Arla Foods launches new type of milk
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- 19 January 2001
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For the first time since the introduction of semi-skimmed milk in 1973, a new type of milk is being launched in Denmark.
Called “Minimilk”, the new product is a low-fat version of semi-skimmed milk. With 0.5 per cent fat, Minimilk slots in between skimmed milk (0.1 per cent fat) and skimmed milk (1.5 per cent fat).
“Although consumers are now opting for low-fat milk, increasing numbers, particularly among young people, have stopped drinking milk altogether because they think skimmed milk lacks flavour,” explained Karsten Jeppesen, Product Manager, Denmark Division. “We’ve tried to address this issue with Minimilk which, as well as containing 66 per cent less fat than semi-skimmed milk, has the right milky taste.”
Minimilk will be sold under the Harmonie brand – the first time a product is launched in an organic version first.
“Consumption of skimmed milk is high among organic consumers,” added Karsten Jeppesen. “This is why we believe there is a market for low-fat, tasty, organic milk. At the same time, we want to continue to promote organic products. Currently, almost one in four litres of milk sold in Denmark is organic. Not many countries can claim a similarly high proportion.”
Harmonie Minimilk will be available in shops from mid-February.
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.