Alyce, on the other hand, started out 2013 by buying shares of WhiteWave, a company recently spun out of Dean Foods (NYSE: DF ) .
What Alyce loves the most about this recent IPO is that WhiteWave is
busy selling some of the most popular plant-based and organic products
out there -- namely, the Silk and Horizon Organic milk brands.
Alyce points out that non-lactose types of milk have shown impressive
growth: "[S]ales of almond-based drinks alone have been growing like
gangbusters. This subcategory achieved 170% CAGR from 2009 to 2011, and
represented a $289 million market in 2011."
Alyce also points out that, for the time being, she's not thrilled
that Dean Foods still retains a controlling interest in WhiteWave, but
it's something she's willing to keep her eye on as she watches the story
play out at WhiteWave.