Two UK dairies close
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- 11 October 2004
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The 2003 merger between Arla Foods’ UK subsidiary, Arla Foods plc and Express Dairies is expected to result in the second, and final, phase of rationalisations resulting in the closure of two dairies. The closures will now be discussed with the trade unions involved.
Ruislip Dairy, west of London, is expected to close in January 2005 followed by the Newcastle dairy four months later. The move will affect 40 employees.
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.