Guida’s, which has been one of few independent dairies left in New England, is has been sold to a dairy cooperative out of Kansas City, Missouri, but business will not change, Tim Guida, of Guida’s Milk, said.
Guida said the co-op is privately owned, is not publicly traded and there will be no change on the surface, other than Guida's now reporting to Dairy Farmers of America.
Almost 80 years ago, brothers Frank Guida and Alexander Guida Jr. , who grew up on a working dairy farm, started selling milk in New Britain in 1932 at the height of the Great Depression and the company moved to its current location in 1947, according to the company history on Guida’s Web site.
There will be no job losses, changes in management or plans to move any operations out of New Britain.
The DFA Web site says the cooperative is owned by almost 17,000 dairy farmers across the country and it helps members increase profitability and efficiency on their farms.
HP Hood in Suffield is a member.