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DFA takes over NJ’s Cumberland Dairy

By Jim Cornall contact

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All staff at Cumberland Dairy will retain their positions following the DFA acquisition.
All staff at Cumberland Dairy will retain their positions following the DFA acquisition.

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Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy cooperative, has announced the acquisition of Cumberland Dairy; a family-owned processor of ultra-pasteurized dairy products located in Bridgeton, NJ.

Cumberland Dairy serves quick-service restaurants, convenience and grocery chains, wholesale food distributors, restaurants, and dessert concepts to a variety of customers.

DFA said the acquisition aligns with its strategy to expand the cooperative’s commercial investments and ownership into extended shelf life processing.

No staffing changes

Cumberland Dairy was founded in 1933 by Charles Catalana at a small milk plant behind his family home. Cumberland, which has 180 employees, has remained a family business until today.

Carmine Catalana IV, president of Cumberland Dairy, said a future with DFA means Cumberland can continue to focus on opportunities for growth.

The business will continue to operate as Cumberland Dairy and employees will retain their current positions. The Catalana family and existing management team will continue to manage all day-to-day operations, including customer relationships, milk procurement and production.

Innovation Foods LLC, a juice and beverage manufacturing company founded by the Catalanas in 2008, is not included in this transaction. It will remain independent and wholly-owned by the family.

 

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