News | May 5, 1999

Dean Completes Alta-Dena Acquisition

Dean Foods Company (Franklin Park, IL) has completed its acquisition of Alta-Dena Certified Dairy in City of Industry, CA. Alta-Dena processes fluid milk, ice cream and other dairy products with distribution throughout Southern California. Annual sales are approximately $200 million.

"Alta-Dena's strong brand name, excellent product quality and diverse distribution system are valuable additions to Dean Foods' California dairy operations," said Howard Dean, chairman and CEO, Dean Foods. "The combination of the Alta-Dena brand in Southern California with Dean's Berkeley Farms brand in Northern California and Dean's four private label fluid milk plants located throughout the state sets the stage for new marketing opportunities, future sales growth and superior operating efficiencies."

Dean Foods is a leading dairy processor and distributor, producing a full line of branded and private label products, including fluid milk, ice cream and extended shelf life products which are sold under the Dean's and other regional brand names.