Press release

Arla wins top industry award

It's third time lucky for Arla Foods as it was awarded Best Own Label supplier by the UK's leading food magazine, The Grocer.

Recognition for its excellent end to end supply chain and complete traceability of its milk Arla Foods collected the award at the The Grocer ceremony in London on 13 June 2007.

Simon Stevens, Arla's group director for commercial, said: "Winning the Own Label Supplier Award for the third time in four years demonstrates Arla's dedication to setting the highest industry standards and working closely with our customers to provide a complete dairy solution from cow to consumer."

Arla initially won Best Own Label Dairy and Yellow fats supplier earlier on in the year which then took them forward to be nominated and receive the Best Own Label Supplier across all food categories.

Also vying for the grocery industry's coveted accolade were top suppliers Richmond Foods, The Weetabix Food Company, Premier Foods, Grampian Country Food Group and McBride. 

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.

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