The Whitewave Foods Company was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on July 17, 2012. It is a consumer packaged food and beverage company. The Company manufactures, markets, distributes and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products throughout North America and Europe. The Company operates in two geographical segments including; North America segment and Europe Segment. The Company's North America segment, Company offers products in the plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, premium dairy and organic greens and produce categories throughout North America. Its brands distributed in North America include; Silk plant-based foods and beverages, International Delight and LAND O LAKES coffee creamers and beverages, and Horizon Organic premium dairy products. The Company's Europe segment offers plant-based foods and beverages throughout Europe. Its brands include; Alpro and Provamel. The Company's products are sold 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 through various away-from-home channels, including restaurants and food service outlets. The Company faces competition from manufacturers of private label products, as well as manufacturers of other branded food products. Its Competitors include; consumer packaged foods companies such as Group Danone, General Mills, Inc., Kraft Foods Group, Inc., and Nestle S.A. It also competes with natural and organic consumer packaged foods companies such as The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Annie's Inc., and Organic Valley. The Company's activities, both in and outside of the United States, are subject to extensive regulation; and are regulated by,among other federal and state authorities, the U.S. FDA, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and Labor.