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  1. July 23, 2014

    Food M&A: tasty morsels

    Everyone likes chocolate chip cookies. Consumers in the Philippines are no exception, as shown by the latest cross-border...

  2. July 11, 2014

    Irish cheddar threat hits Dairy Crest

    Worries about a potential price war for cheddar sent Dairy Crest tumbling on Friday. According to Société Générale, Dairy...

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    The FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards ceremony was held in London on March ...
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  1. May 22, 2014

    Dairy Crest on track with diversification

    Dairy Crest Group, the British milk producer, said it was on track with a diversification plan that would boost annual...

  2. March 23, 2014

    Shortlist: Nominees for the 2014 FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards

    Drivers of Change Alibaba, Chinese ecommerce platform Bitcoin, decentralised virtual currency Google, US internet-related...

  3. March 14, 2014

    Dairy farmers milk rising prices and falling costs

    “The Farmer will never be happy again; He carries his heart in his boots; For either the rain is destroying his grain Or the...

  4. October 9, 2013

    ‘We want coaching,’ say high-fliers

    Coaching has undergone a U-turn. Its makeover is so complete that what was once a potential embarrassment is now a badge...

  5. September 24, 2013

    Finance director Mark Moran to quit Premier Foods

    The revolving door at Premier Foods continued to spin on Tuesday with the exit of the finance director at the heavily...

  6. September 23, 2013

    Dairy Crest finds whey to meet baby milk demand

    Dairy Crest, the UK milk supplier, has said it aims to capitalise on global demand for baby food by selling a cheese...

  7. July 3, 2013

    Skills and job creation take top spots in responsible business awards table

    The choice of a large corporation and a small business as overall winners in this year’s Responsible Business Awards shows...

  8. April 29, 2013

    Bankrupt Kodak to shift film arm to UK pensioners

    Eastman Kodak, once one of the biggest names in corporate America, is to offload its outdated camera film business and other...

  9. April 28, 2013

    Land of milk and honey eludes dairy farmers

    The UK dairy industry might appear to have moved on from 2012’s summer of discontent, when milk prices plunged and farmers...

  10. April 23, 2013

    UK dairies raise milk prices for farmers

    Milk prices across the UK are set to reach record highs as two of the UK’s leading dairies announced they would pay farmers...

  11. April 19, 2013

    Maturing assets

    Critics have weighed in against Dairy Crest’s decision to plug its pension fund deficit with 20m kilograms of cheese. But...

  12. April 18, 2013

    Lombard: An Aunt Sally steps down at Barclays

    A defeat for nominative determinism is also a victory for Barclays boss Antony Jenkins in his campaign to detoxify the...

  13. April 18, 2013

    Dairy Crest plugs pension gap – with cheese

    Dairy Crest has found a novel way to plug its pensions gap – fill it with cheese. The company, one of the UK’s big three...

  14. November 8, 2012

    Jam tomorrow for Dairy Crest

    Dairy Crest had a difficult half-year. Restructuring, including the closure of two dairies and 23 distribution depots, cost...

  15. September 27, 2012

    Ladbrokes out of luck on takeover talk

    Ladbrokes fell, against a rising London market, as brokers dismissed recent takeover speculation. The bookmaker slipped 3...

  16. September 24, 2012

    Cake proves better bet than dairy

    Cake has proved a better bet than dairy recently. While Dairy Crest, one of the UK’s big milk producers, warned that...

  17. July 27, 2012

    Expect more drama in milk wars saga

    So much for bucolic scenes of contented farmers herding milch cows in the hot July sun. This week, hundreds of dairy farmers...

  18. July 17, 2012

    Dairy Crest eases milk contract terms

    Dairy Crest, the milk processor, has agreed to loosen the terms on its contracts with dairy farmers in a bid to head off a...

  19. July 6, 2012

    Dairy farmers in ‘milk strike’ threat

    Britain faces the prospect of a “milk strike” during the Olympic Games partly because of a collapse in cream prices across...

  20. July 6, 2012

    Why do investors complicate things?

    Having just passed my 70th birthday, perhaps it is time to reflect on more than 50 years of personal investing – and a happy...

  21. June 29, 2012

    Dairy Crest sells St Hubert

    Dairy Crest has increased its exposure to Britain’s liquid milk sector by selling its highly profitable St Hubert spreads...

  22. April 17, 2012

    Dairy Crest loses Tesco contract

    Dairy Crest, supplier of about one-third of the UK’s supermarket milk, suffered a fresh blow as Tesco, Britain’s biggest...

  23. April 6, 2012

    OpCapita eyes consumer and leisure deals

    OpCapita, which rescued Game Group from administration and last year bought electrical retailer Comet for £2, is eyeing...

  24. April 5, 2012

    Sales from the riverbank

    I won’t forget March 9 in a hurry. My Kelso Tweed salmon fishing week was drawing to a close and I was running late for...

  25. March 9, 2012

    Dairy Crest to undergo strategic review

    Britain’s ailing dairy sector took another knock on Friday as Dairy Crest, supplier of about one-third of supermarket milk,...

  26. February 15, 2012

    Overseas groups look to cream off dairy profits

    For an industry characterised by hard graft and almost non-existent profits, British dairy is attracting a lot of foreign...

  27. FT Alphaville

    February 13, 2012

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Monday, - Vodafone considering an all-cash offer for Cable & Wireless Worldwide — statement -...

  28. FT Alphaville

    February 2, 2012

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, – Glencore and Xstrata close to $80bn merger – FT report. – Year-end figs from Smith &...

  29. January 16, 2012

    Small-caps: Shot in the arm for Phytopharm

    Phytopharm rose 16.7 per cent to 9¼p after the drug developer released positive pre-clinical results for Cogane, its...

  30. January 16, 2012

    Müller to buy Robert Wiseman for £279m

    Aggressive price wars over milk have helped push Robert Wiseman Dairies, supplier of one-third of Britain’s fresh milk, into...

  31. January 13, 2012

    Small-caps: Falkland Oil falls on share issue

    Falkland Oil and Gas fell 10.9 per cent to 45p after the group said it would raise £48.5m with a sale of new shares at 43p...

  32. January 11, 2012

    Shares horizon remains murky

    Overall, 2011 was a disappointing and difficult year. Following a very satisfying 29 per cent capital appreciation in 2010,...

  33. December 4, 2011

    Food producers feel pinch of rising costs

    Crates of rosy crabs, freshly plucked from the sea, are stacked against the factory wall waiting to be processed. Nearby, a...

  34. November 11, 2011

    BG Group misses broader London rally

    BG Group missed out on a FTSE 100 rally on fears that the value of its Brazilian assets may have been overestimated. BG lost...

  35. November 10, 2011

    Cheese offsets poor Dairy Crest milk returns

    Operating margins on milk evaporated to virtually nothing at Dairy Crest, one of the biggest suppliers of the staple to...

  36. November 4, 2011

    Possibilities by the dozen

    Friends of mine – a recently retired professional couple – recently asked me if I would suggest an investment portfolio for...

  37. FT Alphaville

    October 14, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Friday, - Jupiter says assets under management proved resilient in face of significant declines...

  38. FT Alphaville

    September 19, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Monday, - Lloyds Banking Group loses its finance director to Resolution — statement and...

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