Company Overview
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 quality and innovation that Hood customers have come to expect.


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®, Fiber One™ Cottage Cheese, HERSHEY®'S Milk & Milkshakes and Almond Breeze® Almondmilk.
Company Summary
HP Hood
Number of Employees
500 or more
Six Kimball Lane
Lynnfield, MA