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Hatching new ideas – Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

28 Oct 2020

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

Plant-based priorities – dairy companies with a stake in dairy-free

13 Oct 2020

just-food rounds up what the world's leading dairy businesses, or food majors with a significant dairy offering, are providing in the dairy-free product area.

Dairy Farmers of America's Doug Dresslaer on how an accelerator programme can help future-proof US co-op giant - the just-food interview

28 May 2020

Andy Coyne speaks to Doug Dresslaer, who runs Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)'s accelerator programme, about how it can help to keep the co-op ahead of the innovation curve.

Dairy Farmers of America, Dean Foods deal hit with anti-trust lawsuit

22 May 2020

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is facing a legal challenge over its agreed deal to buy assets of bankrupt dairy peer Dean Foods.

Dairy Farmers of America launches accelerator class of 2020

15 May 2020

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has unveiled the nine-strong line-up for its accelerator class of 2020.

Dean Foods asset sale gets court approval

6 Apr 2020

The US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas has approved the sale of Dean Foods assets to the list of buyers announced last week.

Dairy Farmers of America grabs large part of Dean Foods; other assets go to host of buyers

1 Apr 2020

Dean Foods announced Dairy Farmers of America has emerged as the winning bidder for a "substantial portion" of the bankrupt milk processor's assets.

Dairy Farmers of America weighs Dean Foods bid as stalking horse covenant removed

23 Mar 2020

Dairy Farmers of America said it is weighing up whether to remain in the running for certain assets of bankrupt milk processor Dean Foods. 

US dairy - a need for a major re-think

19 Mar 2020

Our columnist Victor Martino looks at the problems facing the ailing US dairy industry and at its prospects for turning things around.

Dairy Farmers of America deal for Dean Foods leaves questions unanswered

19 Feb 2020

Dairy Farmers of America this week put in a bid for certain assets of loss-making milk processor Dean Foods. Simon Harvey looks at the implications.

Dairy Farmers of America to buy "substantial portion" of local peer Dean Foods

18 Feb 2020

A "substantial portion" of bankrupt US dairy giant Dean Foods is to be sold to a local peer for US$425m, it has been announced.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

What next for ailing US dairy giant Dean Foods?

15 Nov 2019

Dean Foods, the under-pressure dairy major, hopes filing for Chapter 11 and a possible takeover offers the best route forward for the business – but questions still remain.

Dairy Farmers of America sees market benefit of Dean Foods deal - update

12 Nov 2019

Dairy Farmers of America, the US co-op, has explained why it is looking to acquire the assets of under-pressure processor Dean Foods.

US dairy giant Dean Foods files for Chapter 11, in talks to sell to Dairy Farmers of America

12 Nov 2019

Dean Foods, the under-pressure US dairy major, has today (12 November) made two significant announcements about the possible future of the business.

New products - Dairy Farmers of America 'blended' milk drinks; PepsiCo's Hint of Salt crisps from Walkers; Kellogg new category for RXBar; Halo Top takes bars to Canada

16 Aug 2019

This week's most notable new products include Dairy Farmers of America 'blended' milk drinks and a new food-to-go range from Quorn Foods.

St. Albans Cooperative Creamery approves deal with Dairy Farmers of America

30 Jul 2019

Dairy Farmers of America's move to welcome another US cooperative into the fold has got the green light from the smaller co-op.

Dairy Farmers of America eyes deal with smaller co-op St Albans Cooperative Creamery

1 Jul 2019

US cooperative giant Dairy Farmers of America could be set to welcome a smaller co-op based in the north east of the country into the fold.

Dairy Farmers of America reveals latest accelerator programme cohort

2 Apr 2019

US cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has selected the start-ups to take part in its 2019 accelerator programme.

New products - Froneri launches Nuii ice-cream brand; Fazer debuts Froosh smoothie bowls; Smorgasbord wins UK listings; Mondelez launches Cadbury spread in India

15 Feb 2019

This week's batch of new products includes ice-cream supplier Froneri launching a brand internationally and Mondelez International entering the spreads category in India.

Dairy Farmers of America to acquire Agropur facility

18 Dec 2018

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has entered into an agreement with a peer which will see the co-op acquire a facility in St Paul, Minnesota.

Glanbia eyes completion of US plant by 2021

10 Aug 2018

Glanbia said today (10 August) it expects the new US plant the Irish group is setting up with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers should be completed by 2021.

Dairy Farmers of America makes investment in alternative Greek yogurt brand Mopro

27 Jul 2018

Dairy Farmers of America has made an undisclosed investment in alternative Greek yogurt business Mopro Nutrition as the US-based cooperative seeks to generate growth from natural, high-protein products. 

Dairy Farmers of America shuts California plant

20 Jul 2018

US cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is to close its manufacturing plant in Hughson, California.

Earnings summary - Nestle lowers annual sales figures in earnings restatement; JBS FY profits more than double even as sales falter; 2017 a mixed bag for Vion; Avangardco sales hit by bird flu but annual loss narrows

29 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Glanbia links up with US dairy partners for new production facility

7 Mar 2018

Irish-based food and dairy company Glanbia has joined forces with cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk producers on a new production facility in Michigan.

Dairy Farmers of America, Sprint announce 2018 start-up accelerator cohort

6 Mar 2018

US cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and communications company Sprint have revealed the nine start-up businesses that take part in their accelerator programme this year.

Dairy Farmers of America absorbs Cumberland Dairy

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.

HP Hood buys former Muller Quaker Dairy site from DFA

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.

Glanbia in "advanced" talks over US JV

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. 



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