DFA dives into portfolio expansions


DFA dives into portfolio expansions

A spokeswoman for Dairy Farmers of America says the company plans to further evaluate assets acquired from Dean Foods’ bankruptcy proceedings.

Kristen Coady, senior VP of corporate affairs, tells Brownfield they spent the last year integrating more than 40 facilities into their company while navigating the pandemic and plan to dive into brands more in-depth moving forward.

“One thing that the marketing team on the dairy brands side is really doing is taking a look at all the local and regional brands that Dean Foods had and how can we revive them and really connect them to our farmer owners and the communities that they are a part of,” she explains.

She says some new products the company was planning on launching last year were delayed but did release Siip, targeted to tweens, and expanded Dairy Plus Milk Blends offerings, which is targeted toward consumers with a desire for more plant-based products.

Coady tells Brownfield while there are no major processing expansions on the books in the short term, the co-op is continually assessing issues in the milk pricing system and sustainability efforts to provide more value to their dairy-farmer members.