Dairy Crest keeps Sainsbury's Milk Contract


Dairy Crest, the leading UK-owned dairy foods company is today announcing that it has retained its contract to supply liquid milk to Sainsbury’s from February 2014, after a competitive process.

The new contract is for 3 years until 2017. Although the conditions of the contract will change from 2014 our ongoing cost reductions are expected to offset any financial impact on our business.

Dairy Crest continues to focus on driving efficiencies so it can meet customers' demands for cost, quality and service. In its IMS on 7 February 2013 it reported that it was on track to exceed its annual cost savings target by delivering savings of around £23 million for the year ending 31

March 2013 and that it had already identified several meaningful projects for the following year.

Mark Allen, Chief Executive of Dairy Crest, commented:

"We are delighted to have retained our Sainsbury's business. Our track record of making efficiencies allows us to supply our customers with competitively priced milk, pay our farmers a fair price and move towards our medium-term target of 3% return on sales in our Dairies business."

For further information, please contact:

Dairy Crest Group plc
Arthur Reeves 01372 472236

Simon Sporborg 020 7404 5959
Sophie Brand