M/10/029 – Kerry / Newmarket Co-operative Creameries
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|
Tel: 01-804 5396, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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