Dairy Crest is the UK's leading chilled dairy foods company. It also has a strong presence in Europe with its St Hubert brands. Our strategy is to build leadership positions in branded and added-value markets across the dairy sector and to invest in industry leading facilities to create competitive advantage. Our aim is to deliver excellent value to all of our stakeholders - our shareholders, our customers, our suppliers and our employees.
We operate in two divisions:
- Liquid Products
Yoplait Dairy Crest:
- Frest Dairy Products
Many of our brands are number one in their sectors:
- Clover is number one in the dairy spreads sector
- Cathedral City is number one in the mature cheddar sector
- FRijj is number one in the fresh flavoured milk drinks sector
- Petits Filous, a Yoplait Dairy Crest brand, is number one in the children's chilled yogurts and desserts sector
- St Hubert brands have a 31% share of the French spreads market
- Valle is the market leader in the Italian spreads market
We are continually strengthening and developing our portfolio of brands and added value products, which also includes Utterly Butterly, St Ivel Gold, Country Life, Davidstow, as well as the Yoplait brands Frubes and Yop. We supply all the leading supermarkets.
We benefit from being the UK's most broadly based dairy business. Our mixture of businesses and markets enables us to use the milk we buy in the most efficient way. Similarly, we are able to use the strong cashflows generated from some of our businesses, such as household, to invest in growing our branded and added value products, as well as developing a strong retailer own brand offering.
We also focus on efficient production and distribution. We have invested in our production facilities to reduce our costs and make the most efficient use of resources. This is illustrated by the investments we have made in our dairies at Severnside and Chadwell Heath. We have also invested significantly at our Davidstow creamery - the home of our Cathedral City and Davidstow brands - to support their growth.
We recognise that the dedication and commitment of our people lies at the heart of our success and we are committed to investing in our people through an on-going programme of training and development at all levels.
We believe that with strong brands, a well-invested manufacturing base and good people, Dairy Crest is well-placed for the future.
Dairy Crest's commitment to its people includes seeking Investors in People accreditation for all its businesses. The majority of our manufacturing sites and all our household depots have already achieved this status.
If you’re interested in working for Dairy Crest, please get in touch with your local Page Personnel office.