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Plant-based priorities – dairy companies also in dairy-free

12 Feb 2021

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.

The top 20 most-read just-food news stories in 2020

23 Dec 2020

Which stories from just-food's news pages got you and your peers clicking throughout 2020? Here's a list of the top 20.

Bankrupt Borden Dairy 'poised to be snapped up by KKR, Capitol Peak Partners'

16 Jun 2020

The bankrupt Borden Dairy Company is reportedly poised to be snapped up by two US investment firms, with a final decision due later in the week.

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.

Bankrupt dairy giant Dean Foods sells Meadow Gold business to MGD Acquisition

23 Apr 2020

Dean Foods, the US dairy giant which is being sold off following its bankruptcy, has named the buyer for the bulk of its Meadow Gold Hawaii business.

Dean Foods to close Hawaii operation after deal falls through

14 Apr 2020

US dairy giant Dean Foods has made an announcement on the future of its Honolulu operation in Hawaii after a previously announced deal to sell it fell through.

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.

'No merger on the table for Dean Foods, Borden Dairy'

17 Feb 2020

US dairy firms Dean Foods and Borden Dairy Company have both recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but Bloomberg reports no potential merger is on the cards.

Borden Dairy files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

6 Jan 2020

US-based Borden Dairy Company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid rising milk prices and an increasing debt load.

Dean Foods gets 'debtor-in-possession' financing after Chapter 11 filing

23 Dec 2019

Dean Foods, the struggling US-based dairy firm that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November, has gained access to 'debtor-in-possession' financing.

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.

Dean Foods quits US dairy body over stance on plant-based 'milk'

11 Oct 2019

US dairy group Dean Foods has become embroiled in a row over the labelling of products from dairy alternative providers.

Dean Foods CFO Jody Macedonio quits as Gary Rahlfs steps in on interim basis

25 Sep 2019

Dean Foods announced its finance chief and executive vice president stepped down from the US dairy business yesterday (24 September). 

Dean Foods left with little wiggle room after ruling out sale

11 Sep 2019

Seven months after launching a strategic review, US dairy giant Dean Foods is to go it alone under a new chief executive rather than engage a buyer. Simon Harvey takes a look.

Dean Foods opts for internal transformation plan after strategic review

9 Sep 2019

Dean Foods has concluded a strategic review and has opted for an internal transformation programme for the US dairy business.

Under-pressure US dairy group Dean Foods names new CEO

29 Jul 2019

Dean Foods, the under-pressure US dairy business, has appointed a new chief executive, the company has announced.

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.





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