Yogurt and Desserts

HP Hood will use the plant to produce extended-shelf-life beverages starting in the second quarter of 2019.

DFA sells New York former yogurt plant to HP Hood

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) sold its yogurt manufacturing plant in Batavia, New York, to dairy processor HP Hood LLC who will in invest $200m in facility updates.

As required as part of the deal to complete the acquisition of WhiteWave, Danone is selling Stonyfield to Lactalis.

Lactalis buying Stonyfield from Danone for $875m

By Jim Cornall

French dairy company Danone has entered into a binding agreement with fellow-French company Lactalis to sell Stonyfield, one of its US dairy subsidiaries, for a purchase price of $875m.

Yoplait was among the companies whose staff was given seeds to plant in France for Day of Flowers for Bees. Pic:© Jim Cornall

Yoplait stresses importance of bees for food

By Jim Cornall

Yoplait participated in the first Day of Flowers for Bees, which was celebrated June 20, in partnership with the French Observatory of Apidology (OFA).

Whole Foods will add to the credibility of AmazonFresh where dairy is the second highest grossing category. ©iStock/krblokhin

Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods to bode well for dairy

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn will improve the e-commerce juggernaut’s brand equity in its online grocery platform, AmazonFresh, where dairy is currently a top performer.