Roberts Dairy, Omaha, Neb., is celebrating 100 years in the milk business with activities throughout the year.
Roberts Dairy, Omaha, Neb., is celebrating 100 years in the milk business with activities throughout the year. The company recently installed three 14-foot-tall fiberglass Roberts Dairy cows around the Kansas City Royals' baseball stadium. A family-oriented celebration is planned in Omaha on July 15.
CoolBrands International has reached a licensing agreement with HBO for the introduction of a cherry-flavored ice cream sandwich called the "Cherry Chip Bada Bing!" The name is a reference to the New Jersey strip club operated by mobster Tony Soprano in the original HBO drama series "The Sopranos."
Dean Foods said its first-quarter earnings fell 14.1% due to restructuring charges. Dean earned $52.8 million, or 37 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $61.5 million, or 39 cents a share, a year ago. Sales from Dairy Group net sales increased $12 million to $2.20 billion in the first quarter of 2006. WhiteWave Foods reported first quarter net sales of $307 million, an 8% increase.
U.S. private equity group Oaktree Capital is buying British ice-cream maker Richmond Foods for $338.5 million. Oaktree, which owns interest in brands such as Nestle and Orange Maid, plans to combine Richmond with Italy's Roncadin ice cream group, which it also owns.