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Dean Foods finalizes ‘Friendly’ ice cream deal

Dean Foods has completed the acquisition of the manufacturing and retail ice cream business Friendly’s Ice Cream for $155m.

Who are the world’s top 20 milk processors?

IFCN, the Dairy Research Network, has released the IFCN Top 20 Milk Processor list.

Friendly’s acquisition dominates Dean Foods Q1 results announcement

Dean Foods has reported its first quarter 2016 results, ending March 31, 2016, with the takeover of Friendly’s ice cream business proving to be the center of attention at the...

Dean Foods scoops up Friendly's ice cream retail and manufacturing business

Texas-based Dean Foods has announced that it has agreed to acquire the manufacturing and retail ice cream business of Friendly's Ice Cream.

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Brown's Dairy New Orleans plant closing with loss of 185 jobs

Brown’s Dairy, a part of Dean Foods, is closing its New Orleans, Louisiana, dairy plant, with the loss of approximately 185 jobs.

Milk volumes decline but profits up at Dean Foods

US company Dean Foods, which covers more than 50 local and regional dairy brands, has released its fourth quarter and annual results for 2015.

Dean Foods releases new calcium-enriched chocolate milk

Dean Foods Company has released a new chocolate milk to meet the increasing needs of the US population for calcium.

a2 Milk Company takeover talks with Dean Foods 'ceased': Freedom Foods

Freedom Foods has "ceased detailed discussions" with US dairy giant Dean Foods on their failed joint bid to acquire the a2 Milk Company (a2MC).

'No further' takeover talks with Dean Foods and Freedom Foods: a2 Milk Company

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has had "no further communication" with Dean Foods and Freedom Foods since it rejected the takeover bid tabled by the pair.

Former Dean Foods chairman subject of SEC, US Attorney's Office insider trading probe: Reports

US authorities are reportedly investigating whether former Dean Foods chairman, Tom C Davis, leaked information about the company’s 2012 spin-off of WhiteWave Foods to a professional gambler. 

US dairy Dean Foods stays quiet on chairman's sudden departure

US dairy giant Dean Foods has refused to be drawn on the reasons for the sudden departure of its chairman, Tom C Davis.

Dairy Top 20 - Nestlé's reign continues, Lactalis unseats Danone, and Yili holds strong

Nestlé took the top spot and Lactalis unseated its French rival Danone to take second place in the Rabobank Global Dairy Top 20. Can you guess how the likes of...

a2 Milk Company rejects Dean Foods, Freedom Foods takeover bid

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has rejected a joint takeover bid by Australian firm Freedom Foods and US dairy giant Dean Foods.

Freedom Foods and mystery international dairy considering a2 Milk takeover bid

Australian firm Freedom Foods and an "unnamed leading international" dairy have lodged a non-binding bid to acquire the a2 Milk Company (a2MC).

No plan to 'migrate away' from regional milk brands: Dean Foods

US dairy giant Dean Foods does not plan to "migrate away" from its regional fresh milk brands despite the launch of its national banner, DairyPure.

Dean Foods brings US regional milk brands under DairyPure banner

Dean Foods has brought its 31 regional fresh milk brands under a single banner in a bid to increase its US market share.

Dean Foods withdraws 2014 earnings guidance after 'rocky' Q2

US dairy giant Dean Foods has withdrawn its full-year earnings guidance after fluid milk price volatility in the second quarter left its results looking "rocky." 

DFA to pay $50m to settle Northeast US milk price lawsuit

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and its marketing arm Dairy Marketing Services (DMS) have agreed to pay a total of US$50m (€37m) to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged...

Top 20 Dairy Manufacturers - the Ups and Downs of 2013

European dairies Nestlé, Danone and Lactalis made up the podium in the latest Rabobank Dairy Top 20. Can you guess how the likes of Fonterra, Saputo, Yili and Mengniu lined up?

Revamped Dean’s packaging stacks up

Dean Foods has retooled packaging for its sour cream and cottage cheese products, adding curves and stackability to the containers.

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UHT a ‘great avenue for innovation’ in US dairy: Execs

Ultra-high temperature processing (UHT) is a “great avenue” for product innovation within the US dairy industry, executives from Dean Foods and HP Hood believe.

Dean Foods, DFA facing alleged 'conspiracy not to compete' lawsuit

A dismissed antitrust lawsuit alleging a “conspiracy not to compete” between Dean Foods, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and National Dairy Holdings (NDH) has been reinstated by a US federal...

Top US dairies urge Senate to drop milk production controls

Dean Foods, Nestlé USA, Dannon, Saputo and Kraft Foods are among scores of US dairy processors calling on the Senate to accept a version of the 2013 Farm Bill that...

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Dawn of the Dairy: Dean Foods launches Halloween milks

Dean Foods has launched limited edition Halloween versions of its TruMoo milks.

US standards of identity 'limit' domestic dairy growth, WhiteWave CEO claims

US standards of identity for dairy have “served to limit the size of the domestic market” by protecting existing categories at the expense of new, innovative products, WhiteWave Foods chairman and CEO...

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