The WhiteWave Foods Co operates as 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. The Company operates in three reportable segments: Americas Foods & Beverages, Americas Fresh Foods and Europe Foods & Beverages. The Americas Foods & Beverages segment provides plant-based foods and beverages, which includes its Silk and So Delicious branded beverages such as soymilk, almondmilk, coconutmilk and cashewmilk, ice cream and frozen novelty products, and plant-based yogurts, and Vega plant-based nutritional products. Premium dairy, which includes its Horizon Organic milk, yogurt, cheese, and other premium dairy products, Wallaby Organic Greek and Australian yogurts and Kefir beverages, and Horizon branded macaroni & cheese and snack foods. Coffee creamers and beverages, which includes coffee creamers and ready-to-drink beverages under the International Delight, Dunkin Donuts and LAND O LAKES brand names. The Americas Fresh Foods segment provides organic salads, fruits and vegetables, which includes packaged salads and greens, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, and produce-based snacks marketed under its Earthbound Farm brand. The Europe Foods & Beverages segment provides plant-based foods and beverages, which includes its Alpro and Provamel brand beverages using soy-, almond-, coconut‑, hazelnut-, rice-, oat- and other plant-based ingredients, and plant-based alternatives to yogurt, culinary creams, desserts and margarine. 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. It competes with large conventional consumer packaged foods companies such as Group Danone, General Mills, Inc., The Kraft Heinz Company, and Nestle S.A. It also competes with natural and organic consumer packaged foods companies such as The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Blue Diamond, HP Hood, Califia Farms and Organic Valley. Competitors of its organic salads, fruits and vegetables platform include Dole Food Company, Ready Pac and Taylor Farms, which also produce organic and value-added salads.
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