Order loss prompts dairy resize

DAIRY CREST‘S senior management is set for a reshuffle following the milk processor‘s massive loss of orders in August.

Over 100m litres of milk business was lost after the major supermarkets rationalised their milk supply at the end of summer.

From Nov 1, the firm will be paring down its five business units into two – foods and dairies.

Chief executive Drummond Hall said: “In the current climate, we need to reduce overheads and streamline the roles and responsibilities of senior management.

“Regrettably, this will result in some redundancies across the business units.”

But no factory closures are planned and Dairy Crest remains committed to winning back its lost business, said a spokeswoman.

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