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Ny pappersbägare halverar klimatpåverkan

Arla_ny_fpkArla Köket Crème fraiche i formatet 2 deciliter får en ny pappersbägare samtidigt som aluminiumfoliet byts ut mot plastförstärkt papper. Den nya bägaren består till största delen av förnybar råvara och minskar klimatpåverkan med 50 %, jämfört med den tidigare förpackningen.

Pappersbägaren och toppfolien består till största delen av förnybar och återvinningsbar pappersfiber och sorteras som pappersförpackning. Locket består till största delen av återvunnen PET-plast och sorteras precis som tidigare som plastförpackning.

Arlas resultat första halvåret 2017

Arlas omsättning ökade med tre procent och Arlaintjäningen med 19 procent under första halvåret 2017 genom pristillväxt och en ökad andel försäljning av varumärkesprodukter. Koncernens omsättning beräknas öka med nästan 1 miljard euro jämfört med 2016.

Under första halvåret återhämtades de globala mjölkpriserna efter nästan tre år med låga priser på marknaden. Detta var ett direkt resultat av lägre till oförändrad mjölkproduktion jämfört med föregående år för de flesta mejeriproducerande marknader samt ökad efterfrågan på mjölk och mejeriprodukter i Europa, USA och på tillväxtmarknaderna.

Trots minskade totala mjölkvolymer från mjölkgårdarna och negativ valutautveckling ökade koncernens omsättning med 3,4 procent till 5 miljarder EUR (från 4,85 miljarder EUR första halvåret 2016). Den underliggande omsättningsökningen exklusive valutaeffekter och avyttringar var 6,6 procent.

Arlas omsättning för förta halvåret i Sverige i SEK: 2017:  6 578 miljoner (6 352 miljoner samma period 2016) vilket ger en tillväxt på 3,6 procent i Sverige.

Halvårsrapporten finns HÄR

Arla etableras i Ghana

Arla utökar affärsregionen i Afrika söder om Sahara med ännu en marknad genom att etablera en ny försäljnings- och förpackningsanläggning i Ghana. Det nya dotterbolaget kommer att börja sälja Arlas varumärkesprodukter i Ghana från september 2017 som ett svar på den ökande efterfrågan på näringsrika mejeriprodukter.

Dotterbolaget, Arla Foods Ltd., kommer att ha sitt säte i Accra i Ghana och kommer att tillhandahålla produkter från Dano®-sortimentet, mjölkpulverbaserade produkter, men även smör och ost från varumärkena Arla® och Lurpak®. Etableringen är ett svar på den snabbt ökande efterfrågan på näringsrik mat bland medelklassen i städerna.

Butter price skyrockets

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Five year’s butter price development (source GDT)

The surge in dairy fat prices, which has taken butter values to record highs on some markets, could spark a ”fundamental market change” for milk processors, co-operative giant Arla Foods said, forecasting a continued dairy market revival.

Peder Tuborgh, the Arla chief executive, termed the rally in values of milk fats as the ”key driver of positive developments in the global [dairy] market”, which has seen values at GlobalDairyTrade auctions, for instance, rebound by 70% over the past year.

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Global Dairy Trade Butter Price

The world’s most modern snack plant begins operations in Finland

The plant uses about 30% less energy per unit of production than the old factory Valio Riihimäki. To achieve maximum energy efficiency, the plant makes efficient use of the waste heat generated during manufacturing. In the new type of refrigerated warehouse, the products are cooled quickly, while saving energy at the same time. The products are cooled by the free cooling method, so that in colder weather the low outside temperature is used to make the process more energy-efficient.

Thanks to the energy-saving technology and heat recovery systems, the new plant uses energy production from the existing heat production plant. In other words, there was no need to expand capacity. More than three-quarters of the thermal energy used at Valio Riihimäki comes from renewable fuel.

Significant resources have also been invested in effective and efficient food loss management has also been invested. The manufacturing and packaging equipment are designed to minimise product loss. The standards of hygiene in the plant are top-class, since the manufacturing equipment is completely isolated from the surrounding environment. The rigorous standards of hygiene reduce losses throughout the manufacturing chain, from the factory to the consumer’s table.

Key indicators:

  • The snack plant is the largest single investment in Valio’s history, with a value of EUR170 million.
  • Construction of the new snack plant began in 2014 and took about three years.
  • The plant site covers an area of about 53 hectares, of which about 265,000 square metres are floor space. The area of the plant building is approximately 20,000 square metres. The plant is a five-storey building.
  • More than 4,000 people were involved in building the plant during the three years of its construction. A total of about 1.1 million work hours went into construction of the plant.
  • The plant has an annual production capacity of around 120 million kilos.
  • Valio employs a total of about 440 people at Valio Riihimäki plants and in total Valio provides employment for more than 4,000 employees.

Dark Clouds Loom Over Dean Foods

The company, which has been bearing the brunt of high raw milk prices , marked its third straight earnings miss, in second-quarter 2017. This also compelled management to cut its bottom-line view for the full year.

While management announced plans to expand its cost productivity program with the quarterly results, its lowered earnings view for 2017 hints at a bumpy road ahead.

Evidently, the USDA data through May 2017 revealed that fluid milk volumes dipped 2.9% year over year, on a quarter-to-date basis. Likewise, Dean Foods’ share of U.S. fluid milk volumes contracted 30 basis points in the quarter under review. While volumes hampered sales, earnings were hurt by a rise in raw milk costs that escalated 15% year over year.

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Mejeriet frodas i Sibirien

Furumossens gårdsmejeri i Sibirien började leverera mjölk i höstas. I dagarna såldes de första gräddlitrarna och planerna stoppar inte där.

Framöver kan det bli både yoghurt, smör och kanske ost. Gårdens första försöksostar ligger just nu till sig och mognar på Glada Geten gårdsmejeri i Lilla Oberöd, skriver Norra Skåne.

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Natura Life in Arla’s new packages for organic milk

The collaboration between Elopak and Stora Enso has resulted in the launch of the first gable top carton made from natural brown unbleached paperboard, creating the Naturally Pure-Pak® carton with a highly distinctive, natural look and feel.

The new paperboard, Natura Life by Stora Enso, retains the natural brown colour of the wood fibres and has a visible fibre structure. This creates a naturally different, sustainable and authentic package that meets demands from growing trends in ethical, ecological and organic products. The natural look and feel of the new Pure-Pak® carton supports the values of organic products and brings outstanding presence on shelf.

The Cheese Ingredients Market Grows

The Global Cheese Ingredients Market was worth USD 80.79 billion in 2016 and is estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 3.1%, to reach USD 94.11 billion by 2021. The market is showcasing enormous potential in the mentioned forecasting period.

The demand for cheese as a key ingredient in various cuisines is rising globally. Factors such as the rapidly increasing size of the global fast food industry are expected to increase the demand for cheese ingredients. The demand for ingredients used in natural cheese market is majorly driven by the benefits it offers, such as, it is rich in proteins, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and healthy bacteria (probiotics).

The demand for ingredients used for natural cheese production is driven by rising customer awareness about the health benefits associated with it. The major factors restraining the growth of the market are the unfavourable regulatory conditions such as the ban on the use of milk powder or condensed milk in cheese manufacturing in Italy, and the ban imposed by the U.S. FDA on the production and sale of artisanal cheeses is expected to hinder the market growth.

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