Burnett Dairy Cooperative, Grantsburg, Wis., acquired Cady Creek Farms LLC, a retail deli cheese processor located in Green Bay, Wis.
The purchase will serve to provide a more integrated product portfolio of cheese products and go-to-market sales approach for the overall organization. Burnett Dairy will continue to provide employment to all of the employees of Cady Creek Farms and will maintain existing operations in Green Bay.
“This strategic acquisition will allow our farmer-owned cooperative the ability to better serve our customers and marketplace with innovative products while continuing to provide the same wholesome, quality products our customers and consumers have come to know and trust,” says Dan Dowling, president and CEO of Burnett Dairy Cooperative.
Cady Creek Farms was formed in 1998 as a partnership between Dale and Wendy Marcott of Cady Cheese Factory and Pete DeMars and John Landmeyer of Dairy Deli Solutions. In 2013, Burnett Dairy Cooperative acquired Cady Cheese Factory, and as a result of the acquisition, assumed a 50% ownership interest in Cady Creek Farms LLC.
“We will proudly continue to offer the Cady Creek Farms brand of products that are in retail deli today,” adds Dowling. “Furthermore, this will serve as a strategic expansion to the Burnett Dairy Cooperative family of brands, including Burnett Dairy and Wood River Creamery found in the retail dairy and specialty cheese cases.”