Glanbia Chases Organic Cheese Cost Potential

UK - Dairy and ingredients firm Glanbia is stepping up production of organic cheeses to offset declining profitability for its conventional products
calendar icon 29 October 2007
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The decision reflects the increasing pressure on dairy processors to look to new markets and higher value production to offset increasing commodity costs.

Group president Jeff Williams told that the company was increasing its focus in organic production after witnessing annual growth of about 20 per cent for such products in the US market alone, especially for milk and yoghurt.

He added that the category grew while non-organic cheese production continues to be hurt by increased prices for milk.

"As a commodity cheese manufacturer in the US, we continue to see margin erosion in our core product offering as customers are reluctant to accept price increases," Williams stated. "However, the inflation engine in the business continues to negatively impact costs."

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