Dean Foods proposes $140m settlement with dairy farmers
Dean Foods has agreed to a $140m settlement for a class action lawsuit in which Southeast Dairy Farmers and Dairy Farmers of America had accused it of working to keep prices artificially low.
Dean Foods actively seeking bidders for Wisconsin dairy
Dean Foods announced yesterday it is seeking a buyer for the Wisconsin dairy it put up for sale last month as part of a settlement it made with the US Department of Justice.
S&P’s revises Dean Foods outlook on input cost concerns
Standard & Poor’s has revised its rating outlook for Dean Foods warning that rising input costs are likely affect profitability at the company and other dairy processors.
Dean Foods sees signs of dairy retail stability
Dean Foods said it is beginning to see signs of stability after a tough 2010 saw the US dairy giant suffer from tough private label competition and retailer promotions.
Schreiber Foods is to acquire Dean Foods’ customer-brand yoghurt business in a bid to increase the company’s production and distribution facilities.
Dean Foods antitrust case to proceed, despite ‘structural issues’
A federal judge in Milwaukee has denied Dean Foods’ motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit that was filed against it by the United States Department of Justice in January.
Senator calls for investigation into Dean Foods
US Senator Bernie Sanders has called for a Justice Department investigation into Dean Foods for potential antitrust violations, accusing the dairy company of profiting as dairy farmers suffer.
Dairy aids Dean Foods profit push
US-based Dean Foods has posted a 10 per cent increase in operating profit over the 2008 fiscal year, amounting to $608m on the back of what it claims has been one of the strongest fourth quarters in the group’s history.
News briefs: Danisco and Dean Foods
This week, organic producer Stoneyfield Farms prepares to step up its functional focus and Dean Foods looks beyond a challenging fiscal half.
New briefs: Dean Foods, Arla and kosher cheese
This week, Dean Foods fails to profit form full year sales
improvements, Arla moves to expand cheese production in the US, and
Willi Foods finalises an agreement to produce kosher dairy in
Briefs: Parmalat, Dairy Crest and Dean Foods
In this week's news roundup, Parmalat denies another out of court
settlement is on the cards, while dairy groups Dairy Crest and Dean
Foods report mix fortunes in dealing with rising commodity costs.
Dairy difficulties hamper Dean Foods' profits
US group Dean Foods yesterday announced plans for an immediate cut
in its workforce, after higher costs for ingredients like milk
forced it to lower its full year earnings expectations.
Dean Foods donates to further organic research
The growing organic business is gaining more attention from food
manufacturers. In an effort to understand better the benefits of
such products, Dean Foods and its WhiteWave Foods division have
donated $100,000 to the Organic Center...
Dean Foods considers Spanish expansion
Dean Foods, the US dairy giant, may be planning a Spanish dairy
acquisition. It has been reported that the company is looking to
begin production in southern Europe.
Dean Foods seeks new horizons
US dairy processor Dean Foods is set to acquire the 87 per cent
share of Horizon Organic that it does not already own for $216