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Saputo still on acquisition trail after Dairy Crest deal

16 Apr 2019

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has outlined its acquisition strategy after closing the CAD1.7bn (US$1.27bn) deal to buy UK peer Dairy Crest.

New products - Kraft Heinz links up with restaurant on Twisted Ranch dressings; Dean Foods adds to DairyPure range; Mondelez adds new lines to Dairylea; Mars launches Skittles in India

29 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Upfield Foods making Flora 100% vegan and Weetabix making a push in UK foodservice.

New products - Unilever teams up with Tesco on Nice by Nature lollies; Brain food company Ingenuity Brands unveils Brainiac Kids; Smucker's set for move into honey

1 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes the UK's Noble Foods adding ice cream to its Gü desserts range and US-based Good Karma launching plant-based sour cream and dips.

Dean Foods' CEO outlines five-part plan for growth

28 Feb 2019

Dean Foods' chief executive Ralph Scozzafava has outlined how he plans to transform the US dairy business back to profitable growth.

Dean Foods suspends dividends after plunging into the red amid strategic review

27 Feb 2019

Struggling US dairy business Dean Foods has suspended dividend payments and refrained from offering any financial guidance.

Dean Foods explores strategic options including sale of business

27 Feb 2019

Dean Foods has announced it is exploring a number of strategic options for the US dairy business in an attempt to return the company to growth.

Dean Foods cuts earnings guidance again as sales slump

7 Nov 2018

US dairy major Dean Foods has adjusted its earnings guidance for the second quarter in a row after revealing a Q3 sales slump.

Dean Foods shares curdle on profit warning

7 Aug 2018

Shares in US dairy major Dean Foods soured today (7 August) after the owner of brands including DairyPure milk and Friendly's ice cream cut its forecast for annual underlying earnings per share.

Kentucky to also see Dean Foods plant closure

12 Jul 2018

US dairy major Dean Foods is to shut a factory in the state of Kentucky in September.

Dean Foods takes majority stake in dairy alternative firm Good Karma

3 Jul 2018

US dairy giant Dean Foods is increasing its stake in Good Karma Foods, which makes flaxseed-based milk and yogurt alternatives.

Dean Foods mulls taking majority stake in plant-based milk firm Good Karma Foods

11 May 2018

US-based Dean Foods is considering whether to raise its stake in plant-based milk alternative manufacturer Good Karma Foods.

Earnings summary - George Weston food division results hit by FX, restructuring; Pinnacle Foods profits underpinned by tax reform; Land O'Lakes "record'' profits; Hostess Brands hails "strong finish" to 2017

2 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.

Dean Foods CEO leans on productivity plan to drive turnaround

27 Feb 2018

After reporting a disappointing set of annual results, Dean Foods' chief executive Ralph Scozzafava is counting on a productivity drive to deliver growth at the US dairy group. 

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

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.

2017 - the year in food industry M&A

15 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2017.

Pressure on Dean Foods milk volumes to spill into fourth quarter

8 Nov 2017

US dairy firm Dean Foods expects to churn out similar milk volumes in the final three months of the year after reporting a 6.6% decline in the third quarter.

Dean Foods CFO Chris Bellairs to leave US dairy group

23 Aug 2017

Chris Bellairs, the CFO of Dean Foods is to leave the US dairy supplier, the company has announced.

Dean Foods to close US plant

14 Aug 2017

Under-pressure US dairy group Dean Foods is to close a processing plant in Virginia as part of moves to "consolidate" production.

Dean Foods shares sour after Q2 below Wall St forecasts

8 Aug 2017

US dairy group Dean Foods saw its shares curdle in pre-market trading in New York today (8 August) after reporting second-quarter numbers that missed analyst forecasts and issuing a profit warning.

Yili leads Stonyfield chase but race not yet run - analysis

15 May 2017

Chinese dairy giant Yili has declared its interest in buying Stonyfield but just-food columnist Victor Martino contends there could be more twists and turns in the race for Danone's US organic dairy unit.

Yili confirms looking at bid for Danone's Stonyfield

11 May 2017

China's Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. has confirmed it is lining up a possible offer for US organic dairy business Stonyfield from French dairy giant Danone.

Danone coy on 'talks to sell Stonyfield to China's Yili'

10 May 2017

French dairy giant Danone has declined to comment on a report it is in talks to sell its US organic dairy business Stonyfield to China's Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co.

Dean Foods books Q1 loss on milk costs, closure charges

9 May 2017

Dean Foods, the US-based dairy group, has reported a first-quarter loss on the back of higher milk costs and charges from changes to its manufacturing network, although it managed to grow sales.

Milk giant Dean Foods invests in US dairy-free firm Good Karma Foods

5 May 2017

Dean Foods, the largest milk supplier in the US, has acquired a minority stake in dairy-free upstart Good Karma Foods.

Who could buy Danone's Stonyfield business? - analysis

17 Apr 2017

Danone said yesterday (12 April) its acquisition of natural food company WhiteWave Foods was final. The announcement comes less than two weeks after the French group revealed it was putting its US Stonyfield organic dairy brand up for sale in exchange for gaining local regulatory approval for the WhiteWave deal. just-food's US columnist Victor Martino looks at the would-be acquirers for Stonyfield. 

Dean Foods shares curdle on 2017 outlook

16 Feb 2017

Shares in Dean Foods tumbled in pre-market trading in New York today (16 February) after the US dairy giant forecast underlying earnings per share for 2017 lower than the level it generated in 2016.

CROPP to launch Organic Valley brand in UK

15 Feb 2017

US dairy cooperative CROPP is preparing to launch the first organic product in the UK under its Organic Valley brand – a new protein milk shake – as a springboard for future sales of the product across Europe.

Dean Foods, CROPP in JV to grow Organic Valley milk sales

16 Nov 2016

Dean Foods and CROPP have entered into a joint venture to expand distribution of the Organic Valley brand, which is owned by the the US farmer cooperative. 

Dean Foods hails underlying improvements as earnings slide

8 Nov 2016

Dean Foods, the US dairy group, has reported lower sales and earnings for the third quarter of the year but stressed its adjusted performance improved year-on-year. 

Chinese dairy group Wahaha 'eyes Dean Foods'

31 Oct 2016

Hangzhou Wahaha Group, the Chinese dairy-to-soft drinks company, is reportedly working on a bid for US dairy business Dean Foods.





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