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  • Wed, Nov. 16, 7:29 AM
    • Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) and independent farmer cooperative CROPP say they will partner in a strategic joint venture to bring organic milk to retailers through DF's processing plants and refrigerated direct store delivery distribution system.
    • The 50/50 joint venture is being created to serve as a strategic growth platform for both companies. Dean Foods will provide processing services and distribution through its extensive refrigerated distribution network, while Organic Valley will provide a select portfolio of recognized brands and access to an organic milk supply.
    • "Adding Organic Valley to the current lineup of Dean Foods branded dairy products enables Dean Foods to offer retail customers the largest and most comprehensive dairy offering across multiple segments with national brands that consumers know and trust," notes Dean CEO Gregg Tanner.
    • The joint venture is slated to begin processing and shipping Organic Valley products in mid-to-late 2017.
    • Source: Press Release
    | Wed, Nov. 16, 7:29 AM
  • Wed, Nov. 9, 6:17 AM
    • Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) declares $0.09/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 1.85%
    • Payable Dec. 1; for shareholders of record Nov. 21; ex-div Nov. 17.
    | Wed, Nov. 9, 6:17 AM
  • Mon, Nov. 7, 9:00 AM
    • Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) reports total volume declined 1% Y/Y to 651M gallons in Q3.
    • The company's share of U.S. fluid milk volumes increased 60 bps Q/Q to 35.1%.
    • Gross margin rate rose 90 bps to 25.1%.
    • SG&A expense rate up 50 bps to 17.4%.
    • Operating margin rate grew 50 bps to 3.5%.
    • Q4 Guidance: Adjusted EPS: $0.37 to $0.45; Total volumes: continued improvement.
    • DF +2.93% premarket.
    | Mon, Nov. 7, 9:00 AM
  • Mon, Nov. 7, 8:48 AM
    • Dean Foods (NYSE:DF): Q3 EPS of $0.37 beats by $0.01.
    • Revenue of $1.96B (-3.4% Y/Y) in-line.
    • Shares -0.9% PM.
    • Press Release
    | Mon, Nov. 7, 8:48 AM
  • Sun, Nov. 6, 5:30 PM
  • Fri, Oct. 28, 12:20 PM
    • Chinese beverage giant Hangzhou Wahaha Group is setting up to make a run at Dean Foods (NYSE:DF), according to Financial Times.
    • Wahahaha is reported to have already approached bankers to line up financing for the acquisition.
    • Dean Foods is up 9.52% to a session-high of $18.29.
    | Fri, Oct. 28, 12:20 PM | 9 Comments
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  • Thu, Oct. 13, 4:03 AM
    • America's dairy farmers are crying over spilled milk - the 43M gallons of it they have dumped in fields and elsewhere over the first eight months of the year.
    • The reason for the discarded liquid is that a glut has cut milk's price 22% since spring, to $16.39 per hundred pounds.
    • At that price, some farmers can’t afford to truck the dairy staple to market, sources told the WSJ.
    • Related tickers: WWAV, DF, LWAY, KHC
    | Thu, Oct. 13, 4:03 AM | 9 Comments
  • Thu, Sep. 1, 5:15 PM
    • Dean Foods (DF -0.9%) has set succession at the top, naming Chief Operating Officer Ralph Scozzafava its next CEO.
    • Scozzafava will succeed Gregg Tanner in that role and as a member of the board effective Jan. 1. Tanner will stay on as an adviser through the transition and up to the annual meeting in May.
    • Scozzafava joined the company in October 2014 as executive VP and chief commercial officer, and following a career spanning experience with Wrigley and at Campbell Soup. He was promoted to COO in October 2015.
    | Thu, Sep. 1, 5:15 PM
  • Wed, Aug. 10, 4:38 PM
    • Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) declares $0.09/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 2.05%
    • Payable Aug. 31; for shareholders of record Aug. 22; ex-div Aug. 18.
    | Wed, Aug. 10, 4:38 PM
  • Mon, Aug. 8, 7:19 AM
    • Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) reports total volume declined 3.2% Y/Y to 632M gallons in Q2.
    • The company's share of U.S. fluid milk volumes dropped 10 bps Q/Q to 34.5%.
    • Gross margin rate improved 210 bps to 26.7%.
    • SG&A expense rate rose 150 bps to 22.6%.
    • Operating margin rate grew 110 bps to 3.9%.
    • Q3 Guidance: Diluted EPS: $0.28 to $0.36; Adjusted EPS: $0.32 to $0.40; Total volumes: decline in the low single digits.
    • DF +0.96% premarket.
    | Mon, Aug. 8, 7:19 AM
  • Mon, Aug. 8, 6:49 AM
    • Dean Foods (NYSE:DF): Q2 EPS of $0.38 misses by $0.02.
    • Revenue of $1.85B (-8.0% Y/Y) in-line.
    • Press Release
    | Mon, Aug. 8, 6:49 AM
  • Sun, Aug. 7, 5:30 PM
    | Sun, Aug. 7, 5:30 PM | 11 Comments
  • Mon, Jul. 11, 2:12 PM
    • A bill requiring food companies to label GMO ingredients was approved by the U.S. Senate by a 63 to 30 vote and now heads to the House of Representatives.
    • The negotiated bill requires food companies to label genetically modified food by a phrase, symbol on the package, or a bar code that can be scanned by smartphones.
    • The Department of agriculture still has two years to write the precise labeling rules if the House approves the bill.
    • The passage of the bill is seen as a positive for the food sector as the alternative of having to adhere to state-by-state rules could create operational chaos for national sellers.
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    | Mon, Jul. 11, 2:12 PM | 37 Comments
  • Mon, May 23, 9:39 AM
    • Athlos Research forecasts food input costs will rise 1.9% over the next six months which will increase the pressure on companies to use pricing to offset the inflation.
    • Strong price gains are expected in the fruits/vegetables, softs/sweetners, and oils categories - while proteins, dairy, and grainscosts  are expected to fall back.
    • The impact on profit varies across the sector. A negative EBIT impact from cost inflation is forecast for Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), Cott (NYSE:COT), Dr. Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS), Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB), Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF), and Hormel (NYSE:HRL). Foods cost inflation will have a positive impact on EBIT for Post Holdings (NYSE:POST), Dean Foods (NYSE:DF), Hershey (NYSE:HSY), and Fresh Del Monte Products (NYSE:FDP), according to the Athlos estimate.
    | Mon, May 23, 9:39 AM | 3 Comments
  • Thu, May 19, 10:36 AM
    • The SEC formally charged the former chairman of Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) with participating in an insider trading scheme.
    • The charging documents stated that Thomas Davis passed on tips to well-known gambler Billy Walters, including advance notice of the WhiteWave Foods (NYSE:WWAV) spinoff.
    • The case involves professional golfer Phil Mickelson who allegedly made a profit of $931K from tips received by Walters. 3-time Masters winner Mickelson was not charged, but is listed as a "relief defendant" in the case.
    • The allegations against Davis have been reported previously.
    | Thu, May 19, 10:36 AM | 9 Comments