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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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Ben Cooper | 27 Aug 2015

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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

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Dean Best | 11 Sep 2014

General Mills' move for Annie's has further fuelled the belief US natural and organic food companies, including Hain Celestial and WhiteWave Foods, could become takeover targets for mainstream groups searching for growth. But the price General Mills has agreed to pay for Annie's also underlines such deals would likely be expensive.

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 | 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.

Dean Best | 8 Aug 2016

Dean Foods, the US dairy group, today (8 August) booked higher second-quarter earnings but saw its net sales decline year-on-year.

Dean Best | 26 May 2016

Dean Foods, the US dairy group, has launched a lactose-free version of its DairyPure milk.

Hannah Abdulla | 10 May 2016

Dean Foods has announced the acquisition of US-based Friendly's Ice Cream's manufacturing and retail operations in a US$155m deal.

Hannah Abdulla | 10 May 2016

US dairy firm Dean Foods has booked increased profits for the first quarter of the year despite a fall in sales on the back of lower volumes sold. 

Dean Best | 29 Mar 2016

Dean Foods is to shut a milk processing site in New Orleans, pointing to a bid to "enhance manufacturing capabilities" in the area.

Katy Askew | 22 Feb 2016

Dean Foods said today (22 February) its operating performance improved after a "very strong year" which saw adjusted earnings swing back into the black. 

Katy Askew | 20 Jan 2016

Dean Foods is expanding its TruMoo chocolate milk line with the launch of TruMoo Calcium Plus, a low-fat chocolate milk, in the US.

Hannah Abdulla | 13 Nov 2015

This week, Orkla pledged zero-deforestation by 2020. Elsewhere, United Biscuits opened its first e-commerce store in China. just-food spoke to CEO of American Halal Co., Adnan Durrani following the firm's recent acquisition in the plant-protein space and Givesco Bakery acquired cake maker Almondy. Here is the week in quotes.

Dean Best | 9 Nov 2015

Dean Foods CEO Gregg Tanner today (9 November) insisted the "health" of the US dairy category is "probably as good as it has been" in his nine years at the US milk giant after the company reported its third-quarter results.

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.

Company research

Dean Foods Company - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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