HP Hood

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Headquarters Lynnfield, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1846
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Dean Foods, Nestlé, WhiteWave

For more than 160 years, the name Hood® has been synonymous with fresh, quality dairy products that taste great. Founded in 1846 in Charlestown, Massachusetts by Harvey Perley Hood, the company has since extended its New England roots, and today Hood is a national company distributing dairy products throughout the United States. In fact, HP Hood LLC is now one of the country’s largest branded dairy operators with 15 manufacturing plants throughout the United States. The company also maintains its own research and development operation, which supports the superior product... More

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Hood branded lines of milk, cream, ice cream, cottage cheese and sour cream regularly rank among the top branded dairy products in New England. The Hood family of products also includes Simply Smart® Milks, and Calorie Countdown® low calorie dairy beverages. For more information about Hood’s portfolio of regional brands and product offerings, please visit our Family of Brands page. Hood also has national and super-regional franchise rights to process and sell extended-shelf-life products including LACTAID®, BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers, Fiber One™ Cottage Cheese, HERSHEY®'S Milk & Milkshakes and Almond Breeze® Almondmilk.


Hood produces a variety of branded, private label, licensed, and franchise products including milk, cultured foods, citrus, extended-shelf-life dairy, frozen desserts, non-dairy and specialty and high protein drinks.


Chains and independent retailers, convenience stores and foodservice channels.

Working at HP Hood

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Employees say it's “OK”   24 ratings


61% Approve of the CEO   14 ratings

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John A. Kaneb

Chairman, President, and CEO

Best company I have ever worked for

  Former Warehouseman in Paterson, NJ

Pros: Management and team worker got along well.The company paid all benefits,plus you were paid very well.I was sad when the company closed my division. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Agawam, MA Jan 2009 – Reviewed Jan 2, 2013

Interview Details – the standard for the industryFull Interview

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some bs interview question that i forget designed to make the applicant look foolish and the manager smart by comparison Answer Question

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HP Hood Awards & Accolades

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New York State Fair, Dairy Products Competition, 14 awards for product quality, 2012
Safety and Healthy Achievement Recognition Award (SHARP), DairyFoods.com, 2010
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008
Dairy Processor of the Year, Dairy Foods, 2013
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