Dean Foods Co.
Dean Foods Co. operates as a food and beverage company that is engaged in processing and distribution of milk and other fluid dairy products in the United States. It is also engaged in processing and distribution of soy, almond and coconut milks, and other plant-based food products through out North America and Europe. The company operates its business through two segments: Fresh Dairy Direct and The WhiteWave Foods Company. The Fresh Dairy Direct segment manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of branded and private label dairy case products including fluid milk, ice cream, cultured dairy products, creamers, ice cream mix and other dairy products to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, educational institutions and governmental entities across the United States. The WhiteWave segment manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products throughout North America and Europe. Dean Foods was founded in 1925 by Samuel E. Dean, Sr. and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.