FrieslandCampina acquires cheese importer Jana Foods in the United States

The Dutch Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., a global dairy company, today announced the acquisition of US based importer and distributor Jana Foods. The acquisition will further strengthen FrieslandCampina’s position in supplying Dutch specialty cheese to the US consumer. 

“This acquisition supports our strategy of investing for growth. This investment is in line with our strategy to grow our cheese business and strengthens our position in The Americas. This deal will allow us to offer consumers a wider portfolio of innovative products for the US market”, explains Roel van Neerbos, President FrieslandCampina Consumer Dairy.

Jana Foods imports and markets FrieslandCampina’s Dutch cheese in the United States, along with other fine cheeses from the UK, Denmark, Australia, Ireland and other countries. The company has been an important strategic partner of FrieslandCampina in the United States for many years. They have helped establish a strong position for FrieslandCampina’s international cheese with the distribution of Kroon, A Dutch Masterpiece and Gayo Azul cheese brands.

FrieslandCampina products cover a wide range specialty imported Dutch cheeses from mild, aged & smoked Gouda to Edam. Swiss Emmental and Goat Cheese also belong to the assortment. Available in a variety of formats from wheels, loaves and wedges to slices, snacks and shaved. FrieslandCampina specialty cheese brands can be found across the United States in the deli section of supermarkets, club stores and mass merchandisers.

Jana Foods will be integrated in the FrieslandCampina Consumer Dairy U.S.A. business. Dan Lynch, former owner and CEO of Jana Foods will remain involved in the business as Vice President Imports and Senior Commercial Advisor. Financial details about this transaction will not be disclosed.

Royal FrieslandCampina daily provides millions of consumers spread all over the world with dairy products containing valuable nutrients from milk. With an annual turnover of 12 billion euro, FrieslandCampina is among the largest dairy companies in the world. FrieslandCampina produces and sells consumer products, such as dairy beverages, infant nutrition, cheese and desserts, in a large number of European, Asian and African countries through its own subsidiaries. Apart from this, dairy products are exported throughout the world from the Netherlands. Products are also supplied to professional buyers, such as cream and butter products to bakeries and catering businesses in Western Europe. FrieslandCampina sells ingredients and semi-finished products for producers of infant nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector all over the world.

FrieslandCampina has locations in 34 countries with a total of 23,675 employees at the end of the year 2017. The products of

FrieslandCampina find their ways to over a hundred countries. The company has its central office in Amersfoort, the

Netherlands. The activities of FrieslandCampina have been divided into four global market-oriented business groups, being

Consumer Dairy, Specialized Nutrition, Dairy Essentials and Ingredients. The company is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A., which has 12,707 member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium and is one of the largest dairy cooperatives in the world. For additional information, please visit our website: www.frieslandcampina.com

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