Aug 30, 2011 6:04 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Kleinpeter Farms Dairy, a Baton Rouge-based company, is planning to expand into Mississippi's grocery store market.
The Advocate reports that the dairy company will sell its products in Rouses supermarkets in Diamondhead, Gulfport, Long Beach and Ocean Springs.
Kleinpeter said the Mississippi expansion was helped by working with Rouses to help get Smith Creamery back in business following the destruction of Smith's Washington Parish facility in June.
Kleinpeter Dairy is packaging and distributing Smith Creamery's milk and using its distribution network to help Smith's get into more supermarkets, including into more Rouses. This is the first major expansion of the Baton Rouge-based company outside of Louisiana.