Our Cooperative

Arla Foods to launch new product marque to support its farmer owners

Farmer owned, our cooperative model

There are 10,300 dairy farmers in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the UK, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg that are the joint owners of Arla and share all of the profits from the Arla business. 2,400 of our owners are based in the UK across England, Scotland and Wales contributing around £820 million to the UK economy and supporting over 16,000 jobs. 

Arla Foods amba to increase price by 1.7ppl to 31.91ppl from 27 May

Our Milk Price

Shoppers increasingly know that when they buy an Arla made product, wherever in the world that is, all the benefits flow back to our farmer owners; who share the earnings on each litre of milk they deliver to Arla. This is a core principle of the cooperative model: Arla farmers standing together in the good and bad times, sharing the profits and losses from all markets.

Joint statement from Arla Foods amba UK farmer Board Directors, Arla Foods amba UK farmer Board of Representatives and Arla Foods Milk Partnership farmer board members

Business Updates

Arla Foods is a global dairy company and cooperative owned by 10,300 dairy farmers around 2,400 of whom are British. The UK is our largest market. In 2018, total revenues for the UK from retail and foodservice exceeded £2 billion for the first time, going up by 3.3% to reach £2.01 billion (€2.27 billion) compared with £1.94 billion (€2.21 billion) in 2017.