Profile: Dean Foods Co (DF)

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16 Apr 2014
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Dean Foods Company, incorporated on September 19, 1994, is a food and beverage company. The Company operates through two segments: Fresh Dairy Direct and The WhiteWave Foods Company (WhiteWave). Fresh Dairy Direct is a processor and distributor processor and distributor of fluid milk in the United States, and Fresh Dairy Direct also processes and distributes other dairy products in the United States, with products such as milk, ice cream, cultured dairy products, creamers, ice cream mix and other dairy products sold under more than 50 familiar local and regional brands and a wide array of private labels. Fresh Dairy Direct also produces and distributes Tru Moo. WhiteWave is a food and beverage company focused on high-growth product categories that are aligned with emerging consumer trends. In May 2013, Dean Foods Co completed its spinoff of 77.049% interest in its 86.7%-owned WhiteWave Foods Co.

Fresh Dairy Direct

Fresh Dairy Direct manufactures, markets and distributes a wide range of branded and private label dairy case products, including milk, ice cream, cultured dairy products, creamers, juices and teas to retailers, foodservice outlets, distributors, educational institutions and governmental entities across the United States. Fresh Dairy Direct operates 79 manufacturing facilities in 32 states located largely based on customer needs and other market factors. Fresh Dairy Direct sells its products primarily on a local or regional basis through its local and regional sales forces, although some national customer relationships are coordinated by a centralized corporate sales department. Fresh Dairy Direct customer is Wal-Mart, which includes its subsidiaries, such as Sam’s Club, and accounted for approximately 23% of Fresh Dairy Direct net sales during the year ended December 31, 2012.


WhiteWave manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and dairy products throughout North America and Europe. Their widely-recognized, brands distributed in North America include Silk plant-based foods and beverages, International Delight and LAND O LAKES coffee creamers and beverages, and Horizon Organic premium dairy products, while their European brands of plant-based foods and beverages include Alpro and Provamel. WhiteWave sells its products across North America and Europe to a variety of customers, including grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, convenience stores, and health food stores, as well as through various away-from-home channels, including restaurants and foodservice outlets. WhiteWave-Alpro’s customer is Wal-Mart, which includes its subsidiaries, such as Sam’s Club, accounting for approximately 19% of WhiteWave-Alpro’s net sales in 2012. WhiteWave-Alpro operates five domestic and four international manufacturing facilities.

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Dean Foods Co

Suite 3400, 2711 North Haskell A
DALLAS   TX   75204
P: +1214.3033400
F: +1302.6555049

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