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  1. July 23, 2012

    Dairy farmers and supermarkets draft deal

    Dairy farmers have struck a deal “in principle” with processing firms and supermarkets in the long-running milk dispute but...

  2. 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...

  1. May 21, 2012

    Milk Link deal set to mark end of era

    The remaining vestige of Britain’s Milk Marketing Board – dismantled in 1994 on a wave of Thatcherite market ideology – is...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. February 10, 2012

    The Isa millionaire next door

    January was great for shares. Several of my holdings that had suffered declines have now almost or fully recovered. Mining...

  6. February 1, 2012

    Power shift means hard times for food industry

    British supermarket shelves say it all. With an estimated nine out of 10 Easter eggs already on special offer, food...

  7. 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...

  8. January 16, 2012

    City’s thousand-mile journey begins with yuan step

    It is reassuring to hear that George Osborne has agreed to work towards making the City a trading centre for the Chinese...

  9. January 16, 2012

    Cash cow for Wisemans

    Xenophobes will bridle at Müller of Germany buying Robert Wiseman, the UK’s largest fresh milk business. If dominance in the...

  10. 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...

  11. January 16, 2012

    Inmarsat hit by fears over US customer

    Satellite operator Inmarsat underperformed a rising London market amid fresh concerns about its key US customer. A US...

  12. January 13, 2012

    London small-caps: Game Group plummets

    Game Group plunged 51.5 per cent this week on the back of its Christmas trading update which revealed a profit warning and a...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. August 10, 2011

    Tesco vows to fight £10.4m price-fix fine

    Tesco is poised to fight a £10.4m fine levied on it by the Office of Fair Trading for price fixing, denying closure to a...

  16. August 10, 2011

    Supermarkets fined £50m for price fixing

    Eight supermarkets and dairies have been fined nearly £50m after the Office of Fair Trading found they had fixed dairy...

  17. July 19, 2011

    Fuel and packaging costs weigh on Dairy Crest

    The high cost of fuel and plastic packaging continues to take its toll on Dairy Crest, in spite of the maker of Cathedral...

  18. May 17, 2011

    Robert Wiseman forced to concede on margins

    A wave of contract renegotiations between Britain’s leading supermarket chains and milk suppliers hit margins and profits at...

  19. April 1, 2011

    Robert Wiseman to close two sites

    The need to cut its costs in order to combat soaring diesel and plastic packaging prices has prompted Robert Wiseman Dairies...

  20. February 5, 2011

    Dairy Crest sales rise on contract wins

    Dairy Crest, the company behind leading cheese brand Cathedral City, yoghurt drink Frijj, Country Life butter and and Clover...

  21. January 27, 2011

    Robert Wiseman faces rising cost pressure

    Robert Wiseman Dairies, supplier of nearly a third of the UK’s fresh milk, warned that the higher cost of diesel and plastic...

  22. December 1, 2010

    Pentagon cuts to knock BAE and Cobham

    BAE Systems and Cobham were among the laggards even as the FTSE 100 registered its biggest one-day gain in three months. The...

  23. November 15, 2010

    Milk price competition dents Wiseman profits

    Competition among supermarkets to cut the price of fresh milk hit interim profits at Robert Wiseman, the Scottish dairy...

  24. November 12, 2010

    Dairy Crest blessed by cheesemaking

    Higher cheese sales helped offset a fall in first-half profits from the supply of milk to retailers by Dairy Crest, the UK’s...

  25. October 22, 2010

    Tesco drops Hovis lines over price increase

    Tesco has jettisoned some lines of Hovis bread after balking at price rises implemented by manufacturer Premier Foods....

  26. October 5, 2010

    Grocery costs fail to feed inflation fears

    Everyday bread and butter: although wheat prices have increased recently, they are still a third below their peak in 2008...

  27. September 17, 2010

    Price battles prompt Robert Wiseman warning

    Shares in Robert Wiseman Dairies, supplier of nearly a third of the UK’s fresh milk, fell by as much as 32 per cent on...

  28. September 16, 2010

    ‘Small and often’ should be UBM dealmaker’s mantra

    The days when investment bankers flocked to the hub of Lord Hollick’s newspaper and television empire overlooking...

  29. September 16, 2010

    Upgrade gets ENRC out of hole

    ENRC provided a positive feature in a lacklustre London market after an upgrade from Credit Suisse.The Kazakhstan-based...

  30. FT Alphaville

    September 16, 2010

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday; - John Lewis Partnership reports 15 per cebt rise in half year operating profits;...

  31. May 18, 2010

    Dairy Crest benefits from diversification

    Key brand: Cathedral City cheddar cheese has been heavily promoted Promoting branded cheese and spreads and winning new milk...

  32. May 18, 2010

    High cream prices and extra contracts buoy Wiseman

    The high price of bulk cream and new contract wins pushed up profits at Robert Wiseman Dairies.In the year to April 3,...

  33. May 17, 2010

    Prices and extra contracts buoy Wiseman

    The high price of bulk cream and new contract wins pushed up profits at Robert Wiseman Dairies. In the year to April 3,...

  34. May 17, 2010

    Corporate Diary

    TODAY Earnings Robert Wiseman Dairies FY 44.31p (31.85p)Trading and sales update SpiceTUESDAY 18 * When SSL International...

  35. May 1, 2010

    Settlement close in price-fixing inquiry

    Leading supermarkets and dairies were last night close to settling a long-running probe into suspected price fixing after...

  36. April 30, 2010

    Settlement near in dairy price-fixing inquiry

    Leading supermarkets and dairies were on Friday night close to settling a long-running probe into suspected price fixing...

  37. FT Alphaville

    April 30, 2010

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Friday, - Climate Exchange recommends £350m/750p a share cash offer from...

  38. February 2, 2010

    Dairy Crest to follow rivals in depot upgrade

    Dairy Crest is to invest £75m ($120m) in its milk business, following in the footsteps of rivals Robert Wiseman Dairies and...

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