Established in 1846, HP Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators with more than 20 manufacturing plants throughout the United States. The company serves convenience stores, food service channels, and chain and independent retailers. It specializes in milk, ice cream, cottage cheese and creams. HP Hood produces a variety of branded, private label, licensed and franchise products. With a staff of over 5,000 employees, the company has annual sales revenue of nearly $2 billion. It additionally offers a selection of extended shelf-life dairy items, frozen desserts, cultured food products, and nondairy and specialty drinks. HP Hood s subsidiaries include Crowley Foods and Kemps.