10 – Per capita dairy consumption in US reaches all-time high

The latest data from the USDA Economic Research Service revealed that US consumers purchased a record amount of dairy products in 2021. (Oct. 3)

– General Mills working through supply chain issues

Progress toward resolving supply chain disruptions helped General Mills, Inc. generate better-than-expected financial results in the company’s fiscal third quarter and prompted an upward adjustment in its guidance for the full year. (March 25)

Ben & Jerry's newest Topped flavors: chocolate milk and cookies, dirt cake

Ben & Jerry’s introduced two new ice cream concoctions for its Topped line, which features a fudgy ganache layer atop the desserts. (Jan. 27)

7 SmithFoods sells two plants to DFA

The processing plants – one in Richmond, Ind., and the other in Pacific, Mo. – make extended shelf life dairy and non-dairy beverages, as well as ice cream and shake mixes. (Aug. 1)

6 Sargento announces number of new leaders

Sargento Foods Inc. unveiled several key leadership changes early in the year. (Jan. 31)

5 Saputo to close a US plant

Dairy processor Saputo Inc. announced plans to close a US plant and streamline operations at two in Australia. The US plant is the Bardsley St. facility in Tulare, Calif., and it will cease operations in fiscal 2023. (Feb. 9)

4 Settlement reached in lawsuit against fairlife, Fair Oaks Farms

The US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois announced a settlement was reached in a class action lawsuit alleging certain fairlife and Fair Oaks Farms dairy products were falsely labeled and marketed. (May 27)

3 Darigold breaks ground on $600 million production plant

Darigold, Inc., highlighted the most substantial investment in the cooperative’s century-plus history on Sept. 8, with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its upcoming $600 million production facility. (Sept. 8)

2 New England Creamery ice creams get relaunched

Hood announced the relaunch of its New England Creamery ice creams. The frozen desserts feature an updated formulation, as well as new inclusions in a full fat ice cream base. (Feb. 11)

1 Sustainability, environmental stewardship making waves in dairy supply chain

Dairy processors in the US and beyond are aware of the impact of sustainability on the dairy sector and the ongoing efforts to produce products that are respectful to the resources, land, animals and people involved.

In recent years there has been increasing pressure on dairy companies to demonstrate greater environmental stewardship and social responsibility. (Sept. 2)