Dean Foods is one of the nation's leading food and beverage companies, producing a full line of dairy, soy and specialty food products.
The Company has three operating divisions:
• Fresh Dairy Direct (branded and private label dairy case products)
• Morningstar (extended shelf life value-added creams and creamers, beverages, and cultured dairy products)
• WhiteWave – Alpro (branded value-added dairy, plant based food and beverages, coffee creamers, and coffee beverages)
The WhiteWave-Alpro segment produces and sells an array of branded dairy, soy and plant-based beverages and foods. WhiteWave brands, including Silk soy and almond milk, Horizon Organic milk and dairy products, International Delight coffee creamers, and LAND O'LAKES creamers, are category leaders and consumer favorites. Alpro is the pan-European leader in branded soy food products.
Dean operates more than 100 plants in the U.S. and four European countries.
In 2011, Dean had revenues of $13.0 billion, up from $12.1 billion the previous year, and net loss of $1.57 billion.
In 1925, Samuel Dean Sr. purchases the Pecatonica Marketing Company, an evaporated milk processing facility located in northwestern Illinois. In 1927, the company's name changes to the Dean Evaporated Milk Company and then becomes just Dean Milk Company in 1929.
Dean Foods is listed on the NY Stock Exchange in 1981 and is acquired by Suiza Foods in 2001. The company retains the name Dean Foods.
In 2005, Dean Foods spins off Dean Specialty Foods Group, which includes pickles, dips, dressings and foodservice products as TreeHouse Foods.
Dean provides a comprehensive and flexible benefits package that protects our employees' health and financial well-being, and helps each employee prepare for a secure future. Benefits include healthcare insurance, income protection, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, a 401(K) program and an employee stock purchase plan that allows employees to directly reap the benefits of helping increase the value of our company.
Updated September 21, 2012