Springfield Creamery, makers of Nancy’s Probiotic Foods, has named Ed Regnier CFO, making him only the second CFO in the company’s history. The co-founder and co-owner of Springfield Creamery, Sue Kesey, has held the position of CFO since the company’s inception in 1960 and will now assume the role of CEO.
Dutch cheesemaker Vandersterre has recently partnered with Willicroft, a plant-based cheese company located in the Netherlands. Partnering with Willicroft will allow Vandersterre to explore the plant-based cheese market and the opportunities that come with it.
California Dairies, Inc. (CDI), today announced it will cease operations at its Artesia, California, manufacturing facility, effective immediately. The entire facility will close, affecting approximately 49 employees.
Dairy Farmers of America to serve as proposed “stalking horse bidder” in a court-supervised sale process for the assets of Dean Foods.
February 18, 2020
Dean Foods Company (“Dean Foods” or the “Company”) today announced that it and certain of its subsidiaries have entered into an asset purchase agreement with Dairy Farmers of America (“DFA”) through which DFA will acquire a substantial portion of Dean Foods’ business operations. Pursuant to the agreement, if consummated, DFA will acquire 44 of the Company’s fluid and frozen facilities and the real estate, inventory, equipment, and all other assets necessary to operate such facilities (the “Stalking Horse Assets”).
The California Artisan Cheese Guild (CACG) recently voted in Felice Thorpe Charlton as their new President. Dedicated to promoting California artisan cheese through partnerships, outreach and education, Felice’s term will be announced at the non-profit trade organization’s annual meeting on February 9th, 2020.
Packaging leader joins sales team to expand company footprint in Midwest.
January 17, 2020
IMA Dairy & Food, whose equipment solutions comprise the long-established brands Gasti, Hamba, Hassia, Erca, Fillshape and Corazza has hired Andrew Butler for the role of Midwest Area Sales Manager. In this position, Mr. Butler will oversee sales efforts and amplify the company’s brand and scope in the Midwest region.
Looming regulations aimed at mitigating surface and groundwater contamination and greenhouse gas emissions will spur higher operational costs and complexity.
December 21, 2016
The California dairy business is not getting any easier, according to a new report by the Food & Agribusiness Research (FAR) and Advisory, a Netherlands-based wholly owned unit of Rabobank Group, which also owns Roseville, Calif.-based Rabobank N.A.