Dean Foods saw an 0.8% decline in fluid milk volume sales during Q4 and a 2.1% decrease for the full-year 2016, mirroring a similar trend reported by the USDA, which showed a 1.25% decline in volumes of fluid milk during the fourth quarter of 2016.
Austrian fruit processing company AGRANA Fruit, part of the AGRANA Group, has consolidated its presence in the South American market through the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Main Process S.A., a producer of fruit preparations.
Latvia-based Food Union Group, an international group of dairy and ice cream producing companies in Northern Europe, has received a combined $225m investment from Asian private equity firm PAG, and Meridian Capital, an existing investor.
Prairie Farms Dairy has announced that its $8.7m 22,500-square-foot expansion investment at its Fort Wayne, Indiana, facility is under way, with construction beginning in April 2017 and taking an estimated 18 months to complete.
Ice cream cravings among shoppers on the online service Instacart are strong—the brand topped Instacart’s trending brands of 2016 list, with a 919% increase of searches year-over-year ending December 2016.
The first round of compliance dates for the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in late September, but there is still some questioning from the US food industry on how to comply with FSMA, a report by PMMI found, especially among dairy companies...