Archive: Whey industry growth could open up opportunities for UK cheese production

Published 8 December 14

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Volac, one of the UK’s leading whey businesses, has reported a 38% increase in turnover for the financial year ending February 2014. Consumer demand for nutritional whey protein products is strong with Volac launching its first consumer brand, Upbeat, as well as expanding their UK whey protein and lactose processing capacities. However, Volac are largely reliant on a successful cheese industry thus they support the ‘Leading the Way’ sustainable growth plan which aims to reduce the UK trade deficit, a large proportion of which is cheese. Displacing imports and increasing exports would have significant benefits for both industries.