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US dairy giant Dean Foods has withdrawn its full-year earnings guidance after fluid milk price volatility in the second quarter left its results looking "rocky."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


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...

Dean Foods speeding-up plant closures to offset Q2 fluid milk losses

US dairy giant Dean Foods plans to speed-up the efficiency-driven closure of up to 15% of its processing facilities in an effort to offset the impact of increasing market competition...

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Dean Foods offers $10,000 to catch employee’s killer

Oak Farms Dairy in Dallas, owned by Dean Foods, is offering a $10,000 reward to solve the murder of one of its employees.

Dean Foods' Shenandoah’s Pride dairy brand terminated through plant closure

Dean Foods has announced plans to close its Springfield, Virginia dairy plant within the next two months - a move which will see the end of its Shenandoah’s Pride brand...

Dean Foods further reduces stake in WhiteWave Foods through share spin-off

US dairy giant Dean Foods has approved the spin-off of a portion of its remaining stake in The WhiteWave Foods Company to its shareholders – a move that will leave...

Dean Foods to ‘accelerate’ cost-cutting efforts in 2013 to offset private label loss

US dairy giant Dean Foods plans to “accelerate” its existing cost reduction efforts in 2013 in an attempt to minimise the impact of an anticipated decline in private label milk volumes.

Dean Foods to close Oak Farms Louisiana milk processing plant in efficiency drive

US dairy giant Dean Foods has announced plans to close its Oak Farms processing plant in Shreveport, Louisiana later this year – citing the pressures of operating in a “highly competitive...

Dean Foods launches consumer-driven high-protein TruMoo innovation

Dean Foods has launched a high-protein, long-life version of its popular TruMoo flavoured milk range in an attempt to meet increasing US consumer demand for protein-enriched beverages.

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