Profile: Dean Foods Co (DF)
24 Nov 2014
Dean Foods Company, incorporated on September 19, 1994, is a food and beverage company. The Company is a processor and direct-to-store distributor of fluid milk and other fluid dairy products in the United States. The Company manufactures, markets and distributes a range 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. Its portfolio includes TruMoo, a national flavored milk brand, along with well-known regional dairy brands such as Alta Dena, Berkeley Farms, Country Fresh, Dean’s, Garelick Farms, LAND O LAKES milk and cultured products, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms, Mayfield, McArthur, Meadow Gold, Oak Farms, PET (licensed brand), T.G. Lee, Tuscan and more. It also produces and distributes ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas and bottled water.
The Company sells its products under local and regional or licensed brands. The Company sells its products primarily on a local or regional basis through our local and regional sales forces, although some national customer relationships are coordinated by a centralized corporate sales department. The Company’s customer is Wal-Mart, including its subsidiaries such as Sam’s Club. The Company operates 72 manufacturing facilities in 32 states located largely based on customer needs and other market factors. The primary raw material used in its products is conventional milk (which contains both raw milk and butterfat) that the Company purchase primarily from farmers’ cooperatives, as well as from independent farmers.
Dean Foods Co
Suite 3400, 2711 North Haskell A
DALLAS TX 75204