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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.

US Congress backs deal to avert ‘dairy cliff’

US Congress has cleared a bill that will extend the government’s current milk-buying programme - effectively preventing a steep increase in the price of dairy products.

Saputo agrees to buy Dean Foods’ Morningstar business in $1.45bn deal

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has entered into an agreement with Dean Foods to acquire the US firm’s Morningstar business for $1.45bn (€1.1bn).

Dean Foods eyeing further growth to end 2012 after strong Q3

Dean Foods is eyeing further growth to close 2012, after strong third quarter performances from its Fresh Dairy Direct and WhiteWave-Alpro business segments.

Dean Foods recalls ice cream over peanut butter Salmonella concerns

Dean Foods has initiated a recall for two varieties of ice cream over concerns that a peanut butter ingredient used in the products could be contaminated with Salmonella Bredeney.

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Dean Foods seeks buyer for Morningstar

Dallas-based dairy giant Dean Foods is inviting potential buyers to cast a slide rule over its Morningstar warehouse delivery business - the smallest of its three divisions - as it...

Dean Foods dairy plant closure ‘likely’ following further lay-offs

US dairy Dean Foods has announced a fresh round of lay-offs at its Evart, Michigan-based Liberty Dairy plant – the latest signal of its intentions to call time on production...

Dean Foods reports ‘solid growth’ across segments in Q2

US dairy giant Dean Foods has reported a second quarter operating income increase of 37%, citing “solid growth” across all operating segments.

US academic urges Dean Foods to remove omega-3 DHA reference

A US academic has called on Dean Foods to remove a reference to research she conducted on the intake of omega-3 fatty acids from cartons of its DHA-enriched milk range.

Dean Foods forecasts dairy segment growth as raw milk price stabilises

Dean Foods is projecting double digit operating income growth in 2012 for its fresh dairy segment as raw milk commodity pricing becomes more “stable.”

Declining raw milk prices support ‘strong’ Dean Foods Q1 results

US processor Dean Foods has reported 'stronger than forecasted' results for the first quarter of 2012 – citing the declining price of raw milk and solid growth across its segments as defining factors....

US judge dismisses milk price-fixing racket claims against Dean Foods

Dean Foods has announced the dismissal of a Tennessee retailer-led action alleging that – together with other defendants such as Dairy Farmers of America – it conspired to only buy...

OpenGate to acquire Dean Foods' US dairy plant

Private equity firm OpenGate is to buy Dean Foods' Waukesha dairy plant that the US giant was previously ordered to put up for sale as a result of a federal...

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