Arla to merge with rivalThis article was originally published in Foodnews
SCANDINAVIAN dairy co-op, Arla Foods, has confirmed plans to merge with German peer, Hansa-Milch, in a move that will further consolidate the northern European dairy industry. According to Ove Møberg, chairman of Arla Foods, the two businesses are a natural fit. "Once we got to know Hansa-Milch it became clear that we are not only comparable as co-operatives, we also share the same ambition for the German market. Together we will be stronger and we will be able to offer consumers a broader range of products," he said.