Filling & Packaging Equipment & Systems

The former co-CEOs plan to ‘stay close’ to the brand as board directors and investors, working on innovation and brand storytelling.

Yasso opens new HQ in Colorado with fresh leadership

By Beth Newhart

As a Greek yogurt-based ice cream alternative, Yasso has grown to be a nationally distributed better-for-you dessert. Now the brand is handing off its leadership to a new management team and opening a headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

Dairy farmers called the picnic setting “casual, comfortable and efficient,” for fostering discussions. Pic: DBA

DBA ‘policy picnics’ bolster member engagement

By Beth Newhart

This summer, the Dairy Business Association (DBA) has hosted ‘policy picnics’ in collaboration with the Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. The member events brings together the dairy community during a time of economic stress.

Grupo Lala has been setting its sights on more premium products, like Promised Land's high-protein and high-calcium milk.

Grupo Lala’s Q2 shows growth in US premium products

By Beth Newhart

Mexican dairy producer Grupo Lala's 2019 second quarter sales netted 14,467m pesos ($758m) in Mexico, a 3.9% increase from Q2 2018. The company cited “innovation and an improved mix” of its ‘value-added dairy’ offerings as reason for the jump.

Dairy manufacturers are struggling with production efficiency, unplanned machine downtime, maintaining quality, and environmental sustainability.

Processing dairy trends at ProFood Tech

By Beth Newhart

Production efficiency, automation innovation and CPG trends in dairy were all showcased at the ProFood Tech show in Chicago last week.

Dairy equipment like this is available regularly at auctions, but not often in southern Florida. Pic: ©GettyImages/BrianAJackson

New Mill Capital hosts fluid milk jug plant auction in Florida

By Beth Newhart

Machinery from a high volume fluid milk jug plant in southern Florida is up for auction this week, including milk silos, homogenizers and processors. Auctioneers New Mill Capital will oversee the online sale, open to all global customers.

The new system eliminates costly, error-prone manual work. Pic: ©GettyImages/seraficus

Dutch cheesemaker grows with Infor M3 software

By Beth Newhart

Rouveen Kaasspecialiteiten has partnered with software company Infor to improve its cheese quality, tracking and tracing as well as build out production capabilities.

Local officials and members of partner groups involved with the facility in St. Johns, which will create at least 250 new jobs..

$470m cheese and whey facility coming to St. John’s, Mich.

By Beth Newhart

St. Johns, Michigan, has been selected as the site of a new large-scale cheese and whey facility, Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers Inc. (Select) said in a joint announcement.

TRU Aseptics took over Wild/ADM's aseptic facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, last year.

TRU Aseptics receives Grade “A” Dairy license

By Mary Ellen Shoup

TRU Aseptics (TRU), a processor and contract manufacturer of low acid products, has been approved as a Grade “A” Dairy Manufacturer and Interstate Milk Shipper by the state of Wisconsin Dairy Inspection program.