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Simon Harvey | 3 Nov 2017

US cooperative Dairy Farmers of America has purchased Cumberland Dairy as part of a strategy to increase commercial investments and ownership in extended shelf-life processing.


Dean Best | 13 Jul 2017

US dairy group HP Hood has snapped up a plant from Dairy Farmers of America that, before it had been acquired by the co-op, had been the hub of a failed venture between German yogurt giant Muller and PepsiCo.


Katy Askew | 27 Jan 2017

Irish dairy group Glanbia has confirmed it is in "advanced" talks with three US dairy suppliers, including Dairy Farmers of America, over the formation of a stand-alone joint venture in the country. 


John Shepherd | 9 Sep 2016

Dairy product consumers in 15 US states are able to share in a US$52m settlement following an antitrust lawsuit brought against some of the country's biggest dairy producers, who allegedly artificially inflated the price of milk and other dairy products by killing hundreds of thousands of cows.


Hannah Abdulla | 23 Mar 2016

Arla Foods has announced it is entering into a joint venture with Dairy Farmers of America for the production of cheddar cheese.


Katy Askew | 11 Dec 2015

The end of Muller Quaker Dairy, the US yoghurt joint venture between PepsiCo and Muller, will result in the loss of 66 jobs. 


Katy Askew | 11 Dec 2015

German dairy Muller and PepsiCo are ending their US yoghurt joint venture, Muller Quaker Dairy.


Katy Askew | 14 Oct 2015

Dairy Farmers of America has announced plants to build a dairy plant in Garden City, Kansas.


Helen Arnold | 6 Oct 2015

Outmoded technology and infrastructure have forced US co-op Dairy Farmers of America to shut down its Plymouth, Wisconsin manufacturing plant from January.


Dean Best | 24 Sep 2015

Dairy Farmers of America, the US dairy co-operative, has launched a milk-based "energy drink" range in selected parts of its domestic market.


Dean Best | 29 Jul 2015

Lactalis has moved ahead of French rival Danone into second place in the list of the world's top ten dairy companies by sales, according to new data from Rabobank.


Dean Best | 15 Dec 2014

US fruit group Tree Top has named Dairy Farmers of America executive Keith Gomes its new CEO.


Hannah Abdulla | 5 Dec 2014

A court in Missouri has given the go-ahead for a class action lawsuit against Dairy Farmers of America.


Dean Best | 14 Nov 2014

Dairy Farmers of America, the US dairy co-op, and Chinese dairy giant Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. have agreed to set up a milk powder joint venture.


Dean Best | 16 Jul 2014

US co-op Dairy Farmers of America has decided to settle a 2009 lawsuit that claimed it and Dean Foods had worked together to push down prices for raw milk in the north east of the country.


Katy Askew | 26 Feb 2014

Chinese dairy company Yili Group has opened a research and development centre in the Netherlands in partnership with Wageningen University.


Katy Askew | 4 Feb 2014

Dairy Farmers of America has acquired Maine-based milk processor Oakhurst for an undisclosed sum.


Dean Best | 26 Sep 2013

US co-op Dairy Farmers of America has broken ground on a new plant in Michigan that will produce ingredients.


Michelle Russell | 5 Sep 2013

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has acquired milk-to-juice producer Dairy Maid Dairy in a bid to grow its fluid milk business.


Dean Best | 12 Jul 2013

For a second week, China's probe into infant formula prices - which it emerged is part of a wider investigation into the dairy sector in the country - grabbed your attention. And the US food retail scene saw the biggest M&A story of the week when Kroger struck a deal to buy regional chain Harris Teeter for US$2.4bn.


Michelle Russell | 12 Jul 2013

China's investigation into the alleged fixing of infant formula prices rumbled on this week as Beijing claimed companies at the centre of the investigation were knowingly breaking the law. More firms moved to lower prices, including Mead Johnson, Meiji and FrieslandCampina. Elsewhere, Kroger struck a deal to buy regional supermarket chain Harris Teeter, while just-food spoke with the CEO of Walkers Shortbread's US arm and the newly-appointed managing director of Futura Foods following the sale of a stake in the company to Danish dairy firm Nordex.


Wang Fangqing | 9 Jul 2013

Chinese dairy giant Yili Group has teamed up with US co-op Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) in a venture that will serve China's fast-growing dairy market.


Katy Askew | 24 Jan 2013

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has settled a class action lawsuit accusing the cooperative of conspiring to control the raw milk market in the southeastern US.


Dean Best | 19 Apr 2012

US dairy co-op Dairy Farmers of America is to begin the construction of a dairy ingredients plant in Nevada.


Dean Best | 27 Feb 2012

CAGNY, the annual conference where leading US food makers face Wall Street analysts, saw the likes of General Mills, ConAgra Foods and Heinz this week reflect on the trading challenges facing the industry. Elsewhere, Pfizer tried to cool fresh speculation around the sale of its baby food business, Kerry Group said it would slow its rate of acquisitions this year and there were rumours a French state fund was in talks to invest in poultry giant Groupe Doux.


Katy Askew | 21 Feb 2012

Dairy Farmers of America has acquired New England-based dairy group Guida's Milk and Ice Cream for an undisclosed sum.


Dean Best | 13 Jul 2011

Dean Foods has agreed to pay a US$140m settlement to farmers in the US who accused the dairy giant of conspiring with competitors to keep prices low.


Michelle Russell | 20 Jan 2011

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has taken sides against Dean Foods with the farmers that over a year ago filed a lawsuit against it over dairy prices in the state of Vermont.


just-food.com | 1 Nov 2010

US dairy co-op Dairy Farmers of America has bought Hispanic cheese business Castro Cheese Co. in its first move into the "ethnic" dairy category.


just-food.com | 16 Jun 2010

China's Yili Group has become the latest non-Western dairy processor to join the ranks of the world's top 20 firms in the sector, according to data published today (16 June).

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