Dairy Crest still under pressure

Dairy Crest Group said yesterday fourth-quarter trading has been in line with its expectations as its cost-cutting programme was on track, but profit in its key dairies business remained under pressure. The dairies arm, which delivers fresh and flavoured milk to retailers, shops and residential customers, posted a profit of £5.8m on sales of £533.8m for the half year to 30 September 2011.