Dean Foods Company is a food and beverage company. The Company processes and distributes fluid milk and other dairy case products in the United States. The Company operates through manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a wide variety of branded and private label dairy case product segment. It manufactures, markets and distributes a variety of branded and private label dairy case products, including fluid milk, ice cream, cultured dairy products, creamers, juice, tea, ice cream mix and other dairy products to retailers, distributors, foodservice outlets, educational institutions and governmental entities across the United States. The Company delivers its products to customer locations in refrigerated trucks or trailers that it owns or leases. Its products are sold on a local or regional basis through its local and regional sales forces. It operates approximately 70 manufacturing facilities in over 30 states located based on customer needs and other market factors.