Press release

Arla Foods wants more direct suppliers

Arla Foods is looking to recruit more dairy suppliers to Arla Foods Milk Partnership, the dedicated milk supply group for Arla Foods UK, as it seeks to realise its ambition to provide 90 per cent of Arla’s milk requirement by the end of the current milk year. AFMP currently supplies around 80 per cent of Arla’s milk needs.

“We have a very strong offer to potential new members,” said Hanne Sondergaard, deputy chief executive of Arla Foods UK. “Arla has exceptional relationships with its supermarket customers and has demonstrated a strong track record of returning price increases to its farmers. In addition, we have strong investment plans for the business.

“Our supermarket customers are keener than ever to source milk from traceable, high production farms with good track records of animal health and welfare.” 

Arla offers members security of supply giving producers 10 years’ notice of termination of contract. Farmers have to give Arla twelve months notice if they wish to leave.

Producers wishing to join AFMP should contact Arla Foods on 0113 382 7125.

Arla Foods UK plc is home to some of the UK’s leading dairy brands including Cravendale, Lurpak and Anchor. Processing approximately two billion litres of milk a year Arla continues to be one of the UK’s leading dairy companies and a supplier of fresh liquid milk and cream to the top seven retailers.

Over 2,500 daily deliveries are made directly to stores nationwide and Arla brands can be found across the dairy category. As well as the leader of the butter, spreads and margarine sector, and a major supplier of other added value products including flavoured milk and cheese, Arla continues to build working relationships with Arla Foods Milk Partnership, a unique group of dairy farmers, which supplies around 90 per cent of Arla's total milk requirements.

Behind this leading business is a team of circa 2,800 people across the UK located at our dairies, distribution centres and head office.

Press contact


Arla Foods UK Press Office

Arla UK (media queries only, no new business or sponsorship requests)