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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.

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

5 Feb 2020

Andy Coyne 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.

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.

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.

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