M/10/029 – Kerry / Newmarket Co-operative Creameries

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition of Newmarket Co-operative Creameries Limited by Kerry Creameries Limited has today (5 October 2010) been cleared by the Competition Authority.

Notification date Decision date
Monday September 6, 2010 Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Parties Involved Business activities
Newmarket Co-operative Creameries Limited

Newmarket Co-op's core business is the purchase of raw milk from its own milk supplier farmers and from other processors/milk purchasers as the need arises. It uses this raw milk to produce natural cheddar cheese.

Kerry Creameries Limited

Kerry Creameries is a subsidiary of Kerry Group. Kerry Group's business activities can be divided into three basic divisions; these are foods, ingredients/flavours and agri-business.

Economic sector Media merger
The milk production and processing sectors (cheese and whey in particular), the agri-stores trading sector and the retail sector. No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Barry O'Donnell

Tel: 01-804 5396, email: bod@tca.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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