Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.51 - Operation of dairies and cheese making

154 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 May 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


Danish owned dairy group Arla has announced plans to cut 154 jobs from its operations across the UK. The Llandyrnog Creamery in Denbighshire, North Wales, will close with the loss of 97 jobs, while packaging operations in Malpas, Cheshire and Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway will close, resulting in the loss of an additional 57 jobs. Packaging will continue at the site in Oswestry, Shropshire. The plans, which are still subject to consultation, will see the creamery close by the end of 2018 following a phased redundancy plan. It is not known when the packaging sites are due to close.


  • 29 May 2018: BBC Website
  • 29 May 2018: Foodmanufacture.co.uk


Eurofound (2018), Arla, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94417, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94417.