Meijer expands into dairy
ops via plant acquisition
Mar 30, 2012 9:44 AM
Grand Rapids MI-based retailer Meijer has acquired plant operations at Baremanís Dairy, a local family-owned company based in Holland MI. Meijerís move into dairy production will also include a more than $8 million investment to expand the Baremanís dairy plant in Holland.
ďThis is an exciting day for our company,Ē said Hank Meijer, co-chairman and chief executive officer. ďAs Meijer continues to grow, itís crucial we invest in the operations that will help us keep our promise of higher standards and lower prices to our customers. Expanding into dairy operations will do just that.Ē
The new Purple Cow Creamery, named after the ice cream shops inside many Meijer stores and the famous Purple Cow cards frequently handed out by Fred Meijer, will produce white and chocolate milk in gallon and half-gallon sizes for the 101 Meijer stores in Michigan.
While it will be several months before the facility begins shipping milk products to its stores, Meijer will assume ownership of the dairy plant operations April 1, 2012. In addition, Carlinville IL-based Prairie Farms Dairy has acquired the rights to the Baremanís Dairy brand and all Baremanís distribution facilities, along with exclusive rights to distribute Baremanís brand products throughout the Great Lakes region.
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