The WhiteWave Foods company manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, dairy, and organic greens and produce products in North America and Europe. In January 2014, the company acquired Earthbound Farm, an organic food brand company. Segments The company operates in two segments, North America and Europe. The North America segment offers products in the plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, premium dairy and organic greens and produce categories throughout North America. The Europe segment offers plant-based foods and beverages throughout Europe. Products Plant-Based Foods and Beverages The company’s plant-based food and beverage products, which include soy-, almond-, coconut-, hazelnut-, rice-, and oat-based choices, feature various flavorful offerings with nutritional qualities that consumers desire. Its product portfolio in the United States includes Silk soymilk, Silk PureAlmond almondmilk, Silk PureCoconut coconutmilk, and Silk soy yogurt. In Europe, its product portfolio under its Alpro and Provamel brands includes soy, hazelnut, almond, rice, and oat milks, as well as desserts, cream, margarine, and meat-free foods. The company has expanded its Silk soymilk product offerings from unsweetened and plain soymilks to various choices, including chocolate, vanilla, and light. The company has also extended its Alpro spoonable soy yogurt range into new choices, including pourable yogurt and creamy yogurt. Coffee Creamers and Beverages The company’s coffee creamers and beverages product portfolio, which includes coffee creamers and iced coffee products under the International Delight and LAND O LAKES brand names, enables its consumers to enjoy a ‘coffeehouse’ taste. Its coffee creamers portfolio includes flavored, healthful, and shelf-stable single-serve creamers and half & half. Its creamers include products marketed under brands (which the company licenses), including Almond Joy, Cold Stone Creamery, Cinnabon, Dunkin Donuts, Hershey’s, and YORK. Premium Dairy The company’s premium dairy portfolio consists of organic milk, yogurt, cheese, and other premium dairy products marketed under its Horizon Organic brand that appeal to consumers seeking wholesome and nutritious choices for their families. The company offers a range of premium milk products, including organic milk varieties containing DHA Omega-3s and fat-free, 1% lowfat, 2% reduced fat, whole, and lactose-free milk. Its milk products are produced in gallon, half-gallon, and single-serve sizes. The company’s other premium dairy products include various cheeses, creams, yogurts, and butters, which are primarily marketed under the Horizon Organic brand, as well as single-serve flavored milks marketed under the TruMoo brand. All of its Horizon Organic products are organic and are produced without the use of synthetic pesticides or growth hormones. Organic Greens and Produce The organic greens and produce portfolio of its Earthbound Farm business consists of a line of 100% organic foods, including packaged salad greens, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, and produce-based snacks marketed under Earthbound Farm brand. The company also produces selected products marketed under some of its customers’ private labels. The company offers a range of produce, including different types of cut greens, pre-cut frozen fruits and vegetables and salad kits that meet consumers’ needs for ingredients for cooking and salad preparation, produce-based snacks and complete meals. Sales and Marketing The company sells its products in North America and Europe primarily through its direct sales force and independent brokers and distributors. Customers The company 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 various away-from-home channels, including restaurants and foodservice outlets. The company’s major customer includes Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., including its subsidiary Sam’s Club.
whitewave foods co (WWAV:New York)
1225 Seventeenth Street
Denver, CO 80202
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