A dismissed antitrust lawsuit alleging a “conspiracy not to compete” between Dean Foods, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and National Dairy Holdings (NDH) has been reinstated by a US federal appeals court.
US dairy giant Dean Foods has approved the spin-off of a portion of its remaining stake in The WhiteWave Foods Company to its shareholders – a move that will leave the Dallas-based dairy processor with a minority stake in the company.
US dairy giant Dean Foods has announced plans to close its Oak Farms processing plant in Shreveport, Louisiana later this year – citing the pressures of operating in a “highly competitive marketplace.”
US dairy giant Dean Foods has elected Robert Wiseman, the former managing director of UK dairy processor Robert Wiseman Dairies, to its Board of Directors – through which it hopes to benefit from Wiseman’s “deep dairy experience.”
US dairy giant Dean Foods has reported better-than-expected profit for the last three months of 2012 – a result it has attributed to better “cost control and effective pricing” from its Fresh Dairy Direct business.