10 Midwest Dairy appoints new CEO

Midwest Dairy introduced its new chief executive officer, Corey Scott, who is replacing retiring CEO Molly Pelzer.

9 The growing feta cheese market

A report published by Allied Market Research in January showed that the feta market was worth $10.5 billion in 2019, and it’s expected to reach $15.8B by 2028.

8 Perry’s rolls out variety of new ice cream flavors

Ahead of summer 2024, Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc. revealed five new flavors, drawing inspiration for its newest batches from nostalgic tastes and desserts.

7 New facilities could shift cheese market

Increases in cheese processing capacity are slated to come online in Q4 of 2024 and early 2025, and they will have a significant impact on cheese supply and milk demand.

6 Kraft Natural Cheese launches blended cheese shreds

Lactalis USA, which owns Kraft’s natural and grated cheese brands, unveiled the first product launch for Kraft Natural Cheese since it was acquired by Lactalis Heritage Dairy in 2021.

5 DSM-Firmenich opens pilot plant for beverage applications

DSM-Firmenich opened a pilot plant in Plainsboro, NJ, where the company will collaborate with food and beverage brands to enable them to produce and quickly scale their products.

4 Unilever reveals plans for standalone ice cream company

Unilever is planning to exit the ice cream business. The most likely scenario will be through a spin off into a standalone company, but management said other options will be considered.

3 Gourmino and Spycher win another cheese world championship

A cheese from Switzerland-based Gourmino and its renowned cheesemaker Michael Spycher took home the top overall honor once again at the World Championship Cheese Contest. However, in 2024, it was Hornbacher – and not the two-time defending champion gruyere – from Gourmino and Spycher that was deemed to be the top cheese at the competition.

2 Danone successfully petitions FDA for yogurt health claim

A petition submitted by Danone North America to the US Food and Drug Administration resulted in a new qualified health claim for yogurt.

1 Walmart to open milk processing facility in Texas

International omnichannel retailer Walmart unveiled plans for a third milk processing facility, with this one set to open in 2026, in Robinson, Texas.

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