Darigold to expand from 40% to over 50% exports

By Jenny Eagle

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Darigold eyes up global expansion. Photo: Darigold.
Darigold eyes up global expansion. Photo: Darigold.

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Darigold wants to grow internationally from serving 20 to 40 countries and is hiring employees overseas to support its development and expansion.

Headquartered in Seattle, the marketing and processing subsidiary of Northwest Dairy Association (NDA), which is owned by nearly 500 dairy farmers, has opened offices in Mexico City, Singapore and Shanghai, with more plans to expand. 

The company celebrates its 100th ​anniversary this year and Stan Ryan, president/CEO, Darigold, said it wants to expand its global customer service with an overseas sales, service and distribution network to strengthen its international relationships. 

More than 40% of Darigold farm milk production goes into export products today, and Darigold expects that to surpass 50% in the coming years. 

We are excited to expand with new in-house international capabilities and better serve our customers worldwide through a direct network,​” said Ryan. 

With an expanded global team, Darigold can fully realize the potential of providing Northwest dairy products’ sustainability, quality, nutrition and taste to the world​.” 

As part of its expansion, the company will offer product customization capabilities for a more personalized service. 

Darigold produces dairy-based products for retail, foodservice, commodity and specialty markets, and is one of the largest US dairy processors with 11 plants throughout the Northwest.

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