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Dean Foods shuts down fluid milk processing plant in Virginia

Dean Foods is closing one of its fluid milk processing plants, PET Dairy, in Richmond, Virginia, as part of its company-wide plan to consolidate operations.

Dean Foods looks to cost savings after Q2 profit falls

Dean Foods Company has issued its second quarter 2017 results.

Nestlé holds on to top spot in Rabobank’s global dairy top 20

Each year, Rabobank publishes its survey of the world’s largest 20 dairy companies.

Dean Foods Q1 2017 sales hit $2bn as company expands footprint across categories

Dean Foods reported an increase in net sales for Q1 2017 reaching $2bn, up from $1.88bn from the same period last year, but registered a 1.3% decline in total volume...

Flaxseed flexes its muscles: Good Karma Foods strikes minority investment from Dean Foods

Dean Foods announced a minority investment and distribution deal with Good Karma Foods, adding resources to expansion plans of the latter, a small Colorado-based independent company that specializes in flaxseed...

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals takes over former Dean Foods Pennsylvania plant

Atlanta-based Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is taking over a former Dean Foods production facility in Belleville, Pennsylvania, and will make a multi-million investment to increase capacity and make improvements to the plant’s...

Organic Valley to grow brand through joint venture with Dean Foods

A joint venture between Dean Foods Company and Organic Valley will bring the independent farmer cooperative’s dairy products to more US stores through Dean’s extensive refrigerated distribution network. ...

US milk production still on the rise, while rest of the world slows

US milk production is still on the rise, according to a September inventory report by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, which indicated a 2.1% increase compared to 2015 reaching a...

What’s driving growth in cottage cheese? Zenith looks at trends in the sector

Dairy manufacturers can look to growth in cottage cheese, partly by referring to it as the original high protein cultured milk product, according to food and drink consultancy Zenith International.

Quarterly results

Dean Foods revenue declines in Q2 as it cuts private label businesses

Dean Foods’ decrease in its private label businesses has caused a revenue decline in its second quarter, the company said during its conference call on Monday.

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.

News in brief

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.

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