Dairy Fresh Foods to close, axing 180 jobs

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Dairy Fresh Foods distributes butter among other dairy prodcuts. Picture: Dairy Fresh.
Dairy Fresh Foods distributes butter among other dairy prodcuts. Picture: Dairy Fresh.

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Dairy Fresh Foods, a distributor of cheese, yogurt, butter, and snacks is closing its doors in October, axing 180 jobs.

The 100-year-old Detroit, Michigan company made no announcement regarding the closure but filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining notification with the Michigan Workforce Development Agency on August 15.

The business houses a 200,000-square-foot facility that serves as a distribution center and office building.

According to Dairy Fresh's website, the company is a multi-generation, family run business that started when Abraham Must made and sold bulk fresh curd and cheeses in the 1920s.

His youngest of eight children, Meyer "Mike" Must joined the business early on and died in 1997. His wife, Mary, continued to run the business and sons Alan and Joel serve as co-presidents, according to the company's website.

Up until 1996, the company was called Detroit City Dairy, Inc., and now distributes food products, many under its own private label.

The wholesale food distributor services retail food stores and food service customers in Michigan, Ohio, northern Kentucky, Indiana and the greater Chicago area.

It's not clear why the company is closing or what will happen to the facility.

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