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US dairy giant Dean Foods has withdrawn its full-year earnings guidance after fluid milk price volatility in the second quarter left its results looking "rocky."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

Eighteen Dean Foods dairy processing plants have been recognised by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their environmental efforts.

British dairy veteran Robert Wiseman elected to Dean Foods board

US dairy giant Dean Foods has elected Robert Wiseman, the former managing director of UK dairy processor Robert Wiseman Dairies, to its Board of Directors – through which it hopes...

Dean Foods commends Fresh Dairy Direct Q4 performance

US dairy giant Dean Foods has reported better-than-expected profit for the last three months of 2012 – a result it has attributed to better “cost control and effective pricing” from its Fresh...

TruMoo reformulation boosts nutritional value - Dean Foods

Dean Foods has developed a reduced-sugar version of its popular TruMoo chocolate milk product in an attempt to increase the “nutritional value” of the product in the eyes of mothers and schools....

Dairy Farmers of America agrees to $156.8m milk price fixing settlement

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has agreed to pay $158.6m to settle a 2007 lawsuit that alleged it conspired with Dean Foods and others to suppress raw milk prices across...

Dean Foods clears $1bn long-term debt through Morningstar sale

The sale of Morningstar to Canadian dairy giant Saputo has enabled Dean Foods to reduce its long-term debt by almost a third, according to the Dallas-based dairy giant.

US dairy co-operatives slam Congress ‘dairy cliff’ deal

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Land O’Lakes have slammed Congress’ recent decision to extend the government’s current milk-buying programme.

Saputo completes $1.45bn Morningstar acquisition

Saputo has completed its $1.45bn acquisition of Dean Foods’ Morningstar dairy division – a move the Canadian dairy giant hopes will help to expand its US manufacturing and distribution footprint.

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