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Frozen assets

Unilever buys American gelato maker Talenti

The deal gives Talenti access to Unilever's extensive distribution network.

The multinational food giant Unilever has purchased Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, according to a Talenti press release issued today. 


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Investment

Swiss Valley Farms to invest $21 million in Iowa cheese plant

The investment will be used for equipment and to make new cheese types, such as Maasdam, Havarti and Muenster.

Swiss Valley Farms, the dairy cooperative based in Davenport, Iowa, said today it will invest $20.6 million to expand its cheese manufacturing facility in the northeast Iowa town of Luana. 


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Unwrapped

Bel Brands opens a cheese plant; Byrne Dairy opens a yogurt plant

Executives from Bel’s parent company in Paris were joined by federal, state and local political leaders and French Embassy representatives in South Dakota for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Bel Brands USA cut the ribbon today at its new $144 million cheesemaking plant in Brookings, S.D. In upstate New York, family-owned Byrne Dairy celebrated the opening of its yogurt facility. 


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Mexico, Brazil

Nestle, Arla strengthen positions in Latin America

Nestlé Mexico will finance production and infrastructure and provide technical assistance in the milk and whey supply chains. Arla intends to capture market share in the world's 4th largest dairy market.

Nestlé Mexico plans to invest about $53 million to increase milk production in Mexico. Arla takes an ownership position in Brazil’s Vigor.


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Earnings report

Yoplait shows gains in volume, sales and market share in Q1

While net sales for General Mills' U.S. Retail segment dipped 5% from the prior year, the Snacks, Yoplait and Small Planet Foods divisions achieved net sales gains.

"In U.S. Retail, our Yoplait yogurt business returned to growth, with volume, sales, and market share gains,” said General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell in a statement today. 


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The Dairy 100

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.

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

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.

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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Hello, neighbor

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%.

Agropur, Canada's largest dairy cooperative, is acquiring Davisco Foods International, a U.S.-based cheese and dairy ingredients company.


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Annual report

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%.

Sales of Yoplait dropped 3% to $1.312 billion in the year ended May 25, 2014, General Mills reported today. 


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Velvet Ice Cream Co., Utica, Ohio

Velvet Ice Cream built its reputation on making premium products that adhere to the standard of identity for ice cream. Its lines consist of premium, all natural, churned (low-fat), no sugar added, novelties, sherbet (in cups and in push-up tubes) and a controlled ice cream brand for grocery store customers.

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President's Address --2020 Vision

They say hindsight is 20/20, but IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton is turning that old adage on its head. She plans to look forward to the next five years with a focused vision on important changes ahead for the dairy industry. In her address Tipton will challenge industry leaders to be willing to shake things up. She will unveil plans to ramp up IDFA activities during the run up to 2020.

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