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Enhanced Dairy 100 report links companies to websites, annual reports

Clicking on the company name takes you to that dairy processor’s website. Annual reports and financial information for public companies are one click away.
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Dairy Foods has enhanced its 2014 report of the largest dairy processors. Visitors to the 2014 Dairy 100 can link to company websites directly from the listing. We have also provided links to annual reports and other financial information for publicly held dairy processors.


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Processors from Europe, Canada, USA hold top spots on Dairy 100

By Jim Carper
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Nestlé (based in Switzerland), Saputo (Canada) and Dean Foods (Dallas) are the three largest dairy processors in North America, according to the 21st annual Dairy 100.


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Drying times

Foremost Farms and Michigan Milk Producers invest $10 million in reverse osmosis technology

The alliance will reduce operating costs and maximize returns for their farmer-members, the co-ops said.
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Foremost Farms USA and Michigan Milk Producers Association announced today that the two cooperatives have formed a strategic alliance for the purpose of balancing and adding value to their members’ milk supplies in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.


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Agropur’s buying spree continues with the purchase of Davisco

This transaction will double Agropur's U.S. processing operations and will increase its global milk intake by 50%.
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Agropur, Canada's largest dairy cooperative, is acquiring Davisco Foods International, a U.S.-based cheese and dairy ingredients company.


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Yoplait sales tumble 3% but snacks rise 6% at General Mills

Net sales for General Mills as a whole rose just 1% to $17.9 billion. The Snacks and the Small Planet Foods divisions each saw sales rise 6%.
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Sales of Yoplait dropped 3% to $1.312 billion in the year ended May 25, 2014, General Mills reported today. 


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Food safety

WhiteWave recalls half-gallon containers of soymilk

Plant workers mixed up the carton packaging, the company stated. The recall is not because of contamination during the manufacturing process.
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WhiteWave Foods today announced a voluntary recall of half-gallon containers of Silk Light Original Soymilk because they may contain undeclared almondmilk. 


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Eastern cultured

Texas-based Daisy Brand breaks ground on sour cream plant in Ohio

A 200,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility is expected to add 89 jobs in Wooster.
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Daisy Brand broke ground last week on a sour cream facility in Wayne County, Ohio. The 200,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility to be built in the city of Wooster is expected to be fully operational by late 2015. The $116 million project is expected to add 89 jobs
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Cheese news

Dairy co-op Land O'Lakes to close one cheese plant, expand another in Wisconsin

A cheddar plant in Kiel will be expanded; an Italian cheese plant in Denmark will close on July 1.
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Land O'Lakes Inc. announced today that it is buying silos, vats and other equipment totaling millions of dollars for its Kiel, Wis., cheese plant. Meanwhile, it will close its Denmark, Wis., plant on July 1.


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Chobani goes to Asia, Latin America; more markets in the works

The Asian market is served by the Australian plant which ships single-serve cups of plain and flavored yogurts and multiserve containers of plain yogurt.
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Chobani is exporting Greek yogurt to Singapore, Malaysia and Panama. The New Berlin, N.Y.-based dairy processor also has a plant in Idaho and currently sells in Australia, where it has a third manufacturing facility. 


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Year-end results

Dairy co-op AMPI reports $1.8 billion in sales in 2013

Cheese sales increased 7% while butter sales rose 3%.
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Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) announced Monday that the dairy marketing cooperative recorded sales of $1.8 billion and earnings of $7.5 million in 2013. American-style cheese production totaled 400 million pounds in 2013. 

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