Bremen, January 29th, 2020. The DMK Group, Germany's largest dairy cooperative, intends to streamline its production network in the ice cream business unit. This involves selling the Waldfeucht-Haaren production site (Heinsberg district, North Rhine-Westphalia), where the DMK Group produces ice cream. Schwarz Produktion, which brings the production companies of the Schwarz Group (Lidl and Kaufland) under one roof, will take over this site for its own ice cream production, subject to the antitrust review. A corresponding purchase agreement was signed by both parties on January 28th, 2020. Schwarz Produktion will completely take over the Waldfeucht-Haaren site, including its approximately 200 employees. The transfer is planned for the beginning of 2021.