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Dean Foods is a US-based dairy company. Founded by Samuel L. Dean in 1925, Dean Foods Company is a public company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange as DF. The head office for Dean Foods Company is located in Dallas, Texas, USA.

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Victor Martino | 17 Apr 2017

Danone said yesterday (12 April) its acquisition of natural food company WhiteWave Foods was final. The announcement comes less than two weeks after the French group revealed it was putting its US Stonyfield organic dairy brand up for sale in exchange for gaining local regulatory approval for the WhiteWave deal. just-food's US columnist Victor Martino looks at the would-be acquirers for Stonyfield. 

Ben Cooper | 27 Aug 2015

A group of 60 institutional investors has written to 15 food and drink companies urging improvement in how they manage and report on water risk in their own operations and in their supply chains. Ben Cooper reports.

Hannah Abdulla | 11 May 2015

Dean Foods this week announced it was bringing its 31 fluid milk brands under one label - DairyPure - and appears to be pushing the latest "hormone-free" trend in its marketing. But, after two quarters of falling profits, and fluid milk still unfavourable with US consumers, is the move enough to put it back on the road to recovery? Hannah Abdulla reports.

Katy Askew | 11 May 2015

Liquid milk is not a category that benefits from significant added value. While milk is on the shopping list, generally speaking, it is not an area where consumers are engaged and brands are valued. Here is just-food's four-point plan for adding value to the milk category.

Latest Interviews

Ben Cooper | 17 Sep 2014

WhiteWave Foods, the US-based organic and natural foods specialist, was spun off from dairy giant Dean Foods last year. Deanna Bratter, senior manager of corporate sustainability at WhiteWave, spoke with Ben Cooper about the company's approach to sustainability as an independent operation.

Dean Best | 28 Oct 2013

Alpro has had three owners in four years but one executive that has been at the company throughout is CEO Bernard Deryckere. He talks to Dean Best about the success Alpro, now owned by US firm WhiteWave Foods, has had with the recent expansion of its product portfolio.

Latest News

Andy Coyne | 7 Nov 2018

US dairy major Dean Foods has adjusted its earnings guidance for the second quarter in a row after revealing a Q3 sales slump.

Dean Best | 7 Aug 2018

Shares in US dairy major Dean Foods soured today (7 August) after the owner of brands including DairyPure milk and Friendly's ice cream cut its forecast for annual underlying earnings per share.

Dean Best | 12 Jul 2018

US dairy major Dean Foods is to shut a factory in the state of Kentucky in September.

Andy Coyne | 3 Jul 2018

US dairy giant Dean Foods is increasing its stake in Good Karma Foods, which makes flaxseed-based milk and yogurt alternatives.

Simon Harvey | 11 May 2018

US-based Dean Foods is considering whether to raise its stake in plant-based milk alternative manufacturer Good Karma Foods. | 2 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Simon Harvey | 27 Feb 2018

After reporting a disappointing set of annual results, Dean Foods' chief executive Ralph Scozzafava is counting on a productivity drive to deliver growth at the US dairy group. | 21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Simon Harvey | 8 Nov 2017

US dairy firm Dean Foods expects to churn out similar milk volumes in the final three months of the year after reporting a 6.6% decline in the third quarter.

Andy Coyne | 23 Aug 2017

Chris Bellairs, the CFO of Dean Foods is to leave the US dairy supplier, the company has announced.

Dean Best | 14 Aug 2017

Under-pressure US dairy group Dean Foods is to close a processing plant in Virginia as part of moves to "consolidate" production.

Dean Best | 8 Aug 2017

US dairy group Dean Foods saw its shares curdle in pre-market trading in New York today (8 August) after reporting second-quarter numbers that missed analyst forecasts and issuing a profit warning.

John Shepherd | 11 May 2017

China's Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. has confirmed it is lining up a possible offer for US organic dairy business Stonyfield from French dairy giant Danone.

John Shepherd | 10 May 2017

French dairy giant Danone has declined to comment on a report it is in talks to sell its US organic dairy business Stonyfield to China's Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co.

Dean Best | 9 May 2017

Dean Foods, the US-based dairy group, has reported a first-quarter loss on the back of higher milk costs and charges from changes to its manufacturing network, although it managed to grow sales.

Dean Best | 5 May 2017

Dean Foods, the largest milk supplier in the US, has acquired a minority stake in dairy-free upstart Good Karma Foods.

Dean Best | 16 Feb 2017

Shares in Dean Foods tumbled in pre-market trading in New York today (16 February) after the US dairy giant forecast underlying earnings per share for 2017 lower than the level it generated in 2016.

John Shepherd | 15 Feb 2017

US dairy cooperative CROPP is preparing to launch the first organic product in the UK under its Organic Valley brand – a new protein milk shake – as a springboard for future sales of the product across Europe.

Katy Askew | 16 Nov 2016

Dean Foods and CROPP have entered into a joint venture to expand distribution of the Organic Valley brand, which is owned by the the US farmer cooperative. 

Katy Askew | 8 Nov 2016

Dean Foods, the US dairy group, has reported lower sales and earnings for the third quarter of the year but stressed its adjusted performance improved year-on-year. 

Dean Best | 31 Oct 2016

Hangzhou Wahaha Group, the Chinese dairy-to-soft drinks company, is reportedly working on a bid for US dairy business Dean Foods.

Dean Best | 2 Sep 2016

Dean Foods, the US dairy group, has decided to promote COO Ralph Scozzafava to CEO of the business.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 26 Jul 2016

Rabobank's annual league table of the world's largest dairy companies has been released - and the data underlines what a challenging market it has been in recent months.

Dean Best | 13 Aug 2015

Thomas Davis, the former chair of US milk giant Dean Foods, is reportedly being investigated over whether he tipped off a professional gambler - who then told golfer Phil Mickelson - about the company's spin-off of WhiteWave Foods.

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