Dean Foods shuts down Illinois facility over decreased dairy consumption

USA – Dean Foods, an American food and beverage company and the largest dairy company in US, has announced that it is shutting one of its major Illinois facilities this year, with ‘decreased dairy consumption trends’ among the reasons given for the decision. According to Plant Based News, The closure is one of a number predicted for 2018 as consumer tastes change. Dean Foods said it plans to close a number of facilities this year, according to its 2017 annual investors report, which put the closures down to ‘decreased dairy…

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Dean Foods becomes a majority shareholder in Good Karma Foods

USA – Dean Foods Company, a leading food and beverage company, announced it has increased its ownership percentage and taken a majority stake in Good Karma Foods, the leading brand of flaxseed-based milk and yogurt alternatives. Based in Boulder, Colo., Good Karma are dedicated to making plant-based, dairy alternative food and beverage products that deliver a mighty bundle of nutrition along with surprisingly good taste and texture. “Good Karma is a fast-growing brand that gets us back into the growing plant-based food and beverage category, making it an excellent addition…

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