Dean Foods Co., Dallas, Texas, acquired Uncle Matt's Organic, an organic juice company. Uncle Matt's Organic will continue operating the business out of its Clermont, Fla., office as a subsidiary of Dean Foods Co.
Uncle Matt's Organic offers a wide range of organic juices, including probiotic-infused juices and fruit-infused waters. Founder Matt McLean will be joining Dean Foods to continue his leadership of this brand.
"Joining Dean Foods allows me to continue to nurture the brand I started nearly 20 years ago," says McLean. "Our mission has always been to produce the highest-quality organic juices. Becoming part of Dean Foods will allow us to bring organic to consumers at a scale that supports the organic farming community and increasing consumer interests at the same time."
"I am pleased to welcome Uncle Matt's Organic into the Dean Foods family. As a strong brand in an adjacent category, Uncle Matt's will play an important role in our growing portfolio of healthy products," says Ralph Scozzafava, Dean Foods CEO. "Dean Foods is committed to supporting Uncle Matt's product innovation efforts and their ongoing development and growth in the natural channel. Moreover, our core strengths in selling and distribution will enable consumers unprecedented access to Uncle Matt's delicious, on-trend line of products. Not only is the brand a great complement to our conventional portfolio, [but] it [also] further underscores our commitment to the organic space following our announcements of our partnership with Organic Valley and our recent investment in Good Karma's plant-based beverage portfolio."