cream cheese. In addition, creamy havarti and feta are produced locally in partnership with the Canadian dairy company, ADL, Amalgamated Dairies Limited.
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.