Founded in 1925, Dean Foods Company is one of the leading sellers of milk and related dairy products in the United States. It operates more than 100 processing plants and has a staff of over 26,000 employees throughout the U.S. The company s products include yogurt and cottage cheese, as well as lactose-free, organic and soy milk. It additionally provides ice cream, cream bars, cookies, chocolate, peanut butter, chocolate chips and orange juices. Dean Foods Company supplies products under various brand names, such as Alta Dena, Barbe s, Berkeley Farms, Broughton Foods, Brown s Dairy, Horizon Organic, Gandy s, International Delight, Oak Farms Dairy and Silk Soymilk.