Some popular cow milk brands are Borden, Hood, Nestle and Stonyfield Farms. Organic Valley and Horizon Organic are popular organic milk brands. Those who do not ingest animal products can opt for Silk and Almond Breeze, brands which offer alternatives to traditional milk such as almond and soy milk.
Nestle is the largest food company in the world and sells an estimated $16.7 billion in milk products and ice cream per year. Nestle was founded in 1905 and is based out of Switzerland. The company operates in 194 countries worldwide. About 43 percent of Nestle's sales are from the Americas, 28 percent from Europe and 29 percent from Asia, Oceania and Africa
In terms of organic milk products, Organic Valley is the most successful of its class with sales nearing $1 billion in 2014. Organic Valley was founded in 1988 as an independent cooperative of organic farmers based out of Wisconsin. It is the largest organic cooperative in the world with over 1,400 farmer members in the United States, Canada and Australia. Organic Valley products are sold in all 50 states and 25 countries worldwide.
Silk is a popular company founded in 1977 that produces several increasingly popular alternatives to cow's milk. The company distributes almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk and soy milk.