Remember when milk was delivered to the kitchen door? Founded by Carl H. Lindner Sr., United Dairy Farmers (UDF) launched Cincinnati's first cash-and-carry retail dairy store in 1940, changing the way the city bought its milk. UDF -- which buys milk from area dairy farmers, then processes and packages it for sale -- has grown into a chain of about 225 convenience stores, mostly in Ohio, but also in Kentucky and Indiana, and a wholesale ice cream business. The company, owned and run by the Lindner family, retails its own milk products, as well as Homemade Brand ice cream and frozen desserts, and a variety of other food products. UDF locations also offer in-store ice cream parlors and distribute Mobil brand gas.
The company wholesales its frozen dessert products under brands Jr. Moos, Krazy Kreams and Homemade Brand, to supermarkets in about 20 states from Florida to Ohio. UDF also maintains is market presence through partnerships. Its Homemade Brand is the official ice cream of the Columbus Blue Jackets National Hockey League team. – less