But what does this mean to our members and existing CCI contract’s with Lion Dairy & Drinks?
Tim Scarpella, Key Account Manager from Bega has provided the following helpful information.
Q: Are there any impacts to our business following the sale?
A: There are no immediate impacts on your business expected as a result of this. CCI’s contract with Lion Dairy & Drinks continues on a business as usual basis. Ensuring continuity of supply, quality and service to our members is our priority.
Q: Is this good news for CCI members?
A: Yes. We believe Bega, an established dairy and food company with more than 120 years of heritage, is well placed to drive the Dairy & Drinks business forward given its deep dairy capabilities and strong commitment to iconic Australian brands and the local dairy industry.
Q: Are Bega Australian owned?
A: Yes. Bega is a proud Australian company and now all iconic brands within the Dairy & Drinks portfolio will be 100% proudly Aussie owned too.
Q: Are all brands and products included in the sale?
A: Yes. This sale includes all the Dairy & Drinks milk, yoghurt, cream, juice, flavoured milk and water ice brands including our blockbuster brands – Pura, Farmers Union, Yoplait, Dairy Farmers, Berri, Daily Juice, Dare and Zooper Dooper.
Q: What will happen to the existing agreements we have in place with farmers/suppliers?
A: Our commitment to support our dairy farmers and fruit growers continues as strongly as ever. There are no immediate changes because of the sale announcement.
Q: What about manufacturing sites?
A: It also includes the Dairy & Drinks’ 11 dairy and juice manufacturing sites in Australia, including the local dairy site in Salisbury. The sale also includes the Lion Dairy & Drinks’ share of the joint venture Vitasoy
Q: What happens next?
A: For now it is business as usual. There will be more exciting updates to come so watch this space!
Q: How do I contact Bega to organise supply?
A: Please contact key contact Timothy.Scarpella@bega.com.au or Customer Service on 1800 000 570
For more information visit the ‘Dairy and Drinks’ section of the Bega website: https://www.begacheese.com.au/dairy-and-drinks
There you’ll be able to log on to the existing customers’ portal to place an order, obtain copies of your invoices or set up direct debit for an existing account: https://orders.begacheese.com.au/