FrieslandCampina recently announced that one of its wholesalers, Zijerveld, acquired the activities of W. Bakker Kaashandel B.V., a company that specializes in cutting and packaging cheese. The acquisition amount was not disclosed at the time.
“As an autonomous cheese wholesaler within FrieslandCampina, we serve our customers with advice aimed at growing the total category of fresh cheese,” stated Sander Koutstaal, Director of Zijerveld, in a recent press release. “Based on the specific formula principles of our customers, we develop innovative, customized concepts. A fast, excellent translation to the store and online is of great importance. This requires flexibility and excellent logistics services. The cutting and packaging activities of W. Bakker Kaashandel B.V. fit in without our ambition to serve our customers even better.”
In addition to this acquisition, FrieslandCampina sold off its cream liqueur manufacturing company, Creamy Creation, to Dutch investment firm Wagram Equity Partners. The transaction, a press release noted, reflects FrieslandCampina’s desire to focus more on nutritional and functional solutions with its dairy.
Will the dairy co-operative continue snapping up cheese companies and selling off businesses that don't pertain to cheese making? Deli Market News will continue to report the latest.